The only interview-based Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles podcast, conversations with TMNT filmmakers, actors, artists, and more.
Turtle Tracks - 064 - Eliot Daro
1:00:10In this epsiode, host Brian VanHooker talks to animation veteran Eliot Daro, the production Supervisor of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Daro recalls what it was like to be overseeing the show during Turtlemania and explains why he made the decisionto switch over to the "Red Sky" look in laterseasons. Sound Engineering by Ian Williams.
Turtle Tracks - 063 - Larry Houston
1:17:02Host Brian VanHooker is joined by animation veteran Larry Houston. In addition to landmark shows like X-Men: The Animated Series and Ghostbusters, Houston was a storyboard artist on the classic 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, the 2003 series and Turtles Forever. In the interview, Houston explains what it was like working on the cartoon during Turtle-Mania and what it was like working with legends like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Sound Engineering by Ian Williams.
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Turtle Tracks - 062 - Paul Jenkins
1:08:58In this episode, host Brian VanHooker is joined by Eisner Award-winning comic book writer Paul Jenkins. Before going onto write stories like Hellblazer, Inhumans, Werewolf by Night and Origin, Jenkins worked at Mirage comics doing much of the licensing work during the onslaught of Turtlemania. Jenkins recalls his time at Mirage and his long-running friendship with Kevin Eastman. Sound engineering by Ian Williams.
Turtle Tracks - 061 - Rich Horn
53:31In this episode, host Brian interviews Rich Horn of "TMNT: A Collection." Rich Horn is a lifelong TMNT fan, dating back to the original Mirage comics and he is the keeper of a monumental piece of Ninja Turtles History. Horn owns the original negatives used to print the first two printings of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 and he has put together a museum-worthy exhibit to display them. In this episode, Horn reveals how he acquired the negatives, the lengths he's gone through to verify them and how he's preserving such an important part of comic book history. Sound engineering by Ian Williams
Turtle Tracks - 060 - David Shatraw
1:08:52It's a flashback to 1990's TMNT "Coming Out of Their Shells Tour" with actor David Shatraw, who was in the Michelangelo suit for the stage show. Shatraw joins host Brian VanHooker to discuss his memories of the tour, including why those turtles didn't have shells, which of those songs were his favorite to perform and what it was like to be on Oprah as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Sound Engineering by Ian Williams.
Turtle Tracks - 059 - Townsend Coleman (2nd Appearance)
50:59In this episode, host Brian VanHooker welcomes back Townsend Coleman, the voice of Michelangelo in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Townsend recalls getting started in show business and what the inspiration was behind voices like The Tick, Waldo and, of course, Mikey. Sound Engineering by Ian Williams
Turtle Tracks - 058 - Kyle A. Carrozza
53:24In this episode, host Brian VanHooker is joined by cartoonist Kyle A. Carrozza, the creator of Cartoon Network's "Mighty Magiswords" and a lifelong TMNT fan. Kyle comes to Turtle Tracks to debut his new song "I Have Never Seen a Turtle Get Down," which is something of a companion piece to Vanilla Ice's "Ninja Rap." He also shares his song "Ray Fillet" and explains why the mutant manta ray is his favorite Ninja Turtles character. Sound engineering by Ian Williams.
Turtle Tracks - 057 - The Last Ronin Oral History: NECA Toys
17:31In this episode, host Brian VanHooker talks with NECA TMNT Brand Manager Trevor Zammit and sculptor Paul Harding discuss the creation of the first two NECA action figures of The Last Ronin. This is the final installment of a series of interviews done for INVERSE Magazine's "The Official Oral History of The Last Ronin" written by Turtle Tracks host Brian VanHooker. Find the article here: www.inverse.com/entertainment/las…tmnt-oral-history Sound engineering by Ian Williams.
Turtle Tracks - 056 - Kevin Conroy (Christmas with the Joker Oral History — MEL Magazine)
28:29In something of a "Bonus Track" for Turtle Tracks, host Brian VanHooker interviews the late, great Kevin Conroy for "The Oral History of Christmas with the Joker" for MEL Magazine in 2021. There's no TMNT talk in this episode, but a lot of Turtle fans also love Batman: The Animated Series and we wanted to pay respect to the late actor. Rest in Peace, Mr. Conroy. Sound Engineering by Ian Williams
Turtle Tracks - 055 - The Last Ronin Oral History: Bobby Curnow
29:28In this episode, host Brian VanHooker talks with former IDW Editor Bobby Curnow all about "The Last Ronin." This is the fifth installment of a series of interviews done for INVERSE Magazine's "The Official Oral History of The Last Ronin" written by Turtle Tracks host Brian VanHooker. Find the article here: https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/last-ronin-tmnt-oral-history Sound engineering by Ian Williams.