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TF1 | “French studio brings Ninja Turtles back in 3D”

7 August 2023

Mikros Animation teams on TV! Joining Jeff Rowe on a duplex from Los Angeles, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles teams appeared on the 1pm news on TF1 :

In all, 500 designers worked on the film for over two years. It was a long and meticulous process, sometimes taking several days to complete for a single special effect. “It can be a day for some shots, or a week or two for a second or two of animation,” says Kévin Simorre, lead of special effects at Mikros Animation.

“In terms of style, we had to have something close to a teenager’s drawing done at the bottom of a page, something very dynamic, very spontaneous,” he described.

French know-how immediately appealed to American Ninja Turtles director Jeff Rowe. “French designers are the best artists in the world. They understand the style and movement of the characters,” he explained.

See the full report here.