Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that TMNT is the 2007 computer-animated comeback of the Ninja Turtles franchise. It can be dark and, at times, slightly frightening. Obviously, it includes several scenes of ninja fighting, including one upsetting brawl between two of the brothers. Raphael is hot-tempered and defiant; he's a rogue crime-fighter by night. There are gargoyle-like monsters, and four warriors resurrected from stone proclaim their intention to rule the world. Some of the cartoonish violence may be too intense for the youngest elementary schoolers, but most kids -- especially boys -- will be psyched to see the sword action.
April and Casey live together and kiss. Mr. Winters flirts with April.
The "N" in the title stands for ninja, and there's a lot of swordplay and animated violence, including an intense battle between warriors resurrected from stone, a group of swords for hire, and the four turtles. Raphael challenges Leonardo to a fight, and they go sword to sword. An early scene set in South America features gunfire.
Mild teasing: "knuckleheads," "stupid," etc.
Fighting is the main method used to solve problems.
The turtles have spawned an industry filled with toys, games, comcis, T-shirts, TV shows, etc.
Drugs / Tobacco /