The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.
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Series cast summary:
Cam Clarke ...  Leonardo / ... 193 episodes, 1987-1996
Townsend Coleman ...  Michelangelo / ... 193 episodes, 1987-1996
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


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 <>

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Out of the four turtles Raphael is the most radically different from his original comic book counterpart. In the comics, Raphael was the most violent and aggressive turtle of the group and had a tendency to go berserk in battle. In this show, he was more of a laid back, sarcastic, smart alec, other iterations depict him as being closer to his comic counterpart but dial back his violent tendencies. See more »


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 »


Shredder: Now...
Shredder: Forward march! YOUR LEFT/YOUR LEFT/Ya' left your wife and forty-eight kids!
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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 »


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme
Composed by Chuck Lorre and Dennis C. Brown
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The Best Childhood Remembrance!
20 January 2003 | by AtomicAnthonySee all my reviews

I watched this almost all the time when I was a kid. Seeing the Foot Soldiers, Krang, Shredder, and everyone else was great. I can still picture it all. Too bad that it isn't airing anymore. At least videos are made, so you can enjoy the turtles all over again.

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Release Date:

14 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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