By now many of you have probably seen the new trailer for Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, if you haven’t you can check out the atrocity here. The new film, which is due to hit theaters later this year, is the re-imagined story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ beginnings.
While historically the turtles have had a similar look and feel over the years, the Bay production has made some adjustments to their look. Most noticeably, the addition of noses and clearly defined lips. During one scene in the trailer Michelangelo removes his mask when he encounters Megan Fox’s April O’Neil as a means of trying to reduce her fear. What he unveils however is the most comical looking turtle I have ever seen throughout the years of Ninja Turtle incarnations. In fact, their appearance with defined nose and lips actually reminds me a little bit of another famous green face that has graced film screens over recent years.
What are your thoughts on the appearance of the new turtles?
Today, was the highly anticipated release of Disney’s Frozen on Blu-ray and DVD. Like most parents whose kids loved the film in theater’s my wife and I knew we had to get it the day it came out, and of course my daughter was already halfway through her second viewing by the time I got home.
During dinner I sat down to watch the second half of the film while eating and as the credits came to a close I just so happened to notice something. No, it wasn’t the bonus scene at the end of the credits, it was actually a hidden little gem in the credits themselves. After the list of babies born to members of the cast and crew during the movie’s creation, there is a disclaimer about the character Kristoff’s interest in boogers.
The disclaimer, which you can see below reads, “The views and opinions expressed by Kristoff in the film that all men eat their own boogers are soley his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Walt Disney Company or the filmmakers. Neither The Walt Disney Company nor the filmmakers make any representation of the accuracy of any such views and opinions.”
This of course is in regards to the conversation between Anna and Kristoff as they are headed up the North Mountain to find Elsa when Kristoff asks, “What if you hate the way he eats. What if you hate the way he picks his nose…and eats it! All men do it.”
I noticed online that a few people had already been aware of this around the time the film first came out, but I still thought it was worth the share for those who might not have seen it. Did you catch this funny disclaimer in the credits?
The Sprout network from PBS has been a family favorite in our household since my kids were still toddlers. Every night Nina and Star were a part of our nightly routing, and at the end of the Goodnight Show we’d sing the Lullaby song together.
Now six years old, the kids have pretty much outgrown Sprout but my wife and I still follow the network on social media outlets because they often post interesting crafts, and cool contests that are still pretty age appropriate for my kids. To ring in the holiday season, Sprout has kicked off a “Merrython” on Facebook. It’s a 21 day celebration with prizes, games, and treats. I had picked up on the campaign a few days ago and was just introducing it to my wife this evening. As she pulled up the page, she gasped and I didn’t quite understand why. But after looking a tad bit closer, I saw what triggered the reaction.
In Day 3 of the campaign you are greeted with a message to unwrap a virtual gift within the window on Facebook. The message reads, “UNWRAP this merry gift to see if you’ve won GRUFFALO MERCHANDISE. (And by unwrap we mean click.) An innocent enough message when you read it here, but if you look at it in live on the site the font choice used by Sprout actually conveys another message…
Needless to say the font choice used by Sprouts designers and/or marketing team was not ideal. Something tells me this gift was intended for someone on the “naughty list.”