Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Poster


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Mutant Turtles: Chôjin densetsu hen (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) (TV Series)
TMNT (2007)
Turtles Forever (2009) (TV Movie)

Version of 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (TV Series)
A video game version of the film.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) (Video Game)
A video game version of the film.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (1990) (Video)
A video game version of the film.
Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997) (TV Series)
A video game version of the film.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) (TV Series)
A video game version of the film.
TMNT (2007)
A video game version of the film.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (TV Series)
A video game version of the film.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) (Video Game)
A video game version of the film.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
A video game version of the film.

Remade as 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
New 2014 live-action remake of the original film

Edited into 

5 Second Movies: Ninja Turtles (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip


Frankenstein (1931)
When Raph take April to the sewer.
Taxi! (1932)
"You dirty rat!" (said in Cagney voice)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
When Raphael spotted April.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Casey Jones mentions it.
The Lone Ranger (1956)
The eye masks.
Gilligan's Island (1964) (TV Series)
Laugh-In (1967) (TV Series)
Leonardo: "Sock it to me, baby!"
The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
Casey refers to the farm as "The Farm That Time Forgot".
Rocky (1976)
Michelangelo mimics Rocky.
Wheel of Fortune (1983) (TV Series)
Michaelangelo mentions it.
Ghostbusters (1984)
In the opening report on crime, April O'Neil asks "Who we gonna call?"
Moonlighting (1985) (TV Series)
Donatello compares April and Casey's argument to the show.
Critters (1986)
Raphael watches this film in the cinema.
Saved by the Bell (1989) (TV Series)
The Elvis Presley statue in April's apartment is the same one from Screetch's parents house.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) (Video Game)

