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Press Release: Saban’s Power Rangers Unveils 25th Anniversary Campaign

POWER RANGERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY LOGO

SANTA MONICA, CA, October 4, 2017 – Saban Brands today announced the official 25th anniversary campaign for Saban’s Power Rangers, the iconic superhero franchise. To commemorate 25 powerful years, Saban’s Power Rangers’ anniversary campaign will be a multi-tiered program, titled, “You’ve Got the Power”, designed to encourage, enable and empower children and adults to unleash their inner superhero. Saban Brands will soon begin unveiling never-before seen content as well as partnerships, tours and interactive programs that embody the core pillars of the Power Rangers brand: friendship, inclusivity, diversity and teamwork – a powerful combination. Additionally, because “it’s morphin time,” Saban Brands will celebrate the brand’s anniversary date, August 28, 2018, in morphinominal fashion.

In addition to the reveal of the Power Rangers 25th anniversary logo, Saban Brands shared a sneak peek into the celebratory year, which will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • • A special 25th anniversary episode will air on Nickelodeon during the “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel” season in Summer 2018.

    • A highly anticipated national live tour in partnership with Red Light Management and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) will be an epic, one-of-a-kind and interactive theatre production. More details, along with pre-sale tickets, will be announced in early October.

    • Power Rangers will soon be the first licensed property with an official interactive role playing game streaming live on Hyper RPG, an industry leading channel on Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community.

    • Interactive experiences with new, game-changing brand partners to create Power Rangers escape rooms and virtual reality centers as well as learning and physical development opportunities for kids and much more.

    • The unveiling of the “Top 25 for the 25th” collection which will feature must-have, official anniversary items for collectors of all ages from notable partners including toy partner Bandai, the chart-topping mobile game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars from nWay and record-breaking Power Rangers comics from BOOM! Studios, amongst others.

  • “At its premiere in 1993, the ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ resonated with people around the world, turning it into a global pop culture phenomenon,” said Janet Hsu, CEO at Saban Brands. “Since then, the Power Rangers TV series has continued to exemplify teamwork and inclusivity which is something we are extremely proud of and will be showcasing throughout our 25th anniversary year as we look to celebrate this historic milestone with fans of all ages.”

    Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993, Power Rangers is one of the most-watched television programs in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series and subsequent movies, including 2017’s feature film with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. The TV show airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages. As a top ranked action brand for decades with more than 150 licensees globally, Saban Brands will work closely with its valued partners to honor this incredible landmark for the franchise.

    Teaser campaigns will begin soon and the official celebration will kick off in January 2018 continuing through holiday 2018. For more information, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow Power Rangers on http://rangernation.com/, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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    About Saban’s Power Rangers
    Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most- watched television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. The feature film with Lionsgate premiered worldwide in March 2017 and the franchise will celebrate its 25th anniversary year in 2018. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

    About Saban Brands
    Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) acquires and develops a word-class portfolio of properties in the entertainment and lifestyle sectors. SB applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, media, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail to markets worldwide and consumers of all ages. Saban Brands Entertainment Group (SBEG) develops innovative branded content that resonates with consumers across all media platforms. SBEG’s growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Popples, Glitter Force, Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia, La Banda and others in development. Saban Brands Lifestyle Group (SBLG) drives major expansion within the company’s diverse portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties. SBLG’s portfolio currently includes Paul Frank, Macbeth, Mambo and Piping Hot. SB operates a global network of offices in Los Angeles, London and Sydney. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

    Episode 246: R. Kelley

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

    Topics: Originally recorded on August 6, 2017. We give you the rundown of Legacy toys being released next year and Power Morphicon news including dates and location. Then we delve into comics MMPR #17 and Go Go Power Rangers #1.

    Enjoy a blast from the past once more before we release our episode on Ninja Steel’s return!

    Episode 245: Written by John Gatins and RJ Cyler

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

    Topics: Originally recorded on June 29, 2017. We discuss the news including San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. Then we review the many versions of the Power Rangers movie Blu-ray and DVDs.

    Enjoy a blast from the past as we have an episode a day to ramp up to our discussion on Ninja Steel’s return!

    Episode 244: You Are Not The Father

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    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

    Topics: Originally recorded on June 18, 2017. It’s all comics in this episode! We discuss Justice League/Power Rangers #4, MMPR #16, and the MMPR 2017 Annual. (Apologies for any technical difficulties!)

    Enjoy a blast from the past as we have an episode a day to ramp up to our discussion on Ninja Steel’s return!

    Episode 243: Gamemaster

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    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

    Topics: Originally recorded on June 11, 2017. We discuss Kamen Rider Ex-Aid episodes 19-35.

    Enjoy a blast from the past as we have an episode a day to ramp up to our discussion on Ninja Steel’s return!

    Episode 242: Rag One

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

    Topics: Originally recorded on May 28, 2017. We discuss the news of the week, Shout! Factory’s stream of Kakuranger, Ohranger and Carranger, and Kyuranger episodes 4-15.

    Enjoy a blast from the past as we have an episode a day to ramp up to our discussion on Ninja Steel’s return!

