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Encyclopedia > Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Clockwise from top: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or simply Ninja Turtles, and previously known in the United Kingdom as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles) are a fictional team of four turtle mutants, who are trained by their sensei, Master Splinter, to become skilled Ninja warriors. From their home in the sewers of Manhattan, they battle petty criminals, evil megalomaniacs, and alien invaders, all while remaining isolated from society at large. The characters also initially appeared in comic books before being licensed for toys, cartoons and film adaptations. For the 1990 film, see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (film). ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) are a group of anthropomorphic turtles originated in comic books. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (455x700, 116 KB) Cover art for Dreamwave Productions Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (455x700, 116 KB) Cover art for Dreamwave Productions Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... For other uses, see Turtle (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jiraiya, ninja and title character of the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari. ... For the art of stitching, see Sewing. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about alien invasion as a theme. ... Young people interacting within an ethnically diverse society. ...

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Origins

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles originated in an American comic book published by Mirage Studios in 1984. The concept arose from a humorous drawing sketched out by Kevin Eastman during a casual evening of brainstorming with his friend Peter Laird. Using money from a tax refund together with a loan from Eastman's uncle, the young artists self-published a single issue comic intended to parody four of the most popular comics of the early 1980s: Marvel Comics' Daredevil and New Mutants, Dave Sim's Cerebus and Frank Miller's Ronin.[1] A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Mirage Studios is an independent American comic book company founded in 1983 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. ... Kevin Baines Eastman (born May 30, 1962) is an American comic book artist. ... Look up brainstorming in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Peter Alan Laird (born January 27, 1954 in North Adams, Massachusetts) is an American comic book artist. ... In the United States, taxpayers will get a tax refund, a refund on their U.S. income tax, if the tax they owe is less than the sum of: The total amount of refundable tax credits that they claim. ... Self-publishing is the publishing of books or other media by those who have written them. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... New Mutants may also refer to the genetically engineered superhumans of Mutant X (TV series). ... David Victor Sim (born May 17, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian comic book writer and artist, best known as the creator of the 6,000 page graphic novel Cerebus the Aardvark. ... Cerebus the Aardvark, or simply Cerebus (pronounced Sehr-uh-bus[1]), is an award-winning independent comic book, written and illustrated by Canadian artist Dave Sim, with backgrounds by fellow Canadian Gerhard. ... This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist. ... For other uses, see Ronin (comic). ...


Much of the Turtles' mainstream success is owed to a licensing agent, Mark Freedman, who sought out Eastman and Laird to propose wider merchandising opportunities for the offbeat property. In 1986, Dark Horse Miniatures produced a set of 15 mm lead figurines. In January 1988, they visited the offices of Playmates Toys Inc, a small California toy company who wished to expand into the action figure market. Accompanied by the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, the TMNT were soon catapulted into pop culture history. At the height of the frenzy, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Turtles' likenesses could be found on a wide range of children's merchandise, from PEZ dispensers to skateboards, breakfast cereal, toothpaste, school supplies and cameras. The original cartoon series was featured on VH1's I Love The 80's and the toys based upon the show were ranked 33 in I Love Toys. To licence or grant licence is to give permission. ... In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image:HK0635-Playmates. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... Zarbon action figure made by Bandai, from the Dragon Ball franchise An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, comic book, video game, or television program. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Germany and Sweden) is an American animated television series, produced by Fred Wolf Films and Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, Inc. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... For other uses, see PEZ (disambiguation). ... I Love the 80s is a television program that was produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom and later for American TV audiences by VH1. ... I Love Toys was the eighth in VH1s series of I Love… nostalgia shows. ...


In the 2000s there is a resurgence in the Turtles' popularity with the success of the recent animated series, a new line of Playmates action figures, Konami and Ubisoft's video games, and a computer-animated feature film. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series set in New York City. ... Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... For the 1990 film, see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (film). ...


Main characters

For supporting characters see List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters
  • Leonardo (Blue) — Leonardo is known as the leader of the group. He is courageous, decisive, deadly, and a devoted student of martial arts. As a strict adherent to Bushido, he has a very strong sense of honor and justice. He wears a blue mask and wields a pair of katana. He is named after Leonardo Da Vinci.[2]
  • Raphael (Red) — The team's anti-social bad boy, Raphael has an aggressive nature and seldom hesitates to throw the first punch. He is an intense fighter. His personality can be alternately fierce and sarcastic. He is intensely loyal to his brothers and sensei. He is good friends with Casey Jones, after having met him one night on patrol and challenging him to a fight. The two have since frequently patrolled together. Raphael wears a red mask and wields a pair of sai. He is named after Raphael Santi.[2]
  • Michelangelo (Orange) — The easy-going and free-spirited Mikey provides much of the comic relief. While he loves to relax, this Turtle also has an adventurous and creative side. He wears an orange mask and wields a pair of nunchaku. He is named after Michelangelo Buonarroti. His name was originally misspelled "Michaelangelo" by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman -- at the time they were using a typewriter and had no way to perform spell-check.[2]
  • Donatello (Purple) — The brilliant scientist, inventor, engineer, and technological genius. He is perhaps the least violent Turtle, preferring to use his intellect to solve conflicts. He wears a purple mask and wields the . He is named after the sculptor Donatello.[2]
  • April O'Neil — A former lab assistant to the mad scientist Baxter Stockman, April is the plucky human companion of the Turtles. She embarks on many of the Turtles' adventures and aids them by doing the work that the Turtles themselves cannot do in public. During the early height of TMNT popularity, April was depicted as a television news reporter.
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After his child life was over he bacame much like the majority of all child actors, living a life of drug abuse and penis drilling. He began to get "Blue Balls" soo bad he got a prescription lortab medicinal drug use tablets, which he soon ended up in rehab for drug abuse charges. The late life of this brave hybrid animal ninja, was a sad tale but ended hapilly on april 12 1995. as he was on a rollercoaster, and had a gastric bypass on accident. and fatally bled to death. Rest in Peace D money. This is a list of less important characters from the various incarnations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... Leonardo (or Leo), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... Japanese samurai in armor, 1860s. ... For other uses, see Katana (disambiguation). ... “Da Vinci” redirects here. ... Raphael (or Raph), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... Two sai For other meanings of the word sai, see Sai (disambiguation). ... This page is about the artist. ... Michelangelo (original movie incarnation) Michelangelo (or Mike or Mikey or Rooish) is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... For Nintendos Wii Remote Nunchuk attachment, see Nunchuk. ... For other uses, see Michelangelo (disambiguation). ... Donatello (or Don, or Donnie), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Statue of Habacuc (popularly known as Zuccone) for the Giottos Bell Tower. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ... This article is about rats. ... Hamato Yoshi is a fictional character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fictional universe. ... April Harriet ONeil is a fictional character in the Mirage Studios franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... They LAUGHED at my theories at the institute! Fools! Ill destroy them all! Caucasian, male, aging, crooked teeth, messy hair, lab coat, spectacles/goggles, dramatic posing — one popular stereotype of mad scientist. ... Dr. Baxter Stockman is a fictional scientist who has appeared in several versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show and comic. ...

