The Paley Center for Media celebrates 35 years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with an exhibit of Iconic Memorabilia, New TMNT Apps, Screenings, and more. The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, May 18th at noon, with a special giveaway for the first 100 children in line, and a meet and greet with the Turtles from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The year was 1984. Two guys named Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, inspired by their simple doodle of a turtle in a mask, self-published a comic book for the ages, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. And as Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello emerged into the world, they changed pop culture forever.
Five television series, five feature films, hundreds of comic books, and thirty-five years later, a global legion of fans shows its love and loyalty to the Turtles on a daily basis, watching episodes on Nickelodeon and beyond, wearing classic tees, showing up at special events, posting on social media, knowing everything there is to know about the Turtles, and raising the next generation of fans.
And now The Paley Center for Media welcomes Nickelodeon as it opens its vault to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Your journey through the Turtleverse begins with a dynamic art piece showcasing the comic-book origins of our half-shell heroes. Turn around for a “shellfie” with a Turtles standee, then take in the installation of iconic posters and products. Sewer surf through a visual timeline of the evolution of the Turtles from the very first comics to the current series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gear up with a Turtles mask to play TMNT apps, sit back for shell-shocked screenings, express your inner Turtle with craft activities, and get in on some gnarly giveaways!
Your journey through the Turtleverse includes art showcasing the comic-book origins of our half-shell heroes; taking a “shellfie” with a Turtles standee; and sewer surfing through a visual timeline of the evolution of the Turtles from the very first comics to the current series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gear up with a Turtles mask to play TMNT apps, express your inner Turtle with craft activities, and get in on some gnarly giveaways!
Sit back and enjoy nonstop ninja action! Each Saturday and Sunday, get ready for some super shell-shocked screenings. Viewers can shellax and relax while watching over two hours of footage featuring episodes from different TMNT iterations and getting an inside look at special short form content.