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Date added to database: 8/19/2001
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Releases for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Top)

Complete Series

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Season 10: The Complete Final Season buy
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Season 6 buy
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Season 8 buy
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Volume 01 (Season 1) buy
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Season 7, Part 3: The Donatello Slice buy
Season 7, Part 4: The Raphael Slice buy
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Reviews for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Top)
Volume 01 (Season 1) - Cowabunga! (5/15/2004)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   6/10
Extras:   0/10

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Summary of "Volume 01 (Season 1) - Cowabunga!":
It's nice to see these episodes released on DVD. I wonder about the inclusion of these "bonus" episodes, since I've heard from numerous people that these aired on TV, and because of the episodes they selected. There are 2 episodes from a 5-part series that aired in season 10, and they're out of order on the DVD. I think I would have preferred them to release the first 5 episodes, followed by the first 5 episodes of the second season. Sure, they could end up doing a season 2 set (13 episodes), but with 47 episodes in season 3, followed by 39 in season 4 we will get split sets anyway.

My other complaint is with the lack of extras. Why weren't there interviews with Eastman and Laird, or David Wise, the writer of the miniseries? I would have loved to hear what they had to say. I think this set was treated as a kids title, but I expect there are way more adults buying it for themselves than their kids. Hopefully we see something more for season 2. (read entire review)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles News (Top)
3/16/2018 Retailer Rumors Say to Expect a Re-Release of 'The Complete Classic Series Collection'
Experience the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle saga in this totally tubular 23-disc set of the original animated series, featuring all 10 seasons in one complete cowabunga collection! From their origins on... (read entire news item)

5/19/2014 1987's Original Turtles Team Up for 10 Best 'Cowabunga Classics'
Spanning 10 epic seasons, multiple dimensions, and formidable foes, the shell-busting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were always ready with their green machine justice! Relive 10 classic fan favorite episodes,... (read entire news item)

5/01/2013 Packaging Picture Springs from the Sewers for 'Season 3: Complete Set'
Two days ago we had the scoop about Lionsgate Entertainment's plans to release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 3: Complete Set as a 4-DVD set for the first time ever. Box art wasn't available at... (read entire news item)

4/29/2013 Lionsgate Announces a 'Season 3: Complete Set' for the Original Series **UPDATE: Cost**
Between 2004 and 2012, Lionsgate Entertainment released all 10 seasons on DVD of the original 1987 animated classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The first six DVD titles for this show were all single-disc... (read entire news item)

8/24/2012 The 23-DVD 'Complete Classic Series Collection' Party Van Gift Set!
Cowabunga! Collect the Complete TMNT Classic TV Series Set - all 10 seasons together for the first time in a 23-disc set in totally awesome collectible packaging! Experience the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle... (read entire news item)

5/24/2012 Will 'Season 10' DVDs Have the 2 Missing Fifth Season Episodes? Studio Says...
On Monday of this week, Lionsgate Entertainment announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 10: The Complete Final Season is coming to DVD soon, bringing to a close the home video releases of... (read entire news item)

5/23/2012 Box Art Sneaks Out for 'Season 10: The Complete Final Season'
At the beginning of this week we reported that on August 14th Lionsgate Entertainment will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 10: The Complete Final Season. At the time we didn't have box art... (read entire news item)

5/21/2012 The Final Slice of the Original Pizza Pie is Delivered with 'Season 10'!
Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo are back in the classic final season that pits turtles from the past and present against the evil Lord Dregg and his minions. Determined to enslave mankind,... (read entire news item)

6/07/2011 Official Lionsgate Fact Sheet for 'Season 9' Gives Finalized Details
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LIONSGATE PRESENTS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE COMPLETE SEASON 9 All 8 Episodes Make Their DVD Debut Cowabunga dudes! Everybody's favorite shell-shocked, pizza-devouring... (read entire news item)

5/30/2011 Package Time! Season 9 Box Art is Delivered
A week ago we had the scoop for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 9 on DVD, coming from Lionsgate on August 16th. Many of you asked "why the long wait between releases?", and while we don't have... (read entire news item)

5/23/2011 Season 9 of the Original Cartoon, the Next-to-Last, is Scheduled
Join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they face off against new opponents - the evil Lord Dregg and Hi-tech - while also fighting against their own uncontrollable mutations in the mind-bending Season... (read entire news item)

