Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my favorite cartoons when I was growing up. I loved these little turtles that crawled into a mystery ooze and went from pet store baby turtles to teenage turtles skilled in the art of ninjutsu courtesy of Splinter, the turtles “adoptive” rat father.
I loved the mix of Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo’s personalities. They were fun-loving teenagers, obsessed with pizza, that were also these super serious crime fighting machines. Did I mention their adoptive father was a mutant rat that was a ninjutsu sensei?
If I had to pick a favorite turtle, hands down, it would be MICHELANGELO! Michelangelo or Mikey is the most carefree, laid-back, “party dude” of the group. He was naturally gifted but he also preferred to relax, hang out, and eat pizza. I think I loved that he said COWABUNGA, ate pizza like there was no tomorrow, and was a master nunchuck handler.
In addition to the masked foursome, I was also a HUGE fan of April O’Neil, Splinter, Casey Jones, Bebop, Rocksteady, and as I got older… even Shredder!
Now the hubby was more of a fan of the comics and kind of missed the original cartoon series.
Then, in 2012, Nickelodeon came out with a new modern version of the Turtles that my eldest daughter (and hubby) loved. We watched it religiously every week. Now, thanks to Nickelodeon’s release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Series, all 5 seasons are available for us to show to our two littlest ones! And I can happily say they are already enthralled. Shouts of “tootles, tootles” resound throughout the house on a daily basis
In celebration of the release of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Series, we had a family movie night (well, we didn’t make it through the entire series but a few episodes) and celebrated with homemade pizza, to honor Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. We skipped the shrimp and sardines but celebrated in SUPREME style! I don’t mind saying it, our pizza was absolutely gorgeous and the homemade crust was EVERYTHING!
With simple ingredients you likely have in your pantry, or at least easily accessible from the grocery store, check out our EASY HOMEMADE PIZZA DOUGH recipe and enjoy a family movie night of your own. We’d love to see your pictures so please come back and share!
ABOUT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Series
Mutants Rule! Emerging from their hidden lair in the sewers, teenage bros Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael face off against the most dangerous baddies and the most delicious pizza in New York City!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are martial arts masters-in-training on a mission to defeat all enemies, protect the innocent, and make it home in time to chill. With the help of powerful pals like April O’Neil, Casey Jones, and Ice Cream Kitty – plus the expert teachings of Sensei Splinter – it’s bros vs. foes when the heroes in a half shell take on Shredder, the Kraang, and the Foot Clan – one awesome attack at a time! This release features all 124 episodes of the 5-season series in one box set!
Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Series to assist us in our review. All opinions expressed are still 100% our own.