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Here are 18 frequently asked questions about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. These questions cover all the core details about the movie, while offering some extra insights here and there.

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Who played April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze?

Paige Turco played the role of April O’Neil in The Secret of the Ooze, taking over from Judith Hoag who played April in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990).

Who performed the role of Splinter in The Secret of the Ooze?

The role of Splinter was performed by Kevin Clash.


Did Robbie Rist play a Ninja Turtle?

Yes, Robbie Rist provided the voice of Michelangelo. Rist is perhaps best known for playing the role of Cousin Oliver on The Brady Bunch.

Who played the role of Keno?

Keno, the pizza delivery boy-turned Turtle ally was played by actor Eddie Reyes. Prior to his on-screen appearance, the actor was a stunt double on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) – he played Donatello.

Did Chief Sterns return for the sequel?

Yes! Raymond Serra reprised the role of Chief Sterns for The Secret of the Ooze. Serra previously played Sterns in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990).

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Who played Shredder?

Actor François Chau played Shredder throughout the majority of the movie. Wrestler Kevin Nash took on the form of the Super Shredder at the end of the film.

Was Shredder always intended to be the villain of the movie?

During the early stages of the movie’s production, the Turtles’ creators Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman didn’t want Shredder to be the main villain of the film. According to his original notes – which were written in 1990 and uploaded to his blog in 2012 – co-creator Peter Laird believed that only Shredder’s helmet should be seen in the movie, providing “a subtle enough way to refer to his ambiguous fate and set(ting) the scene for his appearance in a third TMNT movie.” Laird never showed these notes to the movie’s director.


Did Krang, Bebop or Rocksteady appear in The Secret of the Ooze?

No, Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady do not appear in the movie. Two creatures, similar to Bebop and Rocksteady are featured in the film, but they are called Tokka and Rahzar.

Did Tokka and Rahzar appear in other Turtles movies?

Tokka and Rahzar were created specifically for The Secret of the Ooze, but they have since appeared in other versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The characters appeared in the original 1987 cartoon and the animated Turtles movie, Turtles Forever (2009).

Who voiced Tokka and Rahzar?

Frank Welker, provided the voices of Shredder’s evil mutants, Tokka and Rahzar.

Who is Professor Jordan Perry?

Professor Perry was a character played by David Warner. In the movie he is an ally to the Turtles. Although the character is 100% human in the film, he was originally intended to be an alien creature known as an Utrom.


Does Professor Perry work for TCRI or TGRI?

Professor Perry works for TGRI (Techno Global Research Industries). In the original comics the company was called TCRI (Techno Cosmic Research Institute), an organisation connected to extra-terrestrial beings known as the Utroms.

Does Casey Jones appear in The Secret of the Ooze?

No. The Secret of the Ooze is the only Turtles film, from the original run of movies (1990 – 2007), not to feature Casey Jones.

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Which artists featured on the movie’s soundtrack?

The film’s soundtrack – released on 26th March 1991 – included ten tracks from artists such as Ya Kid K, Cathy Dennis, David Morales and Vanilla Ice.

Who wrote Ninja Rap?

Vanilla Ice wrote Ninja Rap rather quickly. The majority of the song was written in a hotel room in 30 minutes. The remainder was completed in a recording studio.

When was The Secret of the Ooze released?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was released on March 22nd 1991.


How much money did The Secret of the Ooze make?

Despite mixed-to-negative reviews, The Secret of the Ooze became a box office hit, making three times its budget. According to number crunching website, By The Numbers, the worldwide box office takings are $78,656,813.

Who is The Secret of the Ooze dedicated to?

The Secret of the Ooze was dedicated to legendary puppeteer, Jim Henson. Jim Henson’s Creature Shop created and supplied the Turtles, Splinter and all the associated animatronic creatures that appeared in the first two live-action Turtles movies.


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