List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) episodes

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The following is an episode list for the animated television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which premiered in 1987. In total, 193 episodes aired between 1987 and 1996. The first three seasons were aired in syndication. CBS aired the rest of the series on Saturday mornings.

As of August 14, 2012, all ten seasons are available on DVD in North America from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
15December 14, 1987 (1987-12-14)December 18, 1987 (1987-12-18)
213October 1, 1988 (1988-10-01)December 24, 1988 (1988-12-24)
347September 25, 1989 (1989-09-25)December 15, 1989 (1989-12-15)
441September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)March 29, 1991 (1991-03-29)
520September 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)November 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)
616September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)December 26, 1992 (1992-12-26)
727September 13, 1993 (1993-09-13)December 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)
88September 17, 1994 (1994-09-17)November 5, 1994 (1994-11-05)
98September 16, 1995 (1995-09-16)November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
108September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)
Specials7April 21, 1990 (1990-04-21)November 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1987)[edit]

  • All five first-season episodes were written by David Wise and Patti Howeth
No.TitleDirected byOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
1"Turtle Tracks"Fred Wolf and Vincent DavisDecember 14, 1987 (1987-12-14)[1][2]S01E01
2"Enter The Shredder"Fred Wolf and Vincent DavisDecember 15, 1987 (1987-12-15)S01E02
3"A Thing About Rats"Fred Wolf and Vincent DavisDecember 16, 1987 (1987-12-16)S01E03
4"Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X"Fred Wolf and Vincent DavisDecember 17, 1987 (1987-12-17)S01E04
5"Shredder & Splintered"Bill WolfDecember 18, 1987 (1987-12-18)[3]S01E05

Season 2 (1988)[edit]

  • All thirteen second-season episodes were directed by Fred Wolf.
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
61"Return of the Shredder"Story by : David Wise and Patti Howeth
Teleplay by : Christy Marx
October 1, 1988 (1988-10-01)S02E01
72"The Incredible Shrinking Turtles"Larry ParrOctober 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)S02E02
83"It Came from Beneath the Sewers"Larry ParrOctober 15, 1988 (1988-10-15)S02E03
94"The Mean Machines"Michael ReavesOctober 22, 1988 (1988-10-22)S02E04
105"Curse of the Evil Eye"Martin PaskoOctober 29, 1988 (1988-10-29)S02E05
116"The Case of the Killer Pizzas"Douglas BoothNovember 5, 1988 (1988-11-05)S02E06
127"Enter: The Fly"Michael Reaves and Brynne StephensNovember 12, 1988 (1988-11-12)S02E07
138"Invasion of the Punk Frogs"Michael ReavesNovember 19, 1988 (1988-11-19)S02E08
149"Splinter No More"Michael Reaves and Brynne StephensNovember 26, 1988 (1988-11-26)S02E09
1510"New York's Shiniest"Richard MerwinDecember 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)S02E10
1611"Teenagers from Dimension X"Michael ReavesDecember 10, 1988 (1988-12-10)S02E11
1712"The Catwoman from Channel Six"Richard MerwinDecember 17, 1988 (1988-12-17)S02E12
1813"Return of the Technodrome"Michael ReavesDecember 24, 1988 (1988-12-24)S02E13

