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Power Rangers Jungle Fury
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Genre Action
Fantasy
Superhero
Martial arts
Based on Juken Sentai Gekiranger
by Toei Company
Developed by Jetix
The Walt Disney Company
Toei Company
Directed by Mark Beesley
Charlie Haskell
Vanessa Alexander
Mike Smith
Jonathan Brough
Luke Robinson
Starring Jason Smith
Aljin Abella
Anna Hutchison
David de Lautour
Nikolai Nikolaeff
Sarah Thomson
Bede Skinner
Holly Shanahan
Theme music composer Gabriel Moses
Leigh Roberts
Jon Ehrlich
Composer(s) Leigh Roberts
Ry Welch
Gad Emile Zeitune
Wayne Jones
Country of origin United States
Japan
No. of episodes 32 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Bruce Kalish
Koichi Sakamoto
Producer(s) Sally Campbell
Charles Knight
Jackie Marchand (co-producer)
Production location(s) New Zealand (Auckland)
Japan (Kyoto, Yokohama and Tokyo)
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) BVS Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
Ranger Productions, Ltd.
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Disney-ABC International Television
Release
Original network Toon Disney (Jetix)
ABC (ABC Kids)
Picture format 480i / 720p
Original release February 18 (2008-02-18) – November 3, 2008 (2008-11-03)
Chronology
Preceded by Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
Followed by Power Rangers RPM

Power Rangers Jungle Fury is the sixteenth season of the American children's television series Power Rangers, and is an adaptation of Juken Sentai Gekiranger, the thirty-first Japanese Super Sentai series.

The season premiered on February 18, 2008 as part of Jetix on Toon Disney; it would be the last season to air on both entities prior to the launch of Disney XD in February 2009.

Synopsis

For over 10,000 years, a spirit of pure evil known as Dai Shi has been locked away and safely guarded by the Pai Zhua - The Order of the Claw - a secretive Kung Fu clan. The Pai Zhua select their three top members, Jarrod, Theo Martin, and Lily Chilman, to become the new guardians of Dai Shi. Jarrod's arrogant and bullying nature led to him being excluded. Instead, a rookie named Casey Rhodes is chosen instead.

During the initiation ceremony, Jarrod returns and attacks Master Mao, inadvertently breaking the vessel containing Dai Shi's essence as he does so. The freed Dai Shi kills Master Mao and takes over Jarrod's body. The new guardians travel to the city of Ocean Bluff to seek their new master and find him to be a man named Robert "R.J." James - chef and owner of Jungle Karma Pizza.  After testing guardians, R.J. grants them the powers and abilities of Jungle Fury Power Rangers. Making the Earth's only hope to stop Dai Shi - who along with his Lieutenant Camille, other henchmen, and the army of undead Rinshi warriors is attempting to take over the world and allow animals to rule over humans.

Initially, R.J. acts only as Sensei and trainer to the Power Rangers, but as the series progresses he joins their ranks as the Jungle Fury Purple Wolf Ranger. During this time, they are also joined by Dominic "Dom" Hargan who studied with RJ, and Fran - originally a customer than an employee of Jungle Karma Pizza. Dominic joins as the White Rhino Power Ranger, and Fran is enlisted to watch the monitors and advise of Rinshi attacks while RJ is with the other Power Rangers. Eventually, Camille is targeted by henchmen Scorch and Snapper who are jealous of her popularity with Dai Shi - although, in reality, it is Jarrod's own human spirit fighting against Dai Shi she is attracted to. As a result, she turns against both them and Dai Shi, enabling Jarrod to throw off its spirit control, and the two join the Power Rangers who use their animal spirits finally to defeat Dai Shi and its forces.

In the epilogue, a more mature and responsible Jarrod goes back to the Pai Zhua to begin his training again, followed by Camille, who later returns as a Power Ranger in her own right. Lily, Theo, and RJ remain at Jungle Karma Pizza. Dominic and Fran backpack around the world and Casey becomes a teacher at the Pai Zhua - with Jarrod and Camille among his students.

Cast and characters

Jungle Fury Rangers

  • Jason Smith as Casey Rhodes, the Red Tiger/Gorilla/Shark Ranger
  • Aljin Abella as Theo Martin, the Blue Jaguar/Antelope/Bat Ranger.
  • Anna Hutchison as Lily Chilman, the Yellow Cheetah/Penguins/Elephant Ranger.
  • David de Lautour as Robert "RJ" James, the Purple Wolf Ranger.
  • Nikolai Nikolaeff as Dominic "Dom" Hargan, the White Rhino Ranger.

Jungle Fury Spirit Rangers

  • Bruce Allpress as Master Phant, the Green Elephant Spirit Ranger.
  • Oliver Driver as Master Swoop, the Black Bat Spirit Ranger.
  • Paul Gittins as Master Fin, the Aqua Shark Spirit Ranger.

Allies

  • Sarah Thomson as Fran
  • Kelson Henderson as the voice of Flit
  • Nathaniel Lees as Master Mao
  • Michelle Langstone As Master Guin
  • Stig Eldred as Master Rilla
  • Andrew Laing as Master Lope

Villains

  • Bede Skinner as Jarrod/Dai Shi
  • Holly Shanahan as Camille
  • Geoff Dolan as the voice of Dai Shi
  • Cameron Rhodes as the voice of Carnisoar
  • Elisabeth Easther as the voice of Jellica
  • Derek Judge as the voice of Grizzaka
  • Mark Wright as the voice of Scorch
  • Richard Simpson as the voice of Snapper
  • Jared Turner as the voice of Whiger (In Episode 29)

Episodes

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