Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
GenreAction/Adventure
Science fiction
Comedy
Martial arts
Based onTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Kevin Eastman
Peter Laird
Developed byDavid Wise
Directed byYoshikatsu Kasai (season 1)
Bill Wolf (seasons 2–7)
Tony Love (seasons 8–10)
Voices ofCam Clarke
Townsend Coleman
Barry Gordon
Rob Paulsen
Peter Renaday
Renae Jacobs
Pat Fraley
James Avery
Jim Cummings
Tony Jay
Theme music composerChuck Lorre
Dennis C. Brown
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes193
Production
Executive producer(s)Kevin Eastman
Peter Laird
Producer(s)Rudy Zamora (season 1)
Walt Kubiak
Andy Luckey (seasons 2–7)
Bill Wolf
Kara Vallow (seasons 8–10)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Murakami Wolf Swenson[1] (1987–92)
IDDH (1987–92)
Fred Wolf Films (1992–96)
Mirage Studios
Surge Licensing
DistributorGroup W Productions (1987–95)
Eyemark Entertainment (1995–96)
Release
Original networkSyndication (1988-1993)
CBS (1990-1997)[2]
Picture format480i SDTV
Audio formatMTS Stereo
Original releaseDecember 14, 1987 – November 2, 1996
Chronology
Followed byTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series)
External links
Website

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (earlier known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in some European countries because of controversy at the time[3]) is an American animated television series that was made by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and French company IDDH. The show ran from December 14, 1987 until November 2, 1996 when it aired its final episode. The pilot for the show was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 and was in syndication as a five-part miniseries. The show featured the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and they were created in the comic book form by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.

The show was able to help launch the characters into more mainstream popularity and it became one of the most popular animated series in television history. Due to its popularity, there were breakfast cereal, plush toys, and all kinds of different products that featured the characters appeared on the market during the late 1980s and early 1990s.[4] The show was named as the 55th best show in the Top 100 Best Animated TV Shows by IGN.[5] At the time, the show was criticized for its violent content and commercialism.[6][7]

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  1. "TV Reviews : 'Ninja Turtles' Crawls Out, Lands on Back". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-9-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "The Media Business; Ninja Turtles Save the Day For CBS Children's Lineup". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-9-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Beat Down Guardians of the Galaxy to Top Cinema Charts". International Business Times. Retrieved 2014-9-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Shell Schlocked". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2014-9-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "55. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-9-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "Turtle Trouble : Children: Some parents believe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles encourage aggression. Others say the Turtles are just harmless fun". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-9-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "Ninja Influence on Australian Youth". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-9-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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