33 episodes

The only interview-based Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles podcast, conversations with TMNT filmmakers, actors, artists, and more.

TurtleTracksPodcas‪t‬ Brian VanHooker

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

The only interview-based Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles podcast, conversations with TMNT filmmakers, actors, artists, and more.

    Turtle Tracks - 033 - Ciro Nieli

    Turtle Tracks - 033 - Ciro Nieli

    In this episode, host Brian VanHooker talks with Ciro Nieli, the showrunner and mastermind behind the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series for Nickelodeon. Nieli reveals how the series evolved from his original plans, his thoughts about the "Mutant Wasteland" finale and even shares some would-be stories that never made it to air!

    Sound engineering by Ian Williams.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Turtle Tracks - 032 - Scott Hensey

    Turtle Tracks - 032 - Scott Hensey

    In this episode, host Brian VanHooker talks to toy legend Scott Hensey, the owner of Anaglyph Studios, which sculpted many of the Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys. From Shredder to Bebop to Ray Fillet to Leatherhead, Scott and his team sculpted some of the most memorable toys from your childhood. Scott even reveals what happened to Pizza Face's notorious second head!

    Sound engineering by Ian Williams.

    • 53 min
    Turtle Tracks - 031 - Jon Sommariva

    Turtle Tracks - 031 - Jon Sommariva

    Happy Holidays TMNT fans! In this episode, host Brian VanHooker talks to comic book artist Jon Sommariva, who did the artwork for the 2012 Toon/Batman: The Animated Series comic crossover and many issues of TMNT: Amazing Adventures. Most importantly, the two discuss Sommariva's amazing Christmas Cover for IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #112, an exclusive through Shellheads United!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Turtle Tracks - 030 - Michael Pressman

    Turtle Tracks - 030 - Michael Pressman

    Grab yourself a pre-fight donut and enjoy an all "Secret of the Ooze" episode of Turtle Tracks as host Brian VanHooker interviews Michael Pressman, director of the 1991 classic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II." In this interview, Pressman talks about working with actors like David Warner and Paige Turco as well as Jim Henson's Creature Shop. He also addresses that longstanding rumor of an Utrom/Krang cut scene. Sound engineering by Ian Williams.

    • 35 min
    Turtle Tracks - 029 - Eric Bauza

    Turtle Tracks - 029 - Eric Bauza

    In this episode, host Brian VanHooker talks with one of the most prolific voice actors in show business, Eric Bauza. In addition to inheriting the mantle of Bugs Bunny and other cartoon legends, Bauza has voice a number of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters, including Leonardo in 'Batman vs. TMNT,' Splinter in 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' and Tiger Claw in the 2012 Nickelodeon TMNT Cartoon. Bauza shares what it's like working with Rob Paulsen, voicing two of the Turtles and following in the footsteps of the great Mel Blanc. Sound engineering by Ian Williams.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Turtle Tracks - 028 - Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco

    Turtle Tracks - 028 - Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco

    In this episode, host Brian VanHooker talks with Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco, the creative duo behind the Image run of the TMNT, which IDW comics recently reprinted as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends. The two talk about what it was like working on one of the most ambitious takes of the Turtles, which saw Donatello become a cyborg and Raphael become the Shredder. They also explain what it was like to wrap up the story over 20 years later with the new issues released by IDW. Sound engineering by Ian Williams.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Charlie1221783 ,

I really love this podcast

Brian really gets some great interviews from unexpected guests, like the director from TMNT 2. Just a great podcasts and lots of awesome behind the scenes interviews. Keep up the great work!

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