Morton (voiced by Rick Jones) is an old turtle that lives in the Great Forest with Hera the heron in a shallow pond. Because he's a turtle, he walks incredibly slow and can have difficulty getting back on his feet when overturned.
Because of his advanced age and the fact that he's a turtle, Morton prefers to take things slow. He can become quite snarky when told to hurry, although he only does so towards Hera. Otherwise, he's very friendly and grateful towards the Toad Patrol for all their help. And although he's described as a stick in the mud by Hera, Morton does know how to have some fun once in a while.
(Hera knocks on Morton's shell) "Nobody home!"
"Okay, Morton, let's see some speed." (walks away slowly) "That's much better."
(slides and stumbles in the mud, gets overturned) "Not one of my better moves... This is so undignified."
"Would you have any objection if I called this situation mildly serious?"