DVD Review “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Series”

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” aired on Nickelodeon in the United States from 2012 to 2017. It is the first time that the TMNT were created in CGI for an animated series after the movie (TMNT from 2007). It is the third animated series in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, based on the characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The series is also know as Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for its fifth and final season. This release features all 124 episodes of the 5-season series in one box set for the first time ever! The show was previously released on DVD in over 14 volumes. If you are a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan, then I would highly recommend picking up this set and it is very affordable for what you are getting!

Let’s do a quick role call of who played the turtles…Leonardo was voiced by Jason Biggs (American Pie), for seasons 1-2 and then Seth Green (Austin Powers, Robot Chicken) took over the role for seasons 3-5. Donatello is voiced by Rob Paulsen, who, fun fact, also previously voiced Raphael in the 1987 series. Raphael is voiced by Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and last but not least (and my personal favorite turtle) Michelangelo is voiced by Greg Cipes (Teen Titans Go!).

Official Synopsis: Mutants Rule! Emerging from their hidden lair in the sewers, teenage bros Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael face off against the most dangerous baddies and the most delicious pizza in New York City! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are martial arts masters-in-training on a mission to defeat all enemies, protect the innocent, and make it home in time to chill. With the help of powerful pals like April O’Neil, Casey Jones, and Ice Cream Kitty – plus the expert teachings of Sensei Splinter – it’s bros vs. foes when the heroes in a half shell take on Shredder, the Kraang, and the Foot Clan – one awesome attack at a time!

Alright, these 124 episodes are spread out on 20 discs, which run over 47 hrs of content. They are presented in widescreen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track. Personally, it would have been nice to seen some special features included here besides just the episodes for us hardcore fans. For example, I would have liked to have seen the 2D animated special, Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past included here as well as the series of short films that were released during the course of the series, including: Turtles in Time, Teenage Mecha Ninja Turtles, TMNT Team Up: The Short Series. Just an idea to have made this release more complete but if you are just looking for the core seasons, it will not leave you disappointed.

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