February 2, 1996
Web posted at: 6:30 a.m. EST
From Entertainment Correspondent Dennis Michael
HOLLYWOOD, California (CNN) -- If you're a parent, then you know that toy store shelves and the TV schedules are already full of the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." And now, these multicolored crusaders are moving onto the shelves of your local software store.
Saban Entertainment has created an in-house unit to produce CD-ROMs based on the successful children's series. The programs are aimed at very young fans of the Power Rangers. For example, the coloring book program doesn't require much eye to hand coordination, and the jigsaw puzzle game can be dialed down to the very simplest level. The software also offers a talking print kit. Children can print out cards, posters, and letterheads bearing the characters' likenesses.
But the most interesting product might be the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers create-a-movie. It allows young editors to string together digital video clips. Ironically, the hit television show is made up of segments borrowed from a Japanese adventure series, with English language segments edited in. Now, kids can edit their own Ranger adventures.
The CD-ROMs cost $20 each, and are available on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
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