Power Rangers Jungle Fury
|Power Rangers Jungle Fury|
|Directed by||Mark Beesley
David de Lautour
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||32 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Bruce Kalish
|Location(s)||New Zealand and Japan|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BVS Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
Ranger Productions, Ltd.
|Original network||Toon Disney (Jetix)
ABC (ABC Kids) (reruns)
|Original release||February 18, 2008– November 3, 2008|
|Preceded by||Power Rangers Operation Overdrive|
|Followed by||Power Rangers RPM|
Power Rangers Jungle Fury is the sixteenth season in the American children's television series Power Rangers. Toy merchandising in the U.S. began in November 2007 and the show premiered on February 18, 2008, and uses footage from Juken Sentai Gekiranger, the thirty-first Japanese Super Sentai series. Jungle Fury is broadcast on Toon Disney's Jetix programming block and ABC Kids in the United States. It is also the final Power Rangers series to air on Jetix, as well as Toon Disney.
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, and Lily, to become the new guardians of Dai Shi, but Jarrod's arrogance and bullying nature led to him being excluded, and instead a rookie named Casey is chosen to take his place.
During the initiation ceremony Jarrod returns and attacks Master Mao, knocking over the vessel containing Dai Shi's essence and breaking it. Dai Shi kills Master Mao and takes over Jarrod's body who then escapes. The trio are sent to the city of Ocean Bluff to find their new master, and find him to be a man named RJ - chef and owner of "Jungle Karma Pizza". After testing them RJ grants them the powers and abilities of Jungle Power Rangers, making them Earth's only hope to stop Dai Shi, who along with his Lieutenant Camille and army of undead Rinshi warriors, is doing everything and anything he can to take over the world and have animals rule.
Initially RJ acts only as Sensei and trainer to the Power Rangers, but as the series progresses he joins their ranks as the Wolf Ranger. During this time they are also joined by the Power Ranger Dominic - who studied with RJ, and Fran - originally a customer then employee of Karma Pizza, who is enlisted to watch the monitors and advise of Rinshi attacks while RJ is with the other Power Rangers. Eventually, Camille is targeted by other Dai Shi 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 the 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 to finally defeat Dai Shi and its forces.
In the epilogue 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 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.
- Jason Smith as Casey Rhodes, the Red Tiger Ranger
He would later return in Super Megaforce to assist Jake and Emma.
- Aljin Abella as Theo Martin, the Blue Jaguar Ranger.
- Anna Hutchison as Lily Chilman, the Yellow Cheetah Ranger.
- David de Lautour as Robert "R.J." James, the Violet Wolf Ranger.
- Nikolai Nikolaeff as Dominic "Dom" Hargan, the White Rhino Ranger.
- Sarah Thomson as Fran
- Bede Skinner as Jarrod
- Holly Shanahan as Camille
- Kelson Henderson as the voice of Flit
- Jared Turner as the voice of Whiger (In Episode 29)
- 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
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