“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
Before these “heroes on the half shell” made their way to the big screen, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Leonardo were just your everyday, teenage mutant comic book heroes. Developed in Northampton, the pizza-loving foursome were the brainchild of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984. A TV show and a string of films followed, the most recent in 2007 (left).
A reboot of the franchise, directed by Michael Bay and starring Megan Fox, is set to hit the silver screen in 2014.