Remember that one day when you could wake up without an alarm? When you would get your favorite bowl of cereal and sit between the hours of 8 and 12? This is a blog dedicated to the greatest time of our childhood: Saturday mornings. The television programs you watched, the memories attached to them, and maybe introducing you to something you didn't realize existed. Updated every weekend.
And so we come to the end of our year (and 2 months) long celebration of Saturday mornings. From the 1950s through today, a variety of shows both live and animated have entertained the youth of the world. And while the shows themselves and the viewing methods may have changed, there's no doubt that these programs will continue to resonate for a long time.
Thanks for joining us on this journey. When we began, we had no idea there'd be the level of craziness that 2020 ended up being. Hopefully what we did was able to give you some enjoyment during those months in quarantine--or just as a general distraction from everything. While we didn't quite accomplish as much as we hoped, we think we did these programs justice.
With that, Saturday Mornings Forever will be taking a bit of a break. We'll be showcasing reruns for a time while we plan for the next phase of the site. Oh, don't worry--these won't be reruns to YOU, just shows that didn't originate on Saturday mornings that ended up airing there over time. Those are usually quick, short entries that will allow us some rest and time to get ahead.
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For the history of the Ninja Turtles, check out the post here.
In 2009, Viacom (now ViacomCBS)
purchased all of Mirage
Studio’s rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise;
although Mirage was still allowed to published a number of Turtles comics
a year. They began production on new Turtles media, including a cartoon to air
on Viacom-owned Nickelodeon.
The resulting series was the first to feature the Turtles rendered in computer
animation (with the 2007
animated film being the first time overall) that also
served as a love-letter to the franchise; blending in elements of every
incarnation to date such as their communication devices, the T-Phone,
playing a midi of the 1987
The new heroes in a half-shell.
The series could be seen as a
spiritual sequel to the 1987 animated show, as it was decidedly more
light-hearted than the 2003
version with humor derived from a number of anime influences;
such as extremely deformed features during emotional outbursts. Like the 1987
series, the Turtles were raised and trained by Master Splinter (Hoon Lee), a
former member of the Foot
known as Hamato Yoshi that was mutated into a rat by the same mutagen
that would mutate the Turtles from his pets into human hybrids. Leonardo (Jason
Biggs) was the leader who took his role and training very seriously, often
struggling with his own doubts about his abilities; Donatello (Rob Paulsen, who
originally voiced Raphael in the 1987 series and only took the role after
clearing it with former co-star Barry
Gordon) was a mechanical genius and developed the various gadgets the
Turtles would use; Raphael (Sean Astin) had rage issues that he often took out
on his brothers, but was fiercely loyal to his family; and Michelangelo (Greg
Cipes) was the youngest in the clan and showed it with his love of video games,
skateboarding and pizza. Aside from their bandana colors and the shade of their
skins, each Turtle featured unique body features for the first time: Donnie was
the tallest with a gap between his teeth and brown eyes; Leo was a bit shorter
than Donnie and had blue eyes; Raph had a chip in his front shell and green
eyes; and Mikey was the shortest with a childlike face adorned in freckles. The
Turtles’ trademarked battle cry “Cowabunga!” was updated to “Booyakasha!”,
proclaimed mostly by Mikey.
April and her Tessen.
Their primary human friend/ally,
April O’Neil (Mae Whitman), received the most dramatic changes of the series.
She was depicted as a teenager like the Turtles, leading to Donnie having a
tremendous crush on her (which eclipsed the one depicted in the 2003 series)
and attempting to impress her constantly and win her affection. She was also a
human/Kraang hybrid, the result of her mother (Renae Jacobs,
who played April
in the 1987 series) being experimented on. As a result, she developed strong
psychic powers that would grow as the series progressed. As with several other
incarnations, she began training with Splinter in order to better defend
herself and participate at times in the Turtles’ missions. She was given a Tessen
(war fan) by Splinter and later adopted a dragon tanto (short sword) as her
Casey Jones: vigilante.
Similarly, their other human
friend/ally Casey Jones (Josh Peck) was made a teenager; becoming involved with
the Turtles after April was assigned to tutor him in school. He still wielded a
collection of sports equipment as weaponry and patrolled the city as a
vigilante, often helping the Turtles in their fights with the battle cry
“Goongala!” Casey also had a crush on April, which put him in a rivalry with
Donnie that lessened as the show progressed.
The first and constant threat to the
Turtles was the alien race known as the Kraang (all Nolan North). Krang
Fraley) was a villain created for the 1987 series based on
the aliens known as the Utroms
from the original Mirage comics. Like Krang, the Kraang resembled sentient
brains and piloted humanoid robotic bodies where their stomachs would be, which
were often disguised as the same man in a suit when operating in public
(although there were different types of bodies they could use for various
situations). They had no individual will, operating with a hive mind and
possessing a limited and repetitive grasp of the English language. They were
led by Kraang Prime (Roseanne
Butera later on), an Utrom scientist that discovered the
mutagen created within giant worm creatures and utilized it in evolutionary
experiments. There was also Kraang
Gottfried), who served as the Kraang’s spy and spent a lot of
time posing as April’s best friend, Irma
Langinstein (created for the 1987 series and resembling
Dinkley, who was also voiced by Kate Micucci).
