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CyberCubed 11-07-2020 08:24 PM

Is this the best shot of April in the 80's show?
 
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/...zMjE@._V1_.jpg

She looks a lot prettier here than in most screens. Probably the best her face was ever drawn. Her hair is more reddish too whereas a lot of eps made it look more brown.

Leo656 11-07-2020 08:49 PM

She looks like her hydroponic weed literally just kicked in.

That's pretty cool.

IMJ 11-07-2020 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by CyberCubed (Post 1867691)
Probably the best her face was ever drawn

This may be true actually, but it isn't saying much. Psychologists have studied for..... well at least for as long as my undergrad back in the day, that attractiveness is inherently quantified by people as a knee-jerk reaction to what has become known as the golden ratio - 1:1.618. It's basically a number that expresses equal symmetry. The short of it is that the more symmetrical someone's face is, the more widely accepted it is that they are good looking.

The FW cartoon had that progressively more and more "gumby" art style to it. The people in the show were cartoony. Generally I'd guess that the best shots of April were probably somewhere in the first few episodes of the season 1 mini-series where the linework was generally the best the series was. Greater symmetry - even on the turtles with the beak lines.

But back to perceived attractiveness - sometimes you have people that are so symmetrical and boring that they can't help but admittedly be gorgeous. Anne Hathaway is like that. Gorgeous, but gorgeous because she's so symmetrical and perfect that she's nearly boring to look at, although undeniably good looking. She's so smoothed over that she's boring but can't help but be good looking.

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Originally Posted by Leo656 (Post 1867698)
She looks like her hydroponic weed literally just kicked in.

That's pretty cool.

That. Is. HYSTERICAL! Somewhere between that image and your comment I see a Fensler Films PSA parody. If anyone here doesn't know what I'm talking about, go to youtube and be prepared to be entertained for hours - about 20 seconds at a time.

Coola Yagami 11-08-2020 09:15 AM

I mean the best shot focused on her face rather than her butt, yeah, I'd say it's a good shot.

neatoman 11-08-2020 10:15 AM

Isn't there one where she's lazy eyed?

Coola Yagami 11-08-2020 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CyberCubed (Post 1867691)
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/...zMjE@._V1_.jpg

She looks a lot prettier here than in most screens. Probably the best her face was ever drawn. Her hair is more reddish too whereas a lot of eps made it look more brown.

Honestly that looks like Burne telling her she's fired despite delivering a Pulitzer-winning story just minutes earlier.

I sweat, nothing pleases that guy.

It's the equivalent of winning the title at Wrestlemania's Main Event but getting fired cause well... you could have won TWO belts but only won one.

ABrown 11-09-2020 08:16 AM

Oh for the love of god Cubed, here: http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=55198

oldmanwinters 11-11-2020 10:54 AM

Honestly, I think it's a toss-up between these two frames:

http://i.imgur.com/D8c67Vrl.jpg
Beware the Lotus

http://i.imgur.com/miGWx8Ol.jpg
Planet of the Turtles

PizzaPower1985 11-11-2020 10:58 AM

Wow. Yeah. I think she looks great here in the OP. Not only is she gorgeous... but she's well represented. hair is the right color, you can see her face without the wild hair that sometimes masks her eyes. That's probably the best I've seen.

oldmanwinters 11-11-2020 11:30 AM

I do have some episodes in mind where April's design looks particularly good:

The Cat Woman from Channel Six (non-mutated, of course):
http://i.imgur.com/EGCIZd9l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/uj5hIPnl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/zUb8LOKl.jpg

Turtles on Trial (like everything else in the episode)

Ninja Sword of Nowhere (again, everything looks as good as Turtles on Trial)

Splinter Vanishes
http://i.imgur.com/ui4ERqIl.jpg

Raphael Drives 'em Wild
http://i.imgur.com/YpCn74dl.jpg

Unidentified Flying Leonardo
http://i.imgur.com/0hxjDMql.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lf1Pxoul.jpg

Leonardo Lightens Up (moreso for fluid animation than detail shots, but there are a few nice frames in it)
http://i.imgur.com/n4xDO0wl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Zb9c7dEl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/uSYwejyl.jpg

CyberCubed 11-11-2020 02:04 PM

I think those shots due to the animation styles don't look nearly as good as the first pic of the thread. It's hard to describe really, but since the original cartoon had so many animation styles the ones she's drawn more "standard" and less cartoony/smushed she looks better.

sdp 11-11-2020 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by oldmanwinters (Post 1868202)
Honestly, I think it's a toss-up between these two frames:

http://i.imgur.com/D8c67Vrl.jpg[/url]

This was the reference pic NECA used for their sculpt.

Prowler 02-15-2021 08:33 PM

That **** doesn't even show her busty cleavage or her big ass, cubed. What a disappointment this thread was.

Stop hiding the fact you'd love to smash FW April. No one is gonna judge you for that.

slashpieturtlemix 02-16-2021 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldmanwinters (Post 1868211)
I do have some episodes in mind where April's design looks particularly good:

The Cat Woman from Channel Six (non-mutated, of course):
http://i.imgur.com/EGCIZd9l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/uj5hIPnl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/zUb8LOKl.jpg

Turtles on Trial (like everything else in the episode)

Ninja Sword of Nowhere (again, everything looks as good as Turtles on Trial)

Splinter Vanishes
http://i.imgur.com/ui4ERqIl.jpg

Raphael Drives 'em Wild
http://i.imgur.com/YpCn74dl.jpg

Unidentified Flying Leonardo
http://i.imgur.com/0hxjDMql.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lf1Pxoul.jpg

Leonardo Lightens Up (moreso for fluid animation than detail shots, but there are a few nice frames in it)
http://i.imgur.com/n4xDO0wl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Zb9c7dEl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/uSYwejyl.jpg

This made me laugh in all honesty. I am currently rewatching the 87 show now and I am only on Season 3 episode 5 and I have already seen some hilarious animation errors.

Mad Dog McMutt 02-16-2021 02:35 PM

Why are you guys focusing on April when Irma is the best looking?

slashpieturtlemix 02-16-2021 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mad Dog McMutt (Post 1880559)
Why are you guys focusing on April when Irma is the best looking?

We all know that Vernon is the best looking female in that show.

IMJ 02-16-2021 03:19 PM

April as drawn in Fred Wolf was not even a "barbie doll stereotype" - she was a straight up animated porn star. Jessica Rabbit does Roger, guest starring April O'Neil.

Prowler 02-16-2021 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IMJ (Post 1880569)
April as drawn in Fred Wolf was not even a "barbie doll stereotype" - she was a straight up animated porn star. Jessica Rabbit does Roger, guest starring April O'Neil.

In the first season she seemed slightly bustier. Remember when the turtles removed the ropes off her body after beating the foot soldiers on top of the rooftop? We get a close look. The question is: did she wear a bra under that yellow jumpsuit of hers?

Leo656 02-16-2021 06:46 PM

I always preferred to imagine she was totally commando under there. :lol:

Prowler 02-16-2021 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo656 (Post 1880627)
I always preferred to imagine she was totally commando under there. :lol:

And I didn't expect anything less from you. If you didn't, I'd be severely disappointed :)


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