Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Genre: Action
Science fantasy
Created by: Peter Laird
Kevin Eastman
Starring: Jason Biggs
Seth Green
Rob Paulsen
Sean Astin
Greg Cipes
Mae Whitman
Hon Lee
Kevin Michael Richardson
Josh Peck
Clancy Brown
Phil LaMarr
Eric Bauza
Fred Tatasciore
# of seasons: 5
# of episodes: 111 (and counting)
Original run: September 29, 2012 - November 12, 2017 page
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles group shot

The four Turtles, from left to right: Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or TMNT for short) is a Nickelodeon cartoon series based on the long-running franchise of the same name, which Nickelodeon purchased ownership of in 2009. It ran from September 29, 2012 to November 12, 2017.


When ninjutsu master Hamato Yoshi and his four pet turtles are exposed to mutagen, they undergo major physical transformations: Hamato Yoshi becomes a humanoid rat under the name of Splinter and the turtles become human/turtle hybrids. Splinter retreats to the New York City sewers, where he raises the four turtles as his sons and imparts to them his knowledge of ninjutsu.

After venturing to the surface for the first time, the teenage Turtles discover an alien race called the Kraang is planning to take over New York City with their plans involving the same mutagen that created the Ninja Turtles. The Ninja Turtles befriend April O'Neil when she and her father Kirby have been abducted by the Kraang. While Kirby remains a prisoner of the Kraang, April becomes an ally of the Ninja Turtles as they help her to find out where the Kraang have taken her father. The Ninja Turtles also learn that Splinter's old enemy, The Shredder, is leading the Foot Clan into tracking down Splinter and his sons to put an end to their clan.


Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode list

Home video releases

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles videography



The series has received largely positive reviews from critics and fans of the 80's and 2003 series. It has been praised for combining the elements of the 87 and 03 shows, and for it's good animation and stories.


  • Rob Paulsen, who voices Donatello, previously voiced Raphael in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. These two series cross paths in a season two parter The Manhattan Project, and the season four episode Trans-Dimensional Turtles.


See also

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