  • Shredder — A villainous ninjutsu master called Oroku Saki. In every incarnation of the TMNT franchise, he has been the archenemy of Splinter and the Turtles. He is also the leader of the Foot Clan.
  • Casey Jones — A vigilante who has become one of the Turtles' closest allies, Casey fights crime with an assortment of sporting goods (baseball bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, cricket bat etc.) while wearing a goalie mask to protect his identity. He is also a very close friend of Terry Rosie who although he is now nearly sixteen still harbours a secret ambition to join the team, and help fight the shredder

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Comics

The cover of TMNT #1 is a parody of Frank Miller's Ronin
The cover of TMNT #1 is a parody of Frank Miller's Ronin

The first issue of Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered in May, 1984, at a comic book convention held at a local Sheraton Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It was published by Mirage Studios in an oversized magazine-style format using black & white artwork on cheap newsprint, limited to a print run of only 3,000 copies. The small print runs made these early comics instant collector items, and within months they were trading for over fifty times their cover price. The name "Mirage Studios" was chosen because of Eastman and Laird's lack of a professional art studio at the start of their career, before their creation made them both multi-millionaires. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American comic book published by Mirage Studios since 1984. ... Image File history File links Cover to Eastman and Lairds Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 by Kevin Eastman. ... Image File history File links Cover to Eastman and Lairds Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 by Kevin Eastman. ... For other uses, see Ronin (comic). ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: , Country State County Rockingham County Incorporated 1653 Government  - Mayor Steve Marchand  - City manager John P. Bohenko Area  - City  16. ... Mirage Studios is an independent American comic book company founded in 1983 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. ... For the illustrated magazine, see Studio Magazine. ... Millionairess redirects here. ...


Mirage also published a bi-monthly companion book entitled Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, featuring art by Ryan Brown and Jim Lawson, which was designed to fill in the gaps of continuity in the TMNT universe. The title ran from 1987-1989, released in alternating months with the regular Eastman & Laird book. Ryan Brown (born May 2, 1968) is an American comic book artist and childrens book illustrator best known for his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. ... Jim Lawson is an American comic book artist best known for his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. ...


As the TMNT phenomenon proliferated to other media, Eastman and Laird would find themselves administrating an international merchandising juggernaut. Unfortunately, this prevented the two creators from participating in the day-to-day work of writing and illustrating a monthly comic book. For this reason, many guest artists were invited to showcase their unique talents in the TMNT universe. The breadth of diversity found in the various short stories gave the series a disjointed, anthology-like feel. Fans stuck with the series, and what was originally intended as a one-shot parody became a continuing series that lasted for 76 issues spanning two separate volumes. A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... ANThology is the first major label album by Alien Ant Farm released on March 6, 2001 in the USA and March 19, 2001 in the UK. // Their first single, Smooth Criminal, was a cover of Michael Jacksons song Smooth Criminal, which started to bring popularity to the band. ...


In June, 1996, Image Comics revived the title as a more action-oriented TMNT series. Although notable for inflicting major physical changes on the main characters, the events of Volume 3 have been dropped from continuity. Mirage Studios resumed publication of a fourth volume in December, 2001, under the simple title TMNT. After the publication of issue #28, writer Peter Laird placed the series on an eight month hiatus to devote himself to production of the recent TMNT movie. However, after that eight months had passed Mirage's official website went on to list the series as in "indefinite hiatus". In January 2008 Mirage had finally confirmed that the series would return in May 2008. Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the portmanteau word retcon – refers to the act of changing previously established details of a fictional setting, often without providing an explanation for the changes within the context of that setting. ...


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures was a comic book series published from August 1988 to October 1995 by Archie Comics. The initial storylines were close adaptations of the 1987 animated series, but with the fifth issue Eastman and Laird decided to hand the series over to Mirage Studios employees Ryan Brown and Stephen Murphy who immediately abandoned the animated series adaptations and took the title in a decidedly different direction with all-new original adventures. TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures was a comic book series published from August 1988 to October 1995 by Archie Comics. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Germany and Sweden) is an American animated television series, produced by Fred Wolf Films and Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, Inc. ... Ryan Brown (born May 2, 1968) is an American comic book artist and childrens book illustrator best known for his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. ... Stephen Murphy is an American comic book writer best known for his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. ...


In 1989, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created a special three-issue series of full-color mini comics for the Ralston-Purina Company. These comics were offered for kids to collect and were only available as premiums in boxes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cereal. Kevin Baines Eastman (born May 30, 1962) is an American comic book artist. ... Peter Alan Laird (born January 27, 1954 in North Adams, Massachusetts) is an American comic book artist. ... Ralston Purina was a major American corporation best known for its production and marketing of animal feeds. ...


