Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV Series  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 19,260 users  
Reviews: 63 user | 29 critic

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 28 May 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 18 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1996   1995   1994   1993   1992   1991   … See all »
5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from an uprising criminal gang of ninjas.

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director: Stuart Gillard
Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Four ninja turtles, mutated by a mysterious alien substance, must rise up out of the sewers and defend their city against evil forces from both the past and present.

Stars: Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti
Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

Stars: Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker
The Transformers (1984–1987)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two opposing camps of alien transforming robots fight in a war that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

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 »

Stars: Jarred Blancard, Mitchell A. Lee Yuen, Dean Choe
DuckTales (1987–1990)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern
X-Men (1992–1997)
Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

Stars: Cedric Smith, Cathal J. Dodd, Alyson Court
TMNT (2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it.

Director: Kevin Munroe
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Mako, Chris Evans
The Smurfs (1981–1990)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss
Animation | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Shunji Taiga
Stars: Daiki Nakamura, Toshiharu Sakurai, Hiroyuki Shibamoto
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Leonardo / ... (193 episodes, 1987-1996)
...
 Michelangelo / ... (193 episodes, 1987-1996)
Renae Jacobs ...
 April O'Neil / ... (190 episodes, 1987-1996)
...
 Donatello / ... (186 episodes, 1987-1996)
Peter Renaday ...
 Splinter / ... (181 episodes, 1987-1996)
...
 Raphael / ... (170 episodes, 1987-1995)
...
 Krang / ... (145 episodes, 1987-1996)
...
 Shredder / ... (118 episodes, 1988-1995)
...
 Shredder / ... (109 episodes, 1987-1993)
Jennifer Darling ...
 Irma Langinstein / ... (80 episodes, 1988-1994)
Edit

Storyline

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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(193 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer David Wise admitted that he preferred and always wanted the show to have the serious action oriented tone of the last 3 seasons. He pointed out that Season 1 had a perfect balance of real drama and humor and that Season 2 is when the show started going in a more humor driven direction. However, he did not enjoy working on the final 2 seasons because of network meddling. See more »

Goofs

The turtles are often referred to in the series as amphibians even though they are reptiles. See more »

Quotes

Dask: They're Krang's Stone Warriors from Dimension X. They're bad.
Raphael: Uh yeah, I guessed that. You got any weapons on those hot rods?
Dask: Of course, they're required by law.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

One of the greatest shows of all time.

As a kid, this was one of the greatest TV series of all time. Everything about it was fresh and original; nowadays, cartoons (and other TV shows) copy other shows. Leonardo was always my favorite because he was the mature, leadership-involved turtle. I miss it not being on the air. This show, the Transformers, G.I. Joe, and X-Men were the best cartoons.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Michaelangelos Grappling Hook. richard_54
In your opinion has this show aged well? diplomat_3
Mona Lisa Forgotten_Hero
TMNT cartoon for adults Nicksolo85
What happened to Shedder/Krang? dja7316
Wow! An episode of the OT in which a turtle actually uses his weapon foreignlanguageenthusias
Discuss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page