Itsy Bitsy Spider

Revisiting Power Rangers is a project which compares the video of the original airings of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with that of the reversioned ones which aired on ABC Kids in 2010. For the most part, we leave it to the fan to make their own (educated) decisions on whether the changes are improvements or not.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) versus Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (2010)
Zack screams in reaction to a tarantula on his shoulder. Slimy spiders Zack screams in reaction to a tarantula on his shoulder with spiders animated on screen.
A binder is smashed into Zack’s shoulder. SLAM! A binder is smashed into Zack’s shoulder as a comic “SLAM!” appears on screen.
Putties surround the Forest Spirit Statue under dark night skies. A little bit too much color-fixing. Putties surround the Forest Spirit Statue under bright night skies.
Putties run about. A strange Putty effect. Putties run about with a strange visual effect.
Putties run about. A strange Putty effect. Putties run about with a strange visual effect.
Trini pushes a Putty away. OOF! Trini pushes a Putty away as a comic “OOF!” appears on screen.
Jason kicks a Putty in the back. Snap! Jason kicks a Putty in the back as a comic “Snap!” apperas on screen.
Billy nets a Putty. Yoink! Billy nets a Putty as a comic “YOINK!” appears ons creen.
Billy spins the netted Putty around. Yoink! Billy spins the netted Putty around as the comic “YOINK!” follows it around.
The Putties escape. A strange Putty effect. The Putties escape in a strange visual effect.
Scene transition effect. An additional scene transition effect. Different scene transition effect.
Scene transition effect. An additional scene transition effect. Different scene transition effect.
Zack dances in the park with his students. Zack’s hands are shiny. Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects.
Zack dances in the park with his students. A strange color-fixing. Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects.
Zack dances in the park with his students. More Zack effects. Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects.
Zack dances in the park with his students. More Zack effects. Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects.
Zack dances in the park with his students. More Zack effects. Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects.
Zack dances in the park with his students. More Zack effects. Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects.
Sleeping moths fly in to attack the students. Dirt? Moth shadows? Sleeping moths with visible shadows fly in to attack the students.
Fade to black for a commercial break.. Commercial bump with foreshadowing. Zack runs from the sleeping moths.
Fade to black for a commercial break.. Commercial bump with foreshadowing. Zack does a super kick.
Fade to black for a commercial break.. Commercial bump with foreshadowing. Spidertron appears.
Fade to black for a commercial break.. Commercial bump with foreshadowing. Zack’s students fall asleep.
Fade to black for a commercial break.. Commercial bump with foreshadowing. Black Ranger readies his Power Axe in front of wrinkled background.
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic..
Black Ranger readies his Power Axe. A brick wall. Black Ranger readies his Power Axe in front of brick background.
The Forest Spirit Statue is blasted and explodes. Highlighted impact beam and debris. The Forest Spirit Statue is blasted with a black beam and explodes.
Spidertron emerges. Spidertron Spidertron emerges in front of painted background.
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic..
Red Ranger flips over the camera. Colorful group coin. Red Ranger flips over the camera in front of red team power coin symbol.
Yellow Ranger flips over the camera. Colorful group coin. Yellow Ranger flips over the camera in front of yellow team power coin symbol.
Blue Ranger flips over the camera. Colorful group coin. Blue Ranger flips over the camera in front of blue team power coin symbol.
Pink Ranger flips over the camera. Colorful group coin. Pink Ranger flips over the camera in front of pink team power coin symbol.
Black Ranger jumps through the air. Fiery explosion with coin Black Ranger jumps through the air in front of Mastodon power coin symbol.
Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot. Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus! Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus!”.
Mastodon raises from its hiding spot. Black Ranger Mastodon! Mastodon raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Black Ranger Mastodon!”.
Triceratops raises from its hiding spot. Blue Ranger Triceratops! Triceratops raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Blue Ranger Triceratops!”.
Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spot. Yellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger! Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Yellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger!”.
Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot. Pink Ranger Pterodactyl! Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Pink Ranger Pterodactyl!”.
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic..
Dragonzord rises from its hiding spot. Green Ranger Dragonzord! Dragonzord rises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Green Ranger Dragonzord!”.
Dragonzord walks toward the camera. DRAGONZORD! Dragonzord walks toward the camera as a comic “DRAGONZORD!” appears on screen.
Dragonzord walks toward the camera. Dragonzord doesn’t take too kindly to these effects... Dragonzord walks toward the camera, breaking the comic “DRAGONZORD!” on impact.
Dragonzord Fighting Mode. Dragonzord Fighting Mode! Dragonzord Fighting Mode with a comic book graphic saying “Dragonzord Fighting Mode!”.
Tommy puts his hand on Zack’s shoulder, leaving behind a rubber spider. End credits now run over the last act of the episode to save time. Compared to the old way, the credits are arguably more readable now. Tommy puts his hand on Zack’s shoulder, leaving behind a rubber spider as end credits roll.
Zack reacts to the spider. Rubber spider Zack reacts to the spider as a spiderweb grahpic appears in the background.
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits. COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as animated spiders crawl down the screen.