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Directors:
Roy Burdine
Lloyd Goldfine (co-director)
Writers:
Kevin Eastman (character) &
Peter Laird (character) ...
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Release Date:
21 November 2009 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Sometimes four ninjas just aren't enough!
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Leonardo (voice)
Vinnie Penna ... Michelangelo (voice) (as Wayne Grayson)

Sam Riegel ... Donatello (voice)

Gregory Abbey ... 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 ... Michelangelo 1987 / Rocksteady (voice)
Tony Salerno ... Donatello 1987 (voice) (as Anthony Salerno)

Sebastian Arcelus ... Raphael 1987 (voice)
David Wills ... Splinter 1987 / Mirage Shredder (voice)
Rebecca Soler ... April O'Neil 1987 (voice)
Load Williams ... Shredder 1987 (voice)
Braford Cameron ... Krang / Bebop / Mirage Michelangelo (voice)
Jason Griffith ... Mirage Leonardo (voice) (as Adam Caroleson)
Christopher C. Adams ... Mirage Donatello (voice)
Sean Schemmel ... Mirage Raphael (voice)
Bruce Falk ... (voice)
Matthew Piazzi ... (voice) (as Matthew Plazza)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Eastman ... Himself (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Laird ... Himself (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Burdine 
Lloyd Goldfine (co-director)
 
Writing credits
Kevin Eastman (character) &
Peter Laird (character)

Robert David (screenplay) (as Rob David) &
Matthew Drdek (screenplay) &
Lloyd Goldfine (screenplay)

Produced by
Frederick U. Fierst .... executive producer
Lloyd Goldfine .... supervising producer
Norman J. Grossfeld .... executive producer
Alfred Kahn .... executive producer
Sarah C. Nesbitt .... producer
Gary Richardson .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
Richard Kronenberg (post editing)
 
Production Management
Abraham Lopez .... senior production manager
 
Art Department
Mike Borkowski .... storyboard artist
Andrew Bradshaw .... storyboard artist
Reginald Butler .... color supervisor
Rick Hoberg .... storyboard artist
Larry Houston .... storyboard artist
Edward Laroche .... storyboard artist
Erik Larsen .... art contributor
Mark Martin .... art contributor
Will Meugniot .... storyboard artist
Ken Mitchroney .... art contributor
Ed Nebres .... storyboard artist
Abigail Nesbitt .... storyboard artist
Matthew Peters .... storyboard artist
Mitch Rochon .... sheet timing
Dave Rodriguez .... storyboard artist
Rafael Rosado .... storyboard artist
Thomas Ryder III .... storyboard artist
Bob Suarez .... storyboard artist (as Robert Suarez)
Clint Taylor .... storyboard artist
Jimmy Tran .... background color artist
Jose Velasco .... storyboard artist
Darcy Vorhees .... storyboard artist
Michael Wetterhahn .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Dominick Barbera .... sound effects editor
Jon Dickson .... sound designer
David Leaver .... foley engineer
Joseph Shalack .... ADR Engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Paul J. Baccash .... animation
Robert J. Bruce .... animation
Kana Hashimoto .... graphics
Ryan Kelly .... effects supervisor
Jennifer Obrotka .... graphics
 
Animation Department
Christopher Beaumont .... background painter
Richard Bowman .... sheet timing
Andrew Bradshaw .... background designer
Elliot Byrne .... background designer
Keith Conroy .... design supervisor
Amanda Dacn-Ruller .... background painter
Barbara Dourmashkin .... sheet timing
Keith Gardiner .... background designer
Michael Impollonia .... design coordinator
Joe Infurnari .... background painter
Gideon Kendall .... background designer
J.K. Kim .... sheet timing
Danny Kimanyen .... character designer
Ray Kosarin .... sheet timing
Carl Li .... color assistant
Emilio Lopez .... character colorist
Emilio Lopez .... character designer
Grace Lu .... background painter
Michel Lyman .... sheet timing
Adrian Marquez Barrios .... character designer
Ron Myrick .... sheet timing
Bob Nesler .... sheet timing
Khary Randolph .... character designer
Matthew Robinson .... background designer
Darcy Vorhees .... storyboard artist
Woody Yocum .... sheet timing
 
