Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) or just Ninja Turtles is a franchise created in November 1983 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It was originally a comic, later adapted into animated TV series, action figures, videogames and films. Several TMNT films have been produced. It consists of four mutant turtles, Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, as well as their mutant humanoid rat sensei Splinter.