The Making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Behind the Shells

I had Turtle Fever in the late 80s and Early 90. Just like most people I could not get enough of these pizza scarfing green guys. I even owned a VHS copy of The Making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Behind the Shells. I was feeling kinda Turtle-y this weekend, so I pulled out my trusty copy and tried to play it. Sadly it got shredded (I blame Shredder) after 3 minutes.

To honor the tapes memory and to commemorate my ordering of a new one, here is the first couple of minutes of The Making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Behind the Shells.

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One thought on “The Making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Behind the Shells

  1. As far as “making of” documentaries go, Behind the Shells is okay but not great. It’s more like an hour long commentary on the Turtlemania phenomenon. And the voiceover guy is super cheesy. I guess they figured kids wouldn’t really care so much about the technology and movie magic and opted to focus instead on more “OMG TURTLES ARE SO COOL!” footage.

    I recently went out of my way to acquire the German edition of the first TMNT film because (for whatever stupid reason) it’s the ONLY version of the film that has a director’s commentary–in English! I learned a lot more from that commentary about the making of TMNT than I did from Behind the Shells. If you’re interested, here’s a post on my blog about it: 25 Cool Factoids from the First TMNT Film Director’s Commentary

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