Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Trivia: Alan Ritchson, who portrays Rafael in this film and the sequel "Out of the Shadows," has stated that the actors portraying the four turtles were mistreated on-set and by the studio. As they were technically portraying animated characters through motion capture, their contracts were reportedly "full of loopholes" that didn't afford them equal treatment with the rest of the live-action cast, despite them being on-set full-time doing grueling work in motion-capture suits. One particular instant included the four turtle actors being kicked off set at the end of a 14-hour day without transportation home, while the rest of the cast and crew were given rides. They also weren't paid overtime like the rest of the crew, were barred from giving interviews despite portraying the titular characters, weren't invited to the premier, and were subsequently denied back-end profit shares from the sequel that they had been promised.

TedStixon

Trivia: During the movie, The Shredder says "Tonight I dine on Turtle Soup", a reference to the TMNT Arcade game and the original 1980s cartoon series.

THGhost

Trivia: When Splinter reveals that he knows April and she speaks his name, the camera pans over Mikey as he asks if she is a Jedi and he can be seen holding a can of Orange Crush. As promotion for the movie, Mikey was featured on the boxes of Orange Crush soda once the movie came out. Similarly with Donnie on Grape Crush and Raph on Strawberry Crush.

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Trivia: When Leonardo cuts up a pizza and one slice lands on Splinter's head it's a nod to the original TMNT movie from 1990 where the same thing happened.

Rob245

Trivia: Michelangelo mentions him and Raphael producing a "Hip Hop Christmas" album. An actual TMNT Hip Hop Christmas album was released in 1994 as part of a 25-min special titled "We Wish You a Turtle Christmas."

THGhost

Factual error: In 1999 when April is filming inside the research facility, you can see her video camera displaying Bluetooth, which wasn't available in cameras until 2002.

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Question: Where did Splinter get the turtles their weapons since they live in a sewer?

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Answer: While never really adressed, the most popular fan theories suggest that either: 1. Splinter manufactured the weapons with materials he found in the sewers or 2. Splinter scavenged for the weapons at a local dump or 3. They were ordered online (only applies to the 2014 version). Fans admit these explanations are kind of a stretch but certain scenes across movies and/or series lend credibility to one explanation or the other. 1. They seem to know how to improve or even craft their weapons meaning that someone taught them (Splinter). 2. They seem to be troubled when a weapon goes missing or breaks meaning they have limited access to spares. 3. Money doesn't seem to be an issue considering all the pizza that is consumed (in some cases the Turtles have been seen holding down jobs like tech support or birthday party mascot). The original purchase could've been made with money scavanged in the sewers and delivered to a P.O. box Source: https://tinyurl.com/y6kbxhlq.

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