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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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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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
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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

Begining in Season 4, the show started phasing away Michaelangelo's nunchucks and began having him use the Turtle Line, a turtle shell shaped grappling hook used by all the turtles, as his main weapon. Starting in Season 5, the nunchucks were not even kept on Michelangelo's belt and disappeared without any explanation. This is a direct result of nunchucks being outlawed in many countries and these countries had to edit out any footage of Michelangelo using his nunchucks. Since the show went international, MWS changed it for everyone. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Shredder: Come along, you two.
Rocksteady: Oh, all we ever do is go up and down, up and down!
Krang: Sounds like the perfect job for a couple of yo-yos. I made a funny.
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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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Connections

Referenced in The Neighbors: Man, Actually (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme
Composed by Chuck Lorre and Dennis C. Brown
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GREAT!
9 January 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

This was a wonderfully done cartoon series. It was inventive and classy. Many stories were original and made sense as opposed to many cartoon series from that era. Animation was great. Nothing compared to today, but for that time it was something. An overall great series, catch the reruns where ever you can.


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Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films | Official site

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

TMNT See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (seasons 1-3) (season 4)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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