VIDEO: Relive Turtlemania, when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ruled the world

It's a testament to the enduring legacy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that the recent Out of the Shadows is the sixth theatrically released movie featuring the four fighting amphibians, and appears 26 years after the first. But as impressive as that longevity is, it pales in comparison to the titanic wave of Turtlemania that swept the nation in the '90s. Seriously, there was a time when you couldn't swing a sai without smacking into something Turtles-related, and even mainstream media moguls like Oprah Winfrey were getting in on the act. Cowabunga, indeed.

To celebrate the return of the Turtles to the cineplex, we decided to take a look back at all the madness, from the Ooze to the Out of Their Shells tour to -- you knew it was coming -- Vanilla Ice's theme song. Check out the video below, and share your favorite memories of Turtlemania in the comments!


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