Despite my initial distrust of a new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, I have to say I’ve enjoyed the series. The single-disc set include a second-set of seven episodes from the series (the first seven are available in the Rise of the Turtles DVD): “Monkey Brains,” “Never Say Xever,” “The Gauntlet,” “Panic in the Sewers,” “Mousers Attack!,” “It Came From The Depths,” and “New Girl in Town.” For me “New Girl in Town” is the prize of the collection introducing The Shredder‘s (Kevin Michael Richardson) daughter as well as laying the groundwork for the complicated relationship between Karai (Kelly Hu) and Leonardo (Jason Biggs).
“The Gauntlet” is notable for the Turtles first face-to-face battle with The Shredder and gives us the first appearances of the mutated Dogpound (Clancy Brown) and Fishface (Christian Lanz), and “Mousers Attack!” offers plenty of the animated series’ version on the classic robot bad guys created by Dexter Speckman, I mean Baxter Stockman (Phil LaMarr).
At $2 an episode, with not much in the way of special features, the single-disc collection isn’t a great deal. However, fans of the series should be able to find this available for half the list price without too much trouble.