Season 3 (1989)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateTV broadcast
191"Beneath These Streets"Bill WolfMichael ReavesSeptember 25, 1989 (1989-09-25)S03E01
202"Turtles on Trial"Bill WolfMichael ReavesSeptember 26, 1989 (1989-09-26)S03E07
213"Attack of the 50-Foot Irma"Bill WolfRowby GorenSeptember 27, 1989 (1989-09-27)S03E08
224"The Maltese Hamster"Bill WolfDavid WiseSeptember 28, 1989 (1989-09-28)S03E09
235"Sky Turtles"Bill WolfReed Shelly and Bruce ShellySeptember 29, 1989 (1989-09-29)S03E03
246"The Old Switcheroo"Bill WolfMichael ReavesOctober 2, 1989 (1989-10-02)S03E06
257"Burne's Blues"Bill WolfStory by : Bill Wolf
Teleplay by : Gordon Bressack
October 3, 1989 (1989-10-03)S03E17
268"The Fifth Turtle"Bill WolfFrancis MossOctober 4, 1989 (1989-10-04)S03E10
279"Enter the Rat King"Bill WolfBuzz DixonOctober 5, 1989 (1989-10-05)S03E15
2810"Turtles at the Earth's Core"Bill WolfMichael ReavesOctober 6, 1989 (1989-10-06)S03E16
2911"April Fool" A.K.A. "April Foolish"Reg LodgeMichael Reaves and Brynne StephensOctober 9, 1989 (1989-10-09)S03E02
3012"Attack of Big MACC"Bill WolfFrancis MossOctober 10, 1989 (1989-10-10)S03E23
3113"The Ninja Sword of Nowhere"Bill WolfMichael Edens and Mark EdensOctober 11, 1989 (1989-10-11)S03E12
3214"20,000 Leaks Under the City"Bill WolfBob Schooley and Mark McCorkleOctober 12, 1989 (1989-10-12)S03E18
3315"Take Me to Your Leader"Bill WolfDavid WiseOctober 13, 1989 (1989-10-13)S03E14
3416"Four Musketurtles"Bill WolfDoug MolitorOctober 16, 1989 (1989-10-16)S03E32
3517"Turtles, Turtles, Everywhere"Bill WolfDavid Bennett Carren and J. Larry CarrollOctober 17, 1989 (1989-10-17)S03E29
3618"Cowabunga Shredhead"Bill WolfDuane Capizzi and Steve RobertsOctober 18, 1989 (1989-10-18)S03E04
3719"Invasion of the Turtle Snatchers"Bill WolfFrancis MossOctober 19, 1989 (1989-10-19)S03E05
3820"Camera Bugged"Bill WolfMichael Edens and Mark EdensOctober 20, 1989 (1989-10-20)S03E11
3921"Green with Jealousy"Bill WolfReed Shelly and Bruce ShellyOctober 23, 1989 (1989-10-23)S03E13
4022"Return of the Fly"Bill WolfMichael ReavesOctober 24, 1989 (1989-10-24)S03E30
4123"Casey Jones: Outlaw Hero"Bill WolfDavid WiseOctober 25, 1989 (1989-10-25)S03E27
4224"Mutagen Monster"Bill WolfMichael Edens and Mark EdensOctober 26, 1989 (1989-10-26)S03E26
4325"Corporate Raiders from Dimension X"Bill WolfDavid WiseOctober 27, 1989 (1989-10-27)S03E35
4426"Pizza by the Shred"Reg LodgeMichael Edens and Mark EdensOctober 30, 1989 (1989-10-30)S03E39
4527"Super Bebop & Mighty Rocksteady"Bill WolfDavid Carren and Larry CarrollOctober 31, 1989 (1989-10-31)S03E21
4628"Beware the Lotus"Bill WolfDoug MolitorNovember 1, 1989 (1989-11-01)S03E19
4729"Blast from the Past"Reg LodgeDavid WiseNovember 2, 1989 (1989-11-02)S03E22
4830"Leatherhead Terror of the Swamp"Bill WolfMichael ReavesNovember 3, 1989 (1989-11-03)S03E20
4931"Michelangelo's Birthday"Reg LodgeStory by : Bill Wolf
Teleplay by : Eliot Daro
November 6, 1989 (1989-11-06)S03E28
5032"Usagi Yojimbo"Bill WolfDavid WiseNovember 7, 1989 (1989-11-07)S03E33
5133"Case of the Hot Kimono"Bill WolfDavid Bennett Carren, J. Larry CarrollNovember 8, 1989 (1989-11-08)S03E38
5234"Usagi Come Home"Bill WolfDavid WiseNovember 9, 1989 (1989-11-09)S03E36
5335"The Making of Metalhead"Bill WolfMichael ReavesNovember 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)S03E31
5436"Leatherhead Meets the Rat King"Bill WolfDavid WiseNovember 13, 1989 (1989-11-13)S03E37
5537"The Turtle Terminator"Reg LodgeDavid Bennett Carren and J. Larry CarrollNovember 14, 1989 (1989-11-14)S03E24
5638"The Great Boldini"Bill WolfFrancis MossNovember 15, 1989 (1989-11-15)S03E43
5739"The Missing Map"Bill WolfDavid WiseNovember 16, 1989 (1989-11-16)S03E42
5840"The Gang's All Here"Bill WolfJames A. DavisNovember 17, 1989 (1989-11-17)S03E41
5941"The Grybyx"Reg LodgeMichael ReavesNovember 20, 1989 (1989-11-20)S03E25
6042"Mister Ogg Goes to Town"Bill WolfDavid WiseDecember 15, 1989 (1989-12-15)S03E44
6143"Shredderville"Bill WolfFrancis MossNovember 22, 1989 (1989-11-22)S03E34
6244"Bye, Bye, Fly"Bill WolfDavid WiseNovember 23, 1989 (1989-11-23)S03E40
6345"The Big Rip Off"Bill WolfMichael ReavesNovember 24, 1989 (1989-11-24)S03E45
6446"The Big Break In"Bill WolfDavid WiseNovember 27, 1989 (1989-11-27)S03E46
6547"The Big Blow Out"Bill WolfDavid WiseNovember 28, 1989 (1989-11-28)S03E47

