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Someone Needs to Let Invader Zim Creator Jhonen Vasquez Make a TMNT Cartoon Immediately

Screengrab via YouTube
Screengrab via YouTube

Seriously. Watch this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles short by Vasquez, titled “Don vs. Raph,” which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. It combines Vasquez’s signature style with the turtles’ own brand of humor, creating a surprisingly awesome six-minute experience that could easily be expanded to a weekly TV series.

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The short features Donatello and Raphael duking it out over, well, reasons. I’m pretty sure even they’ve forgotten by the end of it. The battle starts with hours of fighting but quickly moves into more mundane competitions. You’ve got Tetris, Jenga, a bake-off, even a beauty contest. As the two heroes engage in competitive Double Dutch, Shredder himself calls off his upcoming invasion because, and I quote, “This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.”

Check it out here.

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I was laughing so hard through the whole thing. Splinter’s reactions are one of the highlights.

I enjoyed the voicework by the Workaholics guys too. They did pretty well.