Power Rangers celebrates its 20th anniversary by taking over New York

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Wow has it been twenty years already? I still remember to this day the first time I’ve ever watched a Power Rangers episode and getting caught up in the Green Ranger story arc as an 8 year old. I wasn’t the only one to get into the Power Rangers as a child. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers became a cultural phenomenon and the #1 live-action kids TV series back in 1993. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, twenty of the different variations of the red ranger visited different landmarks in New York. Check out the gallery and press release below!

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS TAKE OVER NEW YORK MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY BY DESCENDING INTO MANHATTAN IN THE KNICK OF TIME TO CELEBRATE TOY FAIR

(NEW YORK) FEBRUARY 12, 2013 – The Power Rangers, who have been entertaining fans all over the world for two decades, had a 20th anniversary celebration yesterday in New York with a series of surprise visits to iconic locations in Manhattan. The visit to New York City around Toy Fair culminated with a basketball game with and against another NY hero – the Knicks’ JR Smith.

During the day, the Power Rangers stopped by the Javits Center for the 2013 American International Toy Fair travelled to Lincoln Center to hobnob with fashionistas attending Fashion Week, and queued up for Broadway tickets at the famed TKTS booth in Times Square.

In between, they grabbed coffee at Starbucks and ate Lombardi’s Pizza. The Power Rangers made like real New Yorkers by riding the subway to Wall Street, and played tourists by taking in the sights at the Empire State Building. Their day was capped by a one-of-a-kind New York experience as New York Knicks Shooting Guard JR Smith welcomed the 20 Red Rangers to Chelsea Piers for a game of basketball.

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ABOUT SABAN’S POWER RANGERS’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY

The franchise launched in 1993 as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and quickly became the most-watched TV program in the US and is the No 1 live-action kids action series on TV. The Power Rangers franchise is seen in more than 150 markets around the world, translated into numerous languages, and is a mainstay in the most prominent international children’s programming blocks. Through the Power Rangers emPOWER program, the Power Rangers teach kids and families how to put the Power Rangers values of teamwork, confidence, health and physical activity into action. The program provides free in-school healthy ating and exercise curriculum resources to more than 100,000 teachers annually.

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 children’s television program in the United States and remains the No.1 live-action kids series on television. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morph” into superheroes and save the world from evil.
It is seen in more than 150 markets around the world, translated into
numerous languages, and is a mainstay in the most prominent
international children’s programming blocks. The Power Rangers franchise is celebrating its 20th Anniversary throughout 2013, which started with the launch of its newest season Power Rangers Megaforce on Nickelodeon and other broadcasters worldwide. Power Rangers LLC, which licenses and merchandises the Power Rangers brand, is an affiliate of Saban Brands. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

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Mark Pacis

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