Season 4 (1990–91)[edit]

  • All forty-one fourth-season episodes were directed by Fred Wolf.
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
661"Son of Return of the Fly II"David WiseSeptember 8, 1990 (1990-09-08) (CBS)S04E16
672"Raphael Knocks 'Em Dead"Jack MendelsohnSeptember 8, 1990 (1990-09-08) (CBS)S04E17
683"Plan Six from Outer Space"David WiseSeptember 10, 1990 (1990-09-10) (Syndication)S04E01
694"Turtles of the Jungle"Misty TaggartSeptember 11, 1990 (1990-09-11) (Syndication)S04E02
705"Michelangelo Toys Around"Ted Pedersen and Francis MossSeptember 12, 1990 (1990-09-12) (Syndication)S04E03
716"Peking Turtle"Antonio Ortiz and Carmela OrtizSeptember 13, 1990 (1990-09-13) (Syndication)S04E04
727"Shredder's Mom"Ted Pedersen and Francis MossSeptember 14, 1990 (1990-09-14) (Syndication)S04E05
738"Bebop and Rocksteady Conquer the Universe"David WiseSeptember 15, 1990 (1990-09-15) (CBS)S04E18
749"Raphael Meets His Match"Charles M. Howell IVSeptember 15, 1990 (1990-09-15) (CBS)S04E19
7510"Four Turtles and a Baby"Misty TaggartSeptember 17, 1990 (1990-09-17) (Syndication)S04E06
7611"Turtlemaniac"Rowby GorenSeptember 18, 1990 (1990-09-18) (Syndication)S04E07
7712"Rondo in New York"Francis Moss and Ted PedersenSeptember 19, 1990 (1990-09-19) (Syndication)S04E08
7813"Planet of the Turtles"George SheaSeptember 20, 1990 (1990-09-20) (Syndication)S04E09
7914"Name That Toon"Misty TaggartSeptember 21, 1990 (1990-09-21) (Syndication)S04E10
8015"Slash – The Evil Turtle from Dimension X"David WiseSeptember 22, 1990 (1990-09-22) (CBS)S04E20
8116"Leonardo Lightens Up"Dan DiStefanoSeptember 22, 1990 (1990-09-22) (CBS)S04E21
8217"Menace Maestro, Please"Martin PaskoSeptember 24, 1990 (1990-09-24) (Syndication)S04E11
8318"Back to the Egg"Dennis MarksSeptember 26, 1990 (1990-09-26) (Syndication)S04E13
8419"Were-Rats from Channel 6"David WiseSeptember 29, 1990 (1990-09-29) (CBS)S04E22
8520"Funny, They Shrunk Michelangelo"Michael EdensSeptember 29, 1990 (1990-09-29) (CBS)S04E23
8621"The Big Zipp Attack"David WiseOctober 6, 1990 (1990-10-06) (CBS)S04E24
8722"Donatello Makes Time"Dennis MarksOctober 6, 1990 (1990-10-06) (CBS)S04E25
8823"Farewell, Lotus Blossom!"David WiseOctober 13, 1990 (1990-10-13) (CBS)S04E26
8924"Rebel Without a Fin"Michael ReavesOctober 13, 1990 (1990-10-13) (CBS)S04E27
9025"Rhino-Man"David WiseOctober 20, 1990 (1990-10-20) (CBS)S04E28
9126"Michelangelo Meets Bugman"Dennis MarksOctober 20, 1990 (1990-10-20) (CBS)S04E29
9227"Poor Little Rich Turtle"David WiseOctober 27, 1990 (1990-10-27) (CBS)S04E30
9328"What's Michelangelo Good For?"Ted Pedersen and Francis MossOctober 27, 1990 (1990-10-27) (CBS)S04E31
9429"The Dimension X Story"David WiseNovember 3, 1990 (1990-11-03) (CBS)S04E32
9530"Donatello's Degree"Jack MendelsohnNovember 3, 1990 (1990-11-03) (CBS)S04E33
9631"The Big Cufflink Caper!"David WiseSeptember 14, 1990 (1990-09-14) (CBS primetime)[4]
November 10, 1990 (CBS)
S04E34
9732"Leonardo Versus Tempestra"Misty TaggartNovember 10, 1990 (1990-11-10) (CBS)S04E35
9833"Splinter Vanishes"Francis Moss and Ted PedersenNovember 17, 1990 (1990-11-17) (CBS)S04E36
9934"Raphael Drives 'em Wild"Misty TaggartNovember 17, 1990 (1990-11-17) (CBS)S04E37
10035"Super Hero for a Day"Francis Moss and Ted PedersenNovember 24, 1990 (1990-11-24) (Syndication)S04E12
10136"Beyond the Donatello Nebula"Dennis O'FlahertyNovember 24, 1990 (1990-11-24) (CBS)S04E38
10237"Big Bug Blunder"Michael ReevesNovember 24, 1990 (1990-11-24) (CBS)S04E39
10338"The Foot Soldiers Are Revolting"Michael ReavesDecember 1, 1990 (1990-12-01) (CBS)S04E40
10439"Unidentified Flying Leonardo"Sean RocheDecember 1, 1990 (1990-12-01) (CBS)S04E41
10540"The Turtles and The Hare"Misty TaggartMarch 28, 1991 (1991-03-28) (Syndication)S04E14
10641"Once Upon a Time Machine"Michael MaurerMarch 29, 1991 (1991-03-29) (Syndication)S04E15

