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By Bill Carter and Bill Carter,New York Times | November 27, 1990
The heroes in a half shell have conquered Saturday morning, and CBS is reaping the benefits of turtle power."Thank God for the Ninja Turtles," said Jerry Dominus, the CBS senior vice president of entertainment sales.The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are already responsible for one of the top-grossing movies of 1990 and hundreds of millions of dollars in toy merchandising. Now, they have taken CBS to the brink of ratings leadership on Saturday morning, prime time for ,, children, for the first time in almost a decade.
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By Bill Carter and Bill Carter,New York Times | November 27, 1990
The heroes in a half shell have conquered Saturday morning, and CBS is reaping the benefits of turtle power."Thank God for the Ninja Turtles," said Jerry Dominus, the CBS senior vice president of entertainment sales.The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are already responsible for one of the top-grossing movies of 1990 and hundreds of millions of dollars in toy merchandising. Now, they have taken CBS to the brink of ratings leadership on Saturday morning, prime time for ,, children, for the first time in almost a decade.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 9, 1991
Lancaster, Pa. -- If this were a movie, they'd call it "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet the Pennsylvania Dutch." Or, in this case, the Dutchess.And the diabolical villain would not be such usual turtle foes as the evil Shredder or the devious Krang, but that crusader from the land of funnel cake, that paladin of piety, the indomitable Joan Hake Robie.Where the turtles' old nemeses have failed, where the denizens of the dark have been defeated, this grandmother from Amish country hopes to prevail.
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March 23, 2007
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rating -- PG What it's about -- Crime-fighting, pizza-obsessed sewer-raised turtles listen to their teacher, a rat, and make the world a better place. The kid attractor factor -- Skateboards, swordfights, magic and monsters. Good lessons/bad lessons -- "Let anger consume you, and pretty soon, you lose sight of everything else." Violence -- Plentiful, in animated form. Language -- Very clean. Sex -- There's one relationship that might go somewhere, not involving a turtle.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 11, 1990
HOLLYWOOD -- Barbara Walters has drawn lots of celebrities out of their shells, so the thought of the ABC newswoman interviewing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a short spot on her annual Academy Awards evening special is, in a word, awesome.Walters gets up close and personal with teen-age terrapins Raphael, Leonardo, Michaelangelo and Donatello on the set of their sequel, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze."New Line Cinema will distribute the Golden Harvest production March 22 in 2,500 theaters.
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By Henry Scarupa | March 19, 1991
"Hey, dudes, they're here!"That's what the 600 boys and girls who recently saw a preview of the movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of Ooze" are saying to their envious friends.Although the 88-minute motion picture starring the agile, pizza-loving turtles opens Friday in area theaters, last week's single screening at Loew's Yorkridge Cinema was held for the benefit of the Grant-A-Wish Foundation and the Children's House at Johns Hopkins Hospital, which the foundation is building.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 4, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- If you're looking for a basic, no-frills air freshener for your car, they're easy enough to find.But if you truly must have the official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles car air freshener, then you have to come to Mark Simon.Mr. Simon is president of Marlenn Corp., a Baltimore manufacturer with the exclusive license to manufacture Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles car air fresheners, one of 600 licensed products cashing in on the Turtles craze to sell everything from pudding pies to boxer shorts.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 23, 2007
Fans should be satisfied, but it's hard to imagine anyone else will be much interested in TMNT, the fourth film to chronicle those anthropomorphized warrior reptiles known as the teenage mutant ninja turtles. A franchise that dates back to their comic-book debut in 1984, the turtles - four brothers, named after Renaissance painters and trained as warriors by a rat named Splinter - began their lives as a spoof of superhero and martial-arts comics. TMNT (Warner Bros.) Featuring the voices of Mitchell Whitfield, James Arnold Taylor, Mikey Kelly, Nolan North.
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November 18, 1992
Nine lunch products have been "honored" with wastemaker awards given yearly by several environmental groups -- U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Clean Water Action and Environmental Action -- to recognize what they call excessive and wasteful packaging:Kool-Aid Kool Bursts, Chef Boyardee Microwave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cambpell's Microwave Soup, Oscar Mayer's Lunchables, Jell-O Gelatin Snacks, Starkist Tuna Lunch Kit, McCain Junior Juice, Frito-Lay...
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By Murray Dubin | July 23, 1993
It's not just braces.All sorts of medical and health-related equipment and appliances have become kinder, gentler, more colorful decidedly kid-friendly.Casts and bandages, surgical masks and leg braces and even things as simple as glasses have been either been redesigned or have had hues added. All in an effort to make them more acceptable to children."In the past four or five years, bandages have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Santa Claus, neon stripes," says Richard S. Davidson, an orthopedic surgeon at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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By Assocaited Press | March 27, 1991
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze" grossed $20 million in its debut weekend, ending the five-week reign of "Silence of the Lambs" as the leader at the nation's box office."
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