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Mirage Comics — 1984 - 2014
In 1983 Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird founded Mirage Studios. Just a year later they'd use it to produce the 1st issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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The First Animated Series — From 1987 - 1996
In 1987 this cartoon brought the TMNT to a wider audience. The demands for pizza and cries of "cowabunga!" would be driving parents insane for years.
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Playmates Action Figures — 1987 - Present (2016)
Playmates began producing a wide array of action figures for TMNT the same year the cartoon aired. They still make Ninja Turtle action figures today!
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Archie's Comics — 1988 - 1995
By 1988 the demand was so high that Archie Comics was given rights to publish "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures". It would continue until 1995.
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The Live Action Movies — 1990, 1991, 1993
In 1990 the first independent TMNT live-action movie was released. It was such a big hit that it became the most successful indie film of it's time!
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Video Games — NES/SNES Era, The 90's
They were also in games by now. In 1989 they had a game on the NES and the Arcade. The arcade version was even ported for a 2nd TMNT game on the NES.
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"The Next Mutation" TV Series — 1997 - 1998
This show featured a new female turtle "Venus De Milo". Cancelled after only two seasons, this would be the last TMNT show on screen for five years.
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The Second Animated Series — 2003 - 2010
In 2003 the TMNT were brought back to the small screen. This show was less comical and had a much more serious tone than the previous cartoon.
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Video Games — Playstation/XBOX Era, 2003 - 2009
These games were generally less well received than their predecessors. While some of them were incredibly fun, they didn't quite have the same "magic"
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Animated Movie "TMNT" — 2007
After more than 10 years, "TMNT" marked the return of the heroes in a half-shell to the big screen! It loosely follows the events of the first 3 films
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The Third Animated Series — 2012 - Present (2016)
Nickelodeon acquired the rights in 2009 and in 2012 made a new animated series. It reboots the story in a fresh way and has been renewed for season 5!
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Reboot Movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" — 2014
This showed a reboot for the TMNT on the big screen. The look for the Turtles was also redone, making each clearly distinguishable from the others.
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