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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


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."

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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maybe he plans to use the Utrom for this movie who are an alien race and one of them was the shredder and they created the mutagenic ooze, all of this from the 2003 tmnt cartoon series, though personally i'm a fan of the happening of the 1987 animated series turtles over all else live action or other wise

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Somehow, I doubt that this "actor" will be working on this movie - or any other movie within a 1000 miles of Hollywood - anytime soon.

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Someone PLEASE kill Michael Bay. Kill it with fire!

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TMNT live-action flicks are sodomizing the original comic books in the name of selling more toys

Is this guy for real?

945 days ago

Cat Nance    

Wow! Really I grew up watching TMNT & how in the hell are you going to change it like that? Its ridiculous! And to tell the fans to chill the hell out wow you dont want to many people watching your dumb ass movie huh?!?

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I seriouslt doubted that new Turtle movies will be a hit. I agree with Mr. Rist.

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Turtles from outer space? First of all, just the sound of that is stupid because turtles are obviously Earth creatures. I know this because I live on Earth and I have seen turtles here before. Second of all, THERE IS NO PIZZA IN OUTER SPACE.
Psh. I already hate this movie. No chance will I even bother to rent it for free on Netflix...

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Hey Mike, why dont u leave the Turtles alone! U got ur way with Transformers and even that Battleship game u turned in2 a movie! But this is crossing the line! Whats next? Redoing Pearl Harbor so the Japs r really from outer space instead of just being from another country 2!

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We all know that there is no originality in hollywood anymore. So their answer is to take established storylines and flip them over and call it original. If they're going to take other people's ideas, at least keep them intact. I'm done paying to see them ruin all of my childhood memories. Michael Bay is a conceited, self absorbed ass that thinks he's some sort of genius. Yea he does have cool special effects, but that doesn't make up for the stories he ruins.

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How about no, mister Bay, okay? You don't get to take a dump on my childhood and then turn around to tell ME to chill out. You've gone too far now, and must be put to sleep.

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Kim B    

Guys, Robbie Rist was the voice actor for all three live action movies. He's even got a Registerd icon next to his name in the ending credits of the 3rd movie. He knows what the **** he's talking about. Bay is going to**** this all up. Just because Eastman/Laird sadly sold the rights to the franchise for a paltry $40 million or so, Nickelodeon and ay think they can **** with the series however they want with no consequences to be had. **** that! Enough people can make a stink about the ME3 ending to have Bioware potentially change the ending at a later date, we can voice enough noise to throw Bay's STFU to fans back in his ****ing face! #TMNT 4 life, bitches!

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Mr. JFK    

Let me guess...knowing Michael Bay and the agenda, Raphael will probably be talkin' jive and saying "Fo Shizzle my nizzles" and "Where my ninjas at?". That will probably be the tag line. "We some real ninjas." "Ninja please." Casey Jones will probably be cast as a black guy and he'll end up in a dress for some reason. April will work for Fox News. The acting will be like Big Time Rush. They'll probably form a boy band and be on stage with Lady Gaga. She'll cover one eye somehow and the turtles will throw up the devil horns. The Bow staff will probably be used in a suggestive way. They'll probably end up in Egypt with the pyramids. And I bet they go back up for the whole rising subliminal. Oh and they have to include the twin towers for the 911 subliminal. I got ya Micheal Bay! #MrJFK

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