Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) was the best version of the Turtles we’ve got


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of my favorite franchises. Unlike other Turtle’s fans, I grew up with the 2012 version. I really enjoy this show so much. The later seasons are where we get some character development along with great storytelling.  Like how at the end of season 4, the Turtle’s father Master Splinter or Hamato Yoshi was killed right in front of them. 

There were  some great changes towards the characters including some stuff from the original cartoon from 1987.  Or the crossover episodes from that show as well. This even included  the return of the original voice cast such as Cam Clark as Leonardo, Barry Gordon as Donatello, Rob Paulsen as Raphael, and Townsend Coleman as Michelangelo. In this show we also got some newcomers to voice the four brothers as well. 

Like in season one and some episodes in season 2 Jason Biggs was the voice of  Leonardo until he was let go. He was temporarily re-cast with Dominic Catrambone. In season 3, Seth Green took the role as Leonardo and I absolutely love this change. 

For the voice of Raphael, we have Sean Astin who you might know as Mikey in the movie Goonies. In this show, Rob Paulsen was the voice of Donatello this time around and I personally love this choice for him and he was perfect in this role including  the character’s interactions with April O’Neil who was voiced by Mae Whitman.  

Michelangelo in this show was voiced perfectly by Greg Cipes. If you are a  Teen Titans fan you may or may not know him as Beast boy. In this show, the Turtles’ greatest villain, the Shredder,  was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.  For the Turtles’ sensei master Splinter was voiced by Hoon Lee. I love this show so much, including some changes as well. Like how in this version splinter used to be Hamato Yoshi before he got mutated like the original 1987 cartoon.

All in all, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 was the best version we ever got.