European Broadcasters Shell Out for More Ninja Turtles

Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello have successfully kicked their way back to the tube and now they’re ready to bring new adventures to viewers of TF1 in France, Media Set in Italy, Fox Kids Europe and Fox Kids Latin America. Those broadcasters have all ordered the third season of the all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The show has already been renewed by GMTV in the U.K., VTM in Belgium, SIC TV in Portugal, Alter TV in Greece, Children’s Channel in Israel and DTV in Turkey.

Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman created Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a 40-page, black-and-white comic book published in 1984. Three feature films and an animated series soon followed. The toxically transformed terapins made their triumphant television return in February 2003 on 4Kids Ent’s Fox Box in the U.S. The series also airs weekdays on Cartoon Network’s new afternoon action/adventure block, Miguzi. The newest season of production raises the total number of episodes to 78.

Season 3 pits the heroes on the half shell against the Earth-invading Triceratons, as well as time-traveling wizards, mind-controlling monsters and genetically enhanced bounty hunters. It will also feature the surprise return of one of their most deadly enemies and promises to deliver the final fate of the Shredder.