8/10/2009 Package Art is Served Up for The Complete Season 7 Set
A few weeks ago we reported that Lionsgate is releasing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Complete Season 7 on November 3rd. This box set compiles the 4 different single-disc releases from this past... (read entire news item)

7/21/2009 Retailers Tell Us to Expect a 'Complete' Season 7 Set in November
This past May 12th saw the DVD release of the 7th season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the classic animated series from the '80s. But in order to buy it, fans had to pick up four different releases,... (read entire news item)

6/09/2009 Package Art Power: Check Out the Season 8 DVD Box Art!
Yesterday we brought you Lionsgate's announcement that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 8 is going to be kickin' it on DVD this September 1st. Now the studio has kicked a picture of the package... (read entire news item)

6/08/2009 Pizza Time? No, DVD Time: 8th Season DVD is Announced!
Bodacious! The 25th Anniversary of everyone's favorite martial arts master Turtles continues with the first-time ever DVD release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 8 from the classic TV series.... (read entire news item)

4/10/2009 Online Trailer for Season 7 DVD Releases of the Classic '80s Turtles
It's been a couple of months now since we passed along the official word - including package art - for Lionsgate's May 12th releases of the following four titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season... (read entire news item)

2/18/2009 Price, A Good Date Change & More Box Art for the 4 Season 7 Sets
At the beginning of last week we had the scoop on all sorts of details for the 4 DVD releases Lionsgate is bringing out for the 7th Season of the classic '80s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series: Teenage... (read entire news item)

2/09/2009 7th Season to be Divided Into 4 Parts, Each With Bonus TMNT Action Figure: Box Art, Specs, Extras, Date
Back in early November we first told you that Lionsgate is preparing the 7th Season of the classic TMNT cartoon series for DVD release, and at the time we expected it in March. In early December, barely... (read entire news item)

12/05/2008 Preliminary Schedule Plans Have Changed for the 7th Season DVDs of the Classic Cartoon
About a month ago we had the scoop about early info regarding Lionsgate's plans to release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 7 on DVD. Our industry contacts had alerted us to expect this title to... (read entire news item)

11/06/2008 Scoop: Release Date for Classic TMNT's 7th Season DVDs
Fans have been wondering when Lionsgate will be coming out with the 7th Season DVD release for the original '80s cartoon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. After all, the last time the pizza-lovin' hard-shell... (read entire news item)

2/01/2008 Finished Package Art For 6th Season of the 1987 Animated Series
A couple of weeks ago we showed you some early "draft" artwork, in black-and-white, for the April 8th DVD release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 6. Last night Lionsgate made the final, full-color... (read entire news item)

1/14/2008 Early Cover Art Surfaces For Season 6 Of Original Series
Early last week we broke the news that Lionsgate is prepping the DVD release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 6, and that the debut of these 16 episodes from the original animated series would... (read entire news item)

1/06/2008 SCOOP: Release Date & Details For 6th Season of Classic '80s Series
We've got a hot scoop for fans of the '80s edition of the Turtles! Our friends "in the biz" - who spoke on condition of anonymity - tell us that Lionsgate is preparing to announce the DVD release of... (read entire news item)

7/07/2007 Press Release for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 5
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: SEASON 5 Featuring Pizza Box Packaging, 3-Disc Box Set Dishes Up All 18 Episodes From The Fifth Season Of Classic Television Series Releases on August 7, 2007 $24.98... (read entire news item)

5/26/2007 Season 5's Specific Release Date, Bigger Cover Art, Cost and More!
Last week we passed on to our readers last week, Lionsgate is planning an August release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 5, in the "Original Classic Style" (a.k.a., the '80s version of the cartoon).... (read entire news item)

5/21/2007 Pizza Time! Pizza-Box Art For Upcoming 5th Season of Classic TMNT
This morning's new issue (May 21st cover date) of the Video Business trade magazine has a story about upcoming kid-oriented releases. While the majority of it was stuff that TVShowsOnDVD has already... (read entire news item)

2/21/2007 Extras Uncovered For 4th Season DVD Set of '80s Cartoon
We're getting closer and closer to the March 13 street date for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 4, which we've known about since late December. What we didn't have at the time, though, was the... (read entire news item)

12/20/2006 Lionsgate switches to Season Sets!
That's right, Turtle Power has prevailed over the evil volumes, and now Lionsgate is switching to season sets with the announcement that season 4 will be released on March 13, 2007. The 5 disc set will... (read entire news item)

