Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is a totally new take on the Ninja Turtles, and it’s not connected in any direct way to any of the movies that have preceded it in theaters. But that doesn’t mean the film isn’t inspired in many little ways by those earlier films (along with the old Ninja Turtles TV cartoons and comics), and knowing what has come before can help you spot all those Easter eggs and references in the new movie.

That’s want our latest video is all about. In under 30 minutes, it recaps some 30+ years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, and tells you everything you need to know about the original live-action series, the 2007 animated TMNT, and the two live-action/mo-cap hybrid movies from the 2010s. You can watch our full cinematic Ninja Turtles recap below:

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If you liked that video recapping the movie history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, check out more of our videos below, including the surprising connections between Marvel (and especially Daredevil) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, check out more of our videos below, a whole bunch of trivia you might not know about the Ninja Turtles, and our look at why Batman is the most popular comic book hero ever. Plus, there’s tons more videos over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is now playing in theaters; you can read our review of the movie here.

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