Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a group of four man-like turtles, who, after being exposed to radioactivity, grow to human size. The turtles live in the sewers of New York city, where they are taught the art of ninjutsu by their sensei, the rat Splinter. The turtles were named by Splinter after four great painters: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. Apart from battling criminals, their other favorite hobby is eating pizza.
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These cartoon characters made their first appearance ever in a comic book. This was however only going to kick start their amazing popularity and acceptance in the world of cartoons. The characters gradually grew in fame and it did not take long before they started appearing on TV screens all over the world. This was not before efforts from different quarters were made to ensure the characters came out just as the viewers would have loved.
The cartoon series of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, otherwise known as TMNT ran for about 10 seasons before it was brought to an end in 1996. It was however unlike the comic series as it was light-hearted. The film version of the characters and their exploits was released in 1990 and it was a successful project that had two sequels and a 3D animation in continuity of the sequel.
These “shelled” cartoon characters have continued to make wave with different production outfit buying into the franchise to get a piece of the pie. Below is a brief introduction of the very popular Ninja Turtles and some other characters that continued to feature in every of their exploits.
Leonardo: it only makes sense that he comes first on the lost, being the leader of the group, thanks to his courage. His blue mask and katana stands him out of the group. He is usually responsible for his brothers, though Raphael would occasionally pick up quarrels with this claim. Michelangelo: also called Mike, the character that got his name from the famous painter from Italy, Michelangelo appears wearing an orange mask and goes with his pair of nunchucks. Considered as being the most childish of the group, he is free-spirited and adventurous.
Rapheal: he is otherwise known as Raph. He wears a dark red mask and never leaves his pair of sai. Strong and aggressive, Raph is regarded the bad boy of the group. He also has a humorous side and would do anything to protect his brothers.
Donatello: he is the brainy of the team. A scientist, engineer, inventor, and genius with technology, he is always with his bo staff and has a purple mask on. He prefers to use his intellect and knowledge to solve issues as opposed to using violence.
Other characters that completed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exploit and made them what they are include Splinter who is the Japanese sensei of the crew and happens to be their adoptive father. Others include Casey Jones, Karai, and April O’Neil.