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 »
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Mutant Turtles: Choujin Densetsu hen (Superman Legend) is a two-part OVA series from Japan based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show. In the first episode entitled "Super Dai Pinchu... See full summary »
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
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The Turtle's rival group of ninjas, "The Foot", are a tongue-in-cheek reference to the extremely popular four issue Wolverine limited series by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont. In that series, which had just been published when the Ninja Turtles first appeared, Wolverine was constantly dealing with a group of ninjas called "The Hand". See more »
The turtles are often referred to in the series as amphibians even though they are reptiles. See more »
[all the Turtles are tied up]
C'mon, figure a way out of this.
Are you kidding? Only the most skilled Ninja Master could get out these knots!
[Leonardo frees himself, then starts to cut Donatello loose]
Oh, hi, Leonardo.
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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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