Vortexx and the Death of Saturday Toons

Vortexx and the Death of Saturday Toons by Jerry Whitworth   News broke late May that Vortexx, the children’s programming block on the CW, would be coming to an end to make way for live action programming for a more family-orientated audience. Vortexx holds the distinction of being the last block of syndicated Saturday morning cartoons in the United States. Where channels like ABC, CBS, and NBC once dominated the market,...

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Make it So – Power Rangers The Movie

Make It So – Power Rangers The Movie by Jerry Whitworth   It was recently announced a deal has been reached between Saban Brands and Lionsgate to produce a live action Power Rangers feature film. While few details are yet available, the wording strongly suggests the film as being a completely separate entity from the television series and associated media. In other words, it’s not expected the film connects to the...

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Power Rangers Super Megaforce

How I Would Have Done It: Power Rangers Super Megaforce┬áby Jerry Whitworth   Since taking back the franchise, Saban Brands has had difficulty finding its groove with Power Rangers. Samurai and Super Samurai were seen as short, lackluster seasons (that ideally would have been a single season, counted as such among fans). Megaforce, the twenty year anniversary of Power Rangers, kept hinting toward introducing some means of...

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Top 10 Seasons of Power Rangers
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Top 10 Seasons of Power Rangers

Top 10: Seasons of Power Rangers┬áby Jerry Whitworth   With the announcement by Shout! Factory that the final seasons of Disney’s Power Rangers run is coming to DVD next year (not to mention the awesome upcoming legacy collection in a collectible red ranger helmet), fans will finally be able to own the entire Power Rangers series on DVD. In the twenty years Power Rangers has been on the air, the series has been through many...

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Adaptability: A History of Marvel’s Licensed Comics

Adaptability: A History of Marvel’s Licensed Comics by Jerry Whitworth   Today, comic books are being adapted for film and television at an incredible rate, the industry quickly becoming the go to source for summer blockbusters and highly rated television. However, comic books’ origins lie in licensing and reprinting the content of other companies. While during comics’ earlier years, publishers like National...

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