No one in 90s Hollywood thought a movie about teenage mutant Ninja Turtles would work

When producer Kim Dawson first started looking for a studio to make “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” everyone thought he was insane. In Oral history of films for The Hollywood ReporterDawson said, “Gary [Propper] and I’ve been to almost every Hollywood studio” – however, many of them weren’t interested. Dawson explained that because of the recent flop of “Howard the Duck,” no one felt like a book. Comic books can be transformed into a real-life character. “The Turtles are simply too superheroes to be convincing as a lucrative investment.” I worked at Showtime, and one of my first calls was Peter Chernin, who ran Fox for a long time,” Dawson explained. But Peter said, “Have you lost your mind?”

Apparently they did, because they continued to advertise and were eventually able to convince Golden Harvest’s head of production, Tom Grey, to give the idea a chance. Gray was initially unconvinced, however, saying, “I said, ‘I don’t want to do anything with this. This won’t work.’ But Bobby [Herbeck, the screenwriter] persist for three or four months. “So what ultimately led Gray to see the potential in these heroes in a guise? The ability to make movies easy and cheap. Gray told The Hollywood Reporter,” I said in a light bulb moment. , ” Wait a minute. These are just four of our Chinese stuntmen in rubber suits. We could make this movie for peanuts in Hong Kong.””

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