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Paramount Arranges a Special Screening of NINJA TURTLES for a Lifelong Fan with MD

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Whatever your feelings are towards the film, Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a hit. Audiences are packing screenings from coast to coast, helping the Turtle reboot power to nearly $120 million in domestic ticket sales and close to $200 million in global earnings. Fans heading to movie theaters are having a lot of fun. But one fan who was unable to make the trek to a cineplex was given some help from Paramount Pictures.

Reddit user Harpster604 shared this story, stating that his cousin – a huge TMNT fan— suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and is confined to a hospital bed. It prevents him from getting to a theater to see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in a multiplex, surrounded by fellow fans. Understanding the power of the Reddit community, Harpster started asking around. He explains:

I decided to message the r/movies mods beforehand to see if this was appropriate, and to my surprise one of the mods, /u/kleinbl00, knew someone who had worked on the movie and offered to help out!”

And help out, they did. An iPad arrived with a copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ready for viewing. The following images were shared via Imgur. They show an official Paramount masthead, a handwritten letter, and a heartbreaking image of a strong Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan smiling from a major accomplishment. 

What a great trend this has become. Recently, Marvel went out of its way to secure a private screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for Bill Mantlo, co-creator of Rocket Raccoon who, also, was unable to see a finished film in a theater?


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    • harpster604

      He has MD (Muscular Dystrophy) not MS.

      • Snackbar

        Thanks Harpster! Sorry for the error, it has been corrected. If you’re the same Harpster604 that set this up, you are an amazing person. The world needs more good guys!

        • harpster604

          Thanks for the kind words!

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