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In the first three live action films, Donatello, like Leonardo, is arguably less mature than he was in the original comics and the 1987 animated series, as he is shown joking around more. The first movie never officially identifies Donatello as the group’s resident “whiz kid”, though he is occasionally shown tinkering with various devices and is seen to have a vast knowledge of obscure topics (he is shown to be a master at ‘Trivial Pursuit’ when playing against the other Turtles and later astutely labels Casey Jones a claustrophobic). He takes his time deciding on the most appropriate victory cheers, though his choices are sometimes quite perplexing (for example, “Bossa Nova!”). However, the second film clearly established Donatello as the most scientifically-minded turtle as well as the most introspective, feeling dejected when he learns that the ooze that created the Turtles only exists because of an accident, although Splinter consoles his dejection by pointing out that the circumstances of their origins cannot define their present worth.
Donatello is not as rowdy and violent as his brothers, but he can get a little annoyed with them on occasion. However he never loses his temper. Donatello is calm, sensible, quiet, friendly, and gentle. He doesn’t get into a lot confrontations with his brothers. He is more interested in his work than in his ninjutsu but he still attends to ninja practice and works hard there as well as his projects.
The Group’s Inventor and Weaponeer
Donatello is the team inventor and weaponeer. He creates all their gadgets from the simplest bo-staff to their incredible vehicles. He’s utterly brilliant, able to cobble together fantastic stuff from things he’s literally scrounged from a trash heap. He’s obsessively detail-oriented and often impatient that his brothers can’t keep up with him intellectually. But Donnie also happens to be the most reclusive and socially awkward of the Turtles – especially when April is on her way!
Jennika’s new look includes a yellow mask, a cloak, and even some claws. Seeing her with a mask means she must be on the team now, right? How will Casey Jones, her love interest, feel about her transformation? The next issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is sure to answer plenty of questions–and maybe even show her leaping into action along with her turtle brethren. But if you’re hoping to read this story for yourself, there’s no need to worry: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #95 has gone into a 2nd printing. Unfortunately, fans shouldn’t make any plans to pick up their copy at the coming San Diego Comic-Con. IDW has announced they will not be selling any copies at the show, for fear of “stampedes.”
Warning: SPOILERS for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #95
After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows from Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies and Platinum Dunes Photo credit: Jessica Miglio
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Corey Feldman has expressed interest in returning to the job. He has a lot of enthusiasm for the character of Donatello, and he’s been clean, living an almost straight edge life, for more than twenty years. So what’s the hold up? Why wasn’t he brought back for TMNT when they clearly wanted his voice (was a sound-alike simply cheaper?) There are a lot of older folks, those who grew up with the franchise, who feel that getting Corey to reprise Donatello for this upcoming reboot is akin to having Peter Cullen reprise his voice as Optimus Prime in all three big screen Transformers movies. Making the move to cast Corey Feldman shows fans that the producers actually DO care about the franchise they are about to exploit for more money.
Love him or hate him, the thing about Corey Feldman is that he has a unique vox for cartoon and voice over work. Fans at the time noticed his absence in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, which only added to the vitriol most aimed at the poorly made sequel (it ditched violence almost entirely, a horrible move for a movie with NINJA in the title).