The Utrom High Council: Pawn, Queen, Rook and Bishop.
in this universe were those who resisted Kraang Prime’s mind control and fought
back against them. The Utroms were led by the Ultrom
High Council comprised of members named after chess
pieces: Bishop (North), loosely based on antagonist Agent
Bishop from the 2003 series, was the original designer of
the exo-bodies the Kraang used and was Subprime’s brother; Queen
who piloted a recolored version of the autonomous Kraangdroid Ms.
Campbell (also Peterson) who posed as a scientist with an
interest in April; Rook
(Miccuci), who created the Irma droid model and held a grudge against Subprime
for stealing her design; and Pawn (North), who piloted an undisguised exosuit
that had an additional curly mustache and spoke with a French accent.
Shredder and Karai.
the Turtles’ customary foes of the Foot Clan would provide trouble for them as
well; sometimes at odds with the Kraang, other times working with them. They
were led by Splinter’s old friend, Oroku Saki, aka The Shredder (Kevin Michael
Richardson). This Shredder was adopted by the Hamato Clan after the original
Foot were defeated, but became angry and bitter upon learning his origins and
unrequited feelings for Tang
(Minae Noji), Splinter’s
wife. A conflict saw Saki accidentally kill Shen and end up badly burned, and
in retaliation he stole their daughter, Miwa, and raised her into this show’s
version of Karai
Leo became infatuated with Karai despite her being their sworn enemy, but her
allegiances changed once she learned the truth about her origins. Both she and
Shredder would end up mutated by mutagen; Shredder willingly to heal battle
wounds, making him grow more massively muscular with natural retracting claws,
and Karai accidentally, turning her into desert horned viper although she was
able to shift back into her human form and assume hybrid variations of both.
Bebop and Rocksteady in the hizzy.
Foot was initially comprised of actual human ninjas but were eventually
supplemented with various versions of Footbots
(like the 1987 series, which allowed the Turtles to commit limited acts of
violence against them). Shredder also had several mutants in his employ. Bebop
(J.B. Smoove) and Rocksteady (Fred Tatasciore) were his primary muscle. Bebop
started as Anton Zeck (named after comic artist Mike Zeck),
a professional thief with high tech gadgetry that used his dancing skills in a
fight that was eventually mutated into a warthog. Rocksteady was Ivan Steranko
(named after comic artist Jim Steranko),
a Russian arms dealer and artifact collector that was mutated into a white
rhinoceros (the fact that he’s Russian was possibly an allusion to the Marvel
Comics villain Rhino). Baxter
LaMarr) was a brilliant scientist brought in to
reverse-engineer Kraang’s technology. He was mutated into a humanoid fly after
too many failures and was put in charge of mutagen experiments. A running gag
had the Turtles always misremember his last name. Newly created for the show
was Xever Montes (Christian Lanz), a crime boss of the Brazilian mob in the
city, and Chris Bradford (based on Chuck
Norris, voiced by Clancy Brown), a world-famous martial
artist who used his dojo chain to recruit for the Foot. Eventually both were mutated:
with Xever becoming a giant snakehead dubbed “Fishface” and requiring a
breathing apparatus and robotic legs, and Bradford into the humanoid Akita
dubbed “Dogpound”. Bradford was further mutated into the near-skeletal
werewolf Rahzar (based on the creature
that debuted in the 1991 film Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze). Eventually
allying with Shredder was Tiger Claw (created in 1985 for a Turtles
tabletop RPG by executive producer Brandon Auman,
voiced by Eric Bauza), a Japanese assassin and bounty hunter that was mutated
into a tiger. He was the most competent of the mutants, and the most dangerous.
The Turtles and the Mighty Mutanimals.
