Rainbow Rangers review

Rainbow Rangers

Rainbow Rangers is a brand-new CG-animated preschool series that follows the thrilling rescue-based adventures of “Earth’s First Responders” seven 9-year-old girls with distinctive personalities and superpowers, who protect people, animals, resources, and the natural beauty of the world. With the help of their mentor Kalia and pet prismacorn, Floof, the Rainbow Rangers, who live on the other side of the rainbow in the magical land of Kaleidoscopia, band together to save the day whenever there’s trouble for the people or animals of Earth.

Speaking about the team, let’s introduce the characters.

Rosie Redd (Red) is a bold, focused, and determined leader whose power is super strength. Her signature gadget is the Rainbow Tiara-Visor, which lets her see into or through any object.

Mandarin “Mandy” Orange (Orange) is the optimistic, all-inclusive cheerleader who is always happy, silly, and sunny. Her power is super hearing, so she can hear trouble or help from miles away. Her signature gadget is the Hypno-Flute, which hypnotizes a living creature into obeying a single command.

Bonnie “B.B.” Blueberry (Blue) is the scientific logician whose power is super vision – she can see what’s right and wrong, count the molecules in a blade of grass or see inside a crater on Mars. Her signature gadget is the Rainbow Construct-O-Max, an incredible 3D printer that lets her build things instantly.

Indigo “Indy” Allfruit (Indigo) is a small but scrappy, fearless and quick Ranger, who is fiercely protective of her fellow friends. Her special power is super speed and she moves even faster with her signature gadget, Super Sonic Rainbow Sneakers.

Anna Banana (Yellow) is naïve, sweet and kind and sees the best in every living creature. She is able to communicate with animals both on Earth and in Kaleidoscopia. Her signature gadget is a small stuffed animal called a Super Stuffie Wuffie, which makes anyone who hugs it incapable of doing anything beyond sitting and cuddling.

Pepper Mintz (Green) is a knowledgeable yet introverted Ranger and her special power is camouflage. To accomplish her camouflage, she uses the Shimmer Shawl, an amazing blanket that folds up so small and thin it can fit into the tiniest pocket yet can unfold to cover Pepper’s entire body and cling to her so she’s invisible.

Lavender LaViolette (Violet) is super-dramatic with a love for flowers and frills. Lavender’s signature gadget is the Flitter Flower, a bloom she wears in her hair that can shrink her down to the size of a butterfly. Her special power of flying comes out when she shrinks.

Since the show is geared to the preschool age and no one here at AlternativeMindz is even close to preschool, we enlisted our daughter Rebecca who is just a bit older than the target demographic (she is 7).

The first quality that stood out was the theme song. Rebecca, even though this was her first time hearing it, was singing along gleefully, which hooked her to the show instantly.

Rebecca found that the first montage of the characters was nice but is actually a bit too long in the first chapter of the episode. The shorter version was leaps and bounds better because there are 8 characters to introduce, making it hard to keep her undivided attention during that period.

Kalia was Rebecca’s favorite because she liked how she was dressed and how she would point at the mirror to show their mission. Another character Rebecca liked was Floof because he was the comic relief. Her least favorite character was Bonnie “B.B.” Blueberry because her voice was a bit too sharp.

Overall, the stories were perfectly structured and helped the kids learn about the characters and Rebecca loved how they rescued the animals. Very reminiscent to the style of Paw Patrol due to how the characters are introduced when going on a mission. She loved that show.

Our honest opinion, Anna Banana was just too scared all the time for our taste. I think she really overdid the feeling of being scared. We understand why her character is there, but it was better when she started to have a bit stronger presence in the second half.

It’s important to remember what the target age group is for the show, but also that these super heroes are all the same age. They are all supposed to be 9-year-old girls but some act older and a few seem younger.

Also, the pacing was a little slow from the issue that happens to the mission. This was especially noticeable in the first chapter when the cub is in trouble, then the job is sent to Kaleidoscopia, then they’re having Floof create bubbles. The bubbles part was a bit longer than it should have before Kalia summons them.

Our final thoughts are we like it and if your preschooler or child loves shows like Paw Patrol, they will most certainly like this!

Check it out on Nick Jr. starting today!

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Rob

The co-creator of Alternative Mindz ent. with my wife Crystal Alternative Mindz has been around since circa 1994 we have gone through so many changes over the years but thanks to Shakil and Billy we are closer to our goal.