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Disney is an animation company first founded by brothers Walt and Roy Disney in Hollywood on October 13th 1923.
During 2002, the rights to the Power Ranger franchise were sold by Saban to Disney, who immediately cancelled the show. However they were persuaded by Douglas Sloan and Ann Austen that the show could be produced with a fraction of the cost if filming moved to New Zealand. Disney agreed, and the entire voice-over cast and crew (some of whom had been with the show from the start) were fired, with only the stunt team relocating with the show. Disney started producing the Power Rangers Series starting with the latter half of the 10th incarnation of the franchise, Power Rangers: Wild Force before to move to New Zealand to produce Ninja Storm. Disney grew tired of the franchise (according to RPM producer Eddie Guzelian, Disney were embarrassed to even be airing the show let alone producing it) and attempted to cancel it after Jungle Fury but were persuaded by Bandai and Jetix UK to make another when they agreed to help fund it. After RPM, Disney successfully cancelled the show in 2009, Saban later reacquired the rights to the franchise and revived it with Power Rangers Samurai.
Disney Era Ranger Series
- Power Rangers Wild Force (adaptation of Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger)
- Power Rangers Ninja Storm (adaptation of Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger)
- Power Rangers Dino Thunder (adaptation of Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger)
- Power Rangers S.P.D. (adaptation of Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger)
- Power Rangers Mystic Force (adaptation of Mahou Sentai Magiranger)
- Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (adaptation of GoGo Sentai Boukenger)
- Power Rangers Jungle Fury (adaptation of Juken Sentai Gekiranger)
- Power Rangers R.P.M (adaptation of Engine Sentai Go-Onger)
Animated Series Plans
- While Disney held the film elements of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, all theatrical, television and home entertainment rights were completely and exclusively controlled by 20th Century Fox. Saban Brands has subsequently acquired all rights to both movies.
- Jonathan Tzachor stated that any season that was produced under Disney was to be declared non-canon. However, while this may be his personal view, it appears that the policy of the franchise disagreed with this as Wild Force (a Disney season) crossed over with Time Force (a Saban season) in Reinforcements from the Future, and Samurai (a Saban season) crossed over with RPM (a Disney season) in The Clash of the Red Rangers.
- ↑ http://brandonragnar.deviantart.com/art/Power-Rangers-368518079
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