If you grew up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles like I did you might remember this kick-ass panda that made it to the toy line back in the 90s. Unfortunately as cool as it was it never was featured in the cartoon series. Well, thanks to Gaelstone Media Group that Panda is getting his chance to shine in his own comic and animated series. So get ready because here comes Panda Khan!
Official Panda Khan Press Release:
ONTARIO, CANADA: Gaelstone Media Group, the studio known for the upcoming Amazon Prime Original Series Action Mice, announced its full acquisition of the classic 80s character Panda Khan. The iconic panda is well-known to nostalgia lovers who remember him as a regularly featured character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book crossovers. Toy collectors will recall that Panda Khan also made an appearance as an action figure in Playmates original TMNT toy line back in 1990. While the Panda Khan character is completely recognizable to Turtles fans and toy collectors of the 90s, he was never featured in the highly popular Ninja Turtles cartoon show.
“We at Gaelstone were so very fortunate to meet Dave Garcie and Monica Sharp, the amazingly kind and generous creators of such a timeless character,” says Jon Robert Bryans, CEO, Founder and Co-Creative Director of Gaelstone Media. “It was enormous for us, and we worked so hard to make it happen.”
Now in Gaelstone’s hands, the beloved character will experience a pop culture resurgence, with the company planning to place the panda in newly developed comic book and animated adventures.
“I wanted to grow the brand of Panda Khan into something it wasn’t the first time around, but deserved to be,” Jon Robert Bryans continues. “Panda Khan does come with pre-existing lore in the comic books, but we will be taking him in a slightly different direction with the animated series. We at Gaelstone Media have created a universe (not unlike the MCU Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Panda Khan was a perfect addition to our universe, The Anthroverse.”
The Background Of Panda Kahn (1990)
Watch out for that Bear Hug. Panda Khan is a descent from a race of mutant pandas from a thousand years into the future. There Panda Khan was the Samurai ruler of a genetically enhanced group of fighting bears. Looking for a great adventure Kan left on a Tong pirate ship. From there he traveled back in time to earth using the art of Ting Zing Pao. Once on Earth Khan teamed up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to help battle crime.
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Source: Gaelstone Media