Go go Power Rangers, you Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Surely anyone aged 30 or younger is familiar with that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Even approximately 20 years, the lyrics to their theme song still resonate in my head. Not that I wanted the series or anything...
Now the series and its 20 years worth of episodes are heading across the big pond to the United Kingdom, where LoveFilm, the streaming service of Amazon.com that goes head-to-head with Netflix, has secured the rights to air the series in its entirety to its subscribers.
The deal, signed with Haim Saban's Saban Brands, will also include the live-action Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation series. LoveFilm has been on a children's programing tear, as it has also recently signed deals with Disney's Marvel, Aardman and DHX media.
The Power Rangers had been airing on Netflix U.K. before this deal was struck.
“We already have a fantastic range of kids content on offer for our younger TV and film fans. Power Rangers - celebrating 20 years this year - has a huge global following and is popular across the generations," said Chris Bird, director, film strategy at LoveFilm. "This deal with Saban Brands will bring the series to a whole new audience of children and will also ensure that grown-ups can catch up and reminisce on their favorite episodes instantly.”
The Power Rangers first aired in 1993.