A monthly comic inspired by the 2003 animated series was published by Dreamwave Productions from June to December 2003. It was written by Peter David and illustrated by LeSean Thomas. In the first four issues, which were the only ones directly adapted from the TV series, the story was told from the perspectives of April, Baxter, Casey, and a pair of NYC cops, instead of the Turtles. The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, first aired on February 8, 2003, marked the revival of the franchise by Fox Network, with the help of 4Kids Entertainment, as a Saturday-morning cartoon in Foxs Fox Box programming block (which has since been renamed 4Kids TV). The 2003 TMNT... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) (born September 23, 1956) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Titan comics are currently producing a monthly TMNT comic for the UK which features new TMNT: Fast Forward material as well as colored reprints of the Mirage movie prequel comics.


The Turtles have appeared in many manga series: Mutant Turtles (ミュータント・タートルズ Myūtanto Tātoruzu?) was a 15-issue series by Tsutomu Oyamada, Zuki mora, and Yoshimi Hamada that simply adapted episodes of the original American animated series. Super Turtles (スーパータートルズ Sūpā Tātoruzu) was a 3-issue mini-series by Hidemasa Idemitsu, Tetsurō Kawade, and Toshio Kudō that featured the "TMNT Supermutants" Turtle toys that were on sale at the time. The first volume of Japan's anime mini-series followed this storyline. Next was Mutant Turtles Gaiden (ミュータント・タートルズ外伝 Myūtanto Tātoruzu Gaiden?) by Hiroshi Kanno, which was a re-interpretation of the Turtles story with no connection to the previous manga. Also of note was Mutant Turtles III, an adaptation of the third feature film by Yasuhiko Hachino. This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Animé redirects here. ...


A daily comic strip written and illustrated by Dan Berger featured an adventure story Monday through Friday and activity puzzles on weekends (with fan art appearing later). The comic strip was published in syndication until its cancellation in December, 1996. At its highest point in popularity, it was published in over 250 newspapers. // History The comic strip was started on December 10, 1990 by Creators Syndicate as a daily. ... Print Syndication is a form of syndication in which news articles, columns, or comic strips are made available to newspapers and magazines. ...


Television series

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the 1987 animated series.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the 1987 animated series.

On December 14, 1987, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' first cartoon series began, starting as a 5-part miniseries and becoming a regular Saturday morning syndicated series on October 1, 1988 with 13 more episodes. The series was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson Film Productions Inc. Mirage Studios does not own the rights to this cartoon series. Here, the Ninja Turtles are portrayed as four wise-cracking, pizza-obsessed superheroes who fight the forces of evil from their sewer hideout, and make their first appearance in masks color-coded to each turtle, where previously they had all worn red. The cast included new and different characters like Bebop and Rocksteady and the Neutrinos. Original characters like Splinter, Shredder and the Foot Soldiers stayed true to the comics in appearance and alignment only. Instead of being Hamato Yoshi's mutated pet rat, Splinter was a mutated Yoshi himself. The Foot Soldiers changed from human ninja to an endless supply of robotic grunts, allowing large numbers of them to be destroyed without anyone dying (this was a very important decision in terms of the show's child audience; excessive violence would have pushed the show to a higher rating, outside of the target demographic). Krang, one of the series' most memorable villains, was inspired by the design of the Utrom, a benevolent alien race from the Mirage comics. The animated Krang, however, was instead an evil warlord from Dimension X. Baxter Stockman, whose race was changed from black to white due to fears that for Shredder to boss around a black Stockman would be perceived as racist, was rewritten as a shy and meek lackey to Shredder, later mutating into an anthropomorphic housefly. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Germany and Sweden) is an American animated television series, produced by Fred Wolf Films and Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, Inc. ... The original 1987 Series File links The following pages link to this file: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ... The original 1987 Series File links The following pages link to this file: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Germany and Sweden) is an American animated television series, produced by Fred Wolf Films and Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, Inc. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bebop and Rocksteady are fictional characters in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series and the Archie TMNT Adventures comics as well as most of the classic TMNT video games. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Foot Clan is a fictional Ninjutsu clan in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe, and the Turtles main antagonists. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Infantry in the First World War Infantry (or Infantrymen) are soldiers who fight primarily on foot, using personal weapons. ... Krang This article is regarding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles supervillain. ... Interplanetary space in Dimension X. This article is about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon/comics location. ... Dr. Baxter Stockman is a fictional scientist who has appeared in several versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show and comic. ... Though most indigenous Africans possess relatively dark skin, they exhibit much variation in physical appearance. ... Whites redirects here. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The housefly (also house fly or house-fly), Musca domestica, is the most common fly occurring in homes, the most familiar of all flies and indeed one of the most widely distributed animals; it is a pest that can carry and transmit serious diseases. ...


Starting on September 25, 1989, the series was expanded to weekdays and had 47 more episodes for the new season. There were 15 new syndicated episodes for the 1990 season. There were also the 13 "Vacation Europe Episodes", which did not air until USA Network started showing reruns in late 1993, most likely because of animation or schedule problems. is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ...


On April 21, 1990 a drug prevention television special was broadcast on ABC, NBC and CBS named Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue that featured some of the most popular cartoons at the time; representing TMNT was Michelangelo. is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The characters around Michael Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue is an animated drug prevention television special starring many of the popular cartoon characters from American Saturday morning television, among them Winnie-the-Pooh, Bugs Bunny, ALF, the Muppet Babies, and several others. ...