    Episode 241: Close the Book

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

    Topics: Originally recorded on May 14, 2017. We discuss Power Rangers Movie news and then comics galore! We delve into Justice League/Power Rangers #3, MMPR #13-15, and news about Boom! Comics’ Go Go Power Rangers.

    Enjoy a blast from the past as we have an episode a day to ramp up to our discussion on Ninja Steel’s return!

    Episode 240: Socks Only.

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

    Topics: Originally recorded on April 16, 2017. We talk about Power Rangers Ninja Steel coming back in August, Power Rangers Aftershock comic, Power Rangers Movie numbers, rumors about the 25th Anniversary special, and much more!

    Enjoy a blast from the past as we have an episode a day to ramp up to our discussion on Ninja Steel’s return!

    Episode 239: Power Rangers Movie Review Part 2

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
    Guest Co-Host: Andre from Black Nerd Comedy

    Topics: Originally recorded on March 26, 2017. We continue our discussion of the Power Rangers movie. If you haven’t seen the movie, stop. Go see the movie. Then listen to the show!

    Links

    Special thanks to RangerVision and LinearRanger! Please follow them at the following links:

    RangerVision: Website | Twitter | Facebook

    LinearRanger: Website

    Episode 238: Power Rangers Movie Review Part 1

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
    Guest Co-Host: Andre from Black Nerd Comedy

    Topics: Originally recorded on March 26, 2017. We review the “Power Rangers: Legacy Wars” mobile game. Then our guest co-host Andre joins us to discuss the world premiere of the Power Rangers movie. Spoilers for the move start around the 46:50 mark. If you haven’t seen the movie, you’ve been warned!

    Links

    Download Power Rangers: Legacy Wars today!

    Special thanks to RangerVision and LinearRanger! Please follow them at the following links:

    RangerVision: Website | Twitter | Facebook

    LinearRanger: Website

    Episode 237: Got Time, Got Budget

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
    Topics: Originally recorded on March 21, 2017. It’s Movie Premiere Eve! The whole NPS crew is in Los Angeles and have non-spoilery movie talk in the car. And sing-a-longs. Maaaany sing-a-longs.

    Episode 236: Turn Down For One

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
    Topics: Originally recorded on March 19, 2017. We discuss our trip to Lexington Comic & Toy Con 2017, and Ninja Steel Episodes 7 “Hack Attack” and 8 “Gold Rush”. Plus, a couple of Power Rangers Samurai cast members get into some real life mess….nothing to see here! Moving right along!

    Episode 235: The Long Con

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    Hosted by: Lisa J, Tristan, and Shamus
    Topics: Originally recorded on March 5, 2017. We discuss the Power Rangers movie promotion and rejected pitches, and Power Rangers Ninja Steel Episodes 5 “Drive to Survive” and 6 “My Friend, Redbot”.

    MMPR Cast Lend Their Voices to Ford Overdubs

    The Ford Motor Company has created a series of internet commercials they call Overdubs, taking existing media and recording new audio tracks that promote the merits of their automobile line.

    The latest TV series to receive the treatment is Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and Ford has enlisted the voices of Jason David Frank, Steve Cardenas, Karan Ashley, David Fielding (the first face and voice of Zordon), and Kerrigan Mahan (Voice of Goldar).



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    Power Rangers Movie Cast Interviews on “Made In Hollywood Teen Edition”

    The TV series Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition broadcast interviews with the cast of Saban’s Power Rangers with reporter Kylie Erica Mar. The cast plays with the reporter’s Power Rangers toy collection growing up and have them sing the theme song.

    The first interview was with Elizabeth Banks (Rita), the second with RJ Cyler (Billy) and Becky G (Trini), and the last with Ludi Lin (Zack), Naomi Scott (Kimberly) and Dacre Montgomery (Jason).

    Naomi Scott on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

    Naomi Scott appeared on the March 21, 2017 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live in an interview talking about Saban’s Power Rangers and her “biggest” movie that she’s participated in.

    Check out the videos below!



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    SyFy Wire Interviews the Power Rangers Movie Cast

    Syfy Wire conducted quick video interviews with the stars of Saban’s Power Rangers, first with Ludi Lin (Zack), Naomi Scott (Kimberly) and Dacre Montgomery (Jason), and later with RJ Cyler (Billy) and Becky G (Trini).



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    RJ Cyler Talks Homelessness on “Harry”

    RJ Cyler appeared on the March 21, 2017 episode of the Harry Connick Jr. talk show in an interview pitching Saban’s Power Rangers. He discussed his family’s struggle with homelessness, how Billy’s personality is very different from his own, and because it was his birthday, Harry threw him a Power Rangers theme party.




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    Bryan Cranston on “The Late Show”

    Bryan Cranston appeared on the March 20, 2017 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in an interview discussing the upcoming movie Saban’s Power Rangers. He wears a Mega Morphin Red Ranger costume, and discusses his work on the original TV series including a clip of him voicing Snizard.



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    Power Rangers Movie Featured on “Today”

    All five stars of Saban’s Power Rangers were live in studio for in an interview on the March 20, 2017 episode of The Today Show.



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