Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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This entry is for all officially licensed sound recordings credited to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or any variation thereof in English or another language, including products related to the Coming Out Of Your Shells Tour and its regional adaptations, audio plays, and much more. Various artists soundtracks to the Ninja Turtles motion pictures do not belong under this banner, neither do unofficial or unlicensed recordings using this brand name. Exception is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (3), a cover band that released a Nickelodeon-approved Turtles-related EP in 2016.

Comic book characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1983. The fictional quartet, otherwise known as the Ninja Turtles, first appeared in the self-published book Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, in May 1984, by the (at the time) non-existent Mirage Studios (2). After a deal was struck with Surge Licensing Inc., the mutant brothers Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo (originally written as Michaelangelo) quickly became household names when they appeared in their own cartoon series, starting in December 1987. Its beloved theme tune was written by Chuck Lorre and Dennis Brown (4).

The black and white independently published comic book heroes in a half shell became a worldwide phenomenon by the end of the decade, selling billions of dollars worth of toys and merchandising in the process. The fearsome fighting team was introduced to the silver screen by 1990, in a film that spawned the only hit single of rap group Partners In Kryme. Several more movies, animated shows, and a live-action series followed, with toys being sold in huge quantities until the present day, proving the longevity of the franchise. The Ninja Turtles have been voiced various times, by different talents around the globe, and the most notable records credited to their name are the releases from the infamous (and often ridiculed) Coming Out Of Their Shells Tour musical show from the early 1990s.

While known throughout much of the world as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, commonly abbreviated as TMNT, these radical reptiles haven been translated, and sometimes rebranded, in different regions. Most of Europe got to know them as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, as the word ninja was deemed too aggressive by British and German censors alike (even going as far as removing some of the violence from the cartoons and movies). Some of the translations for the TMNT brand include Tortugas Ninja (in Spain, and most of Latin America), Tartarugas Ninja (in Portugal and Brazil), Tortues Ninja (in France), ティーンエイジ・ミュータント・ニンジャ・タートルズ (in Japan), Черепашки-ниндзя (in Russia), and 忍者龜 (in China).

As of 2009, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is owned by Nickelodeon, a division of Viacom International Inc..
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Discography Tracks

Albums

394-84157-3 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures album art Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures(Cass, Album, Dlx, Com) Random House (2) 394-84157-3 US 1989 Sell This Version
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles* Die Duftfalle / Die Frösche Kommen (Album) OH-HA Germany 1990 Sell This Version
679-80686-5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Return Of The Shredder album art Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return Of The Shredder(Cass, Album, Dlx, Com) Random House (2) 679-80686-5 US 1990 Sell This Version
849 737-4 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles* Die Macht Des Kristalls / Teuflische Technik(Cass, Album) OH-HA 849 737-4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
490 329-215 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Die Fliegenden Teenager / April Die Raubkatze album art Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles* Die Fliegenden Teenager / April Die Raubkatze(Cass, Album) OH-HA 490 329-215 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
849 740-4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Der Schlüssel Der Macht / Die Roboter-Gefahr album art Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles* Der Schlüssel Der Macht / Die Roboter-Gefahr(Cass, Album) OH-HA 849 740-4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
490 326-215 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Jagd-Entscheidung / Die Monster Pizza album art Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles* Jagd-Entscheidung / Die Monster Pizza(Cass, Album) OH-HA 490 326-215 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
MCA-10080 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Coming Out Of Their Shells album art Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Out Of Their Shells(Cass, Album) MCA Records MCA-10080 US 1990 Sell This Version
490 324-215 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles* Die Rückkehr Des Shredders / Die Augen Von Sanos(Cass, Album) OH-HA 490 324-215 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Cantan En Español: Saliendo De Sus Caparazones album art Las Tortugas Ninja* Cantan En Español: Saliendo De Sus Caparazones (Album) Horus Spain 1991 Sell This Version
679-81747-6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Intergalactic Wrestling And Other Adventures album art Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Intergalactic Wrestling And Other Adventures(Cass, Album, Dlx, Com) Random House (2) 679-81747-6 US 1991 Sell This Version
5626 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Kampen Mot Soltjuvarna album art Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles* Kampen Mot Soltjuvarna(Cass, Album) Select (3) 5626 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
849 788-4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Die Vier Musketiere / Die Turtlejagd album art Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles* Die Vier Musketiere / Die Turtlejagd(Cass, Album) OH-HA 849 788-4 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
50251, CA808 Les Tortues Ninja* Les Tortues Ninja En Concert!(CD, Album) Cent Pour Cent, Carrere Music 50251, CA808 France 1992 Sell This Version
COCC-13260 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - ミュータント・タートルズ超人伝説編 オリジナル・サウンド・トラック album art Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ミュータント・タートルズ超人伝説編 オリジナル・サウンド・トラック(CD, Album) Columbia COCC-13260 Japan 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Count On Us album art Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Count On Us (Single) MCA Records US 1990 Sell This Version
50.210 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Cowabunga album art Las Tortugas Ninja* Cowabunga(7", Single) Horus 50.210 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
none Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme Song album art Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme Song(CD, Single) Legacy none US 2012 Sell This Version