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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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10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
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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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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

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 »

Quotes

Donatello: And then... it hit me!
[bonk]
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Alternate Versions

In the UK, Ninjas and their weapons are a taboo subject, and several kinds of weapons are illegal to show on TV (Such as Katana and Nunchaku). To try and get around censorship laws, the show was marketed as "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" and the names of cerain weapons and places were changed. Towards the end of the show's run, the format changed almost entirely as part of a trend to make shows more "extreme" to appeal to a new generation of viewers:
  • Shredder and Krang were removed from the show for over a sesaon. New villains came in the form of giant space slugs involved in organized crime;
  • Almost all character building scenes were removed to make it an entirely action oriented show;
  • April and Splinter's roles were diminished considerably;
  • The turtles voices were altered to sound more deep and aggressive;
  • The cartoon feel of the show was removed--The sky was changed from blue with white clouds to red with gray clouds and buildings were drawn as if destroyed;
  • Irma, Verne, April's boss, Baxter Stockman, Ratking, and numerous other characters were totally removed from the show;
  • In addition, the opening sequence was hiked up, changing the music to a techno beat with flashing lights and scenes from the Tutles movies intercut with new scenes from the show.
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Soundtracks

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme
Composed by Chuck Lorre and Dennis C. Brown
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6 February 2003 | by Mr_GarakSee all my reviews

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Heroes in a half shell TURTLE POWER!

Their the worlds most fearsome fighting team.

We're really hip.

Their Heroes in the half and their green.

Hey get a grip.

When the evil shredder attacks, these Turtle four don't cut him no slack.

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Splinter taught them to be Ninja teens.

He's a radical rat

Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines.

And that's a fact jack!

Raphael is cool but crude

Gimme a break.

Michaelangelo is a party dude.

PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Heroes in a half shell TURTLE POWER!

One of the best show I ever watched.

Growing up as a kid in the UK I had to put up with the show being renamed "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" aswell as the theme song being changed to say "Hero" Instead of "Ninja" the start of "P.C." in the UK.

What's wrong with the word Ninja I ask you?

Ninja's are cool and the turtles proved this.

Of course Cam Clarke (Leonardo) now does the voice of Prince Adam / He Man in the new He Man series, and who could forget Will Smith's Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince, James Avery as The Shredder.

A Classic cartoon which should be brought out on DVD.


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Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films | Official site

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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(193 episodes) | (1990-1996)

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Mono

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Color
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