When the world is in need, seven magical girls inspired by the colors of the rainbow take action to save it. In November 2018, Genius Brands International, with director Rob Minkoff and writer Shane Morris created the “Rainbow Rangers.” Originally the show premiered on Nick Jr. but has since moved to Kartoon Channel. This colorful, magical kids’ cartoon contains life lessons, empowering characters, and entertaining stories for young kids to enjoy.
After the release of the first two seasons on Netflix, “Rainbow Rangers” has a newfound popularity internationally. The show has been in the top 10 of Children’s programming since 2020. This has inspired Kartoon Channel to develop a new toy line of dolls for the show alongside the development of season three.
With a full rainbow of main characters, there is a Rainbow Ranger for every fan. Each character has a unique personality, superpower, and gadget that helps them fight evil. The show even features a family of villains regularly thwarted by the rangers. Here are the who’s who of the “Rainbow Rangers.”
Who are the Main Characters of “Rainbow Rangers?”
“Rainbow Rangers” follows seven nine-year-old girls as they solve nature problems. Brought together by the ruler of Kaleidoscopia, each member of the Rainbow Rangers has a unique power to help them clean the Earth, protect their people, and make the world a better place to live in. However, while they might be superheroes, they also have a few lessons to learn.
The Queen of Kalediscopia chooses three members of the Rangers for each mission. They ride their scooters to Earth, accompanied by their Prismacorn Floof, to confront the problem and save the day. But who are the members of the Rainbow Rangers?
Voiced by Aileen Mythen, Rosie Redd is the leader of the team. Rosie is a natural-born leader. She uses her super strength to her advantage, like when she saved gorillas from being stranded in “Flash Flood.” She also wears a rainbow tiara with a special visor that works like an x-ray. She excels at seeing the big picture, which helps her lead the team.
Also voiced by Aileen Mythen, Mandy’s power is super hearing. Always listening to others, she is the first to notice how others feel. She can hear trouble from miles away. As the cheerleader of the group, she is upbeat, but in “Northern Lights,” viewers learn she is very scared of the dark. Her signature gadget is the Hypno-flute. Pairing it with her super hearing, she can find the song in the heart of every living thing. This allows her to hypnotize that creature into obeying her command, which comes in handy when she helps save a panda.
Voiced by Juliette Crosbie, Anna is the team’s heart. She sees the best in everyone! Her sunny disposition is as bright as the color yellow. Her stuffed rabbit, Super Stuffie Wuffie, is made out of pure love, which makes anyone who hugs it feel comforted.
In “Duck Duck Oops,” she uses it to help comfort Floof, who is scared of heights. Anna’s superpower is her ability to speak to animals, both in her home of Kaleidoscopia and on Earth. This comes in handy when the team needs to relocate sea creatures in “A Hot Topic” and “Lost Island” or an entire population of ponies in “Pony Party.”
Voiced by Phillipa Alexander, Pepper finds her strength in staying away from the spotlight. She has camouflage power, and her Shimmer Shawl allows her to hide herself and the other rangers. It can even come in handy for more practical matters, such as creating a temporary shelter, like in “Monarch Migration.” She loves reading, making her very knowledgeable and an asset to the team when solving problems.
Voiced by Zehra Jane Naqvi, Bonnie uses her love of logic, science, and computers to solve problems. She has super-vision. Her catchphrase is “There’s only one logical answer…” which she uses to encourage her team to truly look at each situation to find the solution. She likes to follow her own advice and comes up with creative ways to solve problems, such as lifting a giant catfish. Her gadget, the Rainbow Construct-O-Max, pairs with her scientific knowledge to create the perfect tools to aid her team in any situation. For example, she creates a crowbar to help the Rangers break out of an armored bulldozer in “Tree Hugger.”
Voiced by Penelope Rawlins, Indy is the quick-witted and quick-footed second in command. Her super speed pairs well with her signature gadget, the Super Sonic Rainbow Sneakers. When using both, she can defy gravity! A bit impatient, Indigo learns a lesson about the importance of recycling in “Pollution Island” after wanting to leave without solving a pollution problem. Although she serves as the second in command, she is also the prankster of the team and has no problem causing a bit of monkey business.