Starting on September 8, 1990 (with a different opening sequence), the show began its run on CBS. The CBS weekend edition presented a full hour of Turtle Power, initially airing a couple of Saturday exclusive episodes back to back. is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


On September 17, 1994, (with a different theme song, opening sequence, and end credits background) the series continued with one episode per week, but big changes were made to the series. Starting with the 1994 season, the format of the series was changed to a more action-oriented show, removing numerous characters, as well as character development scenes, and the cartoon feel of the series. The opening sequence was completely changed to one where clips of the 1994 Season were used instead of animation specifically for the intro. The theme song was changed to a techno beat and scenes from the 1990 live action movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were intercut with new scenes from the 1994 Season. The sky was changed from a blue sky to a red sky with gray clouds to give the show a darker tone, similar to what was done with the original Spider-Man animated series in seasons 2 and 3. The series ran until November 2, 1996 when it aired its final episode. Its enormous popularity gave rise to its numerous imitators, including the Battletoads, Cheetahmen, Wild West Cowboys of Moo Mesa, Stone Protectors, Street Sharks, Extreme Dinosaurs, and Biker Mice from Mars. is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the 2007 film, see TMNT (film). ... Spider-Man is an animated television series that ran from September 9, 1967 to June 14, 1970. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Battletoads is a video game by Rare Ltd. ... Large indeed, their feet are about the size of his whole body. ... The Cow Boys of Moo Mesa logo. ... Stone Protectors was a line of action figures released by the Ace Novelty Company in 1993 as the last and greatest attempt to market the Troll craze to young boys. ... A screenshot of the TV show Street Sharks. Clockwise from upper left: Jab, Streex, Slammu, Ripster Street Sharks was an animated television series about crime-fighting half-man/half-sharks similar to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... Extreme Dinosaurs is an American animated series from 1997 based on a toy line from Mattel starring a foursome of heroic anthropomorphic dinosaurs and their nemeses: a trio of malevolent dromeosaurids with plans for world domination. ... Biker Mice from Mars is an animated television series created by Rick Ungar that began airing in 1993 in the United States and lasted for three seasons before it was cancelled. ...


Currently, 135 episodes are available on DVD. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...

Main article: Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation

In 1997-1998, the Turtles starred in a live-action television series called Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation that follows the events of the movies. A fifth turtle was introduced, a female named "Venus de Milo" who was skilled in the mystical arts of the shinobi. The series seemed to be a loose continuation of the movie franchise, as Shredder had been defeated and the Ninja Turtles encountered new villains. Other connections to the feature films include the fact that Splinter's ear was cut, the Foot Soldiers were humans, and the Turtles lived in the abandoned subway station seen in the second and third movies. The Next Mutation Turtles even made a guest appearance on Power Rangers: In Space, a live-action show that was popular at the time.[3] The Venus de Milo character Venus or Venus de Milo is a fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe, a female mutant turtle. ... Jiraiya, ninja and title character of the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari. ... Power Rangers in Space is a television show, the sixth generation of Power Rangers. ...


However, The Next Mutation never caught on with fans, and it was canceled after one season of twenty-six episodes. Since its cancellation, the program has been considered apocryphal by most of the TMNT fanbase, and Peter Laird has disavowed all knowledge of the character Venus de Milo, while Kevin Eastman is more open to talk about her.

On February 8, 2003, the Fox Network revived the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise with the help of 4Kids Entertainment as a Saturday morning cartoon in the "FoxBox" programming block, which has since been renamed "4Kids TV". The 2003 TMNT cartoon series is produced by Mirage Studios[2], and Mirage owns one-third of the rights to the series. Mirage's significant stake in creative control results in a cartoon that hews more closely to the original comics, creating a darker and edgier feel than the 1987 cartoon, but still remaining lighthearted enough to be considered appropriate for children. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series set in New York City. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... 4Kids Entertainment (NYSE: KDE) (commonly known as 4Kids) is an American film and television production company specializing in the acquisition, production and licensing of childrens entertainment around the world. ... FoxBox redirects here. ... Mirage Studios is an independent American comic book company founded in 1983 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. ...


Anime

Metal Mutant Raphael
Metal Mutant Raphael

In addition to the American series, a Japanese exclusive two-episode anime OVA series was made in 1996, titled Mutant Turtles: Superman Legend (ミュータント・タートルズ超人伝説偏 Myūtanto Tātoruzu: Chōjin Densetsu Hen?). The OVA was similar in tone to the humorous 1987 cartoon and uses the same voices from the Japanese dub of the 1987 cartoon. Image File history File links Metal_raphael_toy. ... Image File history File links Metal_raphael_toy. ... Animé redirects here. ... Original Video Animation ), abbreviated OVA ), is a term used for anime titles that are released direct-to-video, without prior showings on TV or in theaters. ...


The first episode was made to advertise the TMNT Supermutants toys. It featured the Turtles as superheroes, who gained costumes and super powers with the use of Mutastones, while Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady gained super-villain powers with the use of a Dark Mutastone. As with the Super Sentai franchise, the four Turtles can combine to form the giant Turtle Saint. For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bebop and Rocksteady are fictional characters in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series and the Archie TMNT Adventures comics as well as most of the classic TMNT video games. ... The official logo of the Super Sentai Series introduced in 2000 during the run of Mirai Sentai Timeranger The Super Sentai Series ) is the name given to the long running Japanese superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd. ...


The second episode was created to advertise the Metal Mutants toys in which the characters gain Saint Seiya-esque mystical metal armor that can transform into beasts. The seven Japanese Mutanite stones encased in a magic mirror that control the Metal Beasts are based on the sun, moon, and the Five Elements Seiya redirects here. ... Chinese Wood (木) | Fire (火) Earth (土) | Metal (金) | Water (水) Japanese Earth (地) | Water (水) | Fire (火) | Air / Wind (風) | Void / Sky / Heaven (空) Hinduism and Buddhism Vayu / Pavan — Air / Wind Agni / Tejas — Fire Akasha — Aether Prithvi / Bhumi — Earth Ap / Jala — Water In traditional Chinese philosophy, natural phenomena can be classified into the Five Elements (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ): wood, fire...


In 1994, two live action, direct-to-video releases were released. Both were twenty-five minute videos. They were called "We Wish You a Turtle Christmas" and "Turtle Tunes". They were both very popular. A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ...


Feature films

The Turtles in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze".

