Can I take a moment to talk about teenage mutant ninja turtles
Because I have to
What fucker was at a meeting discussing new kid shows and was like “I fucking love turtles. Let’s do a show about that.”
And they approved it somewhere along the line and another Fucker was like “I see your turtles and I raise you: ninja turtles.”
And they could have stopped at that. That’s it. That’s the shows. Ninja turtles.
Because lo and behold there is another fucklet somewhere in this kids tv show storyboard who thinks that the only way to possibly make these ninja turtles better is to make them mutant. Wow. Okay
So now we’re at the point where you have mutant ninja turtles and no where along the way to creating these ninja turtles did anyone ever think “This is too much. This is too fucking much. These turtles have too much going for them.”
And evidently no one did because now these turtles are teenagers too
So then you get Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Okay. I can accept this. That is the show. Now these turtles, do they have regular names like other cartoons?
Ah! Yeah. No.
Because these already soooooo fucking special turtles being teenage, mutants, and ninjas, or course, required that their names be famous dead artists. Wow.
I have a lot of feelings about teenage mutant ninja turtles also I have never watched the show
Here is an animator you may recognize as a certain horse riding a beach ball from Adventure Time, James Baxter!
James Baxter not only did work at Disney, but also at DreamWorks and later got to voice and animate two episodes of Adventure Time with James Baxter the Horse! Here are many examples of his amazing work and even check out his blog on @jbaxteranimator!
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Character Animator for Joanna
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Supervising Animator for Belle
The Lion King (1994)
Supervising Animator for Rafiki
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Character Designer / Supervising Animator for Quasimodo
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Animator for Moses
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Senior Supervising Animator for Tulio & Animator for Chel