You may not know the name, but you know the face: little-person actor Danny Woodburn, perhaps best known to comic-movie fans as Big Figure (small world!) in Watchmen, will now mentor the Ninja Turtles.
Does the casting of someone Woodburn’s size mean they intend to go practical with a rat-suit? Woodburn isn’t known for doing accents (nor martial arts, for that matter – if they were going for mo-cap, Martin Klebba would be the obvious choice), and Splinter is traditionally voiced to sound Japanese.
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