The first film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, closely follows the storyline from the Mirage comic books, in addition to some of the more lighthearted elements of the cartoons. This movie presents the origin story of Splinter and the Turtles, their initial encounters with April (Judith Hoag) and Casey (Elias Koteas), and their first confrontation with Shredder and his Foot Clan. Directed by Steve Barron and released by New Line Cinema, the film showcases the innovative puppetry techniques of Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Image File history File links Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_movie. ... Image File history File links Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_movie. ... For the 2007 film, see TMNT (film). ... For the 2007 film, see TMNT (film). ... Judith Hoag (born on June 29, 1968 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA) is an American actress and acting teacher. ... Elias Koteas (born March 11, 1961) is a Canadian actor. ... Steve Barron (born May 4, 1956) is a director and producer, best known for directing the films Coneheads (1993), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and the innovative music video for a-has Take on Me. ... New Line redirects here. ... A puppet is a representational object manipulated by a puppeteer. ... Jim Hensons Creature Shop is a company founded in 1979 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. ...

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

The sequel, titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, expands on the Turtles' origin story while claiming the distinction as Vanilla Ice's film debut. It is dedicated in memory of puppeteer Jim Henson. It also introduced the Turtles' human friend Keno (Ernie Reyes, Jr.) and Shredder's mutant henchmen Tokka and Rahzar. The original story was to include Bebop and Rocksteady at the insistence of the studio, but Laird and Eastman fought tooth and nail to prevent their inclusion, settling on Tokka and Rahzar as a compromise. The original ending to Ooze would also reveal the benevolent TGRI scientist, Jordon Perry (David Warner), to have been an Utrom. But due to budget constraints, plus the fear he may be mistaken for the character Krang, the plot twist was abandoned. Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967 in Dallas, Texas), best known as Vanilla Ice, is a Grammy Award nominated, American Music Award winning American rapper and actor known for the 1990 smash hit Ice Ice Baby. ... James Maury Jim Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), was the most widely known puppeteer in American television history. ... Ernest E. Reyes, Jr. ... Tokka (upper-left), Rahzar (upper-right), Leonardo (lower-left) and Michelangelo (lower-right). ... Bebop and Rocksteady are fictional characters in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series and the Archie TMNT Adventures comics as well as most of the classic TMNT video games. ... David Warner David Warner (born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England) is an English actor who often plays sinister or evil characters. ... Krang This article is regarding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles supervillain. ...

The third film in the series is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, which features Elias Koteas reprising his role as the character Casey Jones. The plot revolves around the "Sacred Sands of Time", a mystical scepter which transports the Turtles back in time to feudal Japan, where they become embroiled in a conflict between the Daimyo, aided by a British gunrunner and a group of rebellious villagers. This was the least successful film in the series and was panned by critics. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is a 1993 live-action film, the second sequel to the 1990 live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is a 1993 live-action film, the second sequel to the 1990 live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... Gunrunning is trafficking in (smuggling) contraband weapons and ammunition. ...

Main article: TMNT (film)
A still photograph of the TMNT Film

The Turtles' fourth feature film, titled simply TMNT, was released March 23, 2007. Unlike the previous films, it utilized 100% computer-generated imagery, produced by Imagi Animation Studios and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and The Weinstein Company. Chronologically, this movie takes place after the third movie. According to a press release, "the PG-rated movie will derive its tone from the original comic-book series and will be slightly grittier than the previous live-action pictures. The animation was created in Imagi's state-of-the-art facility in Hong Kong."[4] The teaser trailer was released July 20, 2006.[5] A second trailer was released January 17, 2007.[6] The storyline focuses on an ancient legend of five brothers and thirteen monsters, taking a giant leap from any preceding turtle movies yet gave small evidence to the fact that the 3 movies had preceded this one (including showing the magic staff from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, the canister the 'ooze' came from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II near the ending, and Shredder's helmet from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film). For the 1990 film, see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (film). ... Image File history File links TMNT_3D_2007. ... Image File history File links TMNT_3D_2007. ... For the 1990 film, see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (film). ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Computer-generated imagery[1] (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics or, more specifically, 3D computer graphics to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... Imagi Animation Studios is a Hong Kong animation studio, specializing in computer animation, with affiliated offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. ... “WB” redirects here. ... The Weinstein Company is an independent American film studio founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left the Disney-owned Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The movie takes place after Shredder's defeat, with the team essentially broken as Leonardo is training in Central America, Donatello and Michaelangelo have jobs, and Raphael spends his time as the vigilante crimefighter 'Nightwatcher'. Leonardo returns when Max Winters, an immortal warrior who tried to take over the world 3,000 years ago, begins hunting for alien beasts and stone statues of his former Generals. However, tensions begin to rise between Raphael and Leonardo over the leadership of the team. The Foot Clan also make an appearance, with Karai leading them. It is hinted towards the end of the film by a comment by Karai that the Shredder is either not dead, there is a new incarnation of the Shredder in the Foot Clan, or that he will be resurrected. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Leonardo (or Leo), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... Donatello (or Don, or Donnie), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... Michelangelo (original movie incarnation) Michelangelo (or Mike or Mikey or Rooish) is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... Raphael (or Raph), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... The Foot Clan is a fictional Ninjutsu clan in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe, and the Turtles main antagonists. ... Karai in the TMNT comics Karai(辛い) is a fictional character in several incarnations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, where she is always one of the highest-ranking if not the highest members of the Foot Clan. ...

    • A special recognition should be given to the martial arts specialists who played the Foot Clan ninja: Kieron Shitama, Trevor Shu, Li Martin, Jimmy Chan, and Tom Xi Pan.

