- Title: UNITED STATES: MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS RELEASE THEIR FIRST MOVIE
- Date: 24th June 1995
- Summary: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES. (JUNE 22 AND 24, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) VARIOUS OF POWER RANGERS ARRIVING CHILDREN POWER RANGERS CASTING HANDS AND FEET IN CONCRETE RED RANGER (STEVE CARDENAS) DOING A KICK CROWD (SOUNDBITE ENGLISH) BLUE POWER RANGER (DAVID JOST) SAYING MANY ACTORS HAVE NOT HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY SO IT IS GREAT TO BE HERE (SOUNDBITE ENGLISH) WHITE POWER RANGER (JASON DAVID FRANK) SAYING THERE IS MORE VIOLENCE IN CARTOONS THAN IN THE POWER RANGERS
- Reuters ID: LVA620YDI6864L6PBC3QU8SEYQZV
- Location: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:01:12
- Topics: Entertainment
- Story Text: Children's television hits, the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, have released their first movie in Hollywood.
The group were also honoured with an invitation to cast their hands and feet in concrete in front of Hollywood's legendary Manns Chinese Theatre.
Young locals and tourists packed the footpath outside the theatre as the Power Rangers arrived to record their imprints for posterity, alongside more human stars.
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie, premiered on June 24.
On hand from the cast were Jason David Frank (Tommy, the White Power Ranger), Steve Cardenas (Rocky, the Red Power Ranger), David Jost (Billy, the Blue Power Ranger), Jonny Yong Bosch (Aam, the Black Power Ranger), Amy Joe Johnson (Pink Power Ranger), Karan Ashley (Aisha, the Yellow Power Ranger), Jason Arvy (Skull) and film director Bryan Spicer.
Defending the violent content of the film and television series, Jason David Frank (White Ranger) said: "It's not about punching and kicking. It's about fantasy." "There's no violence at all, cartoons have more violence than we do," he concluded.
One of the movie's biggest and slimiest surprises comes in the form of the Power Rangers's newest foe, the villainous Ivan Ooze, played by Paul Freeman.
With the fate of the entire planet at stake, the Power Rangers have to defeat the purple-clad, gelatinous evil-doer.
Despite the introduction of Ivan Ooze, the filmakers were intent on staying true to the television series, watched by millions of people world-wide.
Director Bryan Spicer said it was an opportunity to bring something very popular among children to the big screen.
"We took something small and made it bigger, with a bigger imagination, bigger effects and bigger adventure," he said.
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