9 Facts About The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Franchise [Photos]
T.V. Time The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television show premiered in December 1987. The cartoon was called Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in parts of Europe, due to censorship issues (the word “ninja” was deemed too violent for some audiences overseas). A new, more computerized, TMNT television show premiered on Nickelodeon in 2012.