Good choice, my favorite turtle of all time. And i wished that the counterparts had talked more with each other in Turtles Forever, maybe bring up some differences that set them apart in a comic fashion, not just the two Mikeys. Regarding Old school vs New School, i want to say that i kinda get the feel that the turtles universe sort of has grown up alongside us true turtlemaniacs. Seriously, at first it was a good show for kids, not too violent and loaded with a lot of cheesyness, but awesome to us at the time! ... Then, with the 2003-show, we got a more mature, darker feel presented to us, at just the right time when we of the original turtles-generation had grown up a bit and were more moody and serious-minded. The turtles adapted to what us first fans were going through. Don't tell me I'm the only one who has thought about this? Personally, I ALSO have very fond memories of yelling "HEROS IN A HALF-SHELL, TURTLEPOWER!" when i was a kid. But, having said that, i must add that as it is today, i think the new show (which has actually already ended, so calling it "new" may be an overstatement ^^) is what the turtles always should have been. There's more depth and feel, you get to know the turtles better, like in the moments when Raphael and Leo clash about some point of view or when the brothers really care for one another.
As i said.... they've matured and still keep on giving quality entertainment on newly established levels
Trying to be as unbiased which is an epic fail for me. I read some of the mirage comic and it didn't take too much longer for me to prefer the Archie Comics ( which were still the 1987 version of the Turtles that they finally got creative control over after the first 4 comics which was a major success. I always loved Archie Comics and hearing that they're going to give another attempt at Mega man instead of Dreamwave is actually making my day.)
I didn't like the 2003 ninja turtles because like the action figures you see today, they put them on steroids where the old ones have a charm to them. ( To give the best example, anyone remember that Luke Skywalker action figure? And when Mark Hamill seen that he went "Good God! They put me on steroids!" )
Now to attempt to be truly unbiased, I personally believe that the designs of the TMNT movie were the best, I might have not cared for the story and it was a nice attempt to get away from the Shredder, but that's a very tall order to do. The villains weren't all that appealing to me either.
actually they are the Fast forward versions of them. The directors felt If they used the 03 ones or the BTTS ones they would look to close to the old turtles. It makes a nice difference of styles rounded vs angular
DUDE I SAW THIS PICTURE BECAUSE I RECOGNIZED THE POSE OF THE X-OVER YOU'RE TALKIN ABOUT!!! IT'S ONE OF THE BEST CROSS OVERS EVER TOO!!! X-MEN VS STREET FIGHTER!!!! Just finished watchin the movie greta job !!!!1
WOW! I LOVE this pic of 1987 Leo meeting 2003 Leo, you did an excellent job on this, and keep up the excellent work! Leo is my second fave turtle, while Don is my first fave. I just finished watching the movie on YouTube, I thought it was great. I like the character designs of the 1987 turtles the best, but I rather prefer the personality traits of the 2003 turtles better than their classic toon counterparts.
Wish I had seen more of the new turtles but I think you guys did an excellent job with the 03 turtles, though I didn't understand when they got around to flash forward they seemed to become more anime like. Never the less I'm diggin the pic.
I have to agree with some of the others that I dislike the sharpness of the last two seasons (though I never noticed it as much until I saw this), but I guess if it makes the animation itself better, then I'm all for it. Comparing the movie to some of the early 2003 episodes, the animation is quite a bit smoother and faster.