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turtle +‎ -mania


Turtlemania (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Enthusiasm for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a group of fictional cartoon heroes.
    • 1990, Weekly World News (15 May 1990, page 4)
      Turtlemania is HOT!!! Since they made their debut as a comic strip seven years ago, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have taken off like a rocket.
    • 1991, Stanley Wiater, Jim Prindle, The Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Treasury
      It's a towering green tidal wave of popularity, with our four Ninja Turtles riding high on the crest to further adventures. Here's just a sample of the ways that Turtlemania has taken over the media...
    • 2000, Wheeler W. Dixon, Film genre 2000: new critical essays, page 90:
      A full appreciation of Turtlemania requires a recognition not only of how martial arts had found its way into films, television, and comic books but of how, more generally, Asian popular culture profoundly impacted American culture.
    • 2010, Joseph D. Noshpitz, Bruce Sklarew, Myra Sklarew, The journey of child development (page 131)
      After all, the Turtles are old stuff now, and Turtlemania was at its peak 25 years ago.