Malcolm Sutherland is showing off his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fandom with this animated tribute he created using his own cool unique take on the characters. I've been a fan of the Ninja Turtles for as long as I can remember, and it's cool to see the legends live on in the hearts of fans and the studio executives that want to reboot them. Here's what the artist had to say about his video,
A tribute to the Ninja Turtles.. ever since I read the original black and white comics as a kid I have been a fan. In TMNT Vol. 1 by Mirage Studios they frequently had guest artists and almost every comic was a totally different style. In particular, when I read #37 and #42 By Rick McCollum & Bill Anderson it totally changed my life. No kidding! Those books are so beautiful, and are so intense and full of magic that they left a deep mark on me. Anyway, I always wanted to do a TMNT comic myself, but in the meantime here is a fan animation instead. I know its super nerdy to make fan videos but I don't care, making this was like my 10 year old dreams come true.
Although it's my voice, the line that splinter says; "I am here, my son(s)" is from the first TMNT movie, made in 1990. It is one of my favourite moments because it always hits me as some sort of hidden zen-master-like riddle, as if he is actually saying "here we are, THIS is it" or something.
Watch the tribute to these awesome characters and talk to us about your Ninja Turtle fandom!