The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > TMNT Universes > General TMNT Discussion

Notices

View Poll Results: Are you glad Viacom/Nick bought TMNT?
I'm glad they did 28 58.33%
I'm glad NOW they did, but I wasn't beforehand 4 8.33%
No, not glad 9 18.75%
I was glad at first, now I'm not glad 6 12.50%
It is INFURIATING! 1 2.08%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2018, 09:39 PM   #21
Shark_Blade
Crushing on Casey Jones
 
Shark_Blade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,652
Nick TMNT is the best version hands down. So of course yeah.
__________________

Ready for TMNT in Injustice 2?
Shark_Blade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2018, 10:04 PM   #22
ProphetofGanja
Dub Professor
 
ProphetofGanja's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dub Side of the Moon
Posts: 2,520
I don't know yet if I'm ultimately more happy or upset with the sale to Viacom. I think I wonder more about what could have happened if they had never made the Fred Wolf cartoon. What else could've been?

I like to think if somebody had presented me with the original comics and said "make a cartoon out of this" I could have made something better than what we got. Like, the tonal shift was so jarring, wtf?
ProphetofGanja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2018, 10:30 PM   #23
Powder
Endless Screw
 
Powder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Shell Ri La
Posts: 25,272
I've liked everything other than the Platinum Dunes movies, so I'm a pretty happy camper overall.

I only wish it had happened a year or two later than it did, for a number of reasons.

1. The film they were going to make, with John Fusco, using techniques inspired by Where The Wild Things are, would've been sooo much better than what they replaced it with.

2. We didn't get the big Mirage source guide book that was in development as a result of the sale.

3. A Mirage writer had approached me a little after the buyout to work on something but Pete had already decided to wrap Tales up at that time. Dunno that it would've happened, but hey.
Powder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2018, 11:00 PM   #24
dragonside
Hench Mutant
 
dragonside's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 387
the PD movies weren't the greatest.

But I am thankful that the Turtles got another shot at the big screen.

Seeing Bebop and Rocksteady just made it worth it.

And also the threezero stuff from the movies were pretty cool.
dragonside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2018, 11:14 PM   #25
Andrew NDB
Weed Whacker
 
Andrew NDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 13,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragonside View Post
But I am thankful that the Turtles got another shot at the big screen.
That was already going to happen before the sale.
Andrew NDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 01:03 AM   #26
MrPliggins
Foot Elite
 
MrPliggins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,597
I appreciate that it opened TMNT up to a whole new generation of fans and helped cement its place in pop culture. I've had a hard time being interested in the post-sale stuff, but, I suppose I'm glad it happened.
MrPliggins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 01:21 AM   #27
Andrew NDB
Weed Whacker
 
Andrew NDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 13,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrPliggins View Post
I appreciate that it opened TMNT up to a whole new generation of fans
But... again, that already would have happened, eventually.
Andrew NDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 06:10 AM   #28
Vegita-San
Foot Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,821
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew NDB View Post
where is the eastman rainbow version?
__________________
'Wrong, April. We've Been upgraded to Women hating TROLLS'
Vegita-San is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 06:23 AM   #29
neatoman
Foot Elite
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 4,805
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew NDB View Post
That would have happened anyway, and actually more cost-efficiently. Dark Horse and Mike Richardson was already angling around Peter at the time of the sale, looking to put out omnibuses of... everything, and split the profits with Mirage 50/50. Probably would have gone through if there was no sale to Viacom/Nick.
Huh, that actually sounds like it would have been pretty cool.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTH View Post
Turtles is basically the red-headed stepchild of Nick.
Hahahaha!
neatoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 09:26 AM   #30
sdp
<<-Virtual Dino Raver->>
 
sdp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Megalopolis
Posts: 6,425
Should definitely be bumped with the new reveal.
__________________
@0sdp

TMNT Dinos @ MiscRave.com
sdp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 01:58 PM   #31
pferreira
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,505
There was no option for indifference so I picked the second option. It's neither been good or bad. Can't say I've really liked the stuff Nick has done with TMNT through films or animation but they gave the franchise a shot in the arm and some financial safety.