characters included The
Purple Dragons, a street gang led by Fong
in the absence of Rahzar or Fishface and later Hun (modeled after Bruce Lee,
voiced by Bauza), who had a rivalry with Casey; Don Vizioso
an obese crime lord in the Italian mafia; The
Rat King (Jeffrey
Combs), a sleazy scientist that was mutated into being able
to control any kind of rat and could only see through the eyes of his white rat
companion, Aristotle; Metalhead,
a sentient turtle bot created by Donnie from Kraang tech; Newtralizer
(created for the show based on rejected toy designs by Ryan
Brown and a character executive producer Ciro Nieli
created as a kid, voiced by Danny Trejo),
a member of the alien Salamandarian
(humanoid newts and salamanders) race and an intergalactic bounty hunter that
hated pretty much everyone;Ice
Cream Kitty (franchise co-creator Kevin Eastman),
a stray cat that ate mutagen-covered ice cream and became cat made of ice cream,
living in the Turtles’ freezer; Kirby
Silverstein), April’s father and a scientist (like
the 2003 series) who was briefly mutated into a bat; and the Mighty
Mutanimals, a team of mutants brought together by private
investigator and journalist Jack
J. Kurtzman (based on Jack Kirby,
voiced by Robert
Forster) to fight the Kraang which included Slash
who voiced Donnie in two of the movies), Raph’s mutated former pet tortoise, Leatherhead
a flushed pet alligator mutated by the Kraang, Pigeon
a dim-witted mutated rock dove obsessed with sourdough, Mondo
who voiced Michelangelo in the films), a high school skateboarder that
accidentally had mutagen dropped on him and his pet gecko (and who adopted the
“Cowabunga!” cry), Muckman (a nod to The Toxic Avenger,
by Nolan North & Grant
Moninger), a sewer worker turned into a walking pile of
garbage and had a partner in the form of his sentient left eyeball, Joe
Eyeball (also Moninger), and Doc
Welker for vocal effects, Tom Kenny
for speaking), a neuroscientist mutated into a chimpanzee that gained telepathy
Each season was broken up into story
arcs. The first season largely introduced the world and characters as the
Turtles learned about and put a stop to the Kraang’s invasion of Earth. The
second season features the Kraang’s second, more successful attempt with a greater
focus on mutagen and the mutants it created. The third season began the
practice of splitting the season up into two arcs that generally connected into
an overall story. The first arc saw the Turtles driven out of the city and
having to go to April’s
family’s farm in Northampton, Massachusetts to recover and retrain
themselves for a rematch with the Kraang. There, they encounter a group of
mutated frogs bent on world domination known as the Punk
Frogs, but were turned off of the idea through Mikey’s friendship with the
Bonafrog (Jon Heder, who
played Napoleon Dynamite).
After returning to the city for the second arc of the season, they encountered Renet (Ashley Johnson), an immature
and rash Assistant Time Master in Training who took them back in time to rescue
a pre-mutated Hamato Yoshi, and the alien Triceratons,
who were willing to destroy the Earth to eliminate the Kraang.
Leo recovering from his injuries.
production of the second season, Biggs was in the midst of an alcohol abuse
problem when he fired off a series of offensive “joke” tweets. They were
offensive enough that a number of people contacted Nick in displeasure. When
the tweets didn’t stop, Nick was finally forced
to fire Biggs from the show. Dominic Catrambone was brought
on to finish out the season, doing a near-perfect impression of Biggs for consistency.
Seth Green auditioned for the part--claiming because Leo was his wife’s
favorite Turtle--and won
the role. To explain away the noticeable difference in his
voice, Leo’s throat was “damaged” in a battle and didn’t heal correctly,
resulting in a change in his vocal cords.
Promo art of the Turtles in space with Fugitoid and a looming threat.
The fourth season’s first arc saw a
major change for the series as a friendly robot scientist named Professor
Honeycutt, aka Fugitoid (David
Tennant) rescued the Turtles, April and Casey and took them into space 6
months in the past to prevent the Triceratons from succeeding. They encountered
and battled against a variety of aliens, as well as made new friends: such as
Raphael’s crush, a fight-loving Salamandarian he nicknamed “Mona Lisa” (Zelda Williams). The Turtles
even found time to traverse dimensions and team-up with their 1987
counterparts, with Cam Clarke, Gordon, Townsend Coleman and Paulsen reprising
their roles of Leonardo,
and Raphael, respectively (the 1987 Turtles cameoed before in a season 2
episode). Succeeding in their mission, the Turtles returned to the city for the
second arc which dealt with April’s growing powers, new mutants such as Tiger
Claw’s estranged assassin sister Alopex (first
introduced in the IDW comics,
voiced by Noji), and the return of Shredder enhanced by mutagen as a nod to his
form in the second film. During a winter break in the season, a special, Kicking Shell and Taking
Names, aired on November 25th, 2015, which caught viewers up
with the story so far.
The fifth season ended up being the most
dramatically changed of all. The original plan was always to end the show at
five seasons, and Nickelodeon made no efforts to extend that as they were looking
to do another reboot for the franchise. The season was split into seven
different story arcs that didn’t necessarily connect, the show was renamed Tales
of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which was the name of a companion
comic series), and given a new opening title sequence and theme song (the
sequence was also modified depending on which arc it aired within). Seven
episodes would also make their debuts on Nicktoons
rather than Nickelodeon proper. “Tales from the Beyond – The Kavaxas Saga”
saw the Foot taken over by Tiger Claw and attempting to resurrect the Shredder
with the aid of mighty demodragon Kavaxas (Mark Hamill). “Alien Tales – When
Worlds Collide Saga” was a two-part storyline that saw Mona Lisa and her
Commander G’Throkka (Keith
David) arrive on Earth looking for help to deal with Newtralizer. “Samurai
Tales – The Samurai Turtles Saga” had the Turtles travel to an alternate
Feudal Japan inhabited by anthropomorphic animals where they had to aid samurai
rabbit Miyamoto Usagi (Yuki
Matsuzaki) in accomplishing his quest. Usagi was created in comics by
Stan Sakai, which were eventually published by Mirage. Usagi had crossed over
with the Turtles multiple times, with the first being in the anthology Turtle Soup
and has been featured in all three animated series so far. “Tales from the Past
– Lone Rat and Cubs” was a one-shot flashback episode that showed how
Splinter came to find the Turtles. “Tales from the Future – Raphael: Mutant
Apocalypse Saga” was originally intended to be the series finale, following
Raphael in a dystopian future reminiscent of Mad Max, to
put a cap on the timeline the crew had built and not
allow anyone else to add on to it.However, it was decided to render the episodes
non-canon and taking place in an alternate dimension.