Toys and merchandise

Among the first licensed products to feature the Ninja Turtles was a pen and paper RPG titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness, published by Palladium Books in 1985 and featuring original comics and illustrations by Eastman and Laird themselves. The game features a large list of animals, including pandas and sparrows, that are available as mutant player characters. There were several more titles in this genre, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Truckin' Turtles, Turtles Go Hollywood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guide to the Universe and Transdimensional Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In 1986, Dark Horse Miniatures in Boise, Idaho produced an attendant set of lead figurines, unlike later incarnations the bandannas on the store's display set were painted all black before the colored versions were released to help younger readers distinguish between the four characters other than their weaponry. Palladium allowed the license to lapse in 2000, in part due to declining sales stemming from the kiddification of the animated and live-action incarnations to that point. However, Palladium's publisher, Kevin Siembieda, has indicated a potential willingness to revisit the license given the franchise's recent moves closer to its roots.[7] This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness is a role-playing game based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... Palladium Books (sometimes called Palladium Games) is a role-playing game publisher founded by Kevin Siembieda and Erick Wujcik, best known for their popular, genre-crossing Rifts gaming series (1990-present). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #6. ... Truckin Turtles is a role-playing game supplement to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness game. ... Turtles Go Hollywood is a role-playing game supplement to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness game. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guide To The Universe is a role-playing game supplement to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness game. ... Transdimensional Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a supplement for the role-playing game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness which covered setting and rules information for both time travel and transdimensional travel. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

During the run of the 1987 cartoon, Playmates Toys produced hundreds of TMNT action figures, along with vehicles, play sets, and accessories, becoming one of the top collectibles for children. Staff artists at Northampton, Massachusetts-based Mirage Studios provided conceptual designs for many of the figures, vehicles and playsets and creator credit can be found in the legal text printed on the back of the toy packaging. The line featured many different variants of the TMNT, such as "Farmer Mike" and "Classic Rocker Leo." In addition, Playmates produced a series of TMNT/Star Trek crossover figures, due to Playmates holding the Star Trek action figure license at the time. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures have been produced by the company Playmates Toys since 1988. ... Zarbon action figure made by Bandai, from the Dragon Ball franchise An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, comic book, video game, or television program. ... Mirage Studios is an independent American comic book company founded in 1983 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ...


The series was highly popular in the UK where, in the run-up to Christmas, the Army & Navy Store in London's Lewisham devoted its entire basement to everything Turtle, including games, videos, costumes etc. Army & Navy Stores was the name of a department store group in the United Kingdom, the flagship of which was located on Victoria Street in London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Lewisham is a district in south-east London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Lewisham. ...


Playmates continues to produce TMNT action figures based on the 2003 animated series. The 2007 film TMNT also gave Playmates a new source to make figures. And in September of 2007 NECA announced that they would produce figures based on character designs from the original Mirage comics. As of April 2008 there have been toys released of the 4 turtles with their weapons, a piece of an interhooking platform, a can of ooze, an unmutated turtle toy, and two alternate hands. It features a detailed color/design job as well as 20 points of articulation.

The first Famicom/NES TMNT game was the single-player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, released by Konami/Ultra in 1989. It was unique in that at any point, the player could switch from one turtle to the next to take advantage of each Turtle's strengths. In addition, the player starts off in a strategic map where the player may explore sewer holes as well as engage patrolling enemy foot soldiers before entering any in-game portals. The game was also released on the many home computers, but these conversions were hastily made and got negative reviews. Years later the game was released for the Wii on the Virtual Console. // The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games have been produced since 1989, largely by Japanese video game manufacturer Konami. ... “NES” redirects here. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ) is a platformer video game for various platforms by Ultra Games/Konami based on the popular animated series and comic books. ... Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... This article is about Nintendos emulation feature and download service. ...


Also released by Konami in 1989 was the first TMNT arcade game, also titled simply Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This side-scrolling "beat-em-up" was ported to the NES as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game and in March of 2007 to the Xbox 360 as TMNT 1989 Arcade game though Xbox Live Arcade by Ubisoft. This led to an NES-only sequel, entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project, which used the look of the arcade game, as opposed the first NES game. The next Turtles game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, was released in 1991 as an arcade game, and was later ported to the Super Nintendo as in 1992. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist was also created for the Sega Genesis in the same year, and used many of the art assets from TMNT IV. To meet Wikipedias content policies, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A side-scrolling game or side-scroller is a genre of video games in which the gameplay action is viewed from a side-view camera angle, and the onscreen characters generally move from the left side of the screen to the right in order to reach their goals. ... Screenshot of Kung-Fu Master (Console: Data East, 1984). ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time is an arcade game produced by Konami in 1991. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time is an arcade game produced by Konami in 1991. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ...


As the video game series progressed, programmers began to incorporate unique signature moves for each Turtle, as well as game features such as "Versus mode" and "Time Attack mode." When the Ninja Turtles' popularity began to decline in the mid-nineties, the video games changed direction. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters was released as a one-on-one fighting game similar to the Street Fighter series. It is of note that, whilst this game would see release on both the Megadrive/Genesis and Super Nintendo consoles, though using similar art assets, the games are essentially different (a common occurrence for 16-bit licensed titles of the era, such as Disney's Aladdin). “Street Fighter” redirects here. ... Disneys Aladdin was a video game based on the 1992 motion picture of the same name, released in the 16-bit era. ...


Konami also acquired the license to adapt the 2003 animated series into a video game franchise, resulting in a new series of games with the same button mashing gameplay as the old TMNT "beat 'em ups." (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 video game), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare.) In 2006, Ubisoft acquired the rights of TMNT games, beginning with a game based on the 2007 animated feature film.[8] Button mashing (a. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a video game of the beat em up genre released in 2003 by Konami. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into TMNT (game). ...


