„Last month at San Diego Comic-Con, I fulfilled my childhood (and let’s be honest, current) dream of stepping inside a NickToon. In Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR Interview Experience, I interacted with turtles Mikey and Donnie — voiced live by series talent Brandon Mychal Smith and Josh Brener, respectively.
I stood against a green screen, selected an avatar (I chose Arnold from Hey Arnold!), put on an Oculus Rift headset and was transported onto a New York City rooftop. I inhabited a 3D form, but as I looked ahead, I saw two 2D turtles. I interviewed the characters in real time, and their movements perfectly corresponded to their answers — there was no discernible lag.”
To introduce its new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Nickelodeon couldn’t have asked for a better venue than Comic-Con 2018. The network used VR and Adobe Character Animator CC to immerse attendees in the turtle’s world, transporting them to a rooftop in New York City where they interacted live with two of the beloved characters, Michelangelo and Donatello, in real-time.