“Monstrous Tales – Monsters vs. Mutants Saga” featured the return of
Renet as she took the Turtles back in time to battle against the classic Universal
Monsters and prevent them from taking over the present. “Crossover Tales – Wanted:
Bebop & Rocksteady Saga” became the true series finale, with 1987
Shredder (Richardson) and Krang (Fraley) employing the 2012 Bebop and Rocksteady
and finding that their plans became infinitely more successful.
Four of the five cartoons the Turtles frequently enjoyed.
Long-time franchise merchandising
partner Playmates Toys released a new line of toys that began before the series
aired its first episode. Seven waves of figures were released between 2012 and
2014, which included playsets and roleplay toys. LEGO
sets in that timeframe as well. In 2014, Build-A-Bear Workshop released a series of plush
versions of the Turtles and themed accessories. Diamond Select Toys produced a
series of Minimates
mini-figures. The first wave released in 2014 as blind bags at Kmart and
comic shops and in 2-packs at Toys ‘R’ Us,
with both retailers getting their own exclusive characters along with the
common shared ones. The second wave in 2015 skipped Kmart. Other merchandise included clothing, bedding, bookbags and more.
Danger of the Ooze game cover.
Several video games were released in
relation to the show. The first, Rooftop Run, was a
mobile game developed by
Nickelodeon Interactive in 2013 that featured the characters constantly
moving forward with screen taps controlling various actions based on their
location and what obstacles are in range. Out of the Shadows(not
to be confused with the 2016
film of the same name) was released by Red Fly Studio and Activision for home consoles. While not a
direct adaptation—utilizing different designs and voices for starters—it was
heavily inspired by the mythos of the cartoon and utilized elements introduced
in it. Another mobile game, Mutant Rumbledeveloped
by Swappz Interactive,
utilized a toys-to-life model and required the purchase of figures in order to
get the whole experience of the game. The second console game, simply titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
was released a month later from Magic Pockets and
Activision. This game was a direct adaptation, using both the show’s
aesthetics and season 2 voice cast. In 2014, WayForward
Technologies and Activision released Danger of the Ooze, which
was set between seasons 2 and 3 and introduced the Salamandrians before the
show did. Battle Matchfrom Tiny Castle Studios
in 2015 was a mobile block-matching puzzle game based on the space theme from the
4th season. Red Fly returned in 2016 with a new mobile game called Portal Power, where
a player could control one or all the Turtles with various dragging and swiping
motions. In 2017, Ludia, Inc.
released the mobile game Legends, which was a
turn-based RPG that used an in-game collectible card system to award items and
characters. China got their own exclusive game with Rěnzhě Guī OL,
which was a 3D action brawler. Additionally, Leap Frog had several educational games
featuring the Turtles and they appeared as playable characters in 2018’s Nickelodeon Kart Racers.
released the entire series onto DVD, typically by breaking up a season into
various volumes before releasing the season as a whole. Domestically, each
season was split across three
volumes while international releases were expanded into four.
The international releases eventually resulted in a complete
season released shortly after the final volume, while only
and second season saw any full release domestically until the complete
series was finally released in 2022. Additionally, a compilation DVD, Pulverizer
Power, was released containing
all of the appearances of the Pulverizer
(Roger Craig Smith)
character; a teenaged fan of the Turtles who tried to be a superhero and ended
up mutated into Mutagen Man. Half-Shell
Heroes was released on its own in 2016, and three episodes
were made available for download onto LeapFrog’s LeapPad as Turtle-y
Epic Face-Offs. The series could be streamed on Hulu, with episodes
available for purchase on Amazon
Prime Video and iTunes,
and was gradually added to Paramount+
season by season.
of the Turtles” (9/29/12) – On their first trip to the surface, the Turtles
witness April and her father being taken by the Kraang and a smitten Donnie
convinces the others to rescue them.
Temper” (10/6/12) – Raph has to control his temper in order to defeat the nosy
Vic after he’s mutated into Spyder Bytez after filming the Turtles in action.
