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Turtles Forever (2009)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  21 November 2009 (USA)
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet their match -- Literally! The modern, gritty Ninja Turtles must team up with their classic cartoon counterparts to stop two Shredders and their plans of multi-dimensional scale.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sinterniklaas ...
Leonardo (voice)
Vinnie Penna ...
Michelangelo (voice) (as Wayne Grayson)
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Donatello (voice)
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Raphael (voice) (as Greg Abbey)
Darren Dunstan ...
Splinter (voice)
Marc Thompson ...
Casey Jones (voice)
Veronica Taylor ...
April O'Neil (voice)
Scott Rayow ...
The Shredder / Ch'rell (voice) (as Scottie Ray)
Greg Carey ...
Hun (voice)
Karen Neil ...
Karai (voice)
Dan Green ...
Leonardo 1987 (voice)
Johnny Castro ...
Tony Salerno ...
Donatello 1987 (voice) (as Anthony Salerno)
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Raphael 1987 (voice)
David Wills ...
Splinter 1987 / Mirage Shredder (voice)
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An out of the ordinary encounter with strange alien ooze mutates four ordinary pet turtles Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello into talking, walking, fighting green machines! Together, these brothers train with the legendary sensei rat, Splinter, to master the martial art of Ninjitsu. In this truly turtle powered tale, the turtles from one dimension meet the turtles from another dimension when a teleporting mishap occurs. What the shell is going on? Together, the turtles must locate the Technodrome to fix this mess! Meanwhile, Shredder tracks down his counterpart, Ch'rell, who devises a master plan to travel back to the Prime Universe to get rid of the turtles once and for all! As worlds collide, the turtles come face to face with classic characters like Casey and April, and a slew of enemies including Krang, Hun, the Foot Soldiers, the Purple Dragons, Bebop and Rocksteady!

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Sometimes four ninjas just aren't enough!


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever  »

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Mirage Leonardo's dialogue and inner monologue features several lines borrowed directly from the very first issue of Eastman and Laird's 1984 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic:
  • "I cut two on the way down. Donatello takes out a third with his staff."


  • "Shredder, we are here, Shredder face us! Shredder do you fear us?"


  • "The Shredder...has been shredded."


  • "We are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We strike hard and fade away into the night."


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Quotes

The Shredder: Hun, my old friend.
Hun: You...
The Shredder: Having a bad day?
Hun: Look at what they've done to me. Accursed turtles!
The Shredder: Perhaps we have common cause once again, you and I. Yes?
Hun: ...Yes... Master.
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References Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) See more »

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Written by Jake Siegler, Alex Walker & Alex Charpentier
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Probably the best turtles film so far but inaccurate portrayals of the 80's team.
2 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having never even heard of this film until now (mid 2014) I took a chance and gave it a whirl. What I found was a highly enjoyable film that is obviously made for fans.

The plot is actually very, very good and ties in well with the concept of dimensions heavily used in the 80's series the action moves along smoothly although the screenplay will not win any awards.

Special mention must go to the re-creation of the 80's style animation which I have to say is scarily accurate and a joy to watch again!

The only two downside to this film is that the original voice actors of the 80's cartoon not be involved because of union disputes (and the sad passing away of James Avery (Uncle Phil/Shredder) means it can never be re-dubbed!) The second downer in the film is that the 80's turtles were portrayed far too goofily. It was a goof show yes,but having rewatched it recently I can honestly say that it was never as daft as is portrayed in Turtles Forever. Not disrespectful as they do have their great moments but there is just one too many obvious and unnecessary jibes.

To end of a positive note another special mention must go to the animation and portrayal of turtles Prime. The are absolutely BAD-ASS and although no real violence was shown they had the attitude and I'll be honest....I wouldn't hate seeing a whole series done in that fashion with maybe a bit more gore and adult themes because lets face it, the child fans of the 80's like me are all grown up now and the comic on which turtles prime was based was much more violent and gritty.

I enjoyed the computer animated TMNT film but I'd say this is a better film for the fans overall and is a hidden gem that really needs more advertising.

if you can look by the borderline rude treatment and inaccurate portrayal of the 80's turtles then you will enjoy it greatly!


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