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 / ... (191 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Splinter / ... (181 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Raphael / ... (170 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Krang / ... (152 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Shredder / ... (106 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Irma Langinstein / ... (81 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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At the time the show was developed only 11 issues of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's Mirage comics were published. These were the only issues of volume 1 where they worked together with intense collaborative effort, where both would work together on each bit of story and have to agree to. So after intense deadlines and a rising franchise that required a lot of time, they decided they will be alternating books - (Peter would do #12, Kevin will do #13, and so on). See more »

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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 »

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April O'Neil: For some people, it's an improvement!
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Composed by Chuck Lorre and Dennis C. Brown
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COWABUNGA! PIZZA TIME!
18 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of the better cartoons of the 1980s and a pop culture classic, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is one of the more brillant series to ever air on Saturday mornings. It may not be as good as other 1980s animated actions shows such as THUNDERCATS, but it still is better than the other 1980s cartoons that dominated the airwaves thanks to the amazing voice talent and surprisingly good animation. The story lines were a tad lame at times, though nobody expects great storytelling from a show about turtles that live in a sewer and eat pizza. Still popular today, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES returned to television in a new series in 2003 that currently airs on Fox, although it is not nearly as good as the original.


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