Season 5 (1991)[edit]

  • All twenty fifth-season episodes were directed by Fred Wolf.
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
1071"My Brother, the Bad Guy"Dennis O'FlahertySeptember 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)S05E01
1082"Michelangelo Meets Mondo Gecko"Gary GreenfieldSeptember 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)S05E02
1093"Enter: Mutagen Man"David WiseSeptember 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)S05E03
1104"Donatello's Badd Time"Misty TaggartSeptember 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)S05E04
1115"Michelangelo Meets Bugman Again"David WiseSeptember 28, 1991 (1991-09-28)S05E05
1126"Muckman Messes Up"Francis Moss and Ted PedersenSeptember 28, 1991 (1991-09-28)S05E06
1137"Napoleon Bonafrog: Colossus of the Swamps"Dennis O'FlahertyOctober 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)S05E07
1148"Raphael Versus The Volcano"Carole MendelsohnOctober 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)S05E08
1159"Landlord of the Flies"Gordon BressackOctober 12, 1991 (1991-10-12)S05E09
11610"Donatello's Duplicate"Jack Mendelsohn & Carole MendelsohnOctober 12, 1991 (1991-10-12)S05E10
11711"The Ice Creature Cometh"David WiseOctober 19, 1991 (1991-10-19)S05E11
11812"Leonardo Cuts Loose"David WiseOctober 19, 1991 (1991-10-19)S05E12
11913"Planet of the Turtleoids: Episode 1"David WiseAugust 31, 1991 (1991-08-31) (prime-time)[5]
October 26, 1991 (Saturday)
S05E19
12014"Planet of the Turtleoids: Episode 2"David WiseAugust 31, 1991 (1991-08-31) (prime-time)[5]
October 26, 1991 (Saturday)
S05E20
12115"Pirate Radio"Misty TaggartNovember 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)S05E13
12216"Raphael, Turtle of a Thousand Faces"Dennis O'FlahertyNovember 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)S05E14
12317"Leonardo, the Renaissance Turtle"Dennis O'FlahertyNovember 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)S05E15
12418"Zach and the Alien Invaders"Francis Moss and Ted PedersenNovember 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)S05E16
12519"Welcome Back Polarisoids"Misty TaggartNovember 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)S05E17
12620"Michalangelo, the Sacred Turtle"Dennis O'FlahertyNovember 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)S05E18