Referenced in 

Only Fools and Horses....: The Sky's the Limit (1990) (TV Episode)
Mike likens the drunken antics of Rodney, Jevon and Mickey to "Ninja Turtles".
L.A. Story (1991)
Cool Head: Episode #1.6 (1991) (TV Episode)
Phil Cool mentions a Geriatric Kung Fu Tortoise movie
Full House: Rock the Cradle (1991) (TV Episode)
Michelle guesses the film during a game of picture charades
Dinosaurs: The Howling (1991) (TV Episode)
Robbie has a Teenage Mutuant Ninja Caveman poster
To hok wai lung (1991)
Poster can be seen in Star Chow's bedroom
Troldspejlet: Episode #6.1 (1991) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Strictly Business (1991)
A variation of the title is mentioned.
Bernard and the Genie (1991) (TV Movie)
Leonardo shows up for a cameo.
3 Ninjas (1992)
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Kalabog en Bosyo (1994)
The characters of these movie are mentioned. While there is a cartoon TV series, this film is the one popular while thise movie was under production.
Cats Don't Dance (1997)
During the end credits, T.W. is seen starring in the movie, with a spoof of the movie poster.
Men in White (1998) (TV Movie)
TMNT surfing in space
7th Street (2002)
Hulk (2003)
Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004) (Video Game)
Sub-Zero's mask is identical to Shredder's.
Fellowship 9/11 (2004) (Short)
Michael interviews a Walmart employee about nunchuks being sold to turtles
Robot Chicken: S&M Present (2005) (TV Episode)
Joey Fatone kills the ninja turtle with Corey Feldman's voice
Drip (2005)
Dialogue discusses
Neighbours: Teenage Mutant Ninja Hurdles (2006) (TV Episode)
paraphrasing title & referenced by character Stingray
TMNT (2007)
Shedder helmet on shelf from the first movie. Most of second.
Eagle Eye (2008)
dvd cover shown as part of Jerry's life while at Circuit City
Nostalgia Critic: Surf Ninjas (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic addresses the criticism that "Surf Ninjas" ripped off "TMNT".
Ninjas vs. Zombies (2008)
Quote: "Ninjas?..Cowabunga..Those were turtles"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Brain (2009) (TV Episode)
James comments that the Brain is proof that an animatronic Krang would been possible to have been made for any of the first three Ninja Turtle movies.
Turtles Forever (2009) (TV Movie)
A photo-Op of the live-action Ninja Turtles are shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Villain Songs (2010) (TV Episode)
Image of The Shredder shown.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Poster is shown.
The Cinema Snob: The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
"Best hurry, Master Tatsu is getting away."
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Megamind (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses super-hero movies
Good Bad Flicks: Super Mario Bros (2011) (TV Episode)
Manny: Episode #1.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Trying to solve Yi-han's tortoise and hare riddle, consideration for the tortoise being a Teenage Mutant Ninja is considered
Hollywood's Top Ten: Alive and Kicking (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Nostalgia Critic: Moulin Rouge (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among the Critic's guilty pleasures.
Nostalgia Critic: Dunston Checks In (2012) (TV Episode)
Turtle with hat? Fools'em.
The Blockbuster Buster: ERod vs. Episode I, Vol. 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
seen among ERod's DVD collection
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Schwarzenegger Games (2012) (TV Episode)
AVGN says the Predator head resembles Casey Jones' mask
Demo Reel: The Review Must Go On (2013) (TV Episode)
"That's gonna cost ya, Tinkerbell."
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic regards the final fight in Suburban Knights to have a Ninja Turtles movie syndrome because the characters didn't just attack the villian all at once.
Board James: Dream Phone (2013) (TV Episode)
The DVD of this movie is seen behind Mike.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) (Video Game)
There is a mission called "Turtle Killer", where the hero has to kill four, pizza eating turtles in the sewers.
Bad Grandpa (2013)
A VHS tape of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) can be seen on the table when Billy is sitting on the bed.
Nostalgia Critic: Has CGI Gone Too Far? (2013) (TV Episode)
"You can't just take a Ninja Turtle and build Jabba the Hutt."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Good, the Bad and Casey Jones (2014) (TV Episode)
When Raphael is spotted on the roof by Casey, his movements closely parallel the rooftop ambush scene above April's shop in the 1990 Movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Disney Afternoon (2014) (TV Episode)
poster visible on Critic's wall
Clarence: Jeff's New Toy (2014) (TV Episode)
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles doll is spotted in Jeff's toy shelf.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
The Turtles battle Shredder on top of a rooftop, just like they did in 1990 film
Honest Trailers: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in quoted user comments
Half in the Bag: Into the Storm/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
Title mentioned in connection with New Line President Robert Shaye.
Epic Ink: It's Chi-Town, Baby! (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialog and a Donatello tattoo is shown on a customer's shoulder
Svédská trojka: Spider Dog! (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny Valda.
How It Should Have Ended: How Guardians of the Galaxy Should Have Ended (2014) (TV Episode)
Peter Quill discovers they made TMNT movies
Nostalgia Critic: Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
Robby Rist's role as Michelangelo was mentioned.
Nostalgia Critic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 (2015) (TV Episode)
references throughout
How It Should Have Ended: How Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Should Have Ended (2015) (TV Episode)
Citizens start to mutate into Ninja Turtles
Nostalgia Critic: Fantastic Four (2015) (TV Episode)
"They operate on Ninja Turtle logic, so trench coat and hat apparently covers it all up."
Ted 2 (2015)
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes at Comic Con are in the likeness of the Jim Henson Creature Shop designs seen in the first two TMNT movies.
You, Me and the Apocalypse: Home Sweet Home (2015) (TV Episode)
Paula shows Father Jude a picture of Jamie dressed as a mutant turtle. She mentions, "he was obsessed by them".
Nostalgia Critic: We Wish You a Turtle Christmas (2015) (TV Episode)
group photo of the turtles with "0 years alcohol abuse" appears
The Cinema Snob: 3 Dev Adam (2016) (TV Episode)
"Good, recruit Master Tatsu will bring the Foot Clan into this."
Blackcatloner: Yo, Adrian! It's the Rocky Retrospective, Y'know? (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner impersonates Michaelangelo's impersonation of Rocky at the beginning of the episode.
Phelous & the Movies: Janis/Jamie, the Little Pig (2017) (TV Episode)
VHS seen in background


