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Monday, March 28, 2016

TMNT 2012 Series in Trans-Dimensional Turtles!

03.28.2016 – The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on its 4th season is more than the latest iteration of the franchise based from the comicbook by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird that keeps on giving which is also breaking ground with new stories.

This week is all about crossovers, and if you’ve been anticipating a superhero team-up for the ages this 3D animated series got it too. The turtles team-up with their alternate counterparts from the 1987 series!

It has been teased a few weeks back that the next episode for Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be teaming up with their 1987 counterparts with the reprisal of the original voice cast and also the big bad behind that croaking voice of Krang.

This is not the first time the present TMNT characters have team-up with their 1987 cartoon counterparts. There was a TV animated movie that featured a previous series that represent the ‘present’ turtles trying to save their version of the multiverse in “Turtles Forever” in 2007, which is a separate special from that series at that time.

The current series takes inspiration from that special and became part of the fourth season’s tenth episode meeting the 1987 classic cartoon series’ characters facing against that Krang and Kraang Subprime. There’s another surprise that’s going to excite turtle fans that wasn’t mentioned and if you haven’t seen this particular episode you should back away from the spoilers…


Are you still reading this? Well that surprise in the third act of the episode comes from the scene where both Donatello versions of the present and 1987 cartoon jump into the portal to the third dimension as Krang called it the “Turtle Prime Universe”, which happens to be the original comicbook realm that Eastman and Laird created.

In a comicbook aesthetics fashion the two Donatellos travelled to the world of the original series that’s represented in back and white where their appearance was not altered seeing two versions of the same character from two different series roaming around a black and white comicbook was spectacular.

Visually the new series takes to heart the title of this episode “Trans-Dimensional Turtles” which pays tribute to the original comicbook series and the 1987 classic cartoon series that lasted nine seasons.

Overall the series is a standalone episode from the Triceraton story arc that’s mostly the focus of the fourth season for the current series. For those who never got to follow this show certainly this episode is a nostalgic call back to the turtles of the past and its original roots that made them popular until now.

Clearly this episode has a jam packed nostalgia that made this one of the highlights for the fourth season and definitely a casual turtle fan would surely enjoy!


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