Paramount Pictures Project Asks Artists to Reimagine Ninja Turtles As Kappa

posted on by Bamboo Dong

Paramount Pictures has asked artists from all over the world to contribute to its Legend of the Yokai project, which features the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as inspired by kappa, water-dwelling yokai often found in Japanese folklore.

Here's the copy describing the project:

Long before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles captured the hearts of people around the world, there were the Kappa Yokai, mythical creatures summoned by the spirits of honour, wisdom, courage and brotherhood. The Legend of the Yokai is an exhibition of global artists, featuring pieces inspired by these principles and the four heroes that embody them.

While the website is still being updated with more artwork, here are some of our early favorites:

By Hawk

By Coke Navarro

By Tomer Hanuka

By Sonya Suhariyan

By Diego L. Rodriguez

For more, check out the project's website.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the tip!

[Via Ain't It Cool News]

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