The Bullwinkle Show (1960) (TV Series)
The Turtles are watching the Aesop and Son retelling of Tortise Beats Hare on April's TV.
Narc (1988) (Video Game)
Kid is playing arcade version in Foot hideout

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Misery/Hidden Agenda/Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) (TV Episode)
Cited in the segment on the violent and depressing movies children watch. Scenes include the murder of the ninja master.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert uses clips to introduce the "For Kids?" category, although Gene Siskel disliked the picture more than he.
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Footage from the film is used when Colt climbs the sewer.
House Party 3 (1994)
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Part 2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown and talked about.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Part 1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown and talked about.
Nostalgia Critic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Angry Video Game Nerd Rant (2008) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions reviewing all three TMNT films in a row.
Nostalgia Critic: 3 Ninjas (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Critters (2010) (TV Episode)
After Raphael sees Critters, he says, "where do they come up with this stuff?"
Familiar Faces: Familiar Faces #44: Battletoads Part 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips from this film are seen.
Nostalgia Critic: Little Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
The Foot Clan hideout is compared to the monsters' lair
Death Battle: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The Nostalgia Teen: Buddy (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips used to show puppets.
Nostalgia Critic: Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic playfully edits the movie around, imitating the awful editing of Blair Witch 2.
One Hit Wonderland: Take on Me (2012) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown when discussing Steve Barron.
Phelous & the Movies: TMNT: Coming Out of Their Minds! (2012) (TV Episode)
recalls the awesome way the costumes used to look
Phelous & the Movies: TMNT: Gettin' Down and Depressed in Your Town (2012) (TV Episode)
Raph wonders where they come up with this stuff
James & Mike Mondays: NES Golf (2012) (TV Episode)
Casey Jones - "I'll never call golf a dull game again".
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.8 (2014) (TV Episode)
Christopher H. Andersen looks at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys in the segment 'Legetøjszonen' + clip shown
Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Clips shown. Poster shown. The making of this movie is discussed.
Nostalgia Critic: Rise of the Commercials (2014) (TV Episode)
recalling the pristine puppeteering effects
Honest Trailers: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Seriesly: Dr. No (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Garfield the Movie (2015) (TV Episode)
"That would be like Shredder in the Ninja Turtles movie suddenly saying, 'I hate pizza.'"
Nostalgia Critic: When Are Critics Wrong? (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic points out how this movie is too odd to be a critical darling
Nostalgia Critic: Does PG Mean Anything Anymore? (2016) (TV Episode)
a kid-friendly film that pushed for its PG rating


Game of Death (1978)
Michelangelo and the Foot Ninja compare nunchuck skills like the scene where Billy Lo and Pasqual compare nunchuck skills before their face off.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Shredder is like Darth Vader. He wears a Samurai inspired helmet and talks in a deep, menacing voice. He even says "I am your father" in his speech to his gang. And Splinter is like Yoda. An elderly and wise mentor.

Spoofed in 

Bernard and the Genie (1991) (TV Movie)
David Forman who plays Leonardo appeared, credited simply as Ninja Turtle (though due to the kids toy seen earlier it is probably Leonardo) in Richard Curtis' christmas TV Movie Bernard and The Genie
Las caguamas ninja (1991) (Video)
The movie is a Ninja Turtles spoof. Plus, the '90 TMNT movie is specifically mentioned by the characters.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Weekday Afternoon Live (1992) (TV Episode)
Hampton and Dizzy review a spoof of the film in the segment "Samurai Film Critic".
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
One of the Merry Men impersonates a TMNT after knocking off an enemy.
Dogma (1999)
Sex, lögner & videovåld (2000) (Video)
A.k.a Jersey (2007) (Video)
dialog quoted in spoofing way
Epic Rap Battles of History: Artists vs. TMNT (2014) (TV Episode)
The turtles appear in their Jim Henson formations.

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