Quote:
Originally Posted by neatoman View Post
All Laird really did before was to prevent the Fred Wolf cartoon from being more influential, which isn't really a bad thing, it at least made Fred Wolf nostalgia a less useful tool than what Viacom thought it would be. Had a movie like OotS been made around 2000-2007, when the target audience would been about 18-25, it might have been successful. Instead it was made when they were in their mid-30s, too late for most of them to still care, and anyone who grew up on anything but the Fred Wolf cartoon won't give a **** about Bebop and Rocksteady at all. So Viacom will probably learn that the franchise needs quality rather than rely on what they believe to be recognisable elements.
I still don't think you really understand why FW fans didn't go and see the movie. It had absolutely nothing to do with age or interest in the 80s cartoon series.
pferreira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 02:08 PM   #32
wpugh2424
Stone Warrior
 
wpugh2424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Triceraton Republic
Posts: 661
I struggled accepting initially but the more I paid attention to it the more I liked it. It was hard for me to move on from the fw and 2k3, but the 2012 series really did a good job at pleasing the new generation and the old as well.
__________________
"Go! Move it, will ya? Aw, you're letting him blow right by ya! Can you believe this guy? Come on! Don't just...! Ninja-kick the damn rabbit! Do something!"
wpugh2424 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2018, 05:03 AM   #33
Longview01
Foot Soldier
 
Longview01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 186
No

Don't really like the 2012 series much and the new one looks awful
__________________
Longview01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2018, 07:07 AM   #34
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by neatoman View Post
Had a movie like OotS been made around 2000-2007, when the target audience would been about 18-25, it might have been successful]
Also remember the Internet access was limited to many people, many Internet users didn't even have broadband. You couldn't just search for an episode, and watch. Downloading episodes took time and there was no Youtube. The 4 Kids series didn't start until February 2003 (DVD releases started in early-September that year), and DVD releases of the original series didn't begin until April 2004.

TMNT was just a memory to many of them. If you had saved some videotapes, you were happy. Otherwise, you had to wait for a TV station to air any of the original three films, if you had that channel...

So it would probably have been more successful around 2002 than 2007.
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction about the 1987-1996 series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the TMNT as many other fanfiction writers do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan

Last edited by Original TMNT Cartoon Fan; 02-02-2018 at 07:13 AM.
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2018, 07:22 AM   #35
Wes
Mad Scientist
 
Wes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A very scary place. With crayons!
Posts: 1,477
I'm glad. New shows, new movies, new comics, new merch: NEW TOYS. Not all of those things are stellar (the 2014 and 2016 films are rather lame, IMO), but enough of them are (I really dig many/most of the toys; even the figures from the 2016 film are pretty neat), and we might not have gotten those things without Nickelodeon's weight behind the TMNT. So... yeah.

Bring on the Rise of the TMNT figures.
__________________


* Scary-Crayon * Wesoteric * Chew your gum properly, ok?


Aaand... Technodrome buy/sell/trade thread here!
Wes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2018, 07:28 AM   #36
Leonardo_thebest
Foot Soldier
 
Leonardo_thebest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 153
Nick has now created the best and worst of TMNT. It's 50/50.
Leonardo_thebest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2018, 08:00 AM   #37
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7,329
Nickelodeon didn't produce the films, Platinum Dunes did. Nickelodeon just approved them (which is why we saw the Nickelodeon logotype).
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction about the 1987-1996 series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the TMNT as many other fanfiction writers do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2018, 10:29 AM   #38
eskater
Foot Soldier
 
eskater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragonside View Post
i think they saved TMNT from becoming an obscure IP that may have been lost in time.
THIS. This is biggest reason I'm ok with it, I mean how many IPs out there are being dug up right now by big companies only to be regulated to obscurity again. Even if it's mostly drudging through what most people perceive as mostly crap.....being a forgotten IP is probably worse IMO. More fans = more people discovering or rediscovering the old great original material and more appetite for better content.
__________________
Fortuna Favet Fortibus
eskater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2018, 12:13 PM   #39
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7,329
Ip

What does IP mean?
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction about the 1987-1996 series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the TMNT as many other fanfiction writers do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2018, 12:34 PM   #40
Powder
Endless Screw
 
Powder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Shell Ri La
Posts: 25,272
Intellectual property. It's just a complicated way of saying "series".
Powder is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
plastron goes quiet

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.