Turtle Power! – Heroes in a half shell


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Teenage Mutant … you get the idea. So went the theme tune to the 2D, hand-drawn animated TV series which ran for 10 series in the 80s. I worked on the books shown above, which are based on the current, now super slick, 3D animated TV series.

‘I remember the original!’ I said to Sarah, the lovely editor at Scholastic. And she replied, ‘Me too. I loved it when I was a kid. It had a great theme tune’. Then she sent me a link to the theme tune to the 90s live action film, performed by Partners in Kryme. (Ah, the golden age of MC Hammer!)

You know you’re old when you say ‘I remember it the first time around’. But nothing ages you quite like the sudden realisation that, actually, ‘I remember my nephew watching it the first time around. I was way too old for it!’

Popcorn ELT Readers from Scholastic – Cowabunga!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.