The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (often shortened to TMNT or Ninja Turtles) are 4 fictional teenaged anthropomorphic turtles named after Renaissance Italian artists. They’ve been educated by their anthropomorphic rat sensei inside the paintings of ninjutsu. From their home in sewers of New York Metropolis, they battle petty criminals, evil overlords, mutated creatures, and alien invaders whereas making an attempt to remain hidden from society. They’ve been created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The characters originated in comic books printed by Mirage Studios sooner than rising into cartoon sequence, films, video video video games, toys, and completely different widespread merchandise. All through the height of the franchise’s recognition inside the late Eighties and early Nineties, it gained worldwide success and fame.