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Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation 

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (original title)
In this live-action TV series, the Turtles are older than in the movies or cartoon, and are joined by a fifth, female Turtle. "Venus De Milo" mutated with the other 4 Turtles but was washed... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jarred Blancard ...  Michaelangelo 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Mitchell A. Lee Yuen Mitchell A. Lee Yuen ...  Raphael 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Dean Choe Dean Choe ...  Raphael 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Richard Yee ...  Donatello 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Gabe Khouth ...  Leonardo 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Nicole Parker ...  Venus De Milo 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Kirby Morrow ...  Michaelangelo 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Matt Hill ...  Raphael 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Jason Gray-Stanford ...  Donatello 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Michael Dobson ...  Leonardo / ... 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Lalainia Lindbjerg ...  Venus De Milo 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Shishir Inocalla Shishir Inocalla ...  Venus De Milo / ... 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Fiona Scott Fiona Scott ...  Splinter 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Stephen Mendel ...  Splinter 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Larry Lam Larry Lam ...  Leonardo / ... 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Geoff Wong Geoff Wong ...  Donatello 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ...  Michaelangelo 17 episodes, 1997-1998
Gerald Wong Gerald Wong ...  Dragonlord 17 episodes, 1997-1998
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ...  Dragonlord 17 episodes, 1997-1998
Adam Behr Adam Behr ...  Wick 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Bill Terezakis Bill Terezakis ...  Wick 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Patrick P. Pon Patrick P. Pon ...  Shredder 11 episodes, 1997-1998
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In this live-action TV series, the Turtles are older than in the movies or cartoon, and are joined by a fifth, female Turtle. "Venus De Milo" mutated with the other 4 Turtles but was washed away with the current in the sewer into New York's Chinatown before Splinter came across the turtles. After learning the Shinobi arts in China for 17 years, Venus has returned to New York. The Turtles are now faced with new villains such as Dragon Lord, Bonesteel and Vam Mi. Written by Venus De Milo <venus__de__milo@hotmail.com>

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English

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation See more »

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| (26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Saban Entertainment came in with Fox Kids and Fox broadcasting after plans to make the Next Mutation movie fell through. When Saban and Fox asked co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird how they could make this project different, they mentioned the idea for a fifth turtle. Saban liked it but, insisted that the fifth turtle had to be female or they wouldn't green light the show. Laird, never a big fan of the male fifth turtle idea, very reluctantly agreed to add a fifth turtle since the original cartoon was ending and without a TV project Mirage Studios would need to downsize. See more »

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In most driving scenes you see Leonardo start to drive the hummer but Michelangelo is the one driving when they are on the street. See more »

Connections

Follows Mutant Turtles: Chôjin densetsu hen (1996) See more »

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A fun try
20 January 2004 | by samgamgee1985See all my reviews

This show suffers from what people refer to as the Saban Touch, but even if it does have poor effects and tired stories, it did serve as a fun, unique installment in the TMNT franchise. It may not be better than the old show, it's certainly not better than the new one, and the first two movies could be considered leaps ahead of this, but for a group of people who like their cheesy monster men made of rubber and silly fun, this show does bring out the inner child. Besides, the writing was good and funny, the voices of the characters worked well, and the action was a cut above other Saban series. It's darker than Power Rangers, but still completely child friendly. While many complain about Venus, I thought she was a good addition, if only for that show. She added a fun element that many TMNT fans secretly thought should be there, which was a female turtle. I mean, come on, what fanboy could honestly hate a CUTE ninja turtle? :) Anyway, this show should probably be considered an acquired taste for older fans, and for the PR generation more of the same stuff that still passes for Saturday morning action fare.


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