Season 6 (1992)[edit]

  • All sixteen sixth-season episodes were directed by Fred Wolf.
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
1271"Rock Around the Block"David WiseSeptember 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)S06E01
1282"Krangenstein Lives!"David WiseSeptember 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)S06E02
1293"Super Irma"David WiseSeptember 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)S06E03
1304"Adventures in Turtle-Sitting"Jack Mendelsohn and Carole MendelsohnOctober 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)S06E04
1315"Sword of Yurikawa"Marc HandlerOctober 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)S06E05
1326"Return of the Turtleoid"David WiseOctober 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)S06E06
1337"Shreeka's Revenge"Jack Mendelsohn and Carole MendelsohnOctober 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)S06E07
1348"Too Hot to Handle"Jack Mendelsohn and Carole MendelsohnOctober 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)S06E08
1359"Nightmare in the Lair"Dennis O'FlahertyNovember 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)S06E09
13610"Phantom of the Sewers"David WiseNovember 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)S06E10
13711"Donatello Trashes Slash"David WiseNovember 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)S06E11
13812"Leonardo is Missing"David WiseNovember 28, 1992 (1992-11-28)S06E12
13913"Snakes Alive!"David WiseDecember 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)S06E13
14014"Polly Wanna Pizza"Jack MendelsohnDecember 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)S06E14
14115"Mr. Nice Guy"Steve Granat and Cydne ClarkDecember 19, 1992 (1992-12-19)S06E15
14216"Sleuth on the Loose"Matt UitzDecember 26, 1992 (1992-12-26)S06E16

Season 7 (1993)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
1431"Tower of Power"Bruno-Rene HuchezMichael MalachSeptember 13, 1993 (1993-09-13)EU01
1442"Rust Never Sleeps"Bruno-Rene HuchezLee Schneider and Matthew MalachSeptember 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)EU02
1453"A Real Snow Job"Bruno-Rene HuchezMisty TaggartSeptember 15, 1993 (1993-09-15)EU03
1464"Venice on the Half Shell"Bruno-Rene HuchezMisty TaggartSeptember 16, 1993 (1993-09-16)EU04
1475"Artless"Bruno-Rene HuchezDoug MolitorSeptember 17, 1993 (1993-09-17)EU05
1486"Night of the Dark Turtle"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseSeptember 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)S07E01
1497"Ring of Fire"Bruno-Rene HuchezMichael EdensSeptember 20, 1993 (1993-09-20)EU06
1508"The Irish Jig Is Up"Bruno-Rene HuchezStory by : Carole Mendelsohn
Teleplay by : John Fox
September 21, 1993 (1993-09-21)EU07
1519"Shredder's New Sword"Bruno-Rene HuchezFrancis Moss and Ted PedersenSeptember 22, 1993 (1993-09-22)EU08
15210"The Lost Queen of Atlantis"Bruno-Rene HuchezMichael EdensSeptember 23, 1993 (1993-09-23)EU09
15311"Turtles on the Orient Express"Bruno-Rene HuchezDoug MolitorSeptember 24, 1993 (1993-09-24)EU10
15412"The Starchild"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseSeptember 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)S07E02
15513"April Gets in Dutch"Bruno-Rene HuchezMisty TaggartSeptember 27, 1993 (1993-09-27)EU11
15614"Northern Lights Out"Bruno-Rene HuchezTed Pedersen and Francis MossSeptember 28, 1993 (1993-09-28)EU12
15715"Elementary, My Dear Turtle"Bruno-Rene HuchezDennis O'FlahertySeptember 29, 1993 (1993-09-29)EU13
15816"The Legend of Koji"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)S07E03
15917"Convicts from Dimension X"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveJack MendelsohnOctober 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)S07E04
16018"White Belt, Black Heart"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveJack Mendelsohn and Carole MendelsohnOctober 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)S07E05
16119"Night of the Rogues"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)S07E06
16220"Attack of the Neutrinos"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)S07E07
16321"Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseNovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)S07E08
16422"Revenge of the Fly"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseNovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)S07E09
16523"Atlantis Awakes"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)S07E10
16624"Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter!"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseNovember 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)S07E11
16725"Invasion of the Krangazoids"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseDecember 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)S07E12
16826"Combat Land"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseDecember 11, 1993 (1993-12-11)S07E13
16927"Shredder Triumphant!"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseDecember 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)S07E14

