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Old 05-31-2017, 12:32 PM   #21
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But a couple of them also look cool as hell.
I definitely liked the looks of one of them. And one of them... are those Robocop Turtles? Wut?
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:34 PM   #22
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So this is what the franchise has come to?

Dang.
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:37 PM   #23
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So this is what the franchise has come to?

Dang.
They're just 5 minute shorts. They're harmless.

Now if the 2018 series is similar to these, then we have a problem, but as of right now this stuff is just fluff.
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:41 PM   #24
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I definitely liked the looks of one of them. And one of them... are those Robocop Turtles? Wut?
Sure! Why not?
I mean...we've seen them as 'roided out tanks, why not Robocops?

One thing I do enjoy about projects like this one, it's always far easier to see where fandom folks fall on the Conservator or Transformative spectrum.

(Formerly fanboy vs fangirl)
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:42 PM   #25
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Appears to range somewhere between "god-awful/craptastic" and "mediocre." But none of them even seem like they're striving for anything resembling greatness, or even "good." Might be intended to kind of prepare people for whatever wacky, "cray-cray" sort of tone that's coming in the new cartoon.

Not that these are really intended for anyone on this board watching them. Maybe the pot-smokers and mushroom eaters among our ranks.
Yeah, not gonna lie here. One or two look like they belong on Newgrounds in 2008, one is terrible rotoscope and one of them looks like something Nick would cancel after two seasons.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:02 PM   #26
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What is the point of any of this really? It's all quite ridiculous. Having lots of animated shorts in different styles isn't a bad idea per se but why do 99% of them have to look like garbage?

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Old 05-31-2017, 02:11 PM   #27
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Cool, seems like fun!
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:16 PM   #28
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Cool, seems like fun!
Probably about as much fun as this, anyway:

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Old 05-31-2017, 02:24 PM   #29
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Maybe the pot-smokers and mushroom eaters among our ranks.
Nah. Nothin' for me.
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Probably about as much fun as this, anyway:

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Eeeeeeeh... To be fair the one where they're on a train cart looks like it might be OK and the one with the robot turtles at least look acceptable in terms of style. Everything else though... Yeah, looks more or less like Murphy's law...
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What is the point of any of this really? It's all quite ridiculous. Having lots of animated shorts in different styles isn't a bad idea per se but why do 99% of them have to look like garbage?
They look exactly the same as most Nick and Disney current cartoons. They're all animated in this style that looks like flash, with the flat character designs and thick outlines.

This has been the state of the cartoons for a decade now, with few exceptions like Avatar/Korra, Young Justice, etc.
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They look exactly the same as most Nick and Disney current cartoons. They're all animated in this style that looks like flash, with the flat character designs and thick outlines.

This has been the state of the cartoons for a decade now, with few exceptions like Avatar/Korra, Young Justice, etc.
No... The ugliest that might pass for one of those shows is the one where Krang is waiting in the pregnancy ward, above that there are only two that would look acceptable as a full series. Everything else looks really badly animated.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:40 PM   #33
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That was amazing. I'm looking forward to this. I hope the 2018 show is like this. This franchise is headed in the right direction. Onwards and upwards from this point!

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These are not "rushed", I'm sure they all take a great deal of time to make, just because you don't like the art style doesn't mean they are lazy. Many companies have done shorts like these where they try different art styles and it's cool, of course some art styles work better than others and some you wish would become real series and others you're glad they'll only ever be these short films. DC Nations, Tomb Raider Revisioned, Batman Gotham Knight, The Animatrix among others have experimented with stuff like this.

I think these will be fun, I don't know if they'll be 5 minutes, they might be shorter since they'll be posed on facebook and not youtube, also there seems to be a few more shorts than last year where we only got 3 so I'm guessing around 2 minutes each is more likely.
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They're just 5 minute shorts. They're harmless.

Now if the 2018 series is similar to these, then we have a problem, but as of right now this stuff is just fluff.
I gotta agree here.

I'm glad they are making more of the shorts. A couple in my opinion are not going to probably be for me, but there were a some that also looked pretty cool... so it's a little something for everyone to celebrate the series throughout the years I guess. Nothing to get our panties in a twist about.

I'm assuming because the SDCC shorts were popular they went ahead with a few more so let's not judge them too harshly until we actually see them. From what I have read they have nothing to do with the new series premiering in 2018.

I personally loved the short from Jhonen Vasquez... a series geared in that direction would be my dream come true.
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Say, I wonder as these start coming out, if we'll be visited by any more Viacom/Paramount/Nickelodeon PLANTS.

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Old 05-31-2017, 05:08 PM   #37
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Some of these look good while others I'm not too keen on the designs. But since this is all in good fun and not anything serious, I don't see the point in wigging out about it.
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:11 PM   #38
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I don't get the negative response from so many of you. It's harmless fun. Artist teams with ties to Nick were given the chance to flex their creative muscles on some goofy little cartoons for the sake of our amusement. Doesn't rewrite history or leave a blemish on the brand. Jeez.

I agree that at least half of 'em prompt a "wtf" but anything beyond that is an overreaction.

I'm most eager to see the chibi & mech ones.
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:12 PM   #39
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Appears to range somewhere between "god-awful/craptastic" and "mediocre." But none of them even seem like they're striving for anything resembling greatness, or even "good." Might be intended to kind of prepare people for whatever wacky, "cray-cray" sort of tone that's coming in the new cartoon.

Not that these are really intended for anyone on this board watching them. Maybe the pot-smokers and mushroom eaters among our ranks.


THe top paragraph totally. if i didn't think someone stated they are already working on the new toon, i'd say this would be to judge which one of the new 'cray cray' styles is the most popular, and they'd run with that.


But i have no idea who the hell they think this will appeal too.

MOST of TMNT's audience is not into that zany Teen Titans Go style crap animation or attempts at lame humor like the krang in the ward short.

i'm not even sure what that is supposed to be about.. so he touches two bellies....accompanied by a lame stretchy sound effect....ha ha...ha? uhm..ok. lay off the crack smoking nick peoples...and no, i didn't have any trying to write that ;o).
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I'm looking most forward to the anime Mecha short.

But my least favourite upon first impressions has to be the breadwinners one, it just looks pure awful. But maybe its meant to be so bad its enjoyable, I dunno. Either way, its just harmless fun to be enjoyed.

The Facebook page confirmed these are not related to the new Rise show in any way.
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