New York, NY -- Kideo has partnered with Saban Brands to create the first-ever collection of personalized Power Rangers Samurai DVDs and digital video shorts. Utilizing Pix 3D, a new cutting-edge photo-personalization technology developed by Kideo’s parent company PixFusion, fans of the beloved television series can transport themselves into one of the action-packed episodes from the season and become an actual Samurai Power Ranger. The new personalized videos, available this fall, will allow fans worldwide to "morph" into their favorite Ranger.
Fans of the No. 1 live-action kids series will have a chance to battle evil and step into the famous color-coded battle suits and matching helmets with the launch of the new personalized Power Rangers Samurai experience. To star in a Power Rangers Samurai episode, users upload an existing image from their computer or Facebook account. PixFusion’s patented 3D image modeler technology then transforms the photo into a 3D image, capturing facial expressions and mouth and eye movement, enabling users to “morph” into the live-action adventure. The 3D photo-personalized Power Rangers Samurai products will be available at www.Kideo.com.
Following its introduction in 1993, Saban's Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children's television program in the United States. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others, the series was seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and was a mainstay in the most prominent international children's programming blocks.
“Power Rangers has been one of the leading pop culture character brands for nearly 20 years,” said Rich Collins, Chief Executive Officer, PixFusion. “We feel the property has remained a perennial favorite by presenting the powerful idea of ordinary kids doing extraordinary things. Everyone should have an opportunity to feel like a superhero and our unique personalized video experience enables fans, both young and old, to virtually save the day alongside some of the most iconic action stars of all-time.”
“Watching Power Rangers episodes is a fun and engaging experience, but Power Rangers fans everywhere are going to love using this very innovative technology to take that experience to the next level and create a very personalized and amazingly fun experience,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “Our partnerships with technology companies such as Kideo and PixFusion are important as our audience looks for new ways to enjoy their favorite superheroes."
Power Rangers recently debuted the latest chapter in the long-running, popular entertainment franchise with Saban's Power Rangers Super Samurai. The all-new half-hour televisionseries, which currently airs on Nickelodeon Saturdays at 1pm ET, features a new cast of Rangers and never-before-seen villains, as well as high-octane action, martial arts and advanced special effects.
Source: Saban Brands