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)
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 April O'Neil / ... (190 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Splinter / ... (181 episodes, 1987-1996)
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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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For Season 4, 28 episodes were produced for syndication and 26 episodes were produced for CBS' "Kid TV" Saturday morning line up. However, 15 of the syndicated episodes never aired in 1990. The "European Vacation" episodes were not seen in the United States until USA Network started showing reruns in late 1993, and The Easter themed episodes, "The Turtles and The Hare" and "Once Upon A Time Machine" weren't seen until 1991. An easy way to tell that these are Season 4 episodes is: the original intro is used, title cards are used, Michelangelo uses his nunchucks, and the Technodrome is stuck on an asteroid in Dimension X. These episodes were delayed because of animation and schedule problems. See more »

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Leonardo: [Turtle Tips on organic gardens] Even small gardens help to refurbish the soil.
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Michaelangelo: Oh yuck. Dudes, if we're growing pizza toppings, how about organic marshmallows?
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Cowabunga! A memorable cartoon!
9 April 2004 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is very cool cartoon with the series about 4 turtles that get covered in ooze and become ninja mutants along with a guy the got turned into a rat. So now they fight crime on the streets of New York City against the evil Shredder and his two goons Rocksteady and Bebop.

Leonardo was the leader of TMNT. Donatello was the expert at machines and mechanical stuff. Raphael was the tuff one and the practical joker and Michaelangelo was the one who is the life of the party. Splinter thought them to become ninja superhero teens and also the turtles would get help from news reporter, April O'Neill. I thought James Avery did a good job at voicing the Shredder and so did Jim Cummings for the final seasons for this show. I also thought Barry Gordon did a good job at Donatello because I also liked Barry Gordon doing Razor from Swat Kats: Radical Squadron and the other voice actors were good too! I hope sooner or later they start making dvds of the complete episodes of every season this show had. I also enjoy the new series on Fox Box

BOTTOM LINE: GOOD SHOW!

User Rating: 9/10


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