Season 8 (1994)[edit]

  • All eight eighth-season episodes were directed by Tony Love and written by David Wise.
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
1701"Get Shredder!"September 17, 1994 (1994-09-17)S08E01
1712"Wrath of the Rat King"September 24, 1994 (1994-09-24)S08E02
1723"State of Shock"October 1, 1994 (1994-10-01)S08E03
1734"Cry H.A.V.O.C.!"October 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)S08E04
1745"H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!"October 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)S08E05
1756"Enter: Krakus"October 22, 1994 (1994-10-22)S08E06
1767"Cyber-Turtles"October 29, 1994 (1994-10-29)S08E07
1778"Turtle Trek"November 5, 1994 (1994-11-05)S08E08

Season 9 (1995)[edit]

  • All eight ninth-season episodes were directed by Tony Love.
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
1781"The Unknown Ninja"Mark Edens and Bob ForwardSeptember 16, 1995 (1995-09-16)S09E01
1792"Dregg of the Earth"Mark Edens and David WiseSeptember 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)S09E02
1803"The Wrath of Medusa"David WiseSeptember 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)S09E03
1814"The New Mutation"David WiseOctober 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)S09E04
1825"The Showdown"David WiseOctober 14, 1995 (1995-10-14)S09E05
1836"Split-Second"David WiseOctober 21, 1995 (1995-10-21)S09E06
1847"Carter, the Enforcer"David WiseOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)S09E07
1858"Doomquest"David WiseNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)S09E08

Season 10 (1996)[edit]

  • All eight tenth-season episodes were directed by Tony Love and written by Jeffrey Scott.
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
1861"The Return of Dregg"September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)S10E01
1872"The Beginning of the End"September 21, 1996 (1996-09-21)S10E02
1883"The Power of Three"September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)S10E03
1894"A Turtle in Time"October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)S10E04
1905"Turtles to the Second Power"October 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)S10E05
1916"Mobster from Dimension X"October 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)S10E06
1927"The Day the Earth Disappeared"October 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)S10E07
1938"Divide and Conquer"November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)S10E08

Specials (1990–2017)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
S1"Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue"Directed by: Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Bob Shellhorn, Mike Svayko
Supervising director: Karen Peterson
Duane Poole and Tom SwaleApril 21, 1990 (1990-04-21)N/AN/A
Michael is a young teenage boy who is using marijuana and stealing his father's beer. His younger sister, Corey, is constantly worried about him because he started acting differently. When her piggy bank goes missing, her cartoon tie-in toys come to life to help her find it. After discovering it in Michael's room along with his stash of drugs, the cartoon characters proceed to work together and take him on a fantasy journey to teach him the risks and consequences a life of drug abuse can bring.
S2"Turtles Forever"Roy Burdine and Lloyd GoldfineRob David, Matthew Drdek, and Lloyd GoldfineNovember 21, 2009 (2009-11-21)
(The CW4Kids)
N/AN/A

When the 1987 version of the Turtles are accidentally brought to the universe of the 2003 series, the old Turtles must ally with the new to stop Ch'rell, the 2003 Utrom Shredder, whose evil plan of revenge for his exile threatens the existence of the very omniverse itself of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles everywhere. Fortunately, he is double-crossed by his own adopted daughter, Karai, who aids the Turtles.

