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'Power Rangers' Franchise Moving to Nickelodeon

by Rich Keller, posted May 13th 2010 11:20AM

Haim Saban re-acquires the 'Power Rangers' and moves them to NickelodeonHaim Saban, the original producer of the 'Power Rangers' franchise in the 1990s, has re-acquired the property from the Walt Disney Company and will be bringing it over to rival Nickelodeon starting next year, according to the NY Times.

The history of the 'Power Rangers' franchise in the United States is a long one. Originally produced by Saban and his Saban Entertainment, 'Power Rangers' premiered in 1993 on the FOX Kids programming slate as the very popular 'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.' For the next eight years, they would go through many other variations, including 'Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers,' 'Power Rangers: Turbo' and 'Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue,' and would appear on the FOX Saturday morning schedule and daily on FOX Family.

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Former Power Ranger becoming MMA fighter

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 8th 2009 12:02PM
Tommy Oliver as the Green Power RangerOne of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is about to start fighting bad guys for real, and this time, he won't have a giant robot hybrid to cover his ass.

Jason David Frank, also known as the Green Ranger on the long running children's show, has signed with a sports entertainment company and will soon make his grand debut in mixed martial arts fighting.

Apparently, he's no stranger to scrappin'. According to an interview with his new employer Suckerpunch Entertainment, he's been training in martial arts since he was 12, created his own form of fighting and most notably, wielded the long sought after "Dragon Shield." That should come in handy if his opponent can shoot energy beams.

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Marvel streaming bizarre 1970s Japanese Spider-Man

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jun 12th 2009 10:00AM
Peter Parker heads to the Far East in the Japanese Spider-Man.Marvel Comic's website is now offering a look at Spider-Man not seen by many on this side of the Pacific, with a Japanese television show from the 1970s.

Taking an American superhero and blending him with the traditional motifs of Japanese children's TV produces a bizarre mix -- like tossing a hot dog and sushi in a blender set to frappe.

Rather than take on the Green Goblin or Electro, The Land of the Rising Sun's version of Peter Parker defends precocious Japanese kids from guys in rubber suits, ala Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

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Oh no Power Rangers! Kids' show creator embroiled in Congressional scandal

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 29th 2009 11:03AM
The original Mighty Morphin Power RangersJournalist Hunter S. Thompson once said about his strange work schedule, "I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."

It turns out he was right. The truth is told on Saturday mornings.

Haim Saban, one of the founders of Saban Entertainment and creator of kids shows such as the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, has become one of the principal players in a Congressional scandal involving such high-profile names as U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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