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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series)

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Comedy (seasons 1–7)
Drama (seasons 8–10)
Based on
Developed byDavid Wise
Patti Howeth
Directed byYoshikatsu Kasai (season 1)
Fred Wolf (seasons 2–7)
Tony Love (seasons 8–10)
Voices ofCam Clarke
Barry Gordon
Rob Paulsen
Townsend Coleman
Peter Renaday
Renae Jacobs
James Avery
Pat Fraley
Jennifer Darling
Tony Jay
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes193 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Mark Freedman
Producer(s)Rudy Zamora (season 1)
Walt Kubiak
Andy Luckey (seasons 2–7)
Fred Wolf
Kara Vallow (seasons 8–10)
Running time22 minutes
DistributorGroup W Productions
(seasons 1–9)
Eyemark Entertainment
(season 10)
Picture format480i
Audio formatStereo (1987-1990)
CBS StereoSound (1990-1995)
Dolby Surround (1995-1996)
Original releaseDecember 28, 1987 –
November 2, 1996
Followed byTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series)
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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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