Saban Entertainment was an independent television production company formed in 1983 by music and television producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy (who also reached the bottom line with the edition of "Nippon Animation Grimm's Fairy Tales") as "Saban Records", a U. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Haim Saban (Hebrew חיים סבן born 15 October 1944 in Alexandria, Egypt Personal life Haim Saban was born in Alexandria Shuki Levy ( Hebrew: שוקי לוי born June 3, 1947 in Tel Aviv, Palestine) is a Music is a Japanese animated Anthology series by Nippon Animation. The episodes are adaptations of a variety of folk and Fairy tales S. subsidiary of "Saban International Paris" (now SIP Animation) who provided music soundtracks to shows made by other companies (most notably DiC). In 1984, the company expanded in television production of its own, and was renamed "Saban Productions". Several years later, the company also established "Saban International" (now Buena Vista International Television), for international distribution of its shows (note: though used interchangeably with "Saban International Paris", they were technically two different entities). Also see general Walt Disney Studios or Buena Vista. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is a motion picture and television feature Finally, in the early 1990s the company renamed itself "Saban Entertainment".
This company is known for importing, dubbing, and adapting several Japanese series such as, Maple Town (. In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a Motion picture. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Maple Town, known as in Japan and Gúshi de Mapletown in Taiwan, is an Anime series centering on the adventures of . . Stories), Noozles (Fushigi na Koala Blinky and Printy), Samurai Pizza Cats (Kyatto Ninden Teyande), Dragon Ball Z and the first three Digimon series to North America and international markets for syndication, including both animation and live action shows. also known as The Wonderous Koala Blinky, was a 26-episode Anime by Nippon Animation Company that was originally released in Samurai Pizza Cats, known as Kyattō Ninden Teyandee (キャッ党 忍伝 てやんでえ in Japan, is an Anime series is a popular Japanese series of media and merchandise including Anime, Manga, Toys Video games trading card games and other The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames
Before moving to the United States, Haim Saban lived a decade in France, where he founded the aforementioned Saban International Paris, and participated in the importation of the first Japanese anime and sentai series which started in 1978, by producing the adaptations' score and opening theme. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Manga, or Japanese Comics, have been translated into many different languages in different countries including Brazil, Korea, The successful importation of Japanese licenses in France gave him a solid experience and the idea to apply the same principles in a bigger market, the United States, where he moved in 1983.
Saban was involved in the co-production of French/American anime shows created by Jean Chalopin for DIC. Jean Chalopin (born 31 May 1950) is a French producer and Writer. Some of these early 1980s co-productions were Ulysses 31, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, and The Mysterious Cities of Gold (the third of which actually was a Japanese anime). is a Franco - Japanese Anime series ( 1981) that updates the Greek and Roman Mythology of Odysseus (known Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors is a French / North American Animated TV show which first aired on September 16, also known as Esteban and the Seven Cities of Gold or abbreviated to MCoG by the fans is an Animated television series co-produced by DiC Entertainment
Saban is also notable for their various toku adapts, which include Power Rangers (based on the Super Sentai series), Beetleborgs (based on Juukou B-Fighters), VR Troopers (featuring elements of Metal Heroes series Shaider, Spielban and Metalder), and Masked Rider (an original interpretation using scenes from the Japanese Kamen Rider Black RX). is a Japanese word that literally means " Special effects " It is primarily used to refer to Live-action Japanese Film and Power Rangers is a long-running American Children's television series adapted from the Japanese Tokusatsu Super Sentai Series, though it The is the name given to the long running Japanese Superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd Big Bad Beetleborgs ' (and later Beetleborgs Metallix, see below is an American Television series produced by Saban VR Troopers (Virtual Reality Troopers was a syndicated Live action show produced by Saban (creators of the similar Mighty The is a genre of Tokusatsu Superhero TV series produced by Toei for Japanese television Masked Rider is an American Adaptation of the Japanese television series Kamen Rider BLACK RX, the ninth in a line of series shortened by some to Kamen Rider RX, is a Japanese Tokusatsu Superhero Television series produced as part of the Kamen Rider Series
Several original animated series were produced for Marvel Comics, and the company's dubbed products began to rapidly increase as the anime boom began. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Through a merger with Fox Children's Entertainment in 1996, Fox Kids was born (with "Fox Kids Worldwide" as the holding company), although the Fox Kids block had actually been promoting itself officially as "Fox Kids" since 1993; prior to that, they were just simply the "Fox Kids Network", and all shows at that time had been promoted as airing "on Fox"
