I am proud to say that this has to be one of my absolute FAVORITE pieces I have worked on by far
It's been showing the Wizard of Oz on Cartoon Network this weekend, and as I was watching it for the most part (I was distracted on some things here and there), I just couldn't help but grasp the fact that what Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Lion desired for throughout the movie, very well connects with these charas. from TMNT Donnie being the scarecrow
Since the scarecrow wishes to have a brain, and Donnie's the brainy one of the group
and...well, aside from the Good Witch and the munchkins, the scarecrow is the very first character Dorothy meets, just like how Donnie and April had their first meeting....not a pleasant one, but still
and not to mention, when Dorothy says to the scarecrow at the end "I think I'll miss you most of all" just made me think of Donnie and April's close friendship too Mikey as the Tin Man
The Tin Man wishes to have a heart, right? well, even though Mikey can be quite a nuisance to his brothers, I feel they're all deeply aware of what Mikey does is to keep their spirits up high and make them really happy, because he deeply cares for his dear brothers and is very affectionate to them from time to time, so he truly has a big heart for his loved ones Raph as the lion
This one was rather...odd to be honest, seeing as the lion wishes to have courage, because he's a huge coward
but as I said before, I was just grasping some of the characteristics of what the charas desire in the movie, to match with how the charas of TMNT are like
and besides...maybe Raph may desire to gain the courage to conquer his fear of cockroaches?? sure why not
I'm sorry Raphie April as Dorothy
This one as actually my favorite connection. Dorothy wishes to go back home in Kansas. It also means that since she's in this whole different world, she misses her folks back home as well. April and Dorothy seem to be on the same boat here. The Kraang have been after her, as well as Karai when she attacked April in "Karai's Vendetta", thus resulting in her having to stay in their lair until the Kraang was history, so she was unable to go to school, see her friends, nor even be in the comfort of her own home, and as I said, wanting go home can also mean that you wish to be back with your family and loved ones, and that's also what April was feeling especially...well, STILL feeling, because she wants to be with her father again. Their reunion being so short when he got mutated and April hasn't seen him since. Even Dorothy felt that way when she was at Emerald City, how she missed her folks very much and wants to see them again terribly. So I find the connection between Dorothy and April to be quite mutual.Splinter as the Wizard of OZ
Wellp, not much to say, but that this was pretty obvious XD Splinter would be the Wizard, I can totally see him giving out words of wisdom to the turtles and April instead, in regards of what they desire ever-so much
heck Splinter could probably do that whole ritual thingy from TMNT 2003 when he goes to the Battle of Nexus! that can totally be April's one-way ticket back home, haha! Just a thought ya know Karai being the Wicked Witch of the West
Yup, totally saw this coming ya know, since Karai is such a badass
so she would totally be the Wicked witch Leo as the Glinda the Good Witch
I was giggling (STILL AM) when I thought of poor Leo as the Good Witch! being so cute in a tiara, wand, dressed in a pretty dress, and as an addition having longer more vibrant tails of his bandana, forming a big bow behind his head
he looks so kawaii though!
also, just being the kind, honorable soul that he is, he would make a good witch to help anyone in need
and because he and Karai are big time rivals, all the more reason to have both of them as the good and wicked witches, right? Ice Cream Kitty as Toto
No brainer for this one as well, Dorothy having a pet dog named Toto and all
so I went with the oh so adorable Ice Cream Kitty~!!
OKAY! well sorry for this HUMUNGOUSLY DETAILED Author's Comment, but I did it so you guys can further understand the meanings behind this piece, so for those who read all of this, I am so so sorry, but thank you for taking them time to read it~!
for that, here's a cake~!
and if there's like any error or something I have left out in this explanation, feel free to comment below regarding it! just NO FLAMES PLEASE!! THANK YOU~!!
Alright, hope you all like this~!