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Paramount deletes tweet of Australian 'TMNT' poster amid 9/11 controversy

Things are not looking so “cowabunga” Down Under.

Less than two weeks before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiere in the United States, a poster for the film’s Australian release is causing controversy. The image in question was tweeted from the @ParamountAU account to promote the film’s September 11 release date there:

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The image of the Turtles jumping from a burning building with the words “September 11!” did not sit well with the internet. The significance of that day may hold a different meaning in America than it does in Australia, but angry fans nonetheless took to their own Twitter accounts, where they called out the advertisement as wildly inappropriate:

Conversely, others used the unfortunate juxtaposition to create new conspiracy theories:

The Paramount tweet has since been deleted.

In a statement, Tom Roache, head of publicity at Paramount Australia, said: “We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia. Combining that image and date was a mistake. We intended no offense and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens in theaters in the U.S. on August 8.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day without leaving your house with this 24-hour movie marathon!

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! It’s a day of national Irish pride that also somehow gives people an excuse to vomit up their green beer by 10 a.m. If you’re looking to celebrate the Emerald Isle but don’t want to get stomach bile on your Adidas, here’s the alternative: Your four-leaf-clover wielding friends at EW have programmed a 24-hour movie marathon that will not only give you a full range of St. Paddy’s Day-related tie-ins, but also an excellent reason not to leave the house.

So stock up on snacks, grab some like-minded friends, and dive right in! The marathon begins at 10 p.m. on Saturday night and wraps up at 10 p.m. on Sunday night (just in time for a brand new episode of The Client List). Feel free to sneak in some e-mail checks and bathroom breaks in between titles, but no showering — though you’ll still smell better than the dude in the green Dr. Seuss hat double-fisting fifths of Jameson.

All of the films below are available via Netflix or iTunes, for your convenience. Away we go! READ FULL STORY

Watch the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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With their new hit Nickelodeon series recently renewed for a third season and a Megan Fox-starring movie in the works, it seems the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with a vengeance. Of course, the reptile resurgence wouldn’t be complete without a new videogame starring the heroes on the half-shell. Thankfully, the mutated crime-fighting quartet will return to consoles this summer in Activison’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Sporting a hyper-realistic visual style, four-player online cooperative play, and ample opportunity to unleash shell from behind the Foot Clan-thwarting skills of Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo, the downloadable title will be available on XBLA, PSN, and Steam. Check out the exclusive reveal trailer below. READ FULL STORY

Four reasons why Megan Fox will make a great April O'Neil in 'TMNT'

Many fans aren’t pleased with the decision to cast Megan Fox as April O’Neil in Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. And while the actress is known for her controversial quotes and sexy physique, Fox can definitely pull off the role of the Turtles‘ sidekick. Here’s why I think Fox is the right choice. READ FULL STORY

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' battle Baxter, turn NY Comic-Con hallway into a sewer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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The show’s already been renewed for a second season, but Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles update still has a lot of unfinished business to deal with in season 1.

The series’ first two episodes reintroduced the half-shelled heroes, not to mention Splinter and April. But as this exclusive sneak peek of a future episode shows, some classic baddies are on the way soon.

The clip below features the Turtles taking on mad scientist (are there any other kinds of scientists in TMNT-land?) Dr. Baxter Stockman, who’ll be voiced by MADtv‘s Phil LaMarr. Armor clad and laser equipped, Baxter seems to be unstoppable. Watch the exclusive video below to see how things pan out:

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First Look: LEGO 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' at New York Comic-Con

What would the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look like if they were from Scandinavia? One would think paler, but one would be wrong!

In anticipation of New York Comic Con, Nickelodeon’s rebooted TMNT team has partnered with LEGO for a pair of limited-edition minifigures, including a rare black-instead-of-green turtle. The collector items, rolled out exclusively for Comic Con, will be free for the first 300 costumed fans at the Danish toymaker’s NYC flagship store this Saturday. Perhaps more notable, though, is that the figures serve as a preview of the full TMNT set that Lego is looking to launch in January. (Do they even have sewers in Denmark?*)

You can sneak an exclusive peek at the first two toys — Epic Turtle and Kraang, respectively — here.

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Go ninja, go ninja, go! Turtles and Vanilla Ice team up for 'Gangnam Style' parody -- VIDEO

Have you ever seen a turtle get down? Of course you have; like any nostalgia hound, you’ve watched this clip of Vanilla Ice’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze rap so many times that you could do the turtle-ography in your sleep. But you’ve never seen a video of men in giant turtle suits, rooms full of Nickelodeon employees, a Lady Gaga impersonator, and, for some reason, Perez Hilton doing PSY’s “Gangnam Style” dance while frolicking around New York City. Such a video existed only in your deepest, gnarliest fever dreams.

Until this morning, that is. Proof:

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Bust open your piggy banks: The first sketch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is up for auction

Some would say that childhood memories are priceless. Others would say they’re worth $6,500.

That’s how much the sketch to your left is worth, according to the most recent bid. Yes, it’s true: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman is auctioning off the first sketch of the reptiles who became Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

If you’re a true Turtlehead, you may recognize the image from early press coverage of the series and a few comics. Eastman and his partner, Peter Laird, drew and inked the pic in November 1983. Soon afterwards, they came up with a back story for the characters they’d invented. Eventually, these weapon-wielding terrapins would become heroes in a half-shell who starred in three animated series — including an upcoming show from Nickelodeon — and four feature films.

Sure, dropping four figures — or even five, depending on how the bidding goes — for an 8.5-by-11-inch piece of paper might seem extreme. But in a world where the next generation of turtles is neither mutant nor teenage, I can understand why someone would pay to hold on to a simpler era — a time when glowing ooze had the power to transform humble pet shop refugees into pizza-loving crime fighters. Those were the days! READ FULL STORY

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot gets new title: 'Just give them a chance' pleads Michael Bay

Well, that settles that. Producer Michael Bay took to his blog again to address the fans who are criticizing his upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. Bay’s decision to alter the Turtlesorigin story had sparked a long string of remarks from fans, Bay and even series co-creator Peter Laird — in his most recent missive, under the headline “Ninja Turtles’ Title,Bay wrote: READ FULL STORY

Michael Bay’s 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' gets support from series co-creator

Transformers must seem like a cakewalk right about now. The saga of Michael Bay’s vilified Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot — which will feature an “alien race” origin story for the heroes — continues to mutate, with two people involved in early iterations of the franchise now lending their support to Bay.

Peter Laird, one of the comic book’s co-creators, posted a statement on his blog addressing the fan uproar about the story change, which was only exacerbated after Michael Bay instructed Turtles fans to “chill” and “relax.” In a post, Laird encouraged fans to “swallow the ‘chill pill’ Mr. Bay recently suggested they take, and wait and see what might come out of this seemingly ill-conceived plan.”

“It’s possible that with enough truly creative brainpower applied to this idea, it might actually work,” he continued. “I’m not saying it’s probable, or even somewhat likely… but it IS possible. However, as I have pondered this further, I have realized that in one way it IS truly a genius notion.” READ FULL STORY

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