History Franchise / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles

25th Jun '16 5:58:33 AM Doc_Loki
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** The original comic series also crossed over with CerebusTheAardvark; the most recent IDW version crossed over with the goddam {{Batman}}.
24th Jun '16 8:51:04 PM nombretomado
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* '''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 The second cartoon]]''' (2003-2009): Mirage teamed up with [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] in order to produce this new cartoon, this time making sure it had a closer resemblance to the comic book it was based on. Nicknamed TMNT 2k3, the series featured faithful adaptations of most of the comic book's stories, contained major [[{{Arc}} story arcs]], and straightened up the original patchwork narrative and made it more coherent. Surprisingly for a show produced by someone with 4Kids' pedigree, it has avoided several of the tropes associated with Saturday Morning cartoons, such as ThouShaltNotKill and StatusQuoIsGod. It ended in 2009, after six years, seven seasons, and two retools.

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* '''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 The second cartoon]]''' (2003-2009): Mirage teamed up with [[FourKidsEntertainment [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] in order to produce this new cartoon, this time making sure it had a closer resemblance to the comic book it was based on. Nicknamed TMNT 2k3, the series featured faithful adaptations of most of the comic book's stories, contained major [[{{Arc}} story arcs]], and straightened up the original patchwork narrative and made it more coherent. Surprisingly for a show produced by someone with 4Kids' pedigree, it has avoided several of the tropes associated with Saturday Morning cartoons, such as ThouShaltNotKill and StatusQuoIsGod. It ended in 2009, after six years, seven seasons, and two retools.
11th Jun '16 11:50:33 AM Etheru
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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/JackKirby and the cosmic themes of his work are often referenced in the various ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' continuities, with at least one story in the Mirage Comics that was adapted as an episode for the 2003 series even featuring a thinly-veiled version of Jack Kirby. The adaptation was itself [[InMemoriam dedicated to his memory]].
9th Jun '16 11:18:28 AM Tightwire
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** '''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows''': An upcoming sequel to the prior movie, due in 2016. Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady make their debuts in this continuity. Has the same name as earlier videogame.

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** '''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows''': An upcoming sequel to the prior movie, due in 2016.2016 sequel. Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady make their debuts in this continuity. Has the same name as earlier videogame.
7th Jun '16 7:02:15 AM Eyeshield
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** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMutantsInManhattan'' (2016). An action game developed by Creator/PlatinumGames.

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** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMutantsInManhattan'' ''Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles Mutants In Manhattan'' (2016). An action game A SpectacleFighter developed by Creator/PlatinumGames.



TMNT remains a pop-culture phenomenon to this day.

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TMNT remains a pop-culture phenomenon to this day.
day. It inspired the entire TeenageMutantSamuraiWombat genre, and is a multimedia CashCowFranchise still beloved by many fans new and old.



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* MerchandiseDriven: ''TMNT'' didn't start this way, but it moved in this direction once the toy line became hugely successful. Ironically, it was originally intended as a slightly DarkerAndEdgier ''parody'' of merchandise-driven cartoon series and comics. Then the creators realized it was becoming one, and just rolled with it, and now the series has become the archetype for such franchises. It's even had a parody or two.

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* MerchandiseDriven: ''TMNT'' didn't start this way, but it moved in this direction once the toy line became hugely successful. Ironically, it was originally intended as a slightly DarkerAndEdgier ''parody'' of merchandise-driven cartoon series and comics. Then the creators realized it was becoming one, and just rolled with it, and now the series has become [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombat the archetype for such franchises.franchises]]. It's even had a parody or two.



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%%* * TurtlePower: TropeNamer.The TropeNamer, [[CaptainObvious given the main characters]].
2nd Jun '16 6:57:44 PM DrRomoray
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''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' (or TMNT) began as a comic book by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, who formed the idea from a drawing one of them made while watching TV after work. The first story began as a tale in the vein of Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'', with the four titular ninja battling the Shredder to avenge the murder of Master Splinter's master, Hamato Yoshi. After a fierce battle, they successfully kill him. A surprise hit (often attributed to the unique name), the series continued with applying a FantasyKitchenSink motif, with time travel, robots, and aliens introduced within the first ten issues. Despite their inauspicious beginnings, the series became so popular that an action figure deal was struck, and an animated series was created to accompany the toyline. The show became one of the most popular animated series of all time, which in turn led to movies and every type of merchandise under the sun, turning TMNT into one of the biggest {{cash cow franchise}}s of the mid-eighties/early nineties.

