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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  
1996   1995   1994   1993   1992   1991   … See all »
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 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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turtle | shredder | knife | 1990s | 1980s | See All (152) »


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Trivia

The episode Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enter the Rat King (1989) is the very first episode that doesn't feature Shredder. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Shredder: You have a brilliant brain, Krang!
Krang: Of course. It's all I really am.
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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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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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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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