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Rainbow Rangers

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Rainbow Rangers
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When you mix Paw Patrol and Shimmer and Shine in a blender, this is what you get.
Genre: Science fiction
Adventure
Comedy
Action
Running Time: 11 minutes (segments)
22 minutes (whole)
Country: United States
Ireland
Release Date: November 5, 2018 – present
Network(s): Nick Jr.
Created by: Rob Minkoff
Shane Morris
Tim Mansfield
Elise Allen
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Television
Starring: Aileen Mythen
Juliette Crosbie
Philipa Alexander
Zehra Naqvi
Penelope Rawlins
Dan Russell
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 58 (segments)
29 (whole)


Rainbow Rangers is an American-Irish computer-animated television series produced by Genius Brands which premiered on Nick Jr. on November 5, 2018. The series follows seven 9-year-old girls who reside in the kingdom of Kaleidoscopia.

Plot

Rainbow Rangers is set in a magical land called Kaleidoscopia. It focuses on seven 9-year-old girls who are the guardians of both nature and their land. Each of the girls, including Rosie Redd, Bonnie Blueberry, Indigo Allfruit, Anna Banana, Mandarin Orange, Pepper Mintz, and Lavender LaViolette, is inspired by the colors of the rainbow. Each girl is given a different power, including speed, strength, and music, to use to protect the citizens, clean the planet, and strive to make the world a better place for everyone.

Why They Should Be Called The Pain-Bow Rangers

  1. This series uses identity politics as a marketing point, but it fails in the end because the show is very glitzy and glamorous, and the only real tomboy on the team is Indigo Allfruit, who is portrayed in a bad light compared to the other girls.
  2. The theme song is annoying even when it gets to show the girls' generic superpowers.
  3. Similar to Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service, Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam since season 6, the show commonly introduces new characters and vehicles just to sell toys and nothing else.
  4. As mentioned with WTSBCTPR#2, the superpowers for the girls are generic and what you would see from a generic superhero franchise.
    • For example, Rosie Redd just has generic strength for her power and Indigo Allfruit just has the generic speed for her power.
  5. Some elements of the show could be stolen from DC Super Hero Girls and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 only for toddlers and the heroes are younger due to the similarities they have. The title alone and the rainbow-themed superheroes even gives the impression that it's a Power Rangers knockoff.
    • It even steals some elements from Paw Patrol and Shimmer and Shine as well. Its derivative from the other superhero/rescue-themed preschool shows, such as The Wonder Pets and Team Umizoomi, as the screen that shows their mission is a copy of the tin can phone and Bot's Belly Screen.
  6. Poor voice acting. For example, when the girls are getting ready to save the world, they sound too tired instead of ready. This would likely mean even the voice actors themselves hate the show too and they don't want to voice the characters.
  7. The CGI animation can be cheap, lazy and unfinished, even for 2018 standards, which can be dated by the late 2000s. Each of the rangers are just introduced with stills which have text fly in, which isn't really impressive. There are even scenes where it cuts forward several times. For example, in Northern Lights, Anna Banana digs through an ice cave, but the scene that shows her doing it shows her jumping position to position, and then has her zoom back to starting position afterward instantenously, which is just janky-looking.
  8. The girls can somewhat look creepy to some of the audiences.
  9. The characters are also one-dimensional. For example:
    • Rosie Redd is a generic leader.
    • Mandarin Orange is a generic cheerleader.
    • Anna Banana is a generic sweet girl.
    • Pepper Mintz is a generic bookworm.
    • Bonnie Blueberry is a generic smart girl.
    • Indigo Allfruit is a generic prankster.
    • Lavender LaViolette is a generic fashionista.
    • Floof is a generic unicorn.
  10. Speaking of WTSBCTPR#5, all the episodes are just recycled from other shows meaning the creators of the show are too lazy to come up with their ideas for episodes so they took it from other Nick Jr. shows like Paw Patrol.
  11. Preston Praxton is just a generic petty scheming villain, much like Mayor Humdinger and Zeta from PAW Patrol and Shimmer and Shine respectively.
  12. Season 3 changes from the cheap CGI animation to the choppy Flash animation as its budget was cut with its move to Kartoon Channel.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. While the theme song is annoying, it's still catchy.
  2. Some morals of the show are good for kids like when they teach kids to take care of the earth.
  3. It is very impressive that there is a ranger for all seven colors of the rainbow, as most media usually does not include Indigo.

Reception

the show has a 4.5/10 on IMDb and a 71% on Google users.

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