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Does POWER RANGERS Company Saban Brands Have an Employment Problem?

Does POWER RANGERS Company Saban Brands Have an Employment Problem?

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Since 1993, Saban has dazzled children and parents alike with the exploits of the spandex-clad heroes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their many, many offshoots which have stretched their reign of dominance over toy aisles and screens across the entertainment landscape. But, for almost as long, we've heard murmurs of discontent about the state of the company that largely shepherded this beloved franchise to prominence. We've often wondered what it was that made this show tick behind the scenes, and why certain creative decisions may have been made in the last few years, which saw a sharp decline in audience reception, ironically a short time after the newly-christened Saban Brands retook the Power Rangers intellectual property from temporary rights-holders Disney. That was 2010. S...
Why POWER RANGERS Beats STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in Audience Ratings

Why POWER RANGERS Beats STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in Audience Ratings

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Well, here's a fun bit of trivia for you. Power Rangers, the 2017 reimagining of the 90s TV phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which hit theaters early this year, is currently enjoying a higher audience score with review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes than the new, highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Cause for celebration for those in some geek circles. Cause for alarm in others. And others still meet this "news" with an understandable shrug and scroll. Here's why I think this little factoid may be interesting. ComicBook.com noted that the latest entry in the beloved space fantasy is sitting pretty with an extremely encouraging 93% critics score, and an audience score that rests in the mid-to-upper 50s. Meanwhile, the Teenagers with Attitude have garnered a somewhat less mor...
POWER RANGERS: LEGACY WARS Game Scores $11M Investment

POWER RANGERS: LEGACY WARS Game Scores $11M Investment

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Power Rangers: Legacy Wars just got a Super Mega investment. The mobile game, based on the live-action television hero brand Power Rangers, sees characters both virtuous and villainous battle it out for supremacy across a grand canvas of recognizable environments upon which to wage their war of legacies. This week, the cinematic overlords who brought us the 2017 Power Rangers movie brought a bountiful gift to the game that ensures its continued success into the new year. The Hollywood Reporter brings us the story, as Lionsgate presides over a deal between March Capital Partners and Ridge Ventures. The two firms teamed up with the gamesters at nWay, providing an investment deal to the sweet tune of $11 million. The game developer continues to expand upon the strength of Legacy Wars, wh...
Watch: Power Rangers Hyperforce Episode 1

Watch: Power Rangers Hyperforce Episode 1

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Last week, Hyper RPG hosted the new Twitch streaming series Power Rangers Hyperforce, a live tabletop role-playing game experience based upon the Power Rangers brand. If you missed out, don't worry, you're not alone. Hyper RPG's got your back, with a handy recording of all of the proceedings from their premiere episode, the first of 25 planned installments in this streaming project. As mentioned previously, the first episode featured the return of Erin Cahill, known to many fans as Jen Scotts, the Pink Ranger from 2001's Power Rangers Time Force. She brings her personal brand of awesome to the proceedings as this new team of heroes treads ground no others before them have. The arena of interactive RPGs. https://youtu.be/4X0CxlxoagY Though it may not be everyone's cup of tea, and som...
Go Go Away ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’

Go Go Away ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’

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2017 has been a banner year for the Power Rangers brand. With a line of successful comics from Boom! Studios, a new web-based RPG series debuting this week, the television branch still trucking after all these years, and a whole slew of merchandise waiting to be scooped up by Ranger fans young and old, the franchise would appear to be firing on all cylinders. Unless, of course, you have a glance at Saban's Power Rangers, the Lionsgate film that released in theaters earlier this year to mixed reactions. While many of us loved the Rangers' latest cinematic offering, there may be some who see this particular branch of the franchise as one that can be cut off at the base. Trademarkia lists the logo for Saban's Power Rangers as abandoned by original owners SCG Power Rangers LLC. Which woul...
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Vol. 2

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Vol. 2

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Saban Brands and Lionsgate Home Entertainment sponsors today's review on the upcoming release of Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Vol. 2 Extinction. This two-disc set will release next Tuesday, March 7th, via Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The set consists of the final ten episodes of Dino Super Charge; which concludes our story that spanned two seasons. Now, while the series is adaptation of Toei’s Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, the finale for Dino Super Charge features significant changes. However, I will talk more about those changes later in the review. The first thing I need to talk about is the physical content such as packaging, and the artwork!   Volume 2 Extinction features incredible artwork, much like any other Power Rangers release from Lionsgate. I overly enjoy seeing the R...
Power Rangers Dino Charge: The Complete Season

Power Rangers Dino Charge: The Complete Season

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Saban Brands and Lionsgate Home Entertainment sponsors today's review on the upcoming release of Power Rangers Dino Charge: The Complete Season. This DVD box set will release ironically on Tuesday, February 7th, via Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Power Rangers Dino Charge is one half of the previous installment in the Power Rangers series, with Dino Super Charge as its immediate sequel. The two are adaptations of Toei’s Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. Dino Charge aired on Nickelodeon from February 7th, 2015 to December 10th, 2015. Most noteworthy, about Power Rangers Dino Charge is it is the first of many seasons with the returning, Judd “Chip” Lynn as executive producer.   Starting with the case, the artwork is incredible and I love the holographic cover. The interior consists of ...
Why The Power Rangers Reboot Will Work

Why The Power Rangers Reboot Will Work

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There are a lot of movie fans out there who aren't particularly excited about the Power Rangers. For those that didn't grow up with the series or those that were never fans of the classic tokusatsu programs much of the appeal is lost. Sure, the Power Rangers were incredibly popular but their grip on America only lasted for a few years compared to the cultural icons they are in Japan. In the U.S. their reign in entertainment was as much about action figures as it was about shows and films. They weren't ingrained into society like the Marvel superheroes who had backgrounds in comics and 50 plus years of history before hitting it big with the movies. But it's exactly because of franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Power Rangers has a chance to succeed. One way of thinking o...
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Vol.1: Roar

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Vol.1: Roar

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Power Rangers: Dino Super Charge continues it's run on Nickelodeon, and Lionsgate is coming in strong with another DVD of the show. Saban and Lionsgate were kind enough to provide a copy of Volume One of the Dino Super Charge DVDs to this writer, ahead of street date, for thoughts. On the fence about picking up these DVDs? Hit the jump for more information! (more…)
A New POWER RANGERS Movie – Lionsgate And Saban Team Up!

A New POWER RANGERS Movie – Lionsgate And Saban Team Up!

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It's been seventeen years since the second of two Hollywood feature films made their way to fans of the long-successful American Tokusatsu crossover TV series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Since then, the global fanbase has stayed true to their favorite color-assorted superheroes in one form or another in full support of a genre that still grabs audiences to this day, and has even inspired several independent filmmakers and content creators along the way. (more…)