Friend, Old Enemy” (10/13/12) – Mikey tries to prove they can be friends with
humans by befriending famous martial artist Chris Bradford, who happens to be
Think His Name is Baxter Stockman” (10/20/12) – The Turtles sneak out when
they’re grounded and accidentally allow Baxter Stockman to find their new T-Pod
and use it for his revenge.
(10/27/12) – Tired of his weapon, Donnie uses Kraang tech to make the
remote-controlled robot turtle Metalhead to send into battle in his stead.
Brains” (11/3/12) – April and Donnie investigate the disappearance of a British
neuroscientist whom they discover was mutated into a psychic monkey by Dr.
Say Xever” (11/10/12) – The Foot Clan launches a new attack with a Brazilian
street thug Leo trained to be his street contact in the lead.
Gauntlet” (11/17/12) – After April receives a message from her father, she and
the Turtles set out to rescue him from the Kraang and end up facing the Foot as
in the Sewers” (11/24/12) – A nightmare has Splinter training the Turtles 24/7
just as Shredder launches an attack on their lair.
Attack!” (12/8/12) – The Purple Dragons attacking with Stockman’s MOUSERS
forces the Turtles to split into two groups.
Came From the Depths” (12/15/12) – The Turtles rescue Leatherhead from the
Kraang and discover he has stolen their power cell.
Monster” (1/25/13) – The Turtles must save the city and Splinter after Falco
turns himself into the rat-controlling Rat King.
Girl in Town” (2/1/13) – Tired of criticism, Leo lets Raph lead the fight
against Snakeweed while Karai attempts to lure him to the Foot.
Alien Agenda” (2/8/13) – April’s science project attracts the attention of the
Kraang while Karai tries to convince Shredder that they even exist.
Pulverizer” (2/15/13) – Donnie converts Leatherhead’s subway car into a battle
van and their test drive brings them face-to-face with their first fan: a
teenager in a costume called The Pulverizer.
(3/1/13) – The Turtles infiltrate TCRI and discover that the Kraang plan to
launch an invasion and are after April.
Terminator” (3/15/13) – Donnie’s spyroach not only gives the Turtles valuable
intel, but ends up mutated and targeted Raph since he tried to destroy it earlier.
Gambit” (4/5/13) – Baxter lures the Turtles, Dogpound and Fishface into a
deadly labyrinth to get his revenge on all of them.
of My Enemy” (4/12/13) – Karai offers to help the Turtles against the Kraang
invasion, but changes allegiances when they seek to destroy the Shredder as
Vendetta” (4/27/13) – The Turtles discover the Kraang plan to change the
Earth’s water into their own while Shredder sends Karai to capture April, the
key to the Kraang’s plans.
Pulverizer Returns!” (5/11/13) – Not only does Splinter make the Turtles switch
weapons, but they must rely on The Pulverizer to get them intel from within the
(7/20/13) – A mutant wasp ends up putting all but Mikey under its thrall, leaving
him the only one to finish Donnie’s antidote before he joins them.
Break Out” (7/27/13) – Donnie tries to impress April by rescuing Kirby himself,
getting them both trapped with a deadly prisoner.
Part 1” (8/8/13) – The Turtles launch an assault on TCRI to stop the Kraang’s
portal, but are unable to succeed before the Technodrome comes through.
Part 2” (8/8/13) – The Turtles infiltrate the Technodrome to save April while
Splinter discovers that Karai is actually his daughter, Miwa.
Mutation Situation” (10/12/13) – Stopping the Kraang’s mutagen shipment to
Shredder leads to the Turtles accidentally causing Kirby to mutate into a
of the Squirrelanoids” (10/19/13) – A mutated squirrel burrows into a homeless
man and multiplies within him.
the Leader” (11/2/13) – With Shredder in Japan, Karai leads the Foot and
captures Leo with their new Footbots.
Man Unleashed” (11/9/13) – Donnie grousing about April tutoring Casey leads a
mutated Pulverizer to seek to make April his special friend.
Gets Shellacne” (11/16/13) – Mikey plays with some rejected retro-mutagen that
gives him a dangerous infection, and Baxter has the only centrifuge needed to
make his cure.
April O’Neil” (11/23/13) – Karai sends an advanced Foot Bot called Chrome Dome
after April, forcing her to put aside her grudge and call on the Turtles for
and Destroy” (11/30/13) – Slash ends up mutated and Raph happily teams-up with
him, until he learns Slash wants to kill his brothers.
Good, the Bad and the Casey Jones” (2/2/14) – Casey decides to protect the city
and follows the Turtles back to their lair, inadvertently leading the Foot
there as well.
Kraang Conspiracy” (2/9/14) – April insists on accompanying the Turtles on a
mission to TCRI, and along the way they learn something about April from a man
named Jack Kurtzman.
Humungous” (2/16/14) – Mutated sentient mushrooms cause the Turtles to live
their worst fears, and Leo must push through in order to help his friends.
Rewired” (2/23/14) – The Turtles are concerned over the upgrades Donnie gives
Metalhead and discover the Kraang are capturing mutants to control them.
