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View Poll Results: Do you think the 2003 series is under-appreciated?
Yes, I do think its under-appreciated 103 88.03%
No, it has enough credit/meh I dont care for it 14 11.97%
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:16 AM   #101
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It's funny... considering I still haven't even seen the last season, I still consider this my favourite TMNT universe. Even as I read TMNT comics now, it's still all in the 2k3 voices.

There was a lot to love about the show, and yes, it's definitely under appreciated.

Which is actually pretty sad.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:56 AM   #102
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^This! This so much!
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:49 PM   #103
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And Nickelodeon has done very little to make it more known to the general public.
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:27 AM   #104
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Which is unfortunate, since it was pretty ****ing far away from that.
I mean you got Turtle Prime Cameos in Turtles Forever so there's that right?
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:49 PM   #105
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I recently went back and watched some of Season 1 of the 2003 series, and was really surprised how well it held up. The art is beautiful, the fighting scenes are amazing, and the characters are really well done.

My only complaint about the series is the theme song, I just never cared for it all that much.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:01 PM   #106
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My only complaint about the series is the theme song, I just never cared for it all that much.
Hmm, interesting. I actually found it very catchy.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:13 PM   #107
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Hmm, interesting. I actually found it very catchy.
I loved the original theme song. I actually prefer it over the ones from other tmnt shows. Didn't like the Fast Forward one but Back to the Sewers' was alright.
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:17 PM   #108
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My only complaint about the series is the theme song, I just never cared for it all that much.
Yup. Ditto.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:18 PM   #109
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Fred Wolf's theme song is unlikely to ever get surpassed. That's one of the greatest cartoon OPs of all time.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:25 PM   #110
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I recently went back and watched some of Season 1 of the 2003 series, and was really surprised how well it held up. The art is beautiful, the fighting scenes are amazing, and the characters are really well done.
Why would you expect it to not hold up as if it was dated? Writing and animation from 2003 isn't much different than now in 2016.

Well written shows from the 90's still hold up.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:27 PM   #111
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Why would you expect it to not hold up as if it was dated? Writing and animation from 2003 isn't much different than now in 2016.

Well written shows from the 90's still hold up.
The only thing that feels dated about the first season are the Matrix references(Guardians). No one cares about the Matrix these days, but it sure was quite an influential series at the time the 2k3 TMNT series came out.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:29 PM   #112
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The only thing that feels dated about the first season are the Matrix references(Guardians). No one cares about the Matrix these days, but it sure was quite an influential series at the time the 2k3 TMNT series came out.
I don't even think of the Matrix when I watch it.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:32 PM   #113
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I don't even think of the Matrix when I watch it.
I do... and I haven't even watched any of the Matrix films.
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:48 PM   #114
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I recently went back and watched some of Season 1 of the 2003 series, and was really surprised how well it held up. The art is beautiful, the fighting scenes are amazing, and the characters are really well done.

My only complaint about the series is the theme song, I just never cared for it all that much.


I actually like season 4 version the most when it introduces the Turtles one by one and Mikey dancing on the roof with Shredder's helmet.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:05 AM   #115
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I actually like season 4 version the most when it introduces the Turtles one by one and Mikey dancing on the roof with Shredder's helmet.
Only to be replaced with Karai giving a actually menacing "Watch out for Shredder!" after Scion of the Shredder. Nice little touch.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:55 PM   #116
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Don't think I'll ever have the same nostalgia for it as the first toon, but it has served a good purpose in tmnt fandom and is indeed deserving of continuous recognition.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:21 PM   #117
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I recently went back and watched some of Season 1 of the 2003 series, and was really surprised how well it held up. The art is beautiful, the fighting scenes are amazing, and the characters are really well done.

My only complaint about the series is the theme song, I just never cared for it all that much.
It's great, but the lines "never fight unless, someone else starts" are silly.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:41 PM   #118
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Absolutely. For a show that had strong arcs and character development, on 4Kids of all places? It definitely deserves more love. Today the series is obscure when doesn't deserve the descent into obscurity, even with the worst of Fast Forward or whatever.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:23 PM   #119
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This is my favorite of the three cartoon series. The writing and stories are far superior, especially to the original series. The animation is gorgeous (for the first few seasons anyway)
I think the series shot itself in the foot with Turtles Forever. The way it seemed so bitter towards the old show and didn't portray the old Turtles properly I think soured a lot of fans against the 4kids series. That and the last couple of seasons having that horrible simplified animation and becoming gimmicky with going to the future and into cyberspace.
After finishing the Utrom Shredder storyline the show seemed to fall into an existential crisis, not really knowing what to do with itself. I'd have preferred they introduced old show characters like Bebop, Rocksteady, Slash etc rather than going to the future and cyberspace.
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:54 PM   #120
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After finishing the Utrom Shredder storyline the show seemed to fall into an existential crisis, not really knowing what to do with itself. I'd have preferred they introduced old show characters like Bebop, Rocksteady, Slash etc rather than going to the future and cyberspace.
Of if they didn't want Bebop, Rocksteady and Slash: just cancel the series.
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