TMNT Unknown Facts

Wild Factoids About the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles You Probably Never Knew

  • In the original movie, all women are named after months of the year; e.g., April, May and June.
  • If you watch the scene from the skate park, be sure to note the “Mirage” signage. This was homage to Mirage, the company that produced the original TMNT comic book series.
  • Did you know that the first TMNT movie set box office records for “Highest Grossing Independent Movie” of All time? It made about $133-million at the box office in total gross sales.
  • At the end of the film, a street punk says, “Check out East Warehouse on Lairdman Island.” Did you know that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were the creators of the TMNT?
  • Michelan Sisti, who played Michaelangelo, also played a pizza delivery boy in the same movie.
  • The first movie showed a swamp scene in the trailer, which was actually a plug for: TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze.
  • David Forman, who played Raphael, also played a thug in the warehouse later in the film.
  • Leif Tilden, who played Donatello, also played a thug that attacked April, as the Foot Messenger. He slaps her in the subway station and says, “We’ve been looking for you, Miss O’Neil!”
  • Playmates Toys originally refused to make toys for the first film, citing it was too violent and dark. But after the second film was released and toned down, they agreed to make the popular toys that collectors now fancy.
  • The Splinter puppet required three simultaneous puppeteers for filming.
  • The scientific definition of the TMNT acronym is: Tortiesa Adolicious Ninjitsua Mutalia.
  • The turtles are all supposed to be: Red-Eared Sliders Turtles.
  • Kelsey

    I love Raph!

    • You and many others Kelsey!!!

  • Claudia

    Cool facts

  • Emma Hahn

    LOVE LEO!!

  • emma hahn

    i love leo too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and fact i watch it every show of it and i know alot about it

  • Cliff Slatterly

    Fun facts my butt! Some aren’t even true. David Forman played Leonardo, NOT Raphael, like the fun facts say. Josh Pais played Raphael. You should get your facts straight before you put false things up as facts.

  • Micheyla Smith

    My favorite is Michaelangelo because he is a lot like me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anthony

      Good for you

  • Casey Flores

    Doesn’t anyone else love Donatello? He always seems to get the short end of the stick (or bo) as it were. Love Donatello!

    • Ghenesa

      Here. Actually, I love all of the four turtles. I love Donnie, and without him, I don’t even think the turtles can be successful after all that crazy Kraang invasion.

    • RachellovesLOTR

      I love Donnie!!!

    • RaphaelLover

      The bo, hehe I see what you did there lol. He’s my 3rd favorite, but he’s still awesome.

  • Gil

    Donatello FTW! 🙂

  • Mallie Is Pretty

    I LOVE RAPHIE MY RAPHIE I WILL KICK UR BUTT IF UT TOUCH OR KISS HIM IN THE ENTIRE WORLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • RaphaelLover

      No, he’s MY Raphie lol

  • Anthony

    Raphael is the stronger than Leo

    • Ghenesa

      I do agree that Raph is stronger than Leo, but Leo is actually more skilled than Raph.

    • RaphaelLover

      True that!

  • Anthony

    Raph kick’s but

    • RaphaelLover

      Yes he does. He’s the best!

  • Anthony

    I Kent he kicks butt

  • Anthony

    Leo sucks

    • Ghenesa

      I think you should watch all the episodes again and rethink of what you just put in your comment. I understand many people has their own favorites, but don’t need to say something bad about those who you didn’t liked. It’s better that way, you know.

    • RaphaelLover

      He doesn’t suck. I will admit, he’s my least favorite, but he doesn’t suck.

  • Anthony

    The teenage mutant ninja turtle movie was asome

    • Anthony

      Mickey is funny

    • Ghenesa

      you’re so lucky you just watched the movie. I didn’t! T^T

    • Oshen

      Which one?

    • RaphaelLover

      True that

  • Michelangelo

    I Love Mikey Because Hes Cute And Funny!

  • RachellovesLOTR

    I’m a freak I love tmnt but I still love cheesy tween music XD I’m proud to be who I am

    • RaphaelLover

      True that!

  • Brianna McQuain

    I watched all the movies from the 1990 film to the 2014 film… I even have watched all the episodes from 1988, 2003 and 2012. Believe me thats fantastic for me because I am only 9! I’m writing this on my moms computer. My fave is Raphael because he reminds me of me. I’m so mean when i’m not around my friends. I also like Raphael because he’s more strong and skilled. I love the ninja turtles so much that I make a fool out of myself around my crush Layne. But I can’t help myself. All my friends hate ninja turtles and I can’t stop talking about them.

    • RaphaelLover

      I know! That’s exactly how I am too!

  • Mikey T.

    You should check the wiki they have episode recaps,eastter eggs,triva and characters!

    • Brianna McQuain

      ok

  • MICHAEL HYLAND

    Leo? I love Raph.

  • SZDfghjk,

    NOOOOOOOO, Micky is best. First Mikey then donnie then Leo and last Ralph

  • carl

    I just finished watching teenage mutant ninja turtles original movie and it. Was very fun to watch I always thought that Mike was the skate boarding one donatello was the smart one Raphael has the temper and Leonardo is the leader
    there fears are Mike is afraid of many things donney is April rejecting him Raphael is cockroach’s and Leo is his team giving up and leave
    orange is Mike
    red is Raphael
    purple is Donatello
    blue is Leonardo
    there is some info about the tmmt
    April is a human who is very loved by the turtles Donatello has a crush on April along with Kacy johns

  • Pyrenees Gal (TMNT2012Obsessio

    I LOVE THE TURTLES, BUT LEO IS DA BEST EVER!

  • Totaldrama Icequeen

    I got a fact. A TMNT makes a cameo in Wreck it Ralph