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Rainbow Rangers is a Nick Jr. show produced by Genius Brands International. The show premiered on November 5, 2018, with a second season premiering in October 2019.

The series follows seven magical girls who live in Kaleidoscopia, a fantastic land at the other end of the rainbow that is home to magical creatures. Whenever Kalia, the Spirit of the Rainbow, senses trouble, the Rangers go on missions to Earth to help protect it and its natural beauty.

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  • All-CGI Cartoon: The series is completely CGI.
  • Alliterative Name: Rosie Redd, Bonnie Blueberry, and Lavender LaViolette.
  • Art Shift: Early promos were in 2D, but the series itself is CGI.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: "Rangers in Space" has the Rangers, and Floof, able to survive in space without helmets or equipment.
  • Big Good: Kalia is the Spirit of the Rainbow who calls the Rangers to action when she sees trouble in the world. She acts as the girls' mentor.
  • But Now I Must Go: When the Rangers' mission is solved, they declare "homeward bound" and head home.
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  • Cast Speciation: Every girl has a different power, color, and special gadget.
  • Catchphrase: Many. Rosie and Kalia say "Ride, Rangers, ride," frequently (or some variation like "Dive, Rangers dive"), Lavender has "Splendiferous," Anna's "Unbe-squeeze-able," Indigo has "Betcha I'll beat ya!" and "Gotcha good, knew I would," and Preston Praxton always says "Booby trap!" when activating said traps.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The Rainbow Rangers are all themed after the seven colors of the rainbow.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Kalia's powers are seemingly endless, and she can do all the Rangers can and more.
  • Cool Bike: Spectra-Scooters are super-fast scooters that every Ranger has.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Patty Praxton is Preston Praxton's daughter, and isn't all bad.
  • Dumb Blonde: Anna Banana is often the last to pick up on things and comically misinterprets things at times.
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  • Every Episode Ending: Every episode ends with the rangers declaring "homeward bound" and flying back through the portal to Kaleidoscopia.
  • The Fashionista: Lavender LaViolette is a dramatic fashionista.
  • Flight: Lavender LaViolette's Flitter Flower allows her to fly.
  • Framing Device: Every episode starts with a situation in Kaleidoscopia that relates to the mission or lesson the girls learn on Earth, which they apply once they return.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: When the rainbow representing a problem Kalia spies flies to the Crystal Command Center, many other places in Kaleidoscopia can be seen, including a volcano, an icy mountain, a beach, and a forest.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Anna Banana is naive and sweet, and can talk to animals. The animals are affectionate and love her in return, and in the first episode she's the only one on the team who can convince a polar bear cub to trust them.
  • The Ghost: Preston Praxton has an offscreen assistant, Grace, who he frequently talks to but is never seen.
  • Green Aesop: Every episode is about protecting the environment, animals, and preserving Earth's natural beauty, which is threatened by Preston Praxton's schemes as well as natural dangers.
  • The Heart: Mandarin Orange is the cheerleader of the group and boosts morale with songs and speeches.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: The Rangers are young and still mastering their powers, so they don't always work as expected at times.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: Lavender LaViolette can shrink to the size of a butterfly.
  • Invisibility: Pepper Mintz's Shimmer Shawl can turn herself and things around her invisible.
  • It Only Works Once: The Music Power of Mandy’s Hypno-Flute only works once per living thing.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Floof can only say his name and acts as a clumsy, cute Team Pet. Promotional material wanted him to be the next Baby Groot in appealing to children.
  • The Klutz: Floof is very clumsy and usually has a comical way of exiting his pet door.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Indigo Allfruit tends to act first and think later, often rushing into danger.
  • Magic Music: Mandarin Orange's hypno-flute plays magic music that can hypnotize anyone, but it only works once per creature.
  • Merchandise-Driven: Mattel handles toy duties, which was emphasized at the end of the teaser trailer.
  • Mind-Control Music: Mandarin Orange's hypno-flute can make others obey commands, but it only works once per creature.
  • Mission Control: Kalia's role is to identify a mission and select the best Rangers for said mission.
  • Multinational Team: Each of the Rangers was designed with different ethnicities in mind.
  • Never Say "Die": An episode about cutting down trees dances around the word "death," calling the trees "gone," "broken," and "down forever."