Music Department
Michael Brady .... music editor
Michael Brady .... music producer
 
Other crew
Jon Dickson .... voice director
Darren Dunstan .... voice director
Le Kecia Gray .... production assistant
Peter Laird .... creative director
Eric Stuart .... voice director
 
Thanks
Dan Berger .... special thanks
Ryan Brown .... special thanks
Dean Clarrain .... special thanks (as Steve Murphy)
Michael Dooney .... special thanks
Roland Gonzalez .... special thanks
Steve Lavigne .... special thanks
Jim Lawson .... special thanks
Rosemary Reeve .... special thanks
Stan Sakai .... special thanks
Eric Talbot .... special thanks (as Eric Talbolt)
 

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Also Known As:
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever" - USA (series title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Trivia:
When the turtles first arrive in the 1987 dimension, all the background characters were taken directly from the first episode, Turtle Tracks. Among them including Bebop and Rocksteady before they were turned into mutants and April's friend Irma. Several stores and buildings from the series, such as Channel 6, Ninja Pizza and Ninja Dentist, are also visible.See more »
Quotes:
Mirage Michelangelo:So, you're supposed to be us from other worlds... I don't see it.
Mirage Donatello:What's with the multi-coloured headbands?
Mirage Raphael:Heh, sellouts.
Raphael:Uh, well...
[points at the 87' Turtles]
Raphael:Check out the initialized belt buckles on these yahoos.
Michelangelo 1987, Donatello 1987, Raphael 1987:Hey!
Raphael:How lame can a turtle get, am I right?
[Mirage Raphael pins Raphael's arm behind his back and kicks him]
Raphael:OW! Geez, what a hardcase.
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Back To The SewerSee more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
the last word on the lean green fighting machines (?), 21 November 2009
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

I was a kid when the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series came out. I was, to put it lightly, a fan, as well as for the first two theatrical movies. It's this young-inner- fanboy that had a "Cowabunga!" at the news that they would be brought back for one time only to the new 21st century show. I thought it would be just one episode, but as it turns out it's really a fond goodbye (for at least now) to the franchise of cartoons. It's premise brings both universes, and then some, together like this: a trans-dimensional portal has opened thanks to 1988 turtles bringing them into the 2003 turtle universe, and with them the Technodrome and Shredder and Krang the brain. But as it turns out, the Shredder from the new 2003 show - not really called Shredder but something like Ch'rell, comes back to life and plans to wreak total havoc on not just the turtles present but ALL of the turtles from the dimensions and incarnations by going to the source: the original Eastman-Laird comic- verse.

Yeah, it sounds confusing, and a little too geeky to get into, but somehow it works. It should be interesting to see the reactions from fans of the 2003 animated series, or just younger folks, who aren't as familiar with the 80's animated series let alone the original comics. It's a blast from the past though, and the kind of movie that would probably be interesting to watch with young kids with their parents who may have grown up on the show themselves. We get the wacky (and sometimes just stupid and goofy) antics of the old turtles, but contrasted with the self-serious newer turtles (who do have their own merits as a ninja-style show) it makes a lot more sense and the two even compliment each other. It's like watching an awesome evolution given homage and a new creative story like something out of Roger Rabbit: what happens if the entire dimensions are destroyed by means of cutting off the source? Everything, it would seem, would just disappear.

There's plenty of solid action, corny one-liners, and some genuinely funny scenes (my favorite was the old-school April having to be saved by a banana monster, among other creatures), put against a backdrop of cool animation, and some mocking of both young and old. It works, more or less, as its own self-contained movie, and as a lasting tribute to the boys in green.

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