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Autbot_Benz
02-08-2017, 05:26 PM
The TMNT twitter posted

TMNT ‏@TMNT 3h3 hours ago

14 years ago today, TMNT launched a new series. Who remembers the 2003 cartoon? 🐢📺

THGhost
02-08-2017, 05:30 PM
Sweet! :tcool: Just seen Black Nerd Comedy retweet this (because of course he did).

It's a shame time zones are a thing, because it's the 9th now in the UK. :P

CyberCubed
02-08-2017, 06:22 PM
I was only 17 when this show started and watched every episode when it debuted the first time.

Man, how time flies. This show is now 14 years old, nearly a decade and a half. It's now "retro." I can't believe it.

DestronMirage22
02-08-2017, 06:42 PM
Happy anniversary to the best TMNT show produced! :D

ToTheNines
02-08-2017, 06:47 PM
Again, feels like we coulda just waited one more year for this thread lol.

CyberCubed
02-08-2017, 06:58 PM
It's so weird to think 2003 is now nearly 15 years ago.

Goddamn I want the early 2000's back. What a time to be alive that was. I was in High School at the time, everyone was so much simpler back then.

ABrown
02-08-2017, 07:11 PM
Their Facebook had a post as well. A LOT of people put down requesting that the series get released on dvd. They responded with "Keep your fingers crossed. Maybe one day. But until then, THIS." Followed by an image of the original cartoon complete series on dvd. https://www.facebook.com/teenagemutantninjaturtles/photos/p.1287010661337862/1287010661337862/?type=3&theater

Autbot_Benz
02-08-2017, 07:17 PM
Their Facebook had a post as well. A LOT of people put down requesting that the series get released on dvd. They responded with "Keep your fingers crossed. Maybe one day. But until then, THIS." Followed by an image of the original cartoon complete series on dvd. https://www.facebook.com/teenagemutantninjaturtles/photos/p.1287010661337862/1287010661337862/?type=3&theater

what a dumb response one day but by Fred Wolf instead even though that is not what you want.

ToTheNines
02-08-2017, 07:32 PM
Their Facebook had a post as well. A LOT of people put down requesting that the series get released on dvd. They responded with "Keep your fingers crossed. Maybe one day. But until then, THIS." Followed by an image of the original cartoon complete series on dvd. https://www.facebook.com/teenagemutantninjaturtles/photos/p.1287010661337862/1287010661337862/?type=3&theater

Fuc*ing trolls.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
02-08-2017, 07:33 PM
Fuc*ing trolls.

That's brutally harsh. Not you, them.

ToTheNines
02-08-2017, 07:45 PM
That's brutally harsh. Not you, them.

Right? It would have been fine if they stopped short of shilling the Fred Wolf show.

"Hey, we might give you this show that was never fully made available in the US and is now collecting dust in our janitor closet someday.... until then, here's a totally unrelated series that's been out for almost a decade now!"

CyberCubed
02-08-2017, 07:48 PM
I can't read that facebook link (I don't have an account), but did they say keep your fingers crossed? It's not like they shut down the possibility.

Autbot_Benz
02-08-2017, 07:50 PM
Right? It would have been fine if they stopped short of shilling the Fred Wolf show.

"Hey, we might give you this show that was never fully made available in the US and is now collecting dust in our janitor closet someday.... until then, here's a totally unrelated series that's been out for almost a decade now!"

agreed its like Nick/Viacom enjoy neglecting the 2003 shows. But seriously enough Fred Wolf. There is more to turtles than that one damn show.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
02-08-2017, 07:54 PM
Right? It would have been fine if they stopped short of shilling the Fred Wolf show.

"Hey, we might give you this show that was never fully made available in the US and is now collecting dust in our janitor closet someday.... until then, here's a totally unrelated series that's been out for almost a decade now!"

Exactly.

"But until the day flying squirrels tumble out of our anus, here's a full DVD set of the original cartoon that a lot of you grew up to despise! Swallow it, you filthy TMNT fans!"

Machias Banshee
02-08-2017, 07:54 PM
I loved getting up in college to steal the dorm lounge TV to watch the episodes. Usually people were sleeping in from the previous nights partying, so I had the place to myself... :D

And this place really took off once that show started airing...