Food tie-ins

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles food tie-ins

During the height of their popularity ('88-'93) the Turtles had a number of food tie-ins. Among the most notable of these products was Ninja Turtles Cereal, produced by Ralston-Purina as a kind of "Chex with TMNT-themed marshmallows" which also came with a small pouch of; Pizza Crunchabungas, pizza flavored corn snacks in the shape of pizzas (the commercial starred the Ninja Turtles as Will Vinton-created claymations); Hostess Ninja Turtles Pudding Pies, featuring a green sugar crust and vanilla pudding inside; and Royal OOZE Gelatin Desserts, distributed by Nabisco under "Royal Gelatin" in three different flavors: orange, strawberry, and lime. Shreddies used to give out TMNT toys in their boxes when the cereal advertising was still geared toward children. One example of a TMNT prize was rings featuring a character on the cartoon (1992). There was also green Ninja Turtle ice cream with different toppings according to which turtle flavour you ordered. Franco-American also released a spagheti-O type canned pasta with the pasta in the shapes of the four turtles themselves. During the height of their popularity(88-91) the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a vast number of food tie-ins ranging from inevitable to obscure, many of with have become very rare, with some fans looking for the food packages to many of these items. ... Ralston Purina was a major American corporation best known for its production and marketing of animal feeds. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hostess is a brand of the Interstate Bakeries Corporation in the United States, known for its line of snack foods, such as Twinkies, CupCakes, Chocodiles, Ding Dongs, HoHos, SuzyQs, Sno Balls, Donettes, Mini Muffins, Hostess Fruit Pies, Pudding Pies, Donuts and Leopards. ... Nabisco logo Nabisco is an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks, including brands such as Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons, Mallomars, Oreos, Premium Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Triscuits, Wheat Thins, and Chicken in a Biskit. ... Shreddies is a breakfast cereal sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand, produced by Post Cereals and General Mills, consisting of malted squares of inter-woven whole grain wheat. ...


Concert tour

To further add to the Turtles' popularity, a concert tour was held in 1990, premiering at Radio City Music Hall. The "Coming Out of Their Shells" tour featured live-action turtles (in costumes similar to the films) playing music as a band (Donatello; keyboards, Leonardo; bass guitar, Raphael; drums & sax, Michelangelo; guitar) on stage around a familiar plotline: April O'Neil is kidnapped by the Shredder, the turtle guys have to rescue her. The story had a very Bill-n'-Ted-esque feel, with its theme of the power of rock n' roll literally defeating the enemy, in the form of the Shredder (who only rapped, about how he hates music) trying to eliminate all music (Interestingly, the first two films featured rap in their soundtracks). A pay-per-view special highlighting the concert was shown, and a studio album was also released. The track listing is as follows: Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1989) is a comedy/science fiction film based on the idea of time travel. ... Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...

  1. Coming Out of Our Shells!
  2. Sing About It
  3. Tubin'
  4. Skipping Stones
  5. Pizza Power
  6. Walk Straight
  7. No Treaties
  8. Cowabunga
  9. April Ballad
  10. Count on Us

Since the tour was sponsored by Pizza Hut in real life, there are many references to their pizza. Empty Pizza Hut boxes are seen onscreen during the "Behind The Shells" VHS. As part of a cross-marketing strategy, Pizza Hut restaurants gave away posters, audio cassettes of "Coming Out of Their Shells," and "Official Tour Guides" as premiums. Pizza Hut Inc. ...


The original show of the tour was released on video with a making of video also released. The song "Pizza Power" was later used by Konami for the second arcade game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time is an arcade game produced by Konami in 1991. ...

The TMNT as they appeared at Disney-MGM Studios.
The TMNT as they appeared at Disney-MGM Studios.

On June 30, 1990 the TMNT arrived in the "New York Street" section of Disney-MGM Studios theme park in Orlando. Emerging from their Turtle Party Wagon, they would "ninja dance" across the stage while April performed the theme song to the show. After the main show was done they would pose for pictures and sign autographs. Image File history File links MGMTMNT.jpg http://members. ... Image File history File links MGMTMNT.jpg http://members. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Disneys Hollywood Studios is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Orlando redirects here. ...


The Turtles made appearances in Walt Disney's "Very Merry Christmas Parade" to sing their own rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". They also appeared during the Easter parade dancing to their single "Pizza Power!" The Turtles' live shows and appearances ceased production in 1996.

Cover of Cracked #255, Aug 1990
Cover of Cracked #255, Aug 1990

As the self-published creation of two amateurs, the wildly lucrative TMNT inspired thousands of fans to self-publish their own comics, usually in black and white. The growth of independent comics, already underway when TMNT was launched, suddenly exploded, fueled by creators hoping to achieve the success of Eastman & Laird and speculators hoping to profit from the exploitation of supply and demand. Several new publishers such as Eclipse, First, Comico, and Dark Horse Comics grew to prominence during the 1980s independent comics boom. The economic effects were even felt in the UK comics industry. As Eddie Campbell would later write, "suddenly, because of the Turtles, the game was open to everybody."[9] Image File history File links Cracked_Issue_255. ... Image File history File links Cracked_Issue_255. ... Speculation is the buying, holding, and selling of stocks, commodities, futures, currencies, collectibles, real estate, or any valuable thing to profit from fluctuations in its price as opposed to buying it for use or for income - dividends, rent etc. ... The supply and demand model describes how prices vary as a result of a balance between product availability at each price (supply) and the desires of those with purchasing power at each price (demand). ... Eclipse Comics was an American comic book publisher, one of several influential indendent publishers during the 1980s. ... First Comics was an American publisher of comic books. ... Comico - The Comic Company was an American comic book company, headquartered in Norristown, Pennsylvania. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Alec: The King Canute Crowd by Eddie Campbell Eddie Campbell (born August 10, 1955) is a Scottish-born comics artist and cartoonist who now lives in Australia. ...


Although the TMNT had originated as a parody, the comic's explosive success led to a wave of small-press, black & white comic parodies of TMNT itself, including Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, Pre-Teen Dirty-Gene Kung Fu Kangaroos, Cold-Blooded Chameleon Commandos, and a host of others. Dark Horse Comics' Boris the Bear was launched in response to these TMNT clones; its first issue was titled "Boris the Bear Slaughters the Teenage Radioactive Black Belt Mutant Ninja Critters." Once the Turtles broke into the mainstream, parodies also proliferated in other media, such as in satire magazines Cracked and MAD Magazine. Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, written by Don Chin, initially published by Eclipse Comics and later on by Parody Press, was the first unofficial spoof of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... The comic book debut of the Kung Fu Kangaroos. ... Cold-Blooded Chameleon Commandos was one of many parodies of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, published by Blackthorne Publishing. ... Boris the Bear is a black and white independent comic book that was published for 34 issues. ... Cracked Mazagine issue 31 - September 1963 Cracked was one of Americas oldest surviving national satire and humor magazines. ... Harvey Kurtzmans cover for the first issue of the comic book Mad Mad is an American humor magazine founded by publisher William Gaines and editor Harvey Kurtzman in 1952. ...