During the anime boom of the 1980s/early-1990s, Saban decided to take a risk and introduce the Henshin Hero genre to America. Fox Kids (officially Fox Family Worldwide Inc and prior to that Fox Children's Productions and Fox Kids Worldwide was the FOX network's children's programming division Fox Kids (officially Fox Family Worldwide Inc and prior to that Fox Children's Productions and Fox Kids Worldwide was the FOX network's children's programming division is a Japanese word that literally means " Special effects " It is primarily used to refer to Live-action Japanese Film and (anime in Japanese, is the Japanese word for " Transformation," literally meaning "to change or transform the body In Japan, the Henshin Hero genre gained a lot of popularity led by manga writer Shotaro Ishinomori (creator of Kamen Rider, and co-producer of Toei) who is considered to be the "Father of Henshin Heroes. is the Japanese word for " Transformation," literally meaning "to change or transform the body was an influential figure in Manga, Anime and Tokusatsu who created several immensely popular long-running series such as Cyborg 009 and " Meanwhile, in America, the only forms of tokusatsu that Americans were familiar with were mainly Godzilla, Gamera, and Ultraman. is a Japanese word that literally means " Special effects " It is primarily used to refer to Live-action Japanese Film and Etymology Name "Godzilla" is a combination of two Japanese words and. Appearance Gamera's size rivals that of Toho 's own Kaiju, Godzilla. is a Fictional character featured in Tokusatsu, or "special effects" television programs in Japan
Shuki Levy decided to adapt a show from the Super Sentai genre, his first choices being Sun Vulcan, Bioman and Jetman which became Saban's first choice for the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The is the name given to the long running Japanese Superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd translated into English as Solar Squadron Sun Vulcan, is the fifth installment in Toei Company 's Super Sentai Tokusatsu television translated into English as Super Electronic Bioman, is Toei Company 's eighth installment in the Super Sentai series translated into English as Birdman Squadron Jetman, was the fifteenth entry of the Super Sentai television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (often abbreviated by fans as MMPR) is an American Live-action Television series, created Finally, 1992's Zyuranger was accepted and used for footage in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' first season in 1993, in conjunction to the release of Jurassic Park. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) translated into English as Dinosaur Squadron Zyuranger is a Japanese Tokusatsu Television series and the sixteenth entry in Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Jurassic Park is a Science fiction Novel that was written by Michael Crichton and published in 1990.
There were many doubts about how the series would turn out; surprisingly, the series became a hit. After the success of Power Rangers, Saban would go on to introduce other genres in Tokusatsu. The Metal Hero adaptations, VR Troopers, and Beetleborgs became hits as well, but ended prematurely due to lack of footage. The is a genre of Tokusatsu Superhero TV series produced by Toei for Japanese television VR Troopers (Virtual Reality Troopers was a syndicated Live action show produced by Saban (creators of the similar Mighty Big Bad Beetleborgs ' (and later Beetleborgs Metallix, see below is an American Television series produced by Saban Ishinomori's Kamen Rider character was introduced as a Power Rangers spin-off series, but compared to the other adaptations, it did not fare well in ratings. translated as Masked Rider, is a weekly Sci-fi story created by renowned Japanese Mangaka.
In October 2001, the group was sold to Disney as part of the sale of Fox Family Worldwide (now ABC Family) by Haim Saban and the News Corporation, and renamed BVS Entertainment. News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation Concurrently, Fox Kids was replaced with the Fox Box (now known as 4Kids TV), featuring a line of shows from 4Kids Entertainment. 4Kids TV (formerly FoxBox) is an American Saturday morning television Programming block. Disney gained ownership of all Saban's products, and began to air many of them on ABC Family, and later on Toon Disney in a programming block called Jetix. ABC Family is an American Cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company Toon Disney is a soon to be defunct 24-hour American Cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs Children Jetix is a Children's television programming brand owned by The Walt Disney Company. The European Fox Kids channel continued to run under that name until the beginning of 2005, when it was also rebranded as "Jetix", as is the former Fox Kids channel in Latin America.
(This list also includes shows made by DIC Entertainment, which Saban provided the music for. Also, with the exception of Pinocchio, shows produced by "Saban International Paris" feature "Saban's" in their title. This list also includes live-action movies they provided music for. )
Acquired from New World Communications. New World Communications was an independent motion picture and television production company and later Television station owner in the United States from the Originally produced by Grantray-Lawrence Animation. Grantray-Lawrence Animation was an animated cartoon studio active from 1954 to 1967 and founded by Grant Simmons, Ray Patterson (hence "Grant-Ray"
Acquired from New World Communications. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. Spider-Man is an Animated television series that ran from September 9, 1967 to June 14, 1970. New World Communications was an independent motion picture and television production company and later Television station owner in the United States from the Originally produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (later became Marvel Productions). DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE was a Hollywood-based American animated production company active from 1963 to 1981 Marvel Productions Ltd was a television and motion picture studio based in Hollywood California.
The Marvel Comics-based series were acquired from New World Communications. Fantastic Four is an animated series produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and Marvel Comics Animation in the late 1970s Spider-Woman is an Animated Television series, based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Woman. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc New World Communications was an independent motion picture and television production company and later Television station owner in the United States from the They were originally produced by Marvel Productions. Marvel Productions Ltd was a television and motion picture studio based in Hollywood