Also voiced by Penelope Rawlins, Lavender possesses the power of flight, but only when she uses her signature gadget, Flitter-Flower. The Flitter-Flower allows Lavender to shrink herself. She has a dramatic nature to her, which comes in handy when she can sense when something bad is going to happen. However, it can also make her a bit of a drama queen. She is also terrified of bugs, as seen in “When Beetles Bark” and “The Strongest Spider.”
Also voiced by Penelope Rawlins, Kalia is the ruler of Kaleidoscopia. When terrible natural disasters occur on Earth, she sends for the Rainbow Rangers and Floof. For every mission, she chooses three rangers to fly to Earth and save the day. She is the spirit of the rainbow. Her magical hair clip, the Mirror of Marvels, allows her to watch what happens on Earth.
Also voiced by Penelope Rawlins, Floof is a Prismacorn who accompanies the team on all their missions. His rainbow horn has magical abilities that assist the rangers. He is also always there for comedic relief.
Who are the Villains of Rainbow Rangers?
Where there is a superhero team, there must be a villain. The Rainbow Rangers try to keep the world clean, but the villainous Praxon family would rather ruin the world to make a dollar.
Voiced by Dan Russell, Preston is the main antagonist of the show. He is a greedy entrepreneur who runs his business with no regard for the environmental impact or how he puts the lives of animals and people in danger. He runs across the globe sludge stream downriver to capture a turtle in a net.
After multiple run-ins with the Rangers, he has resorted to building booby traps to keep the Rangers from interfering with his schemes. Both the Rangers and his daughter have tried to convince him to simply turn to more environmentally friendly business practices, but he won’t listen. For example, in “Rabbit Roundup,” the Rangers help him control an invasive rabbit species, but instead of learning his lesson, he and Patty release a cat into the wild. He would rather make more money than protect the planet.
Voiced by Zehra Jane Naqvi, Patty is Preson’s eight-year-old daughter. She is entitled and takes after her father in that regard, but she empathizes with the Rainbow Rangers. Though she isn’t against trapping them occasionally, like in “Land Ho.” Oftentimes she considered Preston’s voice of reason. Sometimes she even works to correct the errors of her father. When she does something wrong, she does attempt to change her ways and make up for her mistakes, like in “Rangers Raise a Condor.” She also has a cat named Mani Bets.
Also voiced by Dan Russell, Pricilla is Preston’s sister. Pricilla joined the show during season two. Similar to her brother, she commits offenses against nature for business profits. However, Pricilla’s business affairs feature luxury makeup lines, fashion brands, or turning sand to glass. She also competes with her brother for her niece Patty’s affection.
Where Can You Watch “Rainbow Rangers?”
The first two seasons produced by Nick Jr. are available to stream on Netflix and Paramount Plus, while all seasons are on the Kartoon Channel online. Episodes are also available to purchase on Amazon Prime.
What Themes are Discussed in “Rainbow Rangers?”
“Rainbow Rangers” discusses themes of environmentalism, friendship, and leadership. Kids get to watch children save the planet and have fun while doing it. Moreover, because each episode combines different team members, children get to see how different types of people with different strengths and weaknesses work together and solve problems. The show truly highlights different personalities, allowing children to see themselves and their friends in the characters.
What Ages is “Rainbow Rangers” Appropriate for?
“Rainbow Rangers” is geared toward children ages two to seven. It shares audiences with children who enjoy shows such as “Paw Patrol,” “Peppa Pig,” and many Disney channel children’s shows.
Will There be a Season Three of “Rainbow Rangers?”
Season three of “Rainbow Rangers” was slated for release in October 2020. However, due to the COVID pandemic, it has been delayed. Between seasons two and three, “Rainbow Rangers” switched networks and art styles. While the first two seasons were CGI animation, season three will be in a 2D art style. Genius Brands still produces the show. When season three premieres, it will be on Kartoon Channel, an online network.
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