Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) was a American superhero cartoon that was produced by 4KIDS. The show was released from February 8, 2003 to March 27, 2010. 4KIDS banned or stopped work on some of the episodes due concerns of graphic violence on a children's program.


USA censorship[]

Season 4[]

  • Episode 19 ("Insane in the Membrane")
    1. The episode was originally banned due to Fox's broadcast standards and practices (BS&P) department complaining about the episode's graphic content. As a result, 4KIDS banned the episode and it never aired during the 4KIDS block.[1]

Season 5 (The Lost Episodes)[]

  • Episode 6 ("Nightmares Recycled")
    1. Work on the episode was cancelled before completion as 4KIDS had deemed it too controversial and violent for a children's program.[2]

Where to find it uncensored[]

The uncensored "Insane in the Membrane" episode was released on DVD home video and Nickelodeon aired the episode during its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles marathon in 2014. It is also available through every streaming service that streams the show.[3]


  1. Insane in the Membrane, Turtlepedia. Accessed 2022-09-04.
  2. Nightmares Recycled, Turtlepedia. Accessed 2022-09-05.
  3. Insane in the Membrane: Trivia, Turtlepedia. Accessed 2022-09-04.

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