Strange to think that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles could play any younger. They’re already teenagers. But what if they were just a little bit younger? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past has them as Tweenagers. Their artistic names have been reduced to Leo, Donnie, Raph and Mikey. But it’s not just good enough to have them appear younger on the screen. The martial arts reptiles get sent back into distant past to battle bad guys that are hiding out among dinosaurs. It’s a time travelling adventure that keeps the action going for the entire length of the 44 minute special. My daughter is already a big turtle fan. This new twist was exciting for her. Here’s her review:
The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The transfers look great for the animation. The audio is Dolby Digital 5.1. The levels are fine for both turtles and dinos to attack the bad guys. The special is Closed Captioned.
The big bonus is a random DVD from a previous Nick release. This set came with Jimmy Neutron: Confusion Fusion.
Paramount and Nickelodeon present Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past. Starring: Leo, Donnie, Raph and Mikey. Running time: 44 minutes. Released: March 15, 2016.
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