DVD review: Heroes on a Half Shell return in style
Published: December 31, 2013 09:30AM
Updated: December 28, 2013 01:01AM
Courtesy photo "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" returned on Nickelodeon in 2013.

Grade • A-

DVD/Blu-ray • Since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared — in comic-book form — way back in 1984, they’ve been through a number of incarnations on the small and big sceens, from Saturday-morning cartoons to live-action movies.

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael made a welcome return in a new TV series in 2012 — it reset the legend of four turtles and transformed them into a team of do-gooding superheroes.

The new computer animation updated the look, and the writers went back to the humor that made the show fun.

Thirteen first-season episodes are packaged as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of Turtles” — a collection that will entertain kids and adults.