As is always the case with any franchise reboot, reaction to the newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has been plenty divided. The one thing everyone seems to agree on, though, is that the movie gets the turtle's personality and their camaraderie right. And that understanding of what's made the heroic turtles such fan favorites for decades now extends beyond the silver screen, too.
Paramount Pictures has created a sweeping art project called Legend of the Yokai, which has gathered together dozens of artists from all over the world to retell the story of these masked heroes as though it were old folklore, positioning the four fighters as defenders of a village overrun by a warlord and his monsters.
It's our pleasure to share some of this art with you, starting with the U.K.'s Matt Taylor's depiction of Leonardo. Here's the final version:
And here's some making-of shots that show the piece's development.
And for another cool piece of art from Paramount's Legend of the Yokai project, we turn to artist Nicolas Delort:
For more works from artists around the world, visit Legend of the Yokai.
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