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- 1 Artists Responsible for Different Character Designs
- 2 Comment
- 3 Boxer?
- 4 1987
- 5 Template
- 6 KMRG
- 7 Portable Computer
- 8 Fair use rationale for Image:April 05.jpg
- 9 Was April O'Neil originally Black?
- 10 Fair use rationale for Image:Prequel4.jpg
- 11 Porn actress?
- 12 Rename page
- 13 Requested move 7 April 2015
- 14 some more illustations for different incarnations would come in handy
Artists Responsible for Different Character Designs
More than an accounting of every episode of the comics and cartoons this character has been included in, I think it would be great to know what real people were involved in creating the designs for each of the very distinct phases the character has gone through. We know that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were responsible for the original design in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles v1 #2 that looked like Amy Madigan in Streets of Fire, with a painted depiction of the same by Richard Corben, but beyond that everything seems to be lumped together under the label "character design" with many different artists credited.
In particular, I would like to know who designed the April O'Neil character for the 1987 cartoon. For all the different depictions, that yellow jumpsuited, Titian haired design seems to be the most iconic (recognized immediately by the general public). There are, however, eight individuals credited for character design on that first episode of the cartoon. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:03, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
- April O'Neil is an integral character to one of the most signifigant pop culture phenomonas of the eighties and early nineties. Even if she wasn't a queen of Spain she is notable enough to keep an entry. If Final Fantasy gets to have every minute detail of every game in the series there then April should at least get a standard entry. If anything this needs to be redone, some parts are really redundant and poorly written and there is barely anything mentioned about the character from the source material instead this seems entirely focused on the cartoon character. Stranger Dan
Okay, I know I'm the one who suggested that the article should be expanded but this is just overkill now. This isn't supposed to be an April O'Neil fansite this is just supposed to be a simple encyclopedia entry. There are way too many images and some of them are kind of creepy. Look at some other comic book character entries or any other entry for a fictional character of other mediums. You'll see that none of them have a fan art section. This is because fan art doesn't belong here. Furthermore this obsession with the one episode furry version of her is just plain unsettling not to mention not signifigant or important to the article in any way.--Stranger Dan 17:33, 2 September 2005 (UTC)
"In 1987, having been employed at Channel 6 for less than a year, April was reporting on a series of thefts of high-tech scientific equipment, apparently by ninja, (ostensibly components Shredder was securing for use in the Technodrome) when she came under attack by a gang of punks."
It must mean the 1987 cartoon. They never said which year it was in the cartoon. And April celebrated one year at Channel 6 during season 3 (the episode "Invasion of the Turtle Snatchers"), not during season one.
This article may need a template, but the date of birth of all the characters is officially unknown. --PJ Pete
Was KMRG the call letters of any station the O'Neil worked for? --SparqMan 19:02, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
In the 1987 cartoon series, her portable computer was an old one from the 80s where the screen's background is black while the wording she types in is in a certain colour when back then, computers had a colour restriction. In the 2003 cartoon series, her portable computer was a modern type where the Internet can be accessed, and the in-screen is multi-coloured. --PJ Pete
Fair use rationale for Image:April 05.jpg
Image:April 05.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in Wikipedia articles constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.
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Was April O'Neil originally Black?
I heard a rumor that April O'Neil was originally intended to be African American. I see her first original appearances she has different prominent features. Maya Levy 01:43, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
- All TMNT comics prior to the animated series' first air date quite clearly depict a swarthy woman with features that hint at her being Black (e.g. full lips; a curly hairstyle, possibly the then-popular Jheri curl). Have Eastman and Laird themselves wrote this off on the record as purely coincidental?Kuahmel (talk) 07:08, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
- Update: I found a blog in which the writer talks to creators Eastman and Laird about April's look in the early Mirage comics. Eastman says that he thought of her as a fair-skinned Black woman like her namesake (and his first wife) April Fisher. The last name O'Neil and the later comic/other media look as a white redhead was Laird's vision. Eastman's drawing was what we saw due to his being better at drawing women. Source? http://the-5th-turtle.blogspot.com/2007/12/pieces-of-april.html?showComment=1199129280001. Kuahmel (talk) 03:01, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Fair use rationale for Image:Prequel4.jpg
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This is a character for a childrens tv show, should there really be a link to a page on the porn star of the same name? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 08:53, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
- Well the actress's stage name is also April O'Neil which she chose as a homage to this character. --Nikolai508 (talk) 13:51, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
Regarding this issue, I believe that since Wikipedia is not censored (ie, regarding this type of content, "being objectionable is generally not sufficient grounds for removal"), and the fact that, well, the porn actress's name is "April O'Neil", the hatnote is appropriate. Canuck89 (chat with me) 22:48, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
Shouldn't we rename this page April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and have April O'Neil link to the disambiguation page to keep in line with the other Ninja Turtles pages? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:04, 26 March 2015 (UTC)