COWABUNGA! Are you old enough to remember the days when it was cool for kids to utter that word whenever it seemed appropriate? Even when it was not totally apt, kids in my day would find some way to say COWABUNGA! Just because they could.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles represents special times for some people, and if you are one of them, you probably agree with what the guys at RA Pictures have done. If you remember the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon introduction, then you just might feel shivers going down your spine as you watch this stop motion recreation.
This is no mean feat. The creators worked with more than 4,000 individual pictures and 60 hand-drawn images. Add to that 3 months of painstaking work, and you have a jaw-dropping, take-me-down-memory-lane TMNT stop motion tribute.
The action figures are courtesy of Kyle Roberts, while artist Nathan Poppe is to be credited for the drawings. And aren’t you curious who performed that awesome cover of the original TMNT theme song? Check out The Boom Bang, a band from Oklahoma. You can actually get a free download of the TMNT cover by “The Boom Bang”!
Here’s a bonus video – the making of the TMNT stop motion tribute.
You know, just in case you need a little motivation and inspiration to make your own tribute for whatever it is that gives you that nostalgic feeling.