Michael Bay Clarifies TMNT Name Change, Teenage-ness of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

TMNT Title RevisedIn case you haven’t heard, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have gotten a new name — “Ninja Turtles”. According to producer Michael Bay, don’t blame him, it’s those guys in suits that are responsible for the name change. The director of such awesome explosion-a-thons like the “Transformers” movies, the “Bad Boys” movies, and killer “Rock” films, writes:

Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE’S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN.

So there you have it. It’s just “Ninja Turtles” now.

Which, given the foursome’s new origins, I suppose makes some sense. It will certainly save me time typing out the title, anyway, and really, when it come right down to it, isn’t this all about my convenience? Damn straight. Thanks, Paramount!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Movie Image