CyberCubed
02-08-2017, 07:58 PM
I actually registered to this forum because of the 4kids series. I had previously lurked here in 2002-2003 but I felt the need to make my presence known as this show was airing.

This forum was as active as the Nick section is now, with episode review threads for each ep. You can even look through the archives for the old episode review threads dating back to 2003 to see what people thought of each ep as it aired.

dragonside
02-08-2017, 08:16 PM
I joined during the 2012 era when TMNT was being revived, but I was lurking here since 2009 because of the 2003 series. Time to rewatch ep 1 :)

TheSkeletonMan939
02-09-2017, 05:59 AM
This show desperately needs a new batch of releases (no Nickelodeon, your crappo 3-unrelated-eps per disc releases don't count). This series is just too good to be forgotten (well... most of it, anyway).

ToTheNines
02-09-2017, 06:29 AM
Yeah, I mean I have the whole series thanks to my Australian imports. But it would be nice to have a more uniform look (for seasons 1-4 at least), and I could finally ditch my ancient region-broken DVD player. And it's weird that BttS was never released at all.

Plus, new fans deserve the chance to check it out.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-09-2017, 06:48 AM
First it looked like it would be released two years ago, but now nothing has happened since mid-October 2015.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shows/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles/6245

TMNachoT
02-09-2017, 07:29 AM
BEST TMNT show ever!! At least the first 4 seasons ;)

THGhost
02-09-2017, 07:40 AM
"Keep your fingers crossed" isn't exactly them not shooting down the possibility. More of an optimistic way of saying, "don't count on it".

Happy anniversary to the best TMNT show produced! :D

Couldn't agree more! :D

ABrown
02-09-2017, 08:04 AM
I can't read that facebook link (I don't have an account), but did they say keep your fingers crossed? It's not like they shut down the possibility.

Here's a couple of images of what they said and the image they posted.

TheSkeletonMan939
02-09-2017, 08:56 AM
What assholes!

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-09-2017, 10:30 AM
Start a Facebook group with fans asking for releases.

ABrown
02-09-2017, 10:48 AM
Start a Facebook group with fans asking for releases.

It's not a bad idea. Social media IS a way to get something like this done. Nickelodeon's "The 90's Are All That" is considered to have come about largely due to demand from social media: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Splat

TheSkeletonMan939
02-09-2017, 11:04 AM
The problem is that even if a sizable number of people pushed for DVD releases, Nickelodeon will just say, "But we did release DVDs of this TV series, and no one bought them! In the vault they stay!"

CyberCubed
02-09-2017, 11:45 AM
Looks like they know people want DVD releases. It'll probably happen soon especially now that the Nick show is coming to a close.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-09-2017, 11:46 AM
Here's a couple of images of what they said and the image they posted.

Most of those releases were before Nicelodeon bought TMNT in October 2009.
It's for them to just make money on it.

ToTheNines
02-09-2017, 11:51 AM
Looks like they know people want DVD releases. It'll probably happen soon especially now that the Nick show is coming to a close.

Oh yeah, any day now!

CyberCubed
02-09-2017, 12:01 PM
I am patient when it comes to TMNT DVDs.

The first season of the original cartoon came out on DVD in 2004. It took them till 2012 to release Season 10. If I had to wait 8 years over the entire span of the 2k3 series for the entire Fred Wolf show to come to DVD, I can wait for this. I think some of you have forgotten how painful the wait for the OT DVDs to come out were.

I suspect we'll get a full boxset of all the 2k3 series at once, rather than individual season releases.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-09-2017, 12:26 PM
I am patient when it comes to TMNT DVDs.

The first season of the original cartoon came out on DVD in 2004. It took them till 2012 to release Season 10. If I had to wait 8 years over the entire span of the 2k3 series for the entire Fred Wolf show to come to DVD, I can wait for this. I think some of you have forgotten how painful the wait for the OT DVDs to come out were.

I suspect we'll get a full boxset of all the 2k3 series at once, rather than individual season releases.

We still got at least some releases every year. Compare to this, two years and nothing has happened.

TheSkeletonMan939
02-09-2017, 01:04 PM
I suspect we'll get a full boxset of all the 2k3 series at once, rather than individual season releases.

Why?? Boxsets are probably way more expensive to produce than individual discs - it'd be a huge, probably fruitless, risk.

