Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

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

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 Leonardo / ... (193 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Michelangelo / ... (193 episodes, 1987-1996)
Renae Jacobs ...
 April O'Neil / ... (190 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Donatello / ... (186 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Splinter / ... (180 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Additional Voices / ... (173 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Raphael / ... (170 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Krang / ... (142 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Shredder / ... (109 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Irma Langinstein / ... (82 episodes, 1988-1994)
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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>

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It was Peter Laird's idea to give the turtles different colored bandannas so audiences could tell them apart. See more »

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

Quotes

Leonardo: I think they're starting to tire.
Raphael: Great. In a few more hours, they'll barely be able to throw a car at us.
Michaelangelo: So, like, why don't we throw some trucks at them?
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The original animated series!
26 September 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series is one of My favorites of the 1980s animated programs. When it was on I watched it as much as I could! It has very good animation, cool characters, some humor, great music, and awesome action. The characters are really neat. All of the the Turtles are great, April is so good, Splinter is so spiritual, and Shredder is excellent. I loved how all of the characters have great personalities. In My opinion I don't think there will be a cartoon like this again because it was one of a kind! If you like the Turtles movies but never saw the series and are able to watch it on television or buy it on tapes then do so because the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon is a classic!


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