Rats and Men” (3/2/14) – Mikey adopts a pet cat who ends up mutated into
sentient ice cream, and Splinter must overcome his fear of the Rat King in
order to defeat him.
Manhattan Project” (3/14/14) – Donnie and Casey team-up and discover giant
worms that are the source of mutagen, and Shredder returns with a new mutant in
tow: Tiger Claw.
(3/14/14) – Donnie figures out a way to stop the worms and send them back while
the others try to rescue Splinter from Tiger Claw and Karai.
& Mutants” (4/27/14) – The Turtles try to relax by playing a game, but a
mutant sparrow ends up sending them into the game for real.
Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman” (5/4/14) – When Stockman ends up mutated,
he kidnaps April in order to force the Turtles into giving him the retro-mutagen
(5/11/14) – Casey’s inability to handle bigger threats puts a rift between him
and Raph just as Slash returns with a partner of his own.
Face” (5/18/14) – Mikey has to save his friends from being possessed by living
Wrath of Tiger Claw” (6/8/14) – Tiger Claw works with Karai in trying to
discover the Turtles’ lair, but she ends up learning her true origin and turns
on the Foot.
Legend of the Kuro Kabuto” (6/15/14) – The Turtles set out to rescue Karai by
offering Shredder his helmet that a rival had hired two thieves to steal.
10” (6/22/14) – Raph’s mind ends up switched with a Kraang and he has to find
his way out of the Technodrome before they can initiate their next plan.
is Mine” (6/29/14) – Leo manages to free Karai but she goes after Shredder for
revenge and ends up falling into a vat of mutagen.
Chinatown Ghost Story” (9/12/14) – The Purple Dragons release the ghost of a
powerful martial artist who wants to drain April’s mental energies.
Dimension X!” (9/19/14) – Leatherhead warns the Turtles that the Kraang have
perfected the mutagen, sending them into Dimension X to infiltrate their
Invasion, Part 1” (9/26/14) – Shredder joins the Kraang as they launch their
invasion on New York.
Invasion, Part 2” (9/26/14) – The Turtles’ lair is destroyed, Leo faces-off
against Shredder’s men and soldiers, and Splinter and Leatherhead face-off against
the Woods” (10/3/14) – The Turtles are driven out of the city and spend the
next 3 months recovering and planning at the O’Neil farmhouse.
Foot Too Big” (10/10/14) – Donnie encounters Bigfoot and tries to protect her
from a collector, which results in her developing a crush on him.
Secrets” (10/17/14) – The Turtles discover a Kraang ship under the farmhouse,
along with--April’s mother!
Croaking” (11/7/14) – Sulking after getting in trouble causes Mikey to end up
inadvertently joining mutant frogs’ takeover of a nearby city.
Dreams” (11/14/14) – April uses her powers to try and free the Turtles from
vampiric Dream Beavers while Casey looks for help in the real world.
with the Demon!” (11/21/14) – Donnie and Casey build a hot rod together to take
on a mutant car.
of the Chimera” (1/11/15) – Weakened April and Leo are left to rescue the
others from a mutant Chimera.
Quest” (1/18/15) – Splinter’s astral projection visits the Turtles and tells
them they must face their enemies in a vision quest to prepare to return to the
to New York” (1/25/15) – The Turtles return to find the city overrun with
Kraang and an amnesiac Splinter held captive by Stockman and three mutants
created from Shredder’s DNA.
Hunt” (2/1/15) – The Turtles search for Karai, as does Zeck and Steranko who
hope to use her to gain Shredder’s favor and protection from the Kraang.
Pig and the Rhino” (3/8/15) – The Turtles resume their search with a batch of
retro-mutagen, and this time so do the newly-mutated Bebop and Rocksteady.
for New York, Part 1” (3/15/15) – The Turtles encounter a Kraang resistance
force called the Mighty Mutanimals and end up in disagreements with them on how
to carry out a mission.
for New York, Part 2” (3/15/15) – The Turtles and Mutanimals team-up to rescue
people from Dimension-X and battle Kaang Sub-Prime and Mrs. Campbell.
Jones vs. the Underworld” (3/22/15) – Casey tries to prove that he can handle
the city’s criminals on his own—unfortunately, they’ve all joined up with the
Noxious Avenger” (4/26/15) – A garbage man is accidentally mutated during a
Turtle battle and Bebop and Rocksteady attempt to trick him into helping them.
of the Mutanimals” (5/3/15) – Shredder uses his mind-control serum to take
control of Slash, Dr. Rockwell and Raph.
Mondo Gecko” (5/10/15) – Mikey and Casey meet a skateboarding mutant Gecko that
Mikey becomes fast friends with, but Casey has his suspicions.
