Monday, July 7, 2014


Cowabunga, dudes!

For those of you either old enough or young enough to remember "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," this was Michaelangelo's typical greeting.  And like the words to the song, "everything old is new again," so it rings true for TMNT.  From the pages of popular comics, TMNT has evolved into animation, games, toys, a live stage event, a movie, and now a new feature extravaganza directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay.  

The reason my blog is rippling with turtle excitement is because one of our favorite clients, Colossal Youth, just shot a TMNT promo on our Stage A to be released on Adult Swim.  The production included miniature sets of New York City, a cat ("Shredder"), a rat ("Splinter," the rodent sensei), and, of course, TURTLES!  

The reptilian stars were Billy, Franklin, Mocha, and Speedy, all of whom are renown method actors.  Each creature was outfitted with a custom costume and scaled-down props. The turtles were soooo cute in their little masks and martial arts accoutrement.  Animal performers were provided by Hollywood Animals, top-notch wranglers of domestic and exotic non-human thespians.

On the non-animal end, in recent weeks, we've enjoyed having Comedy Central's "Kroll Show" here, "Hollywood Divas," a slew of music videos, a couple feature pick-ups, and several student and indie productions.  July and August are sizing up to be just as busy with a smorgasbord of productions.  It keeps things interesting around here!

Until next time...think green!

Best regards,

             Mary, Patrick, Daniel, Travis, Andy, and Lex

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