Check Out Cutting-Edge TMNT Robotics Circa 1992

By Sam Biddle on at

1992 was a simpler time. The Premier league was launched, The Bodyguard came out, Windows 3.1 was released. It was also a time when puppetry and animatronics still had a place in fantasy films.

Specifically, in 1992 special effects wizards were hard at work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, the worst in a succession of three live-action TMNT flicks. The above video shows a glimpse of the animatronics used by the All Effects Company to create Donatello. The results were impressive for the time. But when will they show the brave puppeteers who controlled Vanilla Ice in TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze. [YouTube via Reddit]