Deadly Venom” (5/17/15) – Shredder controls Karai into attacking the Turtles,
and Shredder teaches Leo a healing mantra that could counteract her venom.
in Time” (8/2/15) – The Turtles must help a clumsy Time Master in Training
retriever her time-controlling scepter from an evil mutant Time Master.
of the Yokai” (8/9/15) – Trapped in the past, the Turtles encounter a younger
Hamato Yoshi and Oroku Saki and witness their rising rivalry.
of the Mega Shredder!” (8/16/15) – The Turtles attempt to steal one of the
worms to counteract the mind-control serum, encountering Shredder’s biggest
Creeping Doom” (8/23/15) – Mikey fooling around in Donnie’s lab causes Donnie
to lose his intelligence and a revival of the Creep and Snakeweed.
Fourfold Trap” (9/13/15) – Karai captures the Turtles and places them in deadly
traps while Splinter must face her to free her from Shredder’s control.
Seen in Sewers!” (9/20/15) – Raph meets a delusional alien dinosaur that seems
to put fear in the Kraang.
Earth! Part 1” (9/27/15) – To stop the invasion of the Kraang and the
Triceraton Empire, the Turtles team with a Kraang rebel to take out the
Earth! Part 2” (9/27/15) – The Turtles must rescue Mikey from the Triceratons
while Shredder is forced to join forces with Splinter to stop the destruction
the Known Universe” (10/25/15) – The Turtles travel back in time with the
Fugitoid to keep the Triceratons from completing the weapon they’ll use to
Moons of Thalos 3” (11/1/15) – As they escape the Triceratons on an icy moon,
Raph meets and develops feelings for a Salamandarian.
Weird World of Wyrm” (11/8/15) – Investigating a wrecked spacecraft leads to the
discovery of Wyrm, who can grant three wishes.
Outlaw Armaggon!” (11/15/15) – The Turtles find themselves between an alien
bounty hunter and a space station AI system.
of the Ancient Aeons” (1/10/16) – The Turtles go through an ancient alien
temple for a piece of the black hole generator.
to the Center of Mikey’s Mind” (1/17/16) – The Turtles travel into Mikey’s
subconscious via April to root out some microscopic aliens.
Arena of Carnage” (1/24/16) – The Turtles team-up with a convicted traitor to
escape the Triceraton’s arena while the others work to free them.
War for Dimension X” (1/31/16) – The Turtles must gain the trust of the Utrom
Council to get the next piece of the black hole generator.
Cosmic Ocean” (3/13/16) – The Turtles journey through the cosmic ocean where
they must prove themselves worthy to its queen to get the next piece.
Turtles” (3/27/16) – The Turtles are sent to the 1987 universe where they
team-up with themselves to battle Krang and Kraang Subprime.
of the Triceratons” (4/3/16) – Fugitoid’s intelligence gives Donnie an
inferiority complex as the Triceratons attack.
Evil of Dregg” (4/10/16) – Raph has to get out of his slump when Mona Lisa
betrays him in order to rescue his brothers from Lord Dregg and Armaggon.
Ever-Burning Fire” (4/17/16) – The Turtles go after the final piece on a lava
planet but end up losing them all.
Last Stand” (4/24/16) – The Turtles return to Earth and attempt to change
history before it’s destroyed again.
at War” (8/14/16) – April transitions into a full kunoichi while Karai takes
over the Foot and tries to make amends for a gravely-wounded Shredder.
Foot” (8/21/16) – Partnering with Karai and her Foot to go after Shredder’s
assets proves too dangerous a proposition.
Insecta Trifecta” (8/28/16) – Raph has to overcome his fear of bugs to help the
others stop Stockman’s minions Scumbug and Antrax.
Gangland” (9/4/16) – Don Vizioso decides to fill the void left by Shredder with
his new anti-mutant weapons and takes Donnie and Mondo prisoner in the process.
in the Belfry” (9/11/16) – Donnie’s examination of the Sol Star fragment
accidentally brings four of Mikey’s favorite comic characters to life.
Super Shredder” (11/6/16) – Amped up by the mutagen that was keeping him alive,
a new Super Shredder challenges Splinter to a duel to the death.
Plight” (11/13/16) – The Turtles desperately hunt for Splinter while April and
Karai face off against the Super Shredder.
Power Inside Her” (11/20/16) – Tests Donnie runs on April only succeeds in
allowing her to become host to a powerful elder Aeon.
vs. the World” (2/5/17) – Tokka comes to Earth looking for the baby that Raph
took back with him.
of the Tiger Claw” (2/12/17) – The Turtles try to befriend mutant assassin
Alopex, but as she’s so bent on destroying her brother Tiger Claw she cuts
Casey with one of her cursed blades.
(2/19/17) – With his mutagen stabilized, Super Shredder finally kills Splinter
at the site of their very first encounter.
(2/26/17) – Splinter’s spirit informs the Turtles that Super Shredder survived
their last encounter, and they head off for their final confrontation.
of the Demodragon” (3/19/17) – The Turtles may have defeated their old foes,
but a new threat begins to rise.
