In this live-action TV series, the Turtles are older than in the movies or cartoon, and are joined by a fifth, female Turtle. "Venus De Milo" mutated with the other 4 Turtles but was washed... See full summary »
Mitchell A. Lee Yuen,
This show tells the adventures of four turtles who were transformed into humanoids by a strange ooze and were trained as ninja by a human martial arts master, Hamato Yoshi, who was changed into a humanoid rat, Splinter, by the same substance. Together with the intrepid reporter, April O'Neil, they fight against the threats against the world, like Shredder and Krang. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The producers tried to get the voice actors to be a little more serious in their performance since comic book on which the series is based was serious. But the voice actors would have so much fun recording together that they played up the comedic aspects of their characters. Also, most of the voice cast had young children and they wanted them to be able to enjoy the show. See more »
In many of the earlier episodes, a specific turtle's line would come out of the wrong character's mouth (i.e., Leonardo speaking with Raphael's voice). See more »
Rupert The Turtle:
When that thing gets close to capacity... Kabloo-hoo-hoo-hooey!
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This was probably the cartoon that saved the animation of the 90s from being really awful. The last of the great, great 80s cartoons.
Great writing, great characters, voice talent, stories, humour. This is only reiterated by its long running air time in syndication, and its slot on CBS Saturday morning.
I remember the syndicated episodes and the CBS episodes being slightly different.
Now for my real beef: Don't be fooled by the remakes and redoings, live-action, animated or otherwise of TMNT that you see now a days. They're all INFERIOR products compared to the original 80s cartoon. If you want to see the quality that was TMNT...you must see the 1987 syndicated and CBS series.
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