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Old 03-07-2020, 09:54 AM   #1
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Donatello stars in a Direct Line commercial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wS9z-WRLHc


So, I guess this is a U.K Based home insurance company, and they have one based off Bumblebee also. But Donnie's design for this is absolutely incredible. I really hope a design like this is used in a future movie.
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:04 AM   #2
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Wow you weren't kidding about that design... it was very Fred Wolf!
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:20 AM   #3
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Better than BayTurtles.
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:32 AM   #4
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Better than BayTurtles.
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:58 AM   #5
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You beat me to it. I was literally just coming here to post this.

It captures the look of the Fred Wolf turtles very well albeit with the leather pads. The grapple, skateboard, the look of the Don's computer room as well the general aesthetic of the sewers looks like the Bay movies. It's surprising how well the cartoony look meshes well with more real environments.

I'll go on record (again) that don't want a Fred Wolf inspired movie but if they were going to do one (again) this much more the look they should go for.

This and things like this and Detective Pikachu and even to some degree Sonic show with the right amount of added texture a very cartoony design can blend in very well real world environments. Personsally I'd prefer the look more like the 1990 movie but credit were it's due this is well done.

Incidentally as well as the aforementioned ad with Bumblebee there's also one with Robocop.

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Old 03-07-2020, 11:14 AM   #6
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Pretty impressive design admittedly.
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Old 03-07-2020, 11:20 AM   #7
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I like the design, but not so much for a live action setting. Funny commercial though.
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Old 03-07-2020, 11:27 AM   #8
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how come the uk can get it so right and amazing, but PD and US can't?
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Old 03-07-2020, 01:06 PM   #9
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Wow one UK Commercial does it better than 2 Bay movies.
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Old 03-07-2020, 02:51 PM   #10
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I'd love a live action show like this. Not to keen on Don's voice but that doesn't matter.
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Old 03-07-2020, 03:30 PM   #11
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I like the design, but not so much for a live action setting. Funny commercial though.
Agreed. I hated the bay films, but I hate this too.

The CG is so weak. Looks like SpaceJam. Sort of Fred wolf-ish, sure, but I wouldn't want a film to look anything like this.
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Old 03-07-2020, 03:59 PM   #12
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Reminds me of injustice
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The CG is so weak. Looks like SpaceJam. Sort of Fred wolf-ish, sure, but I wouldn't want a film to look anything like this.
Agreed. This makes my skin crawl.
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Old 03-07-2020, 04:24 PM   #14
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Would probably be fine in a CGI world. I prefer my Turtle movies to be live action, but an all CGI Netflix thing would be okay in that style. (Even if I'd tweak it a bit in the direction of the Injustice 2 designs and more believable textures.)

I'm not a fan of the cartoon laid over real life look though. Just too hard to believe real and animated characters are actually interacting.


Tell you what though... seeing Donnie show up in a UK ad makes me more annoyed that some of those Walmart commercials have not included the Turtles! lol
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Agreed. I hated the bay films, but I hate this too.

The CG is so weak. Looks like SpaceJam. Sort of Fred wolf-ish, sure, but I wouldn't want a film to look anything like this.
Well it's a TV commercial - I was impressed that it looked as good as it did on that standard alone. I'd imagine that if a movie followed the same art direction we'd get better textures and less of that rubbery animation.

Art direction and design = big win
Texturing and motion = great for commercial, needs man hours for film

CG characters are great when they fit the world they are put into. I loved Sonic, but it is very strange to have a living cartoon allegedly be part of the real world Universe, as opposed to the CGi used on Jurassic World Dinosaurs - like they are really there. Texturing.
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Reminds me of injustice
Looks nothing like injustice. Looks more like battle toads.



It's a step in the right direction, sure, but could be so much better.
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As a still frame and compared to the Injustice design... the cartoonie proportions are a little bothersome. That is one large noggin. Looks better in motion.
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Old 03-07-2020, 04:53 PM   #18
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CG characters are great when they fit the world they are put into. I loved Sonic, but it is very strange to have a living cartoon allegedly be part of the real world Universe, as opposed to the CGi used on Jurassic World Dinosaurs - like they are really there. Texturing.
I zero percent agree on the sonic thing.

I'm a purist, so yeah, I think for example, this is great:
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First 4 figures nailed it. But that makes no sense in the real world. I didn't love the first attempt for that film, or the changes they begruginglymade- but the important distinction is, Sonic is pretty obviously not meant to be real, at all. Sonic can in no way translate to the real world.





The turtles, well, they are. They are absolutely meant to be freaks of nature.

The real question is, what the hell does a Ninja Turtle look like, in real life. I think, the suspension of disbelief for the over 40 crowd, is simply not possible.

We've been ruined by the internet, seen too much, know too much.

also this:


This in 3D is just a fat happy face.
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:24 PM   #19
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I shared that video recently on the Drome Discord.

Paramount needs to take notes with that design when they reboot the TMNT movie.
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I shared that video recently on the Drome Discord.

Paramount needs to take notes with that design when they reboot the TMNT movie.
No. No they don't and no they shouldn't.
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