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How did the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie get made? Watch the NYCC panel to get answers here

Bobby Herbeck, Kim Dawson, Randy Falk, Chris Castaneda are at NYCC to talk about the unlikely success of the TMNT film, which started with a “no” but formed a lasting legacy.
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You know the comics, you’ve seen the movie - but how did one become the other? Join screenwriter Bobby Herbeck and producer Kim Dawson plus Chris Castaneda and Randy Falk as they discuss the trials of getting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on screen for their first ever feature film. Stream it here, shellheads!

Popverse filmed this and many other panels at New York Comic Con this year (see the complete line-up here), which you can watch in one of two ways - by becoming a Popverse member at the 'Fan' level (or higher), or by buying a NYCC digital ticket. The NYCC digital ticket gives you access to all of the filmed panels from New York Comic Con 2022, as well as access to long-form interviews and original reporting from the Popverse editorial team. The Popverse annual membership does that for the entire year, and would include live video panels from the the recent MCM London Comic Con, as well as next year's Emerald City Comic Con and C2E2.

Popverse filmed the entire conversation from the panes, with the companies hosting the panel black out the screenings, trailers, and new footage - as they intended for it to only be seen by those in attendance in the panel room.

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Grant DeArmitt (he/him) likes horror, comics, and the unholy pairing of the two. He has written for Nightmare on Film Street and Newsarama, despite their better judgement. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, Kelsey, and corgi, Legs.

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