Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem hits theaters this weekend, and many of the artists who contributed to the film have been sharing their work on social media.
Directed by Jeff Rowe and animated by Mikros Animation and Cinesite Vancouver, the film is a hit with critics and early audiences and looks like a true summer blockbuster after an impressive opening day. We’re doubly excited because Nickelodeon and Paramount are taking a hands-off approach towards artists posting their work to social media, giving us a great look behind the scenes.
We’ve collected a bunch of social media posts here, but encourage you to add more in the comments section at the bottom of the article. For the embedded Instagram posts, don’t forget to click through the galleries.
Art director Tiffany Lam Almack shared several versions of one of the film’s most recognizable scenes on her Instagram.
Story artist Adel Sabi shared some of the most adorable concept art imaginable on Twitter.
My first assignment on #TMNTMutantMayhem : Turtle Tots! 😍Just wanted to share them with you today, I'm so happy people seem to like them so here they are, stay tuned cause I'll post way more on them in the following days! 🐢🐢🐢🐢 #TMNT #characterdesign pic.twitter.com/TTcUFDwt3y
— Adel Sabi (@adel_sabi) August 3, 2023
Character designer Justin Runfola has shared several posts of the work he did on the film, and his entire timeline is worth looking over.
Turtle turn time! I learned so dang much from drawing on MM. Yashar & @LaurenAirriess gave THE best notes, it’s really great when you can get inspired by notes. Raph out of all the bros didn’t take many versions, he was clunky and super organic so it was pure joy to work on. pic.twitter.com/FO2HZCX8AD
— Justin Runfola (@JustinRunfola) August 3, 2023
Garrett Lee posted this super fun painting that he made of the Turtles out doing their grocery shopping.
Lead character designer Woodrow White shared some very early character designs for franchise favorite villains Bebop and Rocksteady.
Julez Itzkoff’s last assignment on the film was to design the opening credits, which led to these fantastic oozy sewer shots.
Visual development artist Alger Tam posted a treasure trove of artwork on their personal page, here.