Kodak Moments #7

I got hundreds to thousands of photos through my life.  A lot of which would match up to stories here on Cowabunga Corner, but for one reason or another they are not chosen.  This does not mean that these photos are not worth sharing and do not hold stories of their own.  I would like to keep sharing what I can here on the site, so whenever I can I will share a photo and a story to go along with the photo.  If it’s a part of events that have been shared here, we will link back to the stories of the events themselves as well.  Hope everyone enjoys.  Today’s photo is a shot of the back of the panel room before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice actor panel started at Anime Next in 2007.

This shot shows the voice actors hanging out at the back of the panel room before the panel started.  These are the voice actors from the 4Kids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.  There was a total of five actors in the upcoming panel, we can see four of them real clear here.  To the far left is Michael Sinterniklaas (Leonardo) showing John Campbell (Raphael) his video camera.  The tallest of the guys next to him is Ed Paul, the voice of the Ultimate Ninja.  And to the right of him in the brown jacket is Wayne Grayson, the voice of Michelangelo.   The other voice actor who was at this panel was Mike Pollock, Garbageman and Kirby from the 4Kids series.

This was the first and only time that I ever saw John Campbell at a Ninja Turtles panel for any convention.  My only other time seeing him at a convention was for Yu-Gi-Oh in 2012.  He was a surprise guest, not even listed for the convention on the guest list.  A real honor getting the chance to meet and talk with him.

This was also my last time to Anime Next.  The following year they did not have any TMNT guests listed for the event and they moved their location further from New York City.  Those were the two things I really enjoyed about Anime Next.  I may go back at some point and time, just gotta be the right set of guests and my schedule needs to be cleared up to allow travel to the east coast when it’s happening.

Here is a video that I shared on youtube from the upcoming panel of the voice actors doing what they do best.

Have you met any of the voice actors from the 4Kids TMNT series?  Which actor and where?  Please share stories, comments and questions below.

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