TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III
The Turtles have defeated their nemesis Shredder but are still forced to hide in the depths of the subway system. April brings them gifts to cheer them up and one of them is a time traveling device which takes the turtles and April back to the legendary and deadly samurai feudal Japan. They train to perfect the art of becoming one, fight to free the village by causing an uprising, and find a way home.
Paige reprised her role as April O’Neil. In the film, April is temporarily transported to feudal Japan, forcing the Turtles to travel back in time to rescue her. She gets to fight alongside her friends and deliver scorching wisecracks.
TRIVIA & FACTS
- Based on the comic book characters the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
- It is the second sequel to the 1990 live-action “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” film.
- The concept for this movie is loosely based on a story called “Masks” from issues #46 and #47 of the original Mirage comics. The story features the Turtles and Renet traveling back to Feudal Japan to fight an evil shogun and engage in samurai battles.
- Debuted at No.1 at the box office and made twice its production budget.
- Having difficulty juggling both “ALL MY CHILDREN” and the bodacious TMNT franchise, Paige permanently left the role of Melanie Cortlandt and reprised her role as April O’Neil for the third installment, “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III”.
It won a Blimp Award during the Kid’s Choice Awards for Favorite Animal Star.
“It had to break down sometimes. So, every once in a while, one of the Turtles’ faces would freak out. I mean, it would make really funny faces out of control. Or one of the guys in the suits would go ‘It’s not happening.’ Like, it just wouldn’t move. You would hear somebody talking, but the face wouldn’t be responding to you.” – Paige Turco
“I tripped quite a bit. The Turtles had marks that were elevated off the floor because they couldn’t see them. You know, they saw out of little slits. So, I tripped a lot.” – Paige Turco
“I want to make my next film with humans.” – Paige Turco