Power Rangers Jungle Fury
|Power Rangers Jungle Fury|
|Based on||Juken Sentai Gekiranger|
by Toei Company
The Walt Disney Company
|Directed by||Mark Beesley|
David de Lautour
|Theme music composer||Gabriel Moses|
Gad Emile Zeitune
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||32 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Bruce Kalish|
|Producer(s)||Sally Campbell |
|Production location(s)||Auckland, New Zealand|
Kyoto, Japan, & Tokyo, Japan
|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
|Original network||Toon Disney (Jetix)|
ABC (ABC Kids)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||February 18 –|
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 United States 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 was broadcast on Toon Disney's Jetix programming block and ABC Kids in the United States. This was the third Disney series not to have a crossover series along with Power Rangers Ninja Storm and Power Rangers Mystic Force and also the third not to have an African American Ranger. This was the last Power Rangers season to be aired on Jetix and Toon Disney as both blocks were defunct and replaced by Disney XD in the United States as other countries continue with Jetix until 2010, the next season moved to its original programming block on ABC Kids. Jungle Fury was originally set to be the final season and was said to have low ratings.
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. Jarrod's arrogant and bullying nature led to him being excluded and a rookie named Casey 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 who then escapes. The new guardians travel to the city of Ocean Bluff to seek 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, other henchmen, and army of undead Rinshi warriors is attempting to take over the world and allow animals to rule over humans.
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 Dominic who studied with RJ, and Fran - originally a customer then employee of Karma Pizza. Dominic joins as the 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, 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.
Cast and characters
Jungle Fury Rangers
- Jason Smith as Casey Rhodes, the Red Tiger/Gorilla Ranger
- Aljin Abella as Theo Martin, the Blue Jaguar/Antelope Ranger.
- Anna Hutchison as Lily Chilman, the Yellow Cheetah/Penguins 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 Elephant Spirit Ranger.
- Oliver Driver as Master Swoop, the Bat Spirit Ranger.
- Paul Gittins as Master Fin, the Shark Spirit Ranger.
- 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
- 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)
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