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Enter the Dragons (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2003)

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Enter the Dragons is the 11th and 12th episodes of Season 5 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003). It aired on both July 1st and July 8th, 2006 and is considered by many fans to be the show's best episode along with Same As It Never Was.

Enter the Dragons (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2003)
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Series: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
Part of Season: 5
Episode Number: 11 and 12
Air Date: Episode 11 (July 1st, 2006)

Episode 12 (July 8th, 2006)

Writer: Christopher Yost
Director: Roy Burdine
Run Time 22-24 Minutes
Previous episode: Past and Present
Next episode: Future Shellshock


The final showdown! With the help of allies and enemies alike, the Turtles have fought their way through a demonic version of New York to confront the Shredder once and for all! This night the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will meet their destinies… whether it be to live or die!

Why It Rocks

  1. Considering that TMNT 2003 was originally going to end in July 2006 after Season 5, if this was the Series Finale, it could have been an epic one with all plot lines being completed and bringing a great feel of closure.
  2. The animation looks ten times better, with all the mystic weapons making it even better.
  3. The voice acting is top-notch like always.
  4. The Demonic Shredder is absolutely terrifying and is bad-ass, he is basically the Utrom Shredder, but even powerful and his motives to take over the world.
  5. Combining both Allies and Villains together for that battle was a smart one considering knowing that life is on the line, everyone knows that this is now or never.
  6. The action scenes are godlike and is absolutely amazing and awesome to watch and are nonetheless awesome like the show does. The Dragon fight specifically wins for being the most epic fight in all of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in general.
  7. The characters are at their most heroic and are at their absolute best they have ever been.
  8. The design of the city looking hellish was full of great imagery and perhaps the shows best animation ever.
  9. The turtles and shredder's last fight is iconic and remains to be one of the best showdowns in Cartoon History.
  10. The ending was heartwarming and could've saw the show end on a high note with the Demonic Shredder being killed and New York City being back to normal.


Enter the Dragons received acclaimed from critics and audiences alike for being what could've been the series finale. It was ranked the #1 Best Episode of the 2003 Series. It received a 9.8/10 on IMDb, being the highest-rated.

It was ranked the #1 best episode of Season 5 of the 2003 Series by Leonardo 2003.


Top 5 Best TMNT 2003 Episodes: Season 5