March 4, 2012 10:03 AM   Subscribe

TMNT Stop Motion Intro (1987) [SLYTurtles]

With over 4,000 individual pictures, Kyle Roberts and crew wanted to recreate the nostalgic 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon introduction in stop motion. Artist, Nathan Poppe, created over 60 hand-drawn images to establish a bright and vibrant backdrop to complement Roberts' use of action figures. The original TMNT theme song was covered by Oklahoma native band, The Boom Bang, in their "garage surf punk" style. Each of these pieces can stand alone by themselves, but when infused together they create a radical tribute.
posted by Fizz (6 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome, dude!
posted by Ron Thanagar at 10:18 AM on March 4, 2012

This needs to turn into a feature length film.
posted by Fizz at 10:20 AM on March 4, 2012

Whenever I think I have too much time on my hands, there's always someone who proves me gloriously wrong.
posted by scruss at 10:33 AM on March 4, 2012 [3 favorites]

I know this show was called "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" in the UK; were the vocals re-recorded for this purpose or were the titles over an instrumental?
posted by John Shaft at 12:30 PM on March 4, 2012

The TMNT theme song was written by Chuck Lorre.
posted by grog at 1:32 PM on March 4, 2012

The reason this show was good was, like the comic book, it never took itself seriously, ever. This is a lesson lost on today's youth.
posted by spamguy at 9:06 AM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

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