The syndicated TV cartoon “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” aired from 1987 to 1996, featuring jokey, pizza-obsessed reptiles. A second series ran from 2003 to 2009; Nickelodeon has aired a third since 2012.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sprang into pop culture as a comic book in 1984 — this 1985 ad also promoted Mirage Studios, the “pro” name of creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.