Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NICKELODEON’S TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: RETREAT DVD #Review + #Giveaway


When my sister and I were growing up, we were big fans of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Donatello 'Donnie,' was always my favorite! I was excited when I learned that Nickelodeon was bringing the revamped series to a whole new generation- some twenty years later! Now my son is a TMNT fan, though he's never really seen the animated series, he has only received some TMNT apparel and a few tame toys. 

We were excited to receive the latest release from Nickelodeon's hit animated TMNT series on DVD! I have to admit that I was secretly excited about seeing how the series has changed.


RE-LIVE ALL THE ADVENTURES
FROM THE BEGINNING OF SEASON THREE
WITH NICKELODEON’S TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: RETREAT

Available on DVD March 10, 2015

NEW YORK–Jan. 20, 2015–In the beginning of season three of Nickelodeon’s hit-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo find themselves out of the sewers and into the woods.  Now in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat, Turtle fans can explore all the action-packed adventures from the first seven episodes as these hero brothers take their ninja skills to the next level and battle a host of evil enemies. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat is available on DVD March 10, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

After a stunning battle against the Kraang and Shredder in the Season 2 finale, the Turtles find themselves without a master and without a home.  On the run and with new dangers at every turn, the Turtles are faced with bizarre new mutant creatures and must take their ninja training to the next level in order to reclaim their home.  Retreat – Return – Revenge!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat includes the following episodes:
“Within the Woods”
“A Foot Too Big”
“Buried Secrets”
“The Croaking”
“In Dream”
“Race with the Demon”
“Eyes of the Chimera”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat Fast Facts:
Street Date: March 10, 2014
Catalogue: 59166956000 (U.S.) 59166957000 (Canada)
DVD SRP: $14.99
DVD Running Time: Approximately 157 minutes

DVD Special Features:
“Mutation of a Scene: Within the Woods”
Get a behind the scenes look at one of the action packed scenes from ‘Within the Woods.’ Watch as we cut together the storyboard animatic, primary animation and the final scene to show you the process of how this show is animated.
“Mutation of a Scene: A Foot Too Big”
Get a behind the scenes look at one of the action packed scenes from ‘A Foot Too Big.’ Watch as we cut together the storyboard animatic, primary animation and the final scene to show you the process of how this show is animated.
“Mutation of a Scene: Buried Secrets”
Get a behind the scenes look at one of the action packed scenes from 'Buried Secrets.’ Watch as we cut together the storyboard animatic, primary animation and the final scene to show you the process of how this show is animated.
“Mutation of a Scene: The Croaking”
Get a behind the scenes look at one of the action packed scenes from 'The Croaking.’ Watch as we cut together the storyboard animatic, primary animation and the final scene to show you the process of how this show is animated.
“Mutation of a Scene: In Dreams”
Get a behind the scenes look at one of the action packed scenes from 'In Dreams.’ Watch as we cut together the storyboard animatic, primary animation and the final scene to show you the process of how this show is animated.
“Mutation of a Scene: Race with the Demon”
Get a behind the scenes look at one of the action packed scenes from 'Race with the Demon. Watch as we cut together the storyboard animatic, primary animation and the final scene to show you the process of how this show is animated.
“Mutation of a Scene: Eyes of the Chimera”
Get a behind the scenes look at one of the action packed scenes from 'Eyes of the Chimera.’ Watch as we cut together the storyboard animatic, primary animation and the final scene to show you the process of how this show is animated.

Our Thoughts...

B was totally excited to receive his first TMNT DVD!

I told B that we could check the DVD out, but that we might not be watching much of it, depending on how I felt about it. I agreed to sit with him and watch a bit of it. We've missed out on the previous seasons, so we're a little late to the game, as far as what has happened within the story.

We popped the DVD in, and watched the first few minutes, but it didn't take long for me to realize that this is definitely not the same TMNT that my super conservative and protective mother allowed me and my sister to watch as kids. The characters and language, and the situations were just way too mature for my big boy. Within minutes, the turtles were pitted up against scary monsters (and by scary, I mean even I was sort of scared!), and I was hearing rude language that I don't want my sweet boy repeating. B was afraid to go into any room of our house by himself for the rest of the day, after just a few minutes of TMNT screen time. I know I made the right call by turning it off, and telling him that we could try it again when he's older.

The DVD is packed with action and adventure, and even a little drama and romance. If you're okay with your older children watching this, my guess is, they'll probably enjoy it, though  I think it's a bit on the violent and vulgar side. Use your judgement when it comes to what your kids are watching. We're too young for TMNT yet, but if your kiddos aren't, and you're okay with them viewing this show, definitely check it out!

Want it? Get it!

You can find the latest TMNT info, activities and more over on Nickelodeon! Connect with Nickelodeon on Facebook and Twitter. Look for TMNT RETREAT wherever home entertainment discs are sold!



Want it? Win it!

One lucky reader will win a copy of TMNT Retreat on Nickelodeon DVD! This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older- one entry per household. Just use the RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Special thanks to our friends at Nickelodeon for allowing us to share about this title, and for offering this giveaway for our wonderful readers!

Good luck!





12 comments:

  1. My family's favorite charachter is Michaelangelo. Thanks for the giveaway. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  2. My nephew said Angelo....So I am assuming that means Michaelangelo. LOL!

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  3. Michael Angelo is my grandsons favorite

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  4. My little guy loves Raphael - he calls him ROCKphael :)

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  5. My son says his favorite is Donatello.

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  6. Pierce like Raphaell-- he's Pierces favorite

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  7. When they are all eating Pizza together--also fighting with Shredder-- they love the battles

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  8. who doesnt love the fight scenes, am i right, or am i right? hahaha

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