View Full Version : The BEST and WORST versions of all the English and International TMNT 1987-1996 Intro

09-15-2017, 04:51 AM
What do you honestly think which country had the best version of the opening theme and which had the worst dubbbing and overall theme. (I am mostly talking about 1987 but you can mention some of the others if you want to)

The best for me:

The French dub. Sounds SO MUCH more bad-ass and more serious than the goofy, slapstick like version of the original English dub, not saying the English version is bad or anything, it is amazing but not as good as the French dub, escpecially the extended 3 Minute version with the guitar solo added and an instrumental break in it, which the original English dub never had.

The worst for me:

The Russian dub. Just search it up and pass the bleach after, it is so BAD, I just cannot even describe it.

Candy Kappa
09-15-2017, 05:59 AM
The worst dub to me is the one my own country made. The Norwegian dub is so sillly and so limited in cast that do not have the range to voice several characters. The theme song did not get dubbed so it's just using the U.K. Hero theme which isn't all that compared to the original.

The best is by far the US original dub and ofc theme song. But the Japanese ones are interesting.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
09-16-2017, 02:35 PM
The series was dubbed into Swedish twice. One for TV, starting in 1990 and another for home video releases, starting in 1990.

The TV dub from Mediadubb is great, the home video dub from Sun Studio sucks. The songs were never translated.

09-16-2017, 02:51 PM
I think the English version is the best since thats what I'm used to and haven't really listened to the theme song in any other languages, so it would feel less iconic if I did.

Even with that however, I admit I absolutely love the Japanese opening to the 80s series, very fitting since the intro looks like an anime. I also love the "Go, Go Turtle" song from the 2 part OVA.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
09-16-2017, 03:16 PM
I think the English version is the best.

Of course it's the best, since it's the original (and mostly takes places in an English-speaking country). But if we're talking dubs English should be excluded.

09-16-2017, 04:02 PM
No videos posted yet??

Since I'm in the U.S. I'm really only familiar with that version so kinds of hard to compare... But if there are videos of others out there, do share. Always fun seeing stuff dubbed into other languages, be it show intros or the film trailers. :)

09-16-2017, 08:22 PM
Well the American English one is the best.

The Japanese and French versions(the extended one is awesome) are very nice, though. And I have a soft spot for the Bulgarian version as well.

I don't like the Italian version of the intro, despite giving them props for turning it into a totally original track. But it just doesn't fit an action cartoon, imo.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
09-17-2017, 04:20 AM
No videos posted yet??

Aren't they copyrighted?

09-17-2017, 04:23 AM
I remember linking some FW related videos a few years ago to a few Americans and they always complained about the videos being blocked in their country. Is that still a problem for Americans?

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
09-17-2017, 04:47 AM
In German

"Heroes in a halfshell" is just replaced with "immer auf der Lauer".

But then, there's no "Turtle power!" or replacement.

09-21-2017, 09:03 AM
Kind of an easy choice for me. The original US intro was the best but the UK intro's logo was what should have been used on all the intro's including the US one.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
09-21-2017, 12:58 PM
but the UK intro's logo was what should have been used on all the intro's including the US one.

You mean Hero Turtles?

09-21-2017, 03:58 PM
I think the original US intro is the best, even though I grew up with the UK Hero Turtles version. Of the other international ones I've heard, I found the French one to be the best.

09-21-2017, 04:20 PM
You mean Hero Turtles?Yeah. I'm happy with the US intro but it needs the UK Hero Turtles logo which was always better.

10-01-2017, 03:25 AM
i love the version of my country israel
it's diferent and cool song in israel until season 5 then the original song in hebrew is not so good

the israeli original song


the original song of the english version in hebrew