Ninja Turtles

Being a Collector

Collectors are everywhere you go and everyone knows someone who collects, even if the collector is not public about it.  From Stamps, Baseball cards, DVDs, money to toy and statues, we’re surrounded in a world filled with so many collectable items that people just walk by daily not realizing how important it is to someone else in the world. Though, are collectors someone who should be pointed at for being different, obsessive, selfish or worse?  I don’t think anyone should be out casted by hobbies that do not hurt other people.

2005 Interview Eric Anzalone

In 2005, Eric Anzalone from the Village People took time to be interviewed for his work he did with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Here on Cowabunga Corner we’d like to share this interview for the first time, as a lead in to our 12th episode for season two, a video interview with Eric.

Cowabunga Corner:
How did you first hear of the Ninja Turtles?

Eric:
That would have to be the 1st Movie?

CC:
Did you watch the cartoons or movies?

Eric:
I watched the movies. By the time the second film came out, I was already involved with the TMNT, so I would try to catch the cartoons as well- you know character work; trying to make everything consistent.

CC:
Before being a Turtle did you have a favorite Turtle, if so did it change after being in the Tour?

NYCC and NYAF Review

NYC Comic Con set up

This review covers two conventions, because this year these two conventions decided to take place on the same weekend.  While it was an interesting idea, it had a lot of down falls for a fan who goes to both events.  Namely, they were forcing the fans to make a choice between the two conventions, which took some of the fun out of going to these events.  This, however, did not make for a bad weekend just more stress than what was needed.

Cowabunga Corner #26

In this episode, I talk about the TMNT magazine that came out back in the early 90′s.

These magazines were great. Here I give a fast over view of what the magazines hold, I will give each Magazine a proper review.

Published quarterly by Welsh Publishing Group
Available by subscription
$1.95 each, 32-page

Please let us know what you think of the TMNT magazines, through either comments or video replies!

This is the end of the first season of “Cowabunga Corner”, we’ve already started our plans and lay outs for what is going to happen in Season 2. More reviews, home video blogs, and interviews to come. I hope everyone has been enjoying the blogs!

Cowabunga Corner #25

In this episode, I talk about an event fans know as “Turtle Con 2000″.

Back in May 2000 there was nothing new coming out of Ninja Turtles besides for a few T-Shirts here or there. Though comics were just going into their quiet time as Image was wrapping up the series, no TV show (not even reruns)… it was not a time the fans liked.

Cowabunga Corner #24

In this episode, I review the first five episodes of “Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation”. This five parter is titled “East meets West’.

I’ve been a fan of Ninja Turtles : The Next Mutation since it aired back in 1997. So I’m going to be doing episode reviews for this series as well as the other Ninja Turtles series. Here I talk about my thoughts on “East meets West” the five parter that kicked off “Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation”. And though I enjoy the series, these are not my favorite episodes within the series.

I go over the main plot, the characters and a little bit about the acting/editing of these five episodes. If you want to hear what I think just watch the blog.

Cowabunga Corner #23

In this episode of “Cowabunga Corner” I’m talking about the Viacom buy out of Ninja Turtles.

On October 21st, 2009, Peter Laird finished a sale of all TMNT, besides for the Mirage comic version to Viacom. Selling them for $60 Million. The sale was a surprise to everyone, as we all knew Ninja Turtles were having a big year with their cross country tour, comics, and the “Turtles Forever Movie” as well as the release of “Turtles Smash Up” video game. The last thing on any of our minds was them being sold.

 

Cowabunga Corner #22

In this episode of “Cowabunga Corner”, I talk about the San Diego Turtles Forever Party known as the Galabunga!

Here is the information from the ticket for the event:

“TMNT 25th Anniversary Galabunga:
San Diego Comic Con
World Premiere Screening of 4Kids Entertainment
and Mirage Studios, Inc. TURTLES FOREVER
Animation Specail

Invitation Only

Date: Friday, July 24th, 2009
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Reception: 7:00-8:15 PM, Screening: 8:15 PM
Location: On Broadway Event Center
615 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Must be 21 or older to attend.

Cowabunga Corner #21

In this episode of “Cowabunga Corner”, I get to interview Jim Martin, Leonardo’s puppeteerer from TMNT 3!

On June 28th, I got to meet up with Jim Martin at the Toonseum in Pittsburgh, PA. Jim Martin was the Puppeteerer for Leonardo in TMNT 3, so I asked him to join us for an interview and let the fans know what it was like working on the 3rd Ninja Turtle Movie.

 

This is our first interview on Cowabunga Corner I hope everyone enjoys!

Toonseum:
http://www.toonseum.org/

Cowabunga Corner #20

In this episode I share video footage from July 1999 of the closing of the Words & Pictures Museum.

This is the Thank you speech to those who supported the Museum during the years that it was open. We also see Kevin get a few awards for the kindness he’s shared with others.  I filmed most of this video personally the other camera person was my sister Miki. I was filming through the full speech, I know the camera swings around a bit from time to time.

Editing by Michele Ivey & Phoenix

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