Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Drops A Ton Of New Footage

By Kristy Puchko 5 months agodiscussion comments
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If you somehow missed the inaugural Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards the other night, you also missed a special extended look at the upcoming live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. But fret not, because it's now online and viewable above.

Will Arnett and Megan Fox play hosts to this special that reveals a more extensive look at that ski slopes chase scene that's been tearing up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailers. But that's not all. This special also gives a look behind the scenes to reveal the motion-capture suits that turn a cast of actors into Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello. Notably, while this is much more modern tech than was employed in the earlier rubber suit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, the Michael Bay-produced reboot is taking a cue from those old adventures by having different performers tackle the physical and vocal performances of these heroes on a half shell.

For instance, while Pete Ploszek, who appears in the video up top, provides the physical performance and presumably stunts of Leonardo, it's Johnny Knoxville who will give the turtle his voice.

It just sank in that Johnny Knoxville is playing Leonardo.


The video also dishes out glimpses of Shredder and Splinter in action, as well as interviews with the cast and crew on what makes this reboot spectacular. They give a rundown of the titular turtles personality and weapons preferences, and offer--as the title of the special suggests--a comprehensive look inside the action. And of course there's lots of face time for Megan Fox's April O'Neil, who swapped a yellow jumpsuit for a yellow jacket.

Will Arnett plays cameraman to Fox's risky reporter, while Whoopi Goldberg plays her boss. When making an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Goldberg shared this clip that shows April desperately trying to make sense of her discovery of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (The clip begins at the 3:24 mark.)



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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8th.
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