9/26/2006 Volume 6 hits the sewers in December
Lionsgate will release the 6th volume of the 80's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on December 5. The single disc will contain another 12 episodes (289 mins): The Turtle Terminator The Great... (read entire news item)

7/23/2006 Menu Shots Available From 5th Volume DVD Of Original TMNT 'Toon
In mid-June we had reported that August 29th will see the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 5, with a dozen more episodes of the original TV series with our four heroes and their friends.... (read entire news item)

6/14/2006 Raphael Is Crude, But Cool...And Covers The 5th Volume DVD Box!
A week ago we had the announcement for the 5th Volume of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons on DVD. This single-disc $14.98 SRP item arrives from Lionsgate on August 29th. Now we have... (read entire news item)

6/07/2006 Original Turtles battle on - Volume 5 info
Yesterday Lionsgate passed on some information for the fifth volume of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series, due on August 29. The single disc will contain 12 episodes of the popular... (read entire news item)

2/14/2006 Cowabunga, Dudes! Volume 4 Artwork & Episode List!
Just the other day we informed you about the April 4th release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 4, with more episodes from the original 1987 cartoon series. Now we have the official description... (read entire news item)

2/12/2006 4 Turtles, 4th Volume, On The 4th: Original TMNT Back For More! has put up a pre-order listing for the 4th DVD release of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series from 1987. While they refer to it in their listing as "Season 4", it's really... (read entire news item)

10/12/2005 Volume 3 info & artwork
Join the Heroes in a Half-Shell and tap into the Turtle Power! In these 12 totally gnarly episodes you'll yell "Cowabunga" and turn green with excitement as you battle Krang, Shredder, Bebob and Rocksteady.... (read entire news item)

10/10/2005 Season 3 news!
We spoke to Lions Gate Home Entertainment last week and they told us we can expect the third season of TMNT to be released on December 6. Season 3 has 47 episodes, so we expect this will be "Season 3,... (read entire news item)

1/30/2005 Finalized cover art - front & back - for 2nd Volume of '87 toon
Just a few days ago we pleased to pass along info posted at about the second DVD release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original 1987 series). According to the online e-tailer, it... (read entire news item)

1/26/2005 "Heroes in a Half Shell" are back in action
Earlier today posted release information for the second season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They've listed April 26th as the release date for the next 13 episodes in the series. Episodes... (read entire news item)

11/03/2004 We Have the Planned Release Date for Season 2
This past weekend we relayed the news that the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series would see a new DVD release in the Spring of 2005. One of our regular news contributors, Pavan Badal,... (read entire news item)

10/30/2004 'DVDToons' scores info about Original Turtles!
It's been six months since the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 1, the first DVD release of the original heroes in a half-shell. Since then, fans have been left wondering when we would... (read entire news item)

2/16/2004 Press Release: GREAT News, 'Final Art', etc.
Lions Gate-Artisan has sent us the first officially circulated release with detailed information on the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1987) DVD release. And we have GREAT news for you: An... (read entire news item)

2/10/2004 '87 Show DVD: More About The Cover Art
We've posted a LOT of news lately about the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and we don't want to keep bringing the subject up for just any old reason. However, we find that we need to set the... (read entire news item)

2/08/2004 Wise man says 'Give the fans longer episodes'
We promised you that we'd look into the episode length on the upcoming DVD release for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 series), and we have been. Though we've been unsuccessful in getting Lions... (read entire news item)

2/03/2004 Many More Details About The Original Heroes In A Half-Shell
At the end of last week, fans of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles went haywire upon seeing that just about every online e-tailer put the first DVD up for pre-order. Those purchase listings include... (read entire news item)

1/22/2004 More Turtle news!
We decided to follow-up with Lions Gate/Artisan regarding the news we brought you last week about TMNT coming to DVD. We've confirmed that the first set will be released on April 20th, along with 4 unaired... (read entire news item)

1/17/2004 New Info About '87 TMNT DVDs
Last summer we posted this news about plans for the original 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon coming on DVD in March 2004 from Artisan, albeit in a form that was considered "bad news" (read the... (read entire news item)

6/10/2003 Original Turtle Plans
NinjaTurtlesNetwork recently posted this information about an upcoming release of the original Turtles series: Thanks to a correspondent by the names of Joe Owens, who did some digging for us, we finally... (read entire news item)

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