Sign to save the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!!
  • Petitioned Michael Bay

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Sign to save the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!!

    1. Devin Norris
    2. Petition by

      Devin Norris

      Lake Charles, LA

Since the mid 1980s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been some of the most universally popular superheroes on the globe. Like so many the world over, some of my most vivid memories of childhood involve the Turtles. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are such a fond memory that I intend to share my TMNT knowledge with my children one day. Now, Michael Bay is planning to fundamentally change our beloved Turtles with a live-action movie. I'll just quote him directly- ‎"When you see this movie, kids will believe one day that these turtles do exist, when we're done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race, and they're going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable." - Michael Bay

Aliens? Really? He seems to think that he can simply smear his ego on anything sacred and make it better! Sure there have been many TMNT movies, comics, videogames, toys, etc. Not all have been very good, but none of them outright spit in the face of the source material for seemingly no reason at all. I don't care who he his. He can't be allowed to go around taking steamy dumps on the world's cherished childhood memories! This is like taking Mickey Mouse and saying that from now on he's going to be an edgy ant eater from outer space, just because...

If you care about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or the sheer audacity of this ridiculous man enrages you like it does me, then PLEASE sign. If this movie is made there will sequels, spin-off shows, and toys. This blight on our childhood WILL endure if we let it. Thanks in advance for your support. Also- KEVIN EASTMAN and PETER LAIRD, if you're out there please make your voices heard. Michael Bay is about to turn your creations into a joke in one fell swoop. Don't let it happen!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. The creator speaks!

      Devin Norris
      Petition Organizer

      Peter Laird has spoken about the "Turtlegate" debacle. Peter unfortunately doesn't hold the TMNT rights anymore, so he is truly powerless to stop the Bay machine. You can kinda sense in the following blog post that he has gotten used to the idea of having no control over the turtles. However, this still ain't over! If we keep crying foul, Michael Bay will at least be afraid to tamper with our turtles too much, possibly scrapping his current ideas for the movie. Keep the TMNT love a-flowin at http://www.facebook.com/saveTMNT

    3. Mad as shell.

      Devin Norris
      Petition Organizer

      An EXTREMELY passionate response from a fellow TMNT fan. See what happens Michael Bay? This man is genuinely shaken. You have a responsibility to generations of fans when you pick up properties like this. This isn't just your play thing to do with as you wish...

    4. More on this "cowabungle"

      Devin Norris
      Petition Organizer

      The article on IGN has been updated, and some of the actors involved with the original film are speaking out. Frankly, I don't care what they think. I want to know what Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird think!

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Bay tells us to "chill"

      Devin Norris
      Petition Organizer

      I can't help but wonder just who this "original creator" is, and why he's not named. It better be Kevin or Peter, but I doubt it.

    7. Take it to the internets!

      Devin Norris
      Petition Organizer

      Okay 181 signatures in one day is a start, but not enough to kill this beast. I've e-mailed Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Even though they don't "own" TMNT anymore, hopefully they'll still speak out. I also created a facebook group. So go hit that up, post some TMNT love on the wall, and share it all over the place! We can do this. As a lifelong TMNT fan and also as a film maker I simply can not allow Michael Bay to keep doing this!
      http://www.facebook.com/saveTMNT

    8. Reached 100 signatures
    9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Aliens?

      Devin Norris
      Petition Organizer

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Peter Caceres HIGHLAND, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm signing this petition not because I'm a diehard TMNT fan. Although they've always held a special place in my childhood; I'm mostly signing this petition to stop movie directors from capitalizing off of a popular franchises and changing it's source material. It's as bad as the DBZ live action movie and the M. Knight Shlamalong's interpretation of Avatar the Last Airbender. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were never aliens, they are teenage turtles who were mutated by lab ooze. They live in NY the place where I was born, they love pizza, April O'Neil, and defending the world against Shredder. Their hometown is Earth! That's how the story goes and making them gay ass aliens is a huge disservice to the original source material.

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    • Laura Rosenberger HASTINGS, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      At first, I was stoked to hear that there would be a new TMNT movie but it was only after learning that Michael Bay wanted to turn them into aliens...to when I added my bellowing to the gaining roar of fellow fans to the heroes in a half-shell. I personally liked his Transformers movies, then again I am not from an era to which watched them for when they first came around and would have to find somewhere that has the show (in its entirity) to make comparisons. Anyways, I signed this petition, despite that the movie is being cancelled indefinitely...because I do not want future generations knowing the TMNT as TANT...and I want to make sure that Michael Bay knows it!

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    • katers kat DALLAS, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      i groo up with tmnt and i dont need a new tmnt i love my old one pleas save them we dont need the new tertols we need the old ones never for get the TMNT EVER fight for them i never want them to be defrint we need them to be the old tortole we love leave them a lown bay dont crush childrens dreams pleas leav them ALOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Kenneth Kittle CELINA, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      He can't just change the back story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They were fine as MUTANTS!!!!!!! I love TMNT and to this day still reminisce over all the good times i had watching the Cartoon. My brothers and I are diehard Turtles fans, even to this day when we have grown up. Any changes to the story would be a disgrace to our fondest childhood memories.

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    • Jesse Sweeney MANCHESTER, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Michael bay is ruining classics for $...if this is made his way DON't go see it! Vote with your $ end this nonsense!

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