In addition to creating a variety of photorealistic environments for the film, ILM was charged with bringing TMNT’s four eponymous characters — Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello — their sensei and adoptive father, Splinter, and their nemesis Shredder to life for a combined 43 minutes of screen time.

To do so, ILM developed and deployed ILM Muse, the highest resolution, most flexible facial performance capture system produced to date.

Director
Jonathan Liebesman
ILM Visual Effects Supervisor
Pablo Helman
Co-VFX Supervisor
Robert Weaver
Associate Animation Supervisor
Tim Harrington
Associate Animation Supervisor
Aaron McBride
Associate Animation Supervisor
Kevin Martel
Senior Art Director
Susan Greenhow