Saban buys back Power Rangers from Disney

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This is the best news I've heard ALL DAY! I'm a huge Power Ranger fan, and I'm also a huge Disney fan, but since Disney has owned Power Rangers the show has gone down hill. Saban Entertainment, owned by Haim Saban, distributed Power Rangers from 1993 until the end of 2001 when the Walt Disney Company purchased the franchise. Saban is buying back the franchise in a renewal of his collaboration with Toei Company Ltd., which is the creator of the orginal Japaneses Sentai TV series that Power Rangers is based on.

Power Rangers Time Force (one of my favorite seasons) was the last of
the Saban produced seasons. Ironically enough that's around the time I
stopped watching the show live. I would catch reruns here and there,
but I didn't really care if I missed episodes. In Disney's defense, they did have a couple of good seasons. Power Rangers S.P.D. is possibly the best season of the Disney Era.

Recently I ranted on Facebook about how Disney has distroyed Power Rangers. Below is a glimpse of the "remastered" Mighty Morphin Power Ranger episodes that are currently airing on ABC Kids, Saturday mornings.

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So what can fans expect with this recent Power Rangers purchase? The 18th season of Power Rangers will be heading to Nickelodeon, with re-runs airing at the end of this year. 20 new episodes of Power Rangers are set to air on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons in 2011. Along with pre-producing this upcoming season with a brand new cast and theme, Saban is pondering the thoughts of another Power Rangers feature film project, live tours, and theme park attractions.

To find out more, check out the article by The Hollywood Reporter.

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