After a brief hiatus from movies and TV, everyone’s favorite turtles returned to the big screen with a bang in Seth Rogen’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. The movie was an instant hit and has been labeled one of the best ever 'TMNT' movies. It was a refreshing reboot that reminded the world just how much we love the four mutant turtles and Master Splinter. A sequel and new animated TV series are on the way, making now the perfect time for viewers to reacquaint themselves with the turtles. This streaming guide will help you learn how and where to watch all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies in order.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started out as a lesser-known comic book, but as its popularity surged, it received an animated TV series and a movie in 1990. Despite many changes to the story, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was based on the earliest comic books and marked the franchise's first live-action adaptation. With Turtlemania in the air, audiences flocked to the movie theaters and it quickly became the highest-grossing indie film of all time.
Two sequels followed, and though critical reception didn’t improve, the movies proved commercially successful. Unfortunately, the turtles disappeared from the big screen after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. It would be 14 years before they returned in TMNT – which marked the first film in the franchise to be computer animated. TMNT never received a sequel as Nickelodeon swooped in and acquired the franchise for $60 million in 2009.
Nickelodeon decided to bring the turtles back in live action with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and its sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Unfortunately, the first movie was panned by critics, and the second was a box office flop. As a result, the network began looking for someone new to write the next TMNT franchise, ultimately settling on the popular comedian Seth Rogen. He went on to prove that animation was the way to go with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which proved a box office success despite a speedy streaming release.
Where can I watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies online?
Most Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans will want to watch the franchise in release date order. This will allow you to see the turtles’ evolution over the past three decades, from live action puppetry in 1990 to the groundbreaking animation in Mutant Mayhem. Here’s how and where to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies in release date order and where to stream them online.