Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 6/ 2008 Lionsgate / 384 Minutes / http://www.lionsgatedvd.com /
Practically anyone that was born between 1976 and 1990 had some love for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at some point during their childhood. I was born in 1983, and I know that, outside of Ghostbusters toys, TMNT toys (movies, cartoons, and anything else that could be sold to me) were the thing which I played most. Individuals that were in much of the same boat during this period have grown up, and the fond memories that they have associated with TMNT have transformed into a desire to see the episodes of the animated show again.
Lionsgate has figured this out, and has issued five complete seasons before this. Season 6 has 16 episodes, and really shows the series in the middle of its run. This means that there is still a lot of the old feeling to the episodes, but the fact that the individuals behind the show had already did so much with the characters forced them to stretch out in bold new ways. The six and a half hours of footage on this DVD gives individuals a decent sense of this, and moves away from the excluding of episodes that occurred during the Season 5 DVD. Episodes such as â€œRock Around The Blockâ€, â€œToo Hot TO Handleâ€, and â€œDonatello Trashes Slashâ€ all are present on this disc, showing that there were still a number of classics to be had even at this late point of the season. This DVD is absolutely essential for any fan of the TMNT animated series, or for those individuals that would like to show another side of the Turtles that may have been lost with the different iterations of the story that have followed in the decade plus that has passed since the animated series ended.
There are still four season to go with the collection, and I have no doubt that individuals will stick with the series collection, no matter how far away from the original script the episodes ended up being. While there is little in the way of additional features in this DVD set (one extra, a cardboard slipcase, is just a mirror of what is on the DVD case itself), there are enough in the way of cartoons to keep individuals busy for the better part of the day, if watching straight through. The affordable price of this set flies in the face of some of the more prohibitively-prices DVD sets of old shows, and shows that other cartoons can be released in much the same way in the future. Give this DVD set a spin, regardless of whether you are a fan; the more season sets are sold, the more obscure releases come out.