The Facts are These:
After a man buys some pet turtles he turns the corner to find men in suits with a strange jar. He runs away while being chased by them and escapes into the sewer. The jar shatters an covers him and the turtles with the ooze and transforms them into mutants. The turtles Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michaelangelo and their master Hamato Yoshi, now called Splinter, under his guidance trains in the art of Ninjitsu. When they take their first steps into the outside world they stumble upon the Kraang, that are trying to take over the earth. It is up to them to stop them.
I kept this show off of my radar because of the way the animation looked. It looked childish and I really didn’t want to watch it. Then I saw a Black Nerd Comedy episode where he talks about the new movie and he mentioned to watch the show even though it may look different. I am glad I did because it is a really great show. It may look childish and goofy, but it feels like the original ninja turtles. Each of the turtles keep their normal personalities with a few additions. April O’neil is the same age as the turtles and Donatello has a crush on her. Raphael has a pet turtle and it is cool that we see his soft side when he is not trying to act tough. The Kraang are different as well, where they over explain everything they speak about. It is weird, but it is a fun character trait. The Shredder is the same as in the 2003 show, tough and looking to kill.
Behind the Scenes:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on the comic of the same by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The show was developed by Ciro Nieli, Joshua Sternin and J.R. Ventimilia. Ciro has worked on The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends before TMNT. Joshua was the executive producer on the shows Kitchen Confidential and Robot and Monster previously. Ventimilia worked also served as executive producer on Kitchen Confidential and Robot and Monster. I fucking love the opening song it is awesome and has the old rhythm of the original show, but modernized for the new fans of the show. Here it is for you to enjoy…
A Brief View of the World:
The world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles is our own with a twist. It takes place in modern day New York with an hidden invasion from an alien race called the Kraang, the city is being protected by the ninja turtles and their being chased by the Kraang and the The foot clan. The foot clan is attacking them because their leader Oroku Saki is after the life of their Master Splinter.
Overall I really enjoyed it and was surprised about it. I thought it was going to be a watered down ninja Turtles show and was not looking forward to it. It exceeded my expectations and more. It was fun and interesting, the ninja turtles were great and Splinter was awesome as well.
It is somewhat rewatchable because it is around 26 episodes, so you have to have the time. Though I would say it would be worth it. It is fun and entertaining, so if you have some time to burn then I would recommend it.
TMNT 2003 – For more ninja turtles fun.
TMNT 87’s – For even more Ninja Turtles fun.
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