Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Remade Again And Again and Again…

My son has recently taken an interest in a certain group of sewer-bound mutant turtles. This delights me as I can now teach him all about the classic 1987 show that I watched as a young boy. The first thing to do, hop on over to YouTube and force him to watch the classic ’87 intro…

But then… “Daddy, what’s that video?” he says pointing at what looks at first glance to be the more recent CGI show intro. I guess I have to let him watch that one too…

Wait? What? That was the proper intro! The cool one from my youth! The one with the proper song that you can sing along with!! Remade in 3D!!! Well, that peaked MY interest, and so I obviously had to do a little more research. For my son, of course.

Next up was a hand-drawn remake, looking very lovely:

And the stop-motion version, looking even more lovely:

I’m not sure why I’ve never thought to look into this before. TMNT is one of my favourite cartoon theme tunes and we’ve covered intro remakes here at The Retroist before – see here for Ghostbusters, here for He-Man and here for Batman to highlight just a few.

I’ll leave you to search for more (you’ll find dozens!) and finish with a sing-song…


Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles,
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles,
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles,
Hero’s in a Half-Shell,
Turtle POWER!

Did you spot the deliberate British change?

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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