  • Older Hero Versus Younger Villain: Patty Praxton is 8, while the Rangers are 9.
  • Once an Episode: Every episode has the Rainbow Rangers theme playing as the girls get ready to go to Earth, with a Theme Tune Roll Call of the members and their powers.
  • The One Guy: Floof is the only male character on the side of good.
  • Only Six Faces: Almost every Ranger has the same face, cheekbones, and nose.
  • Personality Powers: Many of the Rangers' power correspond to their personalities, with the shy Pepper Mintz turning invisible, while no-nonsense Rosie has super strength.
  • Pokémon Speak: The only thing Floof can say is his own name.
  • Punny Name: Pepper Mintz's name is a pun on peppermints.
  • Rainbow Motif: The Rainbow Rangers are named and colored after the rainbow.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: On the official YouTube channel, several music videos reuse songs from Genius Brands' previous project SpacePOP.
  • Required Secondary Powers: In an episode where the Rangers are trapped in a bathysphere, Bonnie notes that the water pressure would break apart ordinary humans as well as the sphere, but since they're Kaleidoscopians they can breathe underwater and adjust to water pressure without getting harmed. They can also withstand intense heat and the vacuum of space.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Anna Banana's gadget is Mr. Stuffie Wuffie, a toy that's so cute anyone who hugs it can only sit and cuddle things.
  • Ridiculously Fast Construction: Bonnie Blueberry's gadget is the Construct-O-Max, which lets her build things extremely quickly (for all intents and purposes, it's a portable replicator from Star Trek: The Next Generation).
  • Robot Me: "Look Out Lemur" has Preston build a giant robot version of himself which is so lifelike it responds to Mandy's hypno-flute.
  • Rule of Three: Three Rangers are selected each episode to go on missions.
  • Save the Villain: The Rangers have had to save Preston and Patty a few times, like when an alligator visited their swimming pool.
  • Sentai: The team takes several cues from this genre.
  • Shrinking Violet: Pepper Mintz is a shy, introverted bookworm who loves to read.
  • The Smart Guy: Bonnie Blueberry is analytical and smart, and Pepper Mintz is a shy bookworm who's also quite smart.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Gisele and the Green Team, an earlier Genius Brands property with a similar premise that wasn't successful.
  • The Spock: Bonnie Blueberry is smart like a computer, and doesn't understand silliness or practical jokes. She even refers to things as being "logical".
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Rosie, Anna, and especially Bonnie go on the most missions by far, with Mandarin and Pepper going on far less missions.
  • Standardized Leader: Rosie Redd's only trait in the preview is "The Leader," and she's generally no-nonsense and eager to get things done.
  • Stock Footage: The Rangers' transformations and meeting up with Kalia are almost the exact same every episode.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Kalia can do just about anything, but never goes on missions herself.
  • Strictly Formula: Episodes begin with a problem occurring on Earth, the girls having a problem or argument on Kaleidoscopia, then a trip to Earth for the mission, which never goes well the first time they try to solve it, then using what they learned on the mission to resolve the initial dispute.
  • Super Senses: Bonnie Blueberry's power is super vision, and Mandarin Orange has super hearing.
  • Super Speed: Indigo Allfruit has super speed, and is a prankster.
  • Super Strength: Rosie Redd has super strength.
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: Kalia's Mirror of Marvels lets her and other Rangers monitor missions on Earth and see areas in need of help.
  • Tag Line: Several, including "Ride, Rangers, Ride!" and "Help is a rainbow away!"
  • Team Pet: Floof the Prismacorn helps the team out on missions.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Kalia's eyes are rainbow-colored.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Preston Praxton's ignorance has endangered himself and his daughter several times, like going out on a raft in the middle of a storm, going out in the ocean when a tsunami is coming, or swimming in a pool where an alligator resides. In such cases, the Rangers have to save them before they're seriously hurt or worse.
  • Transformation Sequence: While running through their individual tunnels to the Crystal Command Center, the girls' outfits become their Ranger uniforms.
  • Tricked-Out Shoes: Indigo Allfruit's Super Sonic Rainbow Sneakers let her move incredibly fast.
  • Visible Invisibility: Whenever Pepper turns invisible, she leaves a glowing green outline so viewers can see where she is.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Preston Praxton's traps are meant to keep the Rangers out of his way, not harm them.
  • X-Ray Vision: Rosie Redd's Tiara-Visor lets her see through objects.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: With rainbow-themed characters comes rainbow-colored hair to match.


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