Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 "Nightmares Recycled" (cancelled episode of animated series; mid-late 2000s)

Nightmares Recycled
Concept art of an older version of the twins..
Concept art of an older version of the twins..
Status Lost

The TMNT 2003 series was the second television show based of the Mirage comic book. It is known for having several dark episodes including the infamous "Insane in the Membrane". But there is one episode that was so dark that it was never completed.

Titled "Nightmares Recycled, the basic plot involves Raphael, Donatello, Casey Jones, and April O'Neil encountering the Garbageman(a minor villain who appeared in only two episodes). They are taken to the Garbageman's Recycle World and later encounter Hun. Hun isn't thrilled to reveal that him and the Garbageman were once conjoined twins. According to the script, Hun and Garbageman were conjoined twins who were separated by a shady back-alley surgeon. The Garbageman was discarded as 'garbage'.

The episode was already beginning to be animated when the plug was pulled. 4kids claimed the subject of the episode was too violent for a children's program. Peter Laird later criticized the script on his blog (the page is now inaccessible). Later on the shows' Fifth Season as a whole was left unaired until 2008. The script in full has never been released.








Anonymous user #1

15 months ago
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what happen if the Nightmares Recycled script Was Leaked?

Anonymous user #2

13 months ago
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it was, on PL's blog I think. I remember seeing it at one point. Garbageman ended up getting thrown and killed in an acid vat by the turtles and Hun (happy to see his brother dead) gives the turtles, April, and Casey a ride back to NYC. But they are still not friends.

Anonymous user #3

19 days ago
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From what I remember of the plot from PL's blog, April, Casey, and the Turtles were looking for supplies before they had to face Demon Shredder since this episode was meant to take place during the Ninja Tribunal arc. They somehow encountered Garbageman who kidnapped them and brought them to Recycle World. Hun was also following the turtles and ended up there too. He reveals himself, tells the story of him and Garbageman, and then the Turtles, April, and Casey are somehow freed. Then what Anon #2 said happens and the thing ends. My memory is still a bit faint but I believe that's it. I hope we get to see what animation was done eventually.
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