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For the theme song article see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) Theme Song.

Opening Title

The Opening Sequence of the 2012 TV series is a sequence that appears on every episode. It is 1 minute long, and features the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) Theme Song set to various scenes. Though it is an opening sequence, each episode actually starts with a cold open usually a few minutes long just before the opening sequence.

Since the series began, the opening sequence has been updated at least once per season. Currently, there have been 6 unique opening sequences, but only one theme song.

First Opening Sequence

This sequence spanned all of Season 1, from episode Rise of the Turtles, Part 1 to Showdown, Part 2.

Second Opening Sequence

This sequence spanned for approximately the first half of Season 2, from The Mutation Situation to Of Rats and Men. Three scenes changed (four if you count the beginning of Michelangelo's scene at the end of Donatello's new scene), and one scene was dropped entirely.

Third Opening Sequence

This sequence spanned for approximately the second half of Season 2, from The Manhattan Project, Part 1 to The Invasion, Part 2. Only two scenes changed.

Fourth Opening Sequence

This sequence spanned for approximately the first one-third of Season 3, from Within the Woods to Vision Quest, covering the entire North Hampton arc. Only two scenes changed, with no new scenes from North Hampton.

Fifth Opening Sequence

This sequence started with the Season 3 episode Return to New York and lasted until Annihilation Earth!, Part 2. It has the most drastic changes of any opening sequence update, with seven new scenes.

Sixth Opening Sequence

Seventh Opening Sequence

This sequence began from second half of Season 4, from City at War, after Black Hole Generator arc. Only two scenes changed.


Trivia

  • The turtles' final pose beneath the title logo is an homage to the cover of their first issue of the Mirage comic.
  • The sequence introduces the turtles by name in the same order as the 1987 and Fast Forward series: Leonardo, then Donatello, then Raphael, then Michelangelo.
  • Slash's appearance in the third opening sequence's villains collage is unusual in that he appears purple instead of his normal blue or green. It is also the first appearance of Slash's updated yellow lower jaw, which would not appear in-episode until Battle for New York, Part 1.