Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4: What Happened to this Unmade Movie?

Before the recent, successful reboot, there were more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, but what about the one that was not made?

Last Updated on October 9, 2023

Those of us who grew up in the 90s remember the complete overtaking of pop culture that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles experienced. Suddenly, every kid was saying Cowabunga and only wanted to eat pizza. Through the onslaught of Turtlesmania, a ton of merchandise was made. Toys, clothes, games, and, of course, movies.

The original live-action film came out in 1990 and was followed by two sequels quickly. While the first film was lauded by audiences, the second film began to show some cracks in the armor of the franchise. By the time the third film hit theaters in 1993, the fad had begun to wane. The third film made nowhere near the amount that the first film had brought in during its theatrical run and had cost more to make.

Many fans criticized the new suits as the Henson Creature Shop opted out of the series after the second film. Things did not look good for the bodacious bros. Studio execs turned to Turtles creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird to develop ideas for a fourth installment of the series, hoping that it might right the ship and bring the tubular turtles back to the glory of the first film. But since this series is about UNMADE films, you know things didn’t end up that way. Let’s find out What Happened To The Unmade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.

What Happened To The Unmade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4 is written by Bryan Wolford, narrated by Bronwyn Kelly-Seigh, and edited by Kier Gomes.

About the Author

Bryan Wolford is a feature writer for JoBlo, and also writes scripts for both JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals, including a multi-part retrospective on the Highlander franchise. When not writing for the site, he’s an avid podcaster.