  • This crossover movie is for the 25th anniversary of the TMNT franchise.
S–214"The Manhattan Project"
"Wormquake!"
Michael ChangBrandon AumanMarch 14, 2014 (2014-03-14)
(Nickelodeon)
213
(TMNT 2012)
2.36[6]
The Turtles from the universe of the 2012 series discover the existence of the 1987 series universe, and their counterparts there. Tiger Claw ends up on the Earth of the 1987 series.
S3"Trans-Dimensional Turtles"Alan WanBrandon AumanMarch 27, 2016 (2016-03-27)
(Nick)
410
(TMNT 2012)
1.53[7]
The 2012 turtles are transported to a parallel universe, where they meet their counterparts and together they battle Kraang Subprime and 80s Krang. Both the Donatellos go to the original Mirage comics universe, but only for a short time.
S5"Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady"[8]Rie KogaPeter Di CiccoNovember 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)[9]
(Nick)
512
(Tales of the TMNT)
1.36[10]
When the '87 series version of Krang and the Shredder appear in the 2012 dimension, they employ the '12 Bebop and Rocksteady, and find their plans succeeding better than ever. Meanwhile, the 1987 series versions of the Ninja Turtles seeks help from the '12 Ninja Turtles, April O'Neil and Casey Jones to stop both Krang and Shredder.
S5"The Foot Walks Again!"Sebastian MontesMark HenryNovember 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)
(Nick)
513
(Tales of the TMNT)
1.36
The Turtles must train their '87 counterparts to face a greater threat than they've ever encountered while April and Casey seeks help from Karai and Shinigami to track down Bebop and Rocksteady and discover '87 Shredder and Krang's dangerous scheme to take over both the 1987 and 2012 universes.
S6"The Big Blowout"Alan WanJed MacKayNovember 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)
(Nick)
514
(Tales of the TMNT)
1.36
The Ninja Turtles (with the aid of April, Casey, Karai, Shinigami) enlist the help of the Mighty Mutanimals to stop '87 Krang and the Shredder from destroying '12 dimension, with a little help from the unlikeliest of mutants.

DVD releases[edit]

English-language DVD releases of the original Ninja Turtles series are handled by Lions Gate Entertainment. All episodes from seasons 1–10 have been released in North America, including the "Vacation in Europe" sideseason. In the UK, only seasons 1 and 2 have been released in their entirety, alongside several compilation discs. Australia have received the complete seasons 1-4, not including the "Vacation" sideseason. These discs were released in NTSC format, despite PAL being standard for the region. In Germany, KSM Film has released every episode from seasons 1–10, including the "Vacation" sideseason. These releases feature the German audio track, while seasons 1–7 also include the original English audio.

Region 1 (United States and Canada)[edit]

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (April 20, 2004) [1]
Single disc containing all 5 episodes from season 1, plus 4 bonus episodes from season 10.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 2 (April 26, 2005) [2]
Single disc containing all 13 episodes from season 2.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 3 (December 6, 2005) [3]
Single disc containing episodes 1–12 from season 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 4 (April 4, 2006) [4]
Single disc containing episodes 13–24 from season 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 5 (August 29, 2006) [5]
Single disc containing episodes 25–36 from season 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 6 (December 5, 2006) [6]
Single disc containing episodes 37–47 from season 3, plus episode 1 from season 4.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Season Four (March 13, 2007) [7]
5-disc set containing all 39 episodes from season 4, plus episode 1 from season 5.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Season 5 (August 7, 2007) [8]
3-disc set containing episodes 3–20 from season 5.
Note: This release skips over episode 2, "Once Upon a Time Machine", and the two-part season finale, "Planet of the Turtleoids". These were later released with season 10.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Season 6 (April 8, 2008) [9]
2-disc set containing all 16 episodes from season 6.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Season 7 Part 1: The Leonardo Slice (May 12, 2009) [10]
Single disc containing episodes 1–6 from the "Vacation in Europe" sideseason, packaged with a free Leonardo action figure.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Season 7 Part 2: The Michelangelo Slice (May 12, 2009) [11]
Single disc containing episodes 7–13 from the "Vacation in Europe" sideseason, packaged with a free Michelangelo action figure.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Season 7 Part 3: The Donatello Slice (May 12, 2009) [12]
Single disc containing episodes 1–7 from season 7, packaged with a free Donatello action figure.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Season 7 Part 4: The Raphael Slice (May 12, 2009) [13]
Single disc containing episodes 8–14 from season 7, packaged with a free Raphael action figure.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Complete Season 8 (September 1, 2009) [14]
Single disc containing all 8 episodes from season 8.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Complete Season 7 Set (November 3, 2009) [15]
4-disc set containing all 13 episodes from the "Vacation" sideseason, plus all 14 episodes from season 7.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Complete Season 9 (August 16, 2011) [16]
Single disc containing all 8 episodes from season 9.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Complete Season 10 (August 14, 2012) [17]
Single disc containing all 8 episodes from season 10, plus 3 episodes held over from season 5.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Complete Classic Series Collection (November 13, 2012[18]; June 12, 2018 re-release[11])
23-disc set including all 193 episodes from seasons 1–10, including the "Vacation" sideseason, the 2012 release is packaged in a collectable plastic box molded to resemble to the Turtle Van.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Complete Season 3 (July 23, 2013) [19]
4-disc set containing all 47 episodes from season 3.
Note: This release is just a re-packaged volumes 3–6 as Season 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Cowabunga Classics (July 29, 2014) [20]
Single disc containing 10 fan-favorite episodes as chosen by a poll on TV.com.