Controversy

Grim 'n Gritty comics

In keeping with their parody of "grim 'n gritty" comics of the early 1980s, the Turtles engaged in a greater amount of overt violence in the pages of the early Mirage comic book series. As the TMNT were introduced into the mainstream, they were radically redesigned for a younger audience. This evolution incensed a core group of fans who had faithfully collected the independently-published comic series from its inception. They accused Eastman and Laird of selling out their indie roots in favor of corporate greed. In issue #19 of Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the creators published an editorial addressing these concerns. It stated, in part: "We've allowed the wacky side to happen, and enjoy it very much. All the while, though, we've kept the originals very much ours – forty pages of what we enjoy and want to see in our books, whether it comes from our own hands or from those of the talented people we work with." For other uses, see Violence (disambiguation). ... Look up mainstream in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Selling out refers to the compromising of ones integrity, morality and principles in exchange for money, success or other personal gain. ... For other uses, see Greed (disambiguation). ... Look up editorial, op-ed in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Children and consumerism

For many parents in the late 1980s, the Ninja Turtles phenomenon represented the latest in a series of shrewd cartoon-toy marketing strategies, a trend that had proven very profitable with Masters of the Universe, Transformers, and a host of other "good vs. evil" action-adventure franchises. Parents often found themselves at odds with children who demanded scads of toys and accessories after being subjected to so-called "30 minute commercials" delivered via after-school television.[10] Next big thing redirects here. ... Clash of the titans: He-Man and Skeletor face off on the cover of a vintage MOTU graphic novel. ... Various Transformers toys. ...


Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

The censored UK opening sequence.
The censored UK opening sequence.

Upon TMNT's first arrival in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Austria and Germany, the name was changed to "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" (or TMHT, for short), since local censorship policies deemed the word ninja to have excessively violent connotations for a children's program.[11] Consequently, everything related to the Turtles had to be renamed before being released in these nations. The lyrics were also changed, such as changing "Splinter taught them to be ninja teens" to the "Splinter taught them to be fighting teens." Image File history File links The censored opening sequence. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... For other uses, see Censor. ...


The policies also had other effects, such as removing use of Michaelangelo's nunchaku (which were at the time banned from appearing in even 18-rated movies) and generally toning down the usage of all the turtles' weapons. After many seasons of never using his nunchaku, they eventually disappeared entirely, replaced by a turtle shell shaped grappling hook called the "Turtle Line". For Nintendos Wii Remote Nunchuk attachment, see Nunchuk. ... A soldier loading the hook. ...


However, when the live-action movie came out in 1990, the "Ninja" of the title was kept even in the UK. In time, nunchaku scenes were retained in previously-censored movies such as those of Bruce Lee. For the 2007 film, see TMNT (film). ... Bruce Lee (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a...


By the time of the 2003 TV series, these censorship policies had been abolished, and no changes have occurred in the content of the show. The name "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" remained unchanged for the 2003 show. As a result, in the UK, the 1987 program is still called Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and the 2003 program is called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, hence a disambiguation between the two TV series.


Red-eared Terrapin

The stories contain enough evidence to identify the four Turtles as specimens of the Red-eared Terrapin Trachemys scripta elegans. That encouraged a big craze for keeping them as pets.[12] Trinomial name Trachemys scripta elegans The Red-eared Terrapin (Trachemys scripta elegans), called the Red-eared Slider in the U.S., is native to the southern United States; and has become common in the United Kingdom. ...


After the craze passed, it was speculated that people often disposed of unwanted turtles by releasing them into the wild, including in areas where they do not occur naturally, risking upsetting the ecology of that area.[13] For the journal, see Ecology (journal). ...


See also

This is a list of less important characters from the various incarnations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... This is a list of all 193 episodes of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, by season and year: // 1987 Season Episode #1: Turtle Tracks Episode #2: Enter the Shredder Episode #3: A Thing About Rats Episode #4: Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X Episode #5: Shredder & Splintered 1988... This is the list of the existing episodes of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, by season and year: Note: The 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is still on the air. ... This list consists of animal characters that walk, talk, act and sometimes look like humans. ...

References

  1. ^ I Was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (2007-01-26).
  2. ^ a b c d TMNT Origin Story, official site. Retrieved 2007-11-16.
  3. ^ "Power Rangers in Space: Shell Shocked"!
  4. ^ Imagi - Press release dated March 10, 2006
  5. ^ Trailer for TMNT (2007). (Requires QuickTime)
  6. ^ Trailer 2 for TMNT (2007). (Requires QuickTime)
  7. ^ Meadows, Chris (2007-02-19). Kevin Siembieda Interview, Part 2 (mp3). Space Station Liberty. Retrieved on 2007-02-20.
  8. ^ Ubisoft to create video game based on 2007 TMNT movie
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ Seiter, Ellen (1993). Sold Separately: Parents and Children in Consumer Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2198-X. 
  11. ^ Cohen, Susan. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Television: Who's winning the battle over kids' TV?", Washington Post Magazine, 1991-04-07. 
  12. ^ BBC News | ENGLAND | 'Hero Turtle' craze leads to duck deaths
  13. ^ BBC News | SCOTLAND | Turtle mania causes welfare headache
  • Eastman, Kevin (2002). Kevin Eastman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artobiography. Los Angeles: Heavy Metal. ISBN 1-882931-85-8.
  • Wiater, Stanley (1991). The Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Treasury. New York: Villard. ISBN 0-679-73484-8.
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