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Ex-Ninja Turtles Actor

Michael Bay is 'Sodomizing'

the TMNT Legacy

3/20/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The guy who voiced Michaelangelo in the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movies is FURIOUS with Michael Bay ... claiming the director is "sodomizing" the franchise by changing "turtle" history in an upcoming flick.

The outrage stems from a comment Bay made about his upcoming live-action flick at a recent media event ... in which he said, "These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.”

Of course, TMNT fans are FLIPPING OUT ... since everyone knows the turtles mutated during a brush with radioactive ooze after falling through a sewer ... duh.

One of those pissed off fans is voice-actor Robbie Rist ... who recently posted a letter to Bay stating, "You probably don't know me but I did some voice work on the first set of movies that you are starting to talk about sodomizing."

Rist added, "I know believing in mutated talking turtles is kinda silly to begin with but am I supposed to be led to believe there are ninjas from another planet? The rape of our childhood memories continues ... "

Still, Rist tells TMZ ... "Everything I have said here could be off base and wrong ... He has made WAY more money at this than I have."

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8:45 AM PT: Michael Bay has a few words for worried fans -- releasing a statement moments ago in response to the outrage ... urging them to chill the hell out.

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Eric     

Micheal Bay makes the crappiest movies. All he cares about is special effects and explosions.

897 days ago
47.

cmd666    

why is this SOB(bay) destroying my childhood.

897 days ago
48.

Simon Phoenix    

I wont watch this movie. I think that Michael Bay destroyed the Transformers and will destroy the Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles as well. I have not watched movies that he is associated with since Transformers 1.The story is already there and already successful just stick with it rather than trying to be more creative in adapting it and (no pun intended) alienating your core audiences.

897 days ago
49.

imad    

I already want my 10 bucks back.

897 days ago
50.

Judith     

Wow! Who knew Cousin Oliver was such a bad ass!

897 days ago
51.

Richard    

Hey Green - Al Forest gump won best picture, so dont go throwing award winner cr@p at anyone. The problem with changing the story is the fans are going to reject it, just like they rejected the last airbender.

897 days ago
52.

Eeek!    

Bay should take his alien turtles and go back to cybertron.

897 days ago
53.

Mike    

Because Superman got bit by a radioactive spider and Batman's from another planet, Thor is the King of the sea and talks telepathically with fish, and Rorschach's invisible plane Transforms into a Delorean. Sheesh....

897 days ago
54.

Reuben    

and let me guess, they come from Cybertron.. Dont do it Bay!

897 days ago
55.

Woodrow    

Michael Bay is a horrible director. All his movies have sucked.

897 days ago
56.

harriet    

Michael Bay---Please don't. PLEASE DON'T!!!!!!!

897 days ago
57.

Mis    

HAHA Like in South Park when They raped Indiana Jones. Seeing the old TMNT Image just made me feel really old.

897 days ago
58.

Bobcat    

THE NEW MOVIE WILL NOT BE FOR US.
Any new movie will be made with the widest possible audience in mind, not just for the minority audience, veteran TMHT fans. The original series and comics will still be there, they won't vanish into the ether because Michael Bay is working on a new version.

897 days ago
59.

edswoggle    

I hate Michael Bay just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much.

897 days ago
60.

cat    

oh dear... that's the worst idea he ever came up with... he must have eaten too much pizza... TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!

897 days ago
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