ABrown
02-09-2017, 01:48 PM
Gotta hope that them making posts like this on their Twitter and Facebook are a way that they're looking to see how many people are reacting and show an interest in the 4Kids series.

CyberCubed
02-09-2017, 02:11 PM
Why?? Boxsets are probably way more expensive to produce than individual discs - it'd be a huge, probably fruitless, risk.

This isn't 2005. You can now fit entire seasons on one disc.

TheSkeletonMan939
02-09-2017, 02:22 PM
This isn't 2005. You can now fit entire seasons on one disc.

:trolleye: You clearly have no idea how a DVD works.

CyberCubed
02-09-2017, 02:29 PM
DVDs can fit 13 or more half hour episodes. And these were early 2000 era DVDs. Many original cartoon DVDs have 13 episodes on them.

TheSkeletonMan939
02-09-2017, 02:43 PM
Oh, I thought you meant 26-episode seasons. Yeah, 13-episode discs are totally possible. My mistake.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-09-2017, 02:55 PM
Bluray discs must be able to fit even more episodes?

THGhost
02-09-2017, 04:34 PM
Individual season sets are far more likely. If they sell well enough, then a full series set.

Bluray discs must be able to fit even more episodes?

Nick won't even release their own TMNT series on Blu-ray, so I highly doubt the 2K3 series will be.

TheSkeletonMan939
02-09-2017, 05:56 PM
Bluray discs must be able to fit even more episodes?

Hypothetically yes. But no (respectable) company would offer SD content as the main feature of a Blu-ray disc.

THGhost
02-09-2017, 07:31 PM
Hypothetically yes. But no (respectable) company would offer SD content as the main feature of a Blu-ray disc.

Has that ever been done? AVGN did it he's not a professional company.

TheSkeletonMan939
02-09-2017, 08:16 PM
Has that ever been done? AVGN did it he's not a professional company.

I think some German company actually released Blu-rays of the FW toon. SD of course.

veemonjosh
02-09-2017, 09:08 PM
Has that ever been done? AVGN did it he's not a professional company.

Discotek Media released a Blu-Ray set last year for Samurai Pizza Cats, which has all 52 episodes on a single disc (https://www.amazon.com/Samurai-Pizza-Complete-SD-BD-Blu-ray/dp/B018ENE3G6). The set is even labeled as a "SD-BD", to clarify that it isn't HD content.

So it has been done by a professional company, but that set should probably be looked at as an outlier and not a precedent.

DJSoulPole
02-09-2017, 09:48 PM
I'm the dumba** who bought the 1100$ carded figure lot on eBay because of how much I love this show. Most people don't realize that this franchise led by Peter absolutely saved TMNT as we know it. People who grew up with this show should feel their nostalgia kicking in about now. I just feel sorry for them that no one will ever give them proper adult figures or collectibles. 4Kids4Life!

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-10-2017, 01:40 AM
I'm the dumba** who bought the 1100$ carded figure lot on eBay because of how much I love this show. Most people don't realize that this franchise led by Peter absolutely saved TMNT as we know it. People who grew up with this show should feel their nostalgia kicking in about now. I just feel sorry for them that no one will ever give them proper adult figures or collectibles. 4Kids4Life!

Early-21st century will probably kick in some years into the 2020's.

Wesley
02-10-2017, 09:00 AM
Didn't know it was the 14th anniversary, to be honest. I first found out that there was going to be a new tmnt cartoon in 2002 when I started browsing the Technodrome forums as a guest. I started watching the cartoon when it began airing in Ireland on rte two from September 2003. The definitive tmnt cartoon, in my opinion.

THGhost
02-10-2017, 09:11 AM
I think some German company actually released Blu-rays of the FW toon. SD of course.

Ah yes, I remember seeing those. :lol:

Discotek Media released a Blu-Ray set last year for Samurai Pizza Cats, which has all 52 episodes on a single disc (https://www.amazon.com/Samurai-Pizza-Complete-SD-BD-Blu-ray/dp/B018ENE3G6). The set is even labeled as a "SD-BD", to clarify that it isn't HD content.

So it has been done by a professional company, but that set should probably be looked at as an outlier and not a precedent.

