Cowabunga Dudes! With the new TMNT movie headed to theaters, we're comparing it to the original series that started it all!

Growing up, I LOVED the Ninja Turtles. In fact, if we are being completely honest, I had a huge crush on Raphael, (the one with the red mask and bad attitude.) Apparently I had a thing for cocky boys with attitude at the ripe old age of 3. Following the success of the comic books and the cartoon series, there came a string of 90's classic movies. I'll admit, the costumes for the turtles were a tad cheesy, but that's what made the movies so great!

Now, movie mogul, Michael Bay is putting his spin on the teenage mutants, with a reboot set to hit theaters August 8th, 2014. As you might expect, Bay is putting his unique spin on the flick. (In other words, look forward to alot of production and special effects.) When asked his thoughts on the reboot, Peter Laird, one of the original creators of the series, had this to say about Bay's version of the turtle crew:

"I was impressed with what I saw of the production values -- if nothing else, it looks like the new TMNT movie will have a lot of stuff going on and looking good (that toppling tower, for example) -- but the changes to the basic design of the Turtles seemed to me to fall into the "fixing what is not broken" category. It's altogether possible that, in the context of this new movie, these designs will work well and not seem so odd, but I still point to what Jim Henson's "Creature Shop" team did with their rendering of the Turtles in rubber and paint as the best translation (in live action, anyway) of the Turtles as Kevin Eastman and I created them."

As a refresher, here's the original Ninja Turtles cartoon intro.

What do you think of the new trailer for the Michael Bay version? Tweet me, @DaniOnUS105!