Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Series DVD review

Nov 26, 2022- Permalink

Paramount and Nickelodeon are releasing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Series on DVD and I had a chance to take a look. This release is of the computer-animated series that ran for five seasons between 2012 and 2017. It features the voice talents of Jason Biggs, Dominic Catrambone, Seth Green, Rob Paulsen, Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Hoon Lee and Mae Whitman.

The 124 episodes are spread over 20 discs and housed in a large plastic case that allows this collection to also be used to work on your bicep curls. The DVDs are presented in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The show was an HD broadcast, so you might be asking why this 10th anniversary set wasn’t released on Blu-ray. I’ve said this before with DVD releases: it boils down to numbers. The shows that tend to get Blu-ray releases are very popular shows with a rabid fanbase. If Paramount knew this would fly off the shelves, there’d be a Blu-ray. So DVD it is. The 20 disc set gives the 22 minute episodes room to breathe, so the DVD presentation isn’t suffering from bad compression. The animation looks fine here.

On the audio side, the set comes with an English 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack. Only disc two comes with French and Spanish stereo tracks. The dialogue is clear and centred, the music sounds good, and effects play around in your surrounds.

If you’re a fan of the 2012 series, you’ll want to grab a pizza and add the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Series DVD to your collection.