Rainbow Rangers

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Unique friends combine character strengths to help others.

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age 12+
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Educational Value

Underscores examples of positive social interactions as characters help each other in physical and emotional ways.

Positive Messages

Kids see Rangers leap into action whenever there's trouble on Earth. Each girl has a different strength that contributes to the group's rescue efforts or helps them relate to those they help. In some cases, they also have fears that their friends help them conquer as they help others. Rangers' actions emphasize helping others, being courageous, working as a team. Lots of inherent messages of girl power, as the entire cast of rescuers is female.

 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Rangers' greatest asset is depth of concern they show for those who need their help. Rescue missions always involve making others feel better as well as getting them out of danger; their varying strengths help them do this in the best way possible.

Violence & Scariness

Sympathetic characters find themselves in mild peril, as when a baby polar bear floats away from his mother on a chunk of iceberg, but when the Rainbow Rangers team up to help, they always make things better.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rainbow Rangers centers on seven best friends who work together in small teams to help people, animals, and resources that are threatened on Earth. Each of the Rangers has a unique character strength that she brings to the team to help the team's efforts not only to rescue but also to extend kindness and compassion. Expect some moments of mild peril before the team's plans meet with predictably happy endings all around. The Rangers' willingness to leap into action on others' behalf emphasizes the rewards of selfless acts like theirs.

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Adult Written byKaylaWee November 13, 2018

Very creepy, too focused on education. They act like robots and don't spark imagination. Very scary, especially their facial expressions. Its almost demonic.

Please dont let your children watch this. Its very scary. Too focused on educating and doesnt make the characters act like normal kids. The leader of the ranger... Continue reading

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What's the story?

In RAINBOW RANGERS, seven best friends from the magical kingdom of Kaleidoscopia respond to calls for help from Earth and journey over the rainbow to lend a hand. When Kalia (voiced by Phillipa Alexander) sounds the alarm, the colorful Rainbow Rangers -- Rosie Redd (Aileen Mythen), Mandarin Orange (Mythen again), Anna Banana (Juliette Crosbie), Pepper Mintz (Alexander again), Bonnie Blueberry (Zehra Jane Naqvi), Indigo Allfruit (Penelope Rawlins), and Lavender Laviolette (Rawlins again) -- hurry to see who needs their help. Using the Rangers' unique skills as a guide, Kalia selects three of them to come to Earth with their unicorn, Floof (Alexander again), and save the day.

Is it any good?

Character strengths and individual talents take special prominence in this series that celebrates uniqueness even as it shows how differences contribute to a strong team. The Rainbow Rangers may have a common mission in helping others, but that's where their similarities end. Among their ranks are take-charge leaders, soft-spoken caregivers, crafty planners, kind friends, and forward thinkers. No two Rangers are alike, but that never interferes with their friendships or their ability to link arms and save someone or something in need of their help.

In helping others, the Rainbow Rangers also find small ways to use their experiences to help themselves, as well. Often their efforts reveal a soft spot or emotional hurdle for one among their ranks, such as Anna Banana's fear of the dark or Rosie Redd's habit of jumping into a plan without thinking it all the way through. With the gentle encouragement of their friends, the Rangers help each other overcome the kinds of things that might interfere with their rescue missions and their friendships.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the Rainbow Rangers use their individual skills in an effective team effort. Can you tell at the start of the story how their specialties will work together? Does the end result ever surprise you? Kids: When have you had to work with people who were different from you? In what ways can our differences make us better teammates?

  • What character strengths like compassion, determination, and courage do you see in some (or all) of the Rainbow Rangers? Are there times when some of them must step out of their comfort zone to complete a mission? What do they learn about themselves in those situations? How can challenging yourself to do something new help you grow?

  • Kids: Do the Rainbow Rangers ever argue with each other? How do their relationships with each other compare to yours with your siblings or friends? How do you feel when you watch them? 

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