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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in syndication as a five-part miniseries and began its official run on October 1, 1988. The series featured the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created in comic book form by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The property was changed considerably from the darker-toned comic, to make it more suitable for children and the family.

The initial motivation behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series was that, upon being approached to create a toy line, Playmates Toys was uneasy with the comic book characters' small cult following. They requested that a television deal be acquired first, and after the initial five-episode series debuted, the California toy company released their first series of Ninja Turtles action figures in the summer of 1988. The two media would correspond in marketing style and popularity for many years to come.

David Wise and Patti Howeth wrote the screenplay for the first five-part miniseries. When the series continued in the second season, comic artist Jack Mendelsohn joined the show as the executive story editor. Wise went on to write over seventy episodes of the series, and was executive story editor for four later seasons as well. Wise left the series partway through the ninth season, and Jeffrey Scott took over as the story editor and chief writer for the rest of the show's run.

  1. Fred Wolf

    Creator

  2. Kevin Eastman

    Creator

  3. Peter Laird

    Creator

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  1. Cam Clarke

    Cam Clarke

    Leonardo (voice)

  2. Barry Gordon

    Barry Gordon

    Donatello (voice)

  3. Townsend Coleman

    Townsend Coleman

    Michelangelo (voice)

  4. Michael Gough

    Michael Gough

    Raphael (voice)

  5. Pat Fraley

    Pat Fraley

    Krang (voice)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Season 10

1996 | 8 Episodes

Season 10 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered on September 16, 1996.

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Status Ended

Network CBS

Certification

  • TV-Y7

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    This program is designed for children age 7 and above.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 22m

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