Fan Gives Michael Bay’s New Ninja Turtles Classic Look; Which Do You Prefer? (Images)
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Reactions to the first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the upcoming reboot of the movie franchise being produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman, have been surprisingly mixed. Some people hate it, while others think it shows promise.

One thing that most appear to agree on, however, is that the turtles’ new look is, well…odd and creepy and perhaps a little bit Shrek-ish. Instead of the rounded nose area fans of previous TMNT comic, movie, and animated incarnations of Ninja Turtles are familiar with, it was decided to go with a flatter look and some prominent nostrils.

One fan was having none of it, and decided to photoshop the new turtles to look a little closer to the classic turtles. You can see the results below compared with the new look so you can decide for yourself which you prefer.

In case you weren’t sure, the ones numbered “2” come from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer, while the ones numbered “1” are the fan’s alterations.


[Source: Reddit via /Film]


  1. no question about it. turtles do NOT have lips.

    Comment by Robert Sterling Smith — April 2, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

  2. It looks way better. Now just fix their height. (Turtles should not be taller than April)

    Comment by UNCARING1 — April 2, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

  3. turtles of any don’t have lips. In fact no amphibians have lips. Michael Bay, Stop turning my childhood hero in the douche bag sh*t that this looks like, Give them beaks or don’t make anything.

    Comment by cowabungaoriginal — April 2, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

  4. amphibians dont practice martial arts either…. its called fantasy

    Comment by RealTMNTdontsayCowabunga — April 2, 2014 @ 9:45 pm

  5. Turtles aren’t amphibians. Basic biology maybe?

    Comment by Shitfobra — April 3, 2014 @ 3:10 am

  6. There’s just something too weird about Bay’s version, I think it’s the nostrils. Mikey looks even weirder when he takes off his mask. But the touched up photos look awesome. I’m only a little more optimistic about the movie, considering that the turtles aren’t aliens.

    Comment by  Sean Capelle — April 3, 2014 @ 6:28 am

  7. Does anyone making the movie really think those nostrils look COOL? They really just look ugly….

    Comment by Day_is_Over — April 3, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

  8. huh? shorter than april? I don’t remember that….

    Comment by Day_is_Over — April 3, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

  9. You guys are a bunch of cry-babies. Either watch it or dont, but shut the fuck up. Jeez. Who cares if a fucking turtle doesnt have lips. They dont talk, kick ass, or train with a talking rat whos a martial arts master either.

    Just STFU. You all sound so dumb. Grab a tissue, and pop your moms tit out of your mouths.

    Comment by Rōnin Dusette — April 3, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

  10. they are about 5′-5’5″ I think. In the original comic and in the original cartoon. Later incarnations of made them much more “hero” sized.

    Comment by Joseph Chagan — April 3, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

  11. humans do have lips and they are turtles that mutated to be part human. Also even turtles have nostrils so the weird cartoony bump thing just looks strange in real life.

    Comment by Joseph Chagan — April 3, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

  12. humans do. Mutant half human / half turtle ninjas could have any mix of features the artist chooses. Also try and get realistic lip flap in photo-real cgi without it.

    Comment by Joseph Chagan — April 3, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

  13. Every incarnation I’ve seen the turtles look to be about 4’8″ tops.

    Comment by UNCARING1 — April 3, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

  14. It looks better but seriously people stop nit picking… its a movie about Turtles becoming mutants learning ninjitsu from a giant rat and are only teenagers in new york… and your complaining about lips and nostrils?!

    Comment by Andrew Dias — April 3, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

  15. Apparently giving criticism on a movie or it’s characters is whiny nit picking bull rap. Sorry I don’t want to go see a movie where I’ll be disgusted the entire time by the horrid looking characters. They look like something out of The Lord of the rings for christs sake. Like orcs, hell mikey looks like gollum!

    Comment by RockDaHouse690 . — April 6, 2014 @ 10:44 pm

  16. If Golem & Shrek had a baby….

    Teenaged Mutant Uncanny Valley.

    Comment by likalaruku — May 10, 2014 @ 12:04 am

  17. 1. they,re mutants and aren’t supposed to look completely turtle


    Comment by PJ — August 2, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

  18. Tutrles dont have teeth Michael bay

    Comment by Chris oleta — August 12, 2014 @ 3:07 am

  19. Anybody who feels the need to moan and complain about the lips, let’s remember that in Secret of the Ooze, a movie whom other fanboys praise as the holy grail of TMNT, Raphael explicitly says to Donatello, “Whattaya trying to do, rip my LIPS off?!”

    Comment by ASageNamedSam — August 14, 2014 @ 11:30 am

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