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''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' (or TMNT) began started as a parody. In fact, the entire premise is built around the question of [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse what happened]] to the radioactive canister which gave Matt Murdock (aka {{ComicBook/Daredevil}}) his superpowers. The comic book by was largely an [[AffectionateParody affectionate riff]] on Creator/FrankMillerís [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja-tastic]] reinvention of ''Daredevil'' in the 80's, a joke maintained through 2012 variant covers that cheekily homage some of Millerís most iconic ''Daredevil'' poses.

Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, who Laird formed the idea from a drawing one of them made while watching TV after work. The first story began as a tale in the vein of Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'', with the one-shot (ha) comic revolved around four titular ninja ninjas battling the Shredder "The Shredder" to avenge the murder of Master Splinter's master, Hamato Yoshi. After a fierce battle, they successfully kill him. A surprise hit (often attributed (credited to the unique bizarre name), the series continued with applying later stories applied a FantasyKitchenSink motif, approach, with time travel, robots, and aliens introduced within the first ten issues. Despite their this inauspicious beginnings, beginning, the series became so popular that an action figure deal was struck, and an animated series was created to accompany the toyline. The show became one of the most popular animated series of all time, which in turn led to movies and every type of merchandise under the sun, turning TMNT into one of the biggest {{cash cow franchise}}s of the mid-eighties/early nineties.
1st Jun '16 5:48:39 PM SunriseWarrior
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* '''The Nick Comics''' (2012-): : The third and ongoing cartoon has its own spinoff also published by IDW. It was launched as ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures'' and later relaunched in 2015 as ''Amazing Adventures''.

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* '''The Nick Comics''' (2012-): : The third and ongoing cartoon has its own spinoff also published by IDW. It was launched as ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures'' and later relaunched in 2015 as ''Amazing Adventures''.
29th May '16 11:50:39 PM thesleepiestspiny
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** ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan'' (2016). An action game developed by Creator/PlatinumGames.

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** ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan'' ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMutantsInManhattan'' (2016). An action game developed by Creator/PlatinumGames.
18th Apr '16 10:49:29 AM Willbyr
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* '''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legend of the Supermutants''' (1996). An {{Anime}}. It is a two-episode OVA which adapts (very freely) the Turtles into Japanese anime format, although they're mainly [[MerchandiseDriven thinly-veiled ads]] for Takara's Japanese version of the ''Turtles'' toyline. Among the changes made, the turtles have the power to transform into ''"Super Turtles"'' for about three minutes (during which they look really manly), have an animal-themed armor each (like in ''SaintSeiya'') and can fuse together to form the ''"Saint Turtle"''. Besides that, the bad guys also have transforming powers, and Shredder turns into a Dragon. For further info, visit [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles:_Legend_of_the_Supermutants Wikipedia]] or just see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGMfb60lc14&feature=related this video]].

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* '''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legend of the Supermutants''' (1996). An {{Anime}}. It is a two-episode OVA which adapts (very freely) the Turtles into Japanese anime format, although they're mainly [[MerchandiseDriven thinly-veiled ads]] for Takara's Japanese version of the ''Turtles'' toyline. Among the changes made, the turtles have the power to transform into ''"Super Turtles"'' for about three minutes (during which they look really manly), have an animal-themed armor each (like in ''SaintSeiya'') ''Manga/SaintSeiya'') and can fuse together to form the ''"Saint Turtle"''. Besides that, the bad guys also have transforming powers, and Shredder turns into a Dragon. For further info, visit [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles:_Legend_of_the_Supermutants Wikipedia]] or just see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGMfb60lc14&feature=related this video]].
15th Mar '16 12:52:13 AM Hanz
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** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles|2013'' (2013). Another game based on the 2012 series, but aimed at a slightly younger demographic than OOS.

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** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles|2013'' ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2013'' (2013). Another game based on the 2012 series, but aimed at a slightly younger demographic than OOS.
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