NYCC 2009 4Kids TMNT


New York City Comic Con is going on this weekend.  If you’re not there today, you’re missing out on the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel.  Thanks to some good friends, I will be at New York Comic Con to cover this event for Cowabunga Corner.  While waiting for that panel to be shared here, we want to make sure our viewers have something to keep them in the spirit of New York.  Which got me to go through my old video footage of New York Comic Con to look for something us Turtle fans can respect.  For my throwback of the event, I found a video taken in 2009 of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animators Panel”. 

This panel is for the 4Kids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  “Back to the Sewers” was on the air with “Turtles Forever” still being kept a secret from the fandom.  On the panel we had Lloyd Goldfine, Adrian Barrios, Emilio Lopez, Khary Randolph, Matthew Drdek, Sarah C. Nesbitt, Reginald Butler, Richard Kronenberg, and Keith Conroy.  They each take a moment to introduce themselves and what they do for TMNT.  The host of the panel is non other than Jake Black.  Even though Jake does not work on the 4Kids TMNT series, he has written for the Mirage Tales of TMNT Comic books.  Which made for a great list of panelist.

The video was filmed with the old Cowabunga Corner camera, a JVC.  It was also from a year before Cowabunga Corner even started.  Which meant I had no intent on uploading this anywhere online.  I was filming it for my own records.  So this is not my best footage of a convention, only one video camera with a lot of movement and it’s not HD.  The sound is bad in a few areas, which I did try to fix.  It’s still a fun watch, with a lot of cool information. 

While surfing the internet I did find a cool write up about this panel that outlines all the different topics of the panel. So feel free to check out Toonzone for the highlights of the panel.  There is also written reviews of New York Comic Con 2009 on TMNT-L, where fans share pictures through the weekend and tales of different things they did at the convention. 

Did you go to this panel at New York Comic Con 2009?  If so, did you have fun or learn anything that has stuck with you? Please share all reviews, comments and questions below.

Entertainment Earth