Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird released their first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book in 1984. In the 30 years since, the Turtles have become a global franchise, with TV shows, movies, and toys that are beloved by fans of all ages. This August, producer Michael Bay will release the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie—a live-action reboot, with high production values and state-of-the-art CGI.
In preparation for this momentous occasion, we’re looking back at the 20 Greatest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Moments from the past three decades. Drop your slice of pizza, grab your nunchucks, and get ready to raise some shell.