Official Rules: You want a piece of Donnie? Facebook Contest

I had the pleasure of doing all the stunt sequences for Donatello in TMNT 2 & 3.

My pal Ernie Reyes, jr. did the stunts for the original film and Lief Tildon was the actor turtle in all three installments.  The legendary Rick Lyon (from Sesame Street fame) was the puppeteer responsible for the mechanics of the “animatronic turtle” and Corey Feldman came in during post production to record Donatello’s voiceovers.  So, there was a lot to Donnie.

Behind the scenes of TMNT 3

Unfortunately I do not have my entire suit — it was hanging at the now defunct Planet Hollywood in Bevelry Hills at one point, but I have no idea where it is now…maybe Arnold gave it to one of his kids?

But I do have the head and a neck/shoulder/upper chest piece — sorry not for sale or lend — my future kids would kill me if I lost it before they were born.

The suits were made of foam latex, so they weren’t made to last forever.  At some point it will either completely crumble to dust…leaving me the decision to restore it, permanently encapsulate it in acrylic, or preserve what’s left of it in it’s original state by air locking it.  I’m leaning towards keeping it “worn” and zen.

At the moment, there are pieces of the neck/shoulder/upper chest that are severely crumbling.  Instead of sweeping them up and trashing them, I thought a TMNT fan might really appreciate it for their collection.  There’s not going to be much (similar to the very small pieces of the Berlin Wall that were once available) .  Just about an inch of the costume really – but I can tell you it’s coming from the actual costume that I used in The Secret of the Ooze.  I’m happy to authenticate it with a certificate and autographed a TMNT behind the scenes photo for a fan.


Here’s how it’s going down:

1. No fee to enter.

2. On my Facebook Page,  post a PHOTO, a VIDEO, or ARTWORK created by you that pays homage to Donatello and/or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 – The Secret of the Ooze.

3. Winner #1:  The entree that has the most “like” votes at the end of the competition period wins the  “Piece of Donnie” package.

4. Winner #2: The entree that I subjectively choose to be my favorite entry also wins a “Piece of Donnie” package.

5. Contest ends and winners will be determined on July 1, 2010 at 5pm Pacific Time.


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Martial Artist, Stuntman, Action Choreographer, Celebrity Trainer, Entrepreneur.
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