Region 2[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Original TV Series: 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition (May 25, 2009) [21]
3-disc set containing all 18 episodes from seasons 1 and 2, plus 4 bonus episodes from season 10.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – 3 'Turtally' Awesome Episodes from the Original TV Series (May 25, 2009) [22]
Single disc containing episodes 1–3 from season 1.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Best of Leonardo (May 19, 2014) [23]
Single disc containing 3 episodes.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Best of Michelangelo (May 19, 2014) [24]
Single disc containing 3 episodes.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Best of Donatello (May 19, 2014) [25]
Single disc containing 3 episodes.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Best of Raphael (May 19, 2014) [26]
Single disc containing 3 episodes.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Cowabunga Classics (September 22, 2014) [27]
Single disc containing 10 fan-favorite episodes as chosen by a poll on TV.com.

Germany[edit]

  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles – DVD Collection (July 26, 2007) [28]
5-disc set containing all 24 episodes from seasons 8, 9 and 10.
Note: This is the only German release of the series to date that does not contain the English audio track.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Box 1 (March 12, 2009) [29]
5-disc set containing all 5 episodes from season 1, all 13 episodes from season 2, plus episodes 1–7 from season 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Box 2 (May 3, 2010) [30]
5-disc set containing episodes 8–32 from season 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Box 3 (July 12, 2010) [31]
6-disc set containing episodes 33–47 from season 3, episodes 1–2 from season 4, plus all 13 episodes from the "Vacation" sideseason.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Box 4 (October 17, 2011) [32]
6-disc set containing episodes 3–32 from season 4.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Box 5 (December 5, 2011) [33]
6-disc set containing episodes 33–39 from season 4, plus all 22 episodes from season 5 and the first episode from season 6.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Box 6 (February 20, 2012) [34]
6-disc set containing episodes 2–16 from season 6 and all of the regular season 7.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Gesamtedition (November 29, 2013) [35]
22-disc set containing all 169 episodes from seasons 1–7, including the "Vacation" sideseason.

Region 4 (Australia)[edit]

Note: Some of these weblinks give inaccurate information.[citation needed]
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 1 (March 11, 2009) [36]
Single disc containing all 5 episodes from season 1, plus 4 bonus episodes from season 10.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 2 (March 11, 2009) [37]
Single disc containing all 13 episodes from season 2.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 3 (March 11, 2009) [38]
Single disc containing episodes 1–12 from season 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 4 (June 3, 2009) [39]
Single disc containing episodes 13–24 from season 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 5 (June 3, 2009) [40]
Single disc containing episodes 25–36 from season 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 6 (June 3, 2009) [41]
Single disc containing episodes 37–47 from season 3, plus episode 1 from season 4.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 7 (September 9, 2009) [42]
Single disc containing episodes 2–14 from season 4.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 8 (September 9, 2009) [43]
Single disc containing episodes 15–27 from season 4.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 9 (September 9, 2009) [44]
Single disc containing episodes 28–40 from season 4.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TMNT Cartoon Episode 1 Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ United States Copyright Office record
  3. ^ United States Copyright Office record
  4. ^ TV Guide, September 8–14, 1990
  5. ^ a b TV Guide, August 31 – September 6, 1991
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 17, 2014). "Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' Wins Night, 'WWE Smackdown', College Basketball, 'Beyond Scared Straight', 'Helix' & More". TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 29, 2016). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.27.2016". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "Press Release for Tales of the Turtles V2: Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady". TVShowsonDVD. Archived from the original on October 28, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Confirmation "Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady" airs November 12th, 2017 on Nickelodeon". Twitter. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.12.2017 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  11. ^ "Tmnt: Complete Collection: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2019-05-11.