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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 

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The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cam Clarke ...  Leonardo / ... 193 episodes, 1987-1996
Townsend Coleman ...  Michelangelo / ... 193 episodes, 1987-1996
Renae Jacobs Renae Jacobs ...  April O'Neil / ... 191 episodes, 1987-1996
Barry Gordon ...  Donatello / ... 186 episodes, 1987-1996
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ...  Splinter / ... 181 episodes, 1987-1996
Rob Paulsen ...  Raphael / ... 170 episodes, 1987-1995
Pat Fraley ...  Krang / ... 153 episodes, 1987-1996
James Avery ...  Shredder / ... 106 episodes, 1987-1993
Jennifer Darling ...  Irma Langinstein / ... 81 episodes, 1988-1994
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Storyline

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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films | Official site

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

T.M.N.T See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(193 episodes) | (1990-1996)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Editing was often rushed to get shows out on time for airing, and this caused quite a lot of color mistakes from the animators. It was very common to see a shot of one color bandanna change to another in the next single cut then go back to its correct color in the next switch. See more »

Goofs

The turtles are often referred to in the series as amphibians even though they are reptiles. See more »

Quotes

[Raphael knocks down Bebop and Rocksteady during a fight]
Raphael: Ha! You idiots couldn't hit me with...
[we see Bebop and Rocksteady picking up]
Raphael: ...a big rubber tyre!
[Bebop and Rocksteady throw the tyre at Raphael and knock him down]
Raphael: Ever get that rundown feeling?
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Alternate Versions

In 1991, CBS aired the show during their Saturday Morning line-up, with all new episodes and a new opening was added too. Along with the package came 'Turtle Tips', a portion of the show that gave useful information. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme
Composed by Chuck Lorre and Dennis C. Brown
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User Reviews

Excellent Show!
4 April 2006 | by jereydevil88See all my reviews

Great show I fondly look back on it and Ghostbusters as the Davey Crockett's of the eighties babies generation. My favorite character was Leonardo mostly due to him being blue (my favorite color at the time) and our names both begin with "L".

The new TMNT2003 show doesn't do it justice, Also its neat to see the toys go for thousands on eBay. It got me wishing that as a kid I hadn't melted my Shredder and April in the microwave.

For anyone who wants a trip down memory lane you should get the first season of this show and the old SNES or Arcade game to play.

Sometime ago I found all three of the movies bundled for $7 at Sam's club which I recently found time to watch (excellent flicks for those interested).

Be sure to watch the first episode the turtles or you may never really understand how bad the back-story is leading up to the series.


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