It/they started as darkly weird, oversized comic book; became a sunny animated TV series with insanely catchy theme music; inspired three-live-action movies and a CG animated film and has been put into production as a Michael Bay extravaganza. It’s TMNT – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – and its/their story is coming to home video in a ninety-eight minute documentary called Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
In stores August 12th, Turtle Power examines the 30-year history of the most unlikely of unlikely success stories. Check out the press release after the jump for more details.
EXPERIENCE THE FASCINATING 30-YEAR JOURNEY OF FOUR OF THE MOST UNLIKELY SUPER HEROES OF ALL TIME
TURTLE POWER:THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Comprehensive New Film Debuts on DVD & Digital HD August 12, 2014
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Go behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets to discover the real origin story of four of pop culture’s most enduring heroes in the captivating new film TURTLE POWER: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, debuting on DVD, VOD and Digital HD August 12, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Written and directed by Randall Lobb, the film chronicles the birth of a franchise and reveals the remarkable journey of four of the most unlikely super heroes of all time. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael with this must-see documentary and the August 8th theatrical debut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett.
In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presented a completely original breed of super hero. It was too bizarre, too crazy. It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For 30 years. Now, peek under the shell and see how this so-called “happy accident” defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.
The TURTLE POWER: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description, along with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
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Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
TURTLE POWER: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Street Date: August 12, 2014
DVD SRP: $21.99 U.S.
Runtime: 98 minutes