Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Animated Series: Season 1 Review

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When I was a kid, the only thing that mattered in life was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Like most fanatics of the "heroes in a half-shell," I was initially introduced to the reptilian warriors via the original cartoon series.  Debuting in December 1987, the animated program ruled the airwaves for nearly a decade, rolling out close to 200 episodes until its finale in late 1996.  Such a strange history led up to the series's conception; the comic book origins of the fearsome foursome by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were much darker than any incarnation of the property since.  All it took was a little toning down of the violence to make the show one of the most recognized cartoons in television history, birthing out endless merchandise in the form of toys, video games and big-screen live-action films.  Follow us as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Month kicks off with this first entry of our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Animated Series retrospective!

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