That's kinda cool. As long as companies don't lie about the content not being in HD, I don't see why this shouldn't catch on. The cost of putting SD media onto Blu-ray discs is no doubt a deal-breaker for most companies though.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-10-2017, 12:21 PM
Didn't know it was the 14th anniversary, to be honest. I first found out that there was going to be a new tmnt cartoon in 2002 when I started browsing the Technodrome forums as a guest. I started watching the cartoon when it began airing in Ireland on rte two from September 2003. The definitive tmnt cartoon, in my opinion.

When in 2002 did the news come out? Everything came out so much slower back then.

CyberCubed
02-10-2017, 02:05 PM
When in 2002 did the news come out? Everything came out so much slower back then.

ninjaturtles.com, which was Mirage's official website, broke the news sometime in 2002. You can probably find old threads on this forum from 2002 where we first found out about it

Phoenix Fire
02-10-2017, 03:01 PM
Loved this series. It made me sign up instead of just lurking back in 2003. I've enjoyed all the TMNT shows and movies for the most part, but this one will always be special to me.

CyberCubed
02-10-2017, 03:09 PM
It's kind of funny, almost all the people who were on this forum back in 2002-2007 or so are now gone. You look at the oldest threads on these forums and at the usernames, about 90% of those people are gone and haven't posted here in years.

Phoenix Fire
02-10-2017, 03:13 PM
Yeah, in a way thought its kind of nice. Like a time machine back to 2003. :D

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-10-2017, 03:31 PM
Here is the earliest I can find.

http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=134

mid-January 2002 E-mail.

Here is the officinal announcement

http://www.awn.com/news/4kids-produce-new-ninja-turtles

early-May 2002

Technodrome community respond

http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=418

I must say the written language on this Internet community has improved since 2002.

CyberCubed
02-10-2017, 06:30 PM
LOL, in that thread from 2002, apparently some thought it would be a CG show. Little did they know we'd get that about a decade later:

I am a little ambiguous about the turtles in CGI. I personally think the new animated series would be far more better than a CGI based. Sure CGI may look better, but just seems to me that there trying everything with turtles, in that sence i mean they have had:
Cartoon, Movie based, Live series and now computer series.

So i think returning back to there original roots (aka being the cartoon series)was a good move. Mind you fall 2003 feels a long way away to me.

While i personally am crossing my fingers that the movie will be like the other 3 and not a completly different concept (as in CGI). If the movie is Based on the comic style i have no worries with that, as they tried the darker series out in the cartoon.

The more things change the more they stay the same.

dragonside
02-10-2017, 06:55 PM
LOL, in that thread from 2002, apparently some thought it would be a CG show. Little did they know we'd get that about a decade later:



The more things change the more they stay the same.



LOL i think it was because of this little trailer in 2001 (a nice little historical tid bit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_wQ8Xt8GN0

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-11-2017, 03:23 AM
I wonder why so many people had problems of capitalizing "I" in English back in 2002? Maybe it's because of the 1990's, when Internet chatting was popular (and chat language could be horrible).

THGhost
02-11-2017, 09:53 AM
Great stuff guys. I only discovered this place when the Nick show started I think, it's nice to still have fans of the 2K3 series around. I wonder what happened to all those other users that aren't around anymore?

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-11-2017, 03:29 PM
Great stuff guys. I only discovered this place when the Nick show started I think, it's nice to still have fans of the 2K3 series around. I wonder what happened to all those other users that aren't around anymore?

Probably busy living their social lives at Facebook, as most people now.

CyberCubed
02-11-2017, 03:30 PM
They use twitter and tumblr now, facebook is for old people.

ABrown
02-11-2017, 04:40 PM
They use twitter and tumblr now, facebook is for old people.

Well I do think of myself as a pretty old 35 year old. Facebook is the only social media that I'm on. Ironically though, I don't use Facebook to socialize. I use it as my news source for everything that I'm into. I don't follow any of my friends and family members that I'm "friends" with on it. I only see what they post if they tag me in something, or private message me.

THGhost
02-11-2017, 05:54 PM
Same here. Most of my news and memes I get from Facebook. I talk to people more on Twitter.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-18-2017, 05:15 AM
It took five days from the official annoucement on 9 May 2002 to the creation of the forum thread about the topic...