Watch: A Stop-Motion Re-Creation of Original TMNT Cartoon Titles
Though normally taking cues from television isn't our bag, this was just too good to pass up. After all, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had four major motion pictures to date, so there's plenty of movie fans who love them some adolescent, expert martial artist, teenage amphibians. Director Kyle Roberts has made this spectacular stop-motion animated re-creation of the 1987 cartoon featuring Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo fighting Shredder, Krang and their insane Technodrome. Using a combination of action figures and hand-drawn backdrops, this is just a spectacular piece of work. Watch the video below!
Here's the stop-motion Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon opening credits via Geek Tyrant:
At the video page, it says, "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." In addition, the Toy and Action Figure Museum, curated by Kevin Stark, who designed many of the pieces in the original 1990 TMNT toy line, sponsored the video. Pretty cool, right?