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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American media franchise that was created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird since 1984. The rights to the franchise were currently owned by Paramount Global, the parent company of Nickelodeon.
Why It Rocks
- It was a great idea that the creators made comics during the 80's, before spawning a franchise.
- Memorable heroes: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo and their allies Master Splinter, April O'Neil and Casey Jones.
- Awesome villains such as The Shredder, Karai, Bebop and Rocksteday and Krang.
- It spawned four animated TV series:
- 1987 series (1987-1996): It was mostly a comedy sitcom, although they used action scenes.
- 2003 series (2003-2010): Compared to the 80's cartoon, this one stay faithful to the comics by Mirage Studios.
- 2012 series (2012-2017): a 3D Nicktoon series that uses anime-influenced and added new characters.
- Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018-2020): Much like the 2012 series, they also used anime-influenced and added new characters.
- Speaking of shows, they also have movies that are good or decent, such as the 1990 film, TMNT, as well as the TV movies that are crossovers: Turtles Forever and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- Great voice acting from every interaction: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Greg Berg, Rob Raulsen, Townsend Coleman, Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Sam Rigel, Greg Abbey, Jason Briggs, Seth Green, Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Omar Benson Miller, Josh Brener, Ben Schwartz and Brandon Mychal Smith.
- They even spawned comics that was based on shows such as Dreamwave Productions (2003 series), IDW Publishing (2012 series and Rise of the TMNT) and DC Comics (2012 series/Batman).
- Most of the episodes from every series that are either good or decent, such as "Turtle Tracks", "Same As It Never Was", "Annihilation: Earth!", "Finale Parts 1 And 2: E-Turtle Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind/Shreddy Or Not", "Enter the Dragons", "Return to New York" and more.
- Great catchphrases like "Cowabunga!" and "Booyakasha!".
- It was spawned into merchandise such as video games, VHS, DVDs, toys, clothes and more.
- The intros for every series are very good to listen.
- Not only it was the best franchise by Nickelodeon, but also one of Nicktoons’ best series of all time, along with Rugrats and SpongeBob SquarePants.
- The animation for every incarnation is very good, especially it was made by Toei Animation, A-1 Productions, Dai Won Animation, Dong Woo Animation, Bardel Entertainment and Flying Bark Productions.
- The character designs were also good.
- Some of the series that have ending that were good.
- While all of them were good, the only two shows: 1987 series (Seasons 9-10) and 2003 series (Seasons 6-7) that went downhill.
- Likewise, the 2012 series would gradually decline in Season 5 but not as much as 1987 and 2003.
- They also have this series called Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, a live-action series that wasn’t well-received.
- Speaking of shows, the movies that were either bad or mediocre such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, 2014 film and Out of the Shadows.
- Some of the episodes can either be bad or mediocre such as "Poor Little Rich Turtle", "Super Power Struggle", "A Foot Too Big", "Mikey Gets Shellacne" and "Mrs. Cuddles".
- Some of the characters can be bland or forgettable, such as Vexus from The Next Mutation.
- Nowadays, every series and movies that were currently streaming on the app: Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Hulu.
- Since Paramount currently owns the franchise, it was aired either on Nickelodeon or Nicktoons for reruns and they were formerly aired on Syndication, CBS, FoxBox/4Kids TV/The CW4Kids blocks on Fox and The CW and Cartoon Network.