Forgotten Swordsman” (3/26/17) – Karai, Kavaxas and Tiger Claw all search for
the Kuro Kabuto for different reasons.
of Evil” (4/2/17) – Donnie’s anger towards Don Vizioso puts the Turtles’
mission to steal the hart of Shredder from him in jeopardy.
Times” (4/9/17) – Having failed to stop Shredder’s resurrection, the Turtles
must stop Kavaxas from destroying the world.
Worlds Collide, Part 1” (6/18/17) – The Turtles team-up with Mona Lisa and Sal
Commander to stop the Newtralizer’s attack on the Ultroms.
Worlds Collide, Part 2” (6/18/17) – The heroes seem to be losing the battle
until Mikey returns with new powers similar to Newtralizer.
(7/23/17) – The Turtles end up in an alternate dimension where they must help rabbit
ronin Miyamoto Usagi on his quest.
no Tabi” (7/30/17) – Usagi leads the Turtles to a haunted forest where they
face highly dangerous Yokai spirits.
Kintaro” (8/6/17) – Reaching their destination, the Turtles and Usagi must keep
dark forces at bay to allow Kintaro to fulfill his destiny.
Rat and Cubs” (8/13/17) – Homato Yoshi must learn to deal with his new mutated
form on the run while caring for four baby turtles.
Wasteland Warrior” (9/22/17) – Raph and Donnie traverse the mutant wasteland to
keep ahead of a road gang and end up meeting warrior Mira, the last of her
Impossible Desert” (9/22/17) – Raph, Donnie and Mira find Mikey who takes them
in from the desert, but their reunion is short-lived as their adversaries find
(9/22/17) – Raph, Donnie and Mikey discover Leo is still alive, having been further
mutated into Maximus Kong.
Curse of Savanti Romero” (9/27/17) – Strange monsters interrupt the Turtles’
Halloween by threatening to transform the city.
Crypt of Dracula” (9/27/17) – Renet takes the Turtles to Transylvania to stop
Savanti Romero from recruiting the actual Count Dracula.
Frankenstein Experiment” (10/4/17) – Savanti extends his recruitment to the
Frankenstein monster and plans to unleash his creatures on the 21st
Among Us” (10/11/17) – Renet and the Turtles return home only to discover they
made things worse as their world is now run by monsters.
Bebop & Rocksteady” (11/12/17*) – 1987 Shredder and Krang hire Bebop and
Rocksteady to carry out their plans.
Foot Walks Again!” (11/12/17*) – The Turtles train the 1987 Turtles to deal
with tougher threats while April and Casey recruit Karai and Shinigami to help.
Big Blowout” (11/12/17*) – The Turtles team-up with the Mighty Mutanimals to
stop 1987 Shredder and Krang from destroying their Earth.
on DVD on September 12, 2017.
Heroes: Blast to the Past” (11/22/15) – The Turtles accidentally end up back in
the Jurassic era and must find their way home.
vs. Raph” (7/22/16) – Don and Raph have it out to prove who’s the better
Take Time (and Space)” (7/22/16) – April buys a scepter that ends up sending
the Turtles through time and dimensions.
Friday” (7/22/16) – The Turtles disguise themselves so that they can sneak into
April’s school and partake of pizza Friday.
Mecha Ninja Turtles” (6/4/17) – An aged Mikey mentors four teenagers in
turtle-shaped mech suits in protecting a futuristic NYC.
Team Up! #1 ‘No Fly Zone’” (6/11/17) – Shredder talks smack over text; Splinter
breaks some boards; Bebop and Rocksteady explore their bromance; Casey Jones
announces he’s back; Baxter ruins the Turtles’ new wax job.
(6/18/17) – The Turtles go under cover to explore the wonders of Paris.
TeamUp! #2 ‘Flora the Fedora’” (6/25/17) – Leo crashes into a pothole; the
Turtles race through the sewers; April has toilet trouble; Shredder learns he
can’t fly; Leatherhead talks gumbo; Krang boops a couple of pregnant women;
Bebop and Rocksteady watch a creepy cartoon; Raph needs his soy sauce.
Strike Hard and Fade Away into the Night” (6/18/17) – The Turtles and April try
to keep a crystal out of Krang’s tentacles.
Team Up! Comic-Con Exclusive” (7/18/17) – The Turtles head to Comic-Con where
they meet Kevin Eastman.
Team Up! #3 ‘Turtle: Impossible’” (7/30/17) – The Turtles have a Saturday night
binge party; the Turtles don’t believe a news report about a giant pigeon; a
Foot Soldier takes a lunch break; Splinter shares cage wisdom; Ace Duck crashes
into rubber duckies; Sherdder ducks his mother; Donnie tries to defuse a bomb
while the others “help”.
Team Up! #4 ‘Big Daddy’s TV’” (8/13/17) – Leo gets run over by a train;
Shredder shows off his new TV; Mikey pretends he’s Donnie; Rat King tries to be
dramatic; Bebop and Rocksteady sing another song; Casey creeps out the gang.