Creators of Ninja Turtles, Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, would have never guessed that their creation would turn into the success it is today. From comic books, to movies and even toys, Ninja Turtles has developed into one of the most successful independent comic book franchises.
Ninja Turtles 2014 Movie
The upcoming Ninja Turtles Movie is an action comedy film that is the reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle film series. The plot of the movie is featured around the trouble arising in New York City as Shredder and his malicious Foot Clan take over. The future of the city appears to be disheartening until four reclusive brothers arise above with purpose and reclaim their calling as Ninja Turtles. With their destiny underway, it is up to the Ninja Turtles to save the city from dismay.
Ninja Turtles Video Games
The Ninja Turtles brand has developed a number of video games beginning in 1989. The games were mainly produced by Konami, a Japanese video game manufacturer. The earlier Ninja Turtle video games are significantly based on the 1987 TV series along with components derived from the movies and the Teenage mutant Ninja Turtles Adventurescomic book series. The more recent Ninja Turtle video games are centered around the 2003 and 2012 TV series as well as the 2007 film.
Ninja Turtles TV Series
There are a total of three Ninja Turtle TV Series. The first series began in 1987 and went on until 1996. The first series’ premise was to illustrate the adventures of four turtles who were transformed into humanoids that took on the plight of fighting against the dangers of the world including enemies Shredder and Krang. The next series came in 2003 and ended in 2009. In an effort to follow the Mirage comics, the tone of the 2003 series changed slightly in that it was more serious and action oriented. The character dynamic was also altered in the sense of the development of a greater family bond. Following the 2003 series was the 2012 series which is currently ongoing on Nickelodeon.
Ninja Turtle Toys
Ninja Turtle Toys have ranged from action figures, to LEGOs, to even backpacks. The Ninja Turtle brand is so extensive that it has been put on a wide variety of toys and supplies.
Ninja Turtle Comics Books
The Ninja Turtle comic books began with creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Lair. The comic books had a significantly long run from 1984 to 2010 and were published by Mirage Studios. The series of comic books had four volumes: Volume 1 (1984-1993), Volume 2 (1993-1995), Volume 3 (1996-1999), and Volume 4 (2001-2010).
Ninja Turtle Movies
The first of the Ninja Turtles film series was released in 1990, which was titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As the movie was released at the peak of the franchise’s popularity, it became an automatic commercial success. Following the release of the first film, three sequels were also released in 1991, 1993, and 2007. Currently, viewers are anticipating the reboot of the Ninja Turtles Movies which is expected to be released in the summer of 2014.