Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1987
  • 10 Seasons
  • 7.9  (37,009)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) is an animated television series that premiered on CBS in the year 1987. The show was produced by Fred Wolf Films and Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, and it was created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The series is largely based on the comic book series of the same name, which was published by Mirage Studios.

The show follows the adventures of four teenage mutant turtles, named Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, who live in the sewers of New York City with their sensei, a mutated rat named Splinter. The turtles were created when they were accidentally exposed to a strange substance called mutagen, which also mutated Splinter into his current form. The turtles were originally ordinary domestic pets until they were mutated by the mutagen.

The show is known for its mix of comedy and action, and it is aimed at a younger audience. The main villain of the series is the evil Shredder, the leader of the Foot Clan, who seeks to dominate the city and destroy the turtles. Shredder is often aided by his bumbling henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, who also have been mutated into a warthog and a rhinoceros, respectively.

The show features a large cast of other recurring characters, including April O'Neil, a television news reporter who befriends the turtles; Casey Jones, a vigilante who fights crime in the city and becomes a close ally of the turtles; and Krang, an evil alien who provides Shredder with advanced technology and helps him in his quest for power.

The voice cast of the show is led by Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, James Avery, and Pat Fraley as the voices of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Townsend Coleman and Rob Paulsen also provide voices for the series as Shredder and Raphael, respectively, while Jim Cummings, Jennifer Darling, Peter Renaday, Renae Jacobs, Beau Weaver, Dorian Harewood, Hal Rayle, Hamilton Camp, Jack Angel, Maggie Roswell, Michael Gough, Tony Jay, and Tress MacNeille round out the rest of the cast.

The show ran for 10 seasons and a total of 193 episodes, ending in 1996. The series was popular with both children and adults, and it has since become a cult classic. The show has inspired several video games and a number of different merchandise, and it has been adapted into several other television series and films over the years.

Overall, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) is a fun and action-packed animated television series that has become a beloved classic over the years. With its lovable characters, exciting adventures, and witty humor, it remains a favorite among fans of all ages.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (193 episodes). The series first aired on December 10, 1987.

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Divide and Conquer
8. Divide and Conquer
November 2, 1996
A now insane Dregg manipulates several aliens into battling the Turtles for ninety seconds at a time, giving them increased power and stamina, which Dregg uses when he absorbs the aliens into his body, transforming him into a force to be reckoned with...
The Day the Earth Disappeared
7. The Day the Earth Disappeared
October 26, 1996
Lord Dreggg and Mung recalibrate their teleporters to begin an operation to move the Earth itself into DImension X
Mobster from Dimension X
6. Mobster from Dimension X
October 19, 1996
An alien mafia boss, The Globfather, encounters the TMNT as he seeks to attach a new protein computer, which can directly link with a physical mind, to himself.
Turtles to the Second Power (5)
5. Turtles to the Second Power (5)
October 12, 1996
Shredder and Krang scheme to usurp control of Dreggs' ship, Dregg schemes to land pieces of the sun onto selected areas of Earth, the Turtles scheme to smite both parties down with the flames of the past and present, which will survive?
A Turtle in Time (4)
4. A Turtle in Time (4)
October 5, 1996
The Turtles, Shredder and Krang's battle skills, powers, and memories are absorbed into Dregg, and he becomes a super-being. He detains his drained prisoners and prepares to initiate the final stage of his plan to conquer earth by using the matter transporters to project pieces of the very sun itself onto any city of his choosing, he will continue to do so until Earth conveys onto him the title of emperor. Splinter, meanwhile, is visited by time-travelers from the distant future, which has come to aid the TMNT, at the approval of Splinter, they travel back two years, and pluck a team of turtles from the past. But there is a price to pay for this deed, the past Turtles only have 24 hours before they must be sent back, or the turtle's present time-line will cease to exist.
The Power of Three (3)
3. The Power of Three (3)
September 28, 1996
Aboard the Dreggnaught, Dregg and Mungg are discussing their next move against the Turtles when Mungg informs Dregg that, whilst scouting dimensions, he came across two individuals who claimed they were "old acquaintances of the turtles": Shredder and Krang! Intrigued by the prospect of using the TMNT's mortal enemies as pawns in his grand scheme, Dregg makes preparations to bring Shredder and Krang back to earth. Meanwhile, Donatello cures Carter of his mutation disease, using the process he used to cure his brothers. Carter, wanting to return to civilization decides the time has come to leave The TMNT and New York behind him, and says goodbye. Elsewhere, at the power plant, Dregg and Mungg activate the Vortex Transporter, which causes a citywide blackout, but in Dregg's eyes, the chaos is all worth the effort, as the transporter succeeds in bringing Shredder and Krang back. But the two villains prove to be as sly as Dregg when they are able to get away from him, proclaiming that they and they alone will dominate the Earth.
The Beginning of the End (2)
2. The Beginning of the End (2)
September 21, 1996
Having recaptured the mutated Leonardo, the Turtles quickly restore him to normal using the vortex crystal technology. At first, it seems that the experiment has worked this time, but soon Leonardo's foot starts glowing, he still has the disease, and which means it's only a matter of time until he mutates once more. Dregg commands Mung to take control of a power plant so he can commandeer it's vast supply of Plutonium. April, still itching to sink her teeth into a new story, investigates a chop-chop ring at work in the city. Leonardo completely mutates again, and the TMNT once again are thrown into a heated battle to coral their slightly-more-mutated-than-usual-leader, which takes them across the city and back.
The Return of Dregg (1)
1. The Return of Dregg (1)
September 14, 1996
The Turtles are working on once and for all ridding themselves of their mutations, Donatello makes use of a Virtual Reality Program to test out the effects of a potential cure he has created using the Vortex Crystals. On his home-world, Dregg schemes to return to earth, his chief scientist, Mungg presents the villain with micro-bugs capable of creating advanced machinery in seconds rather than days or months, as well as track down the Vortex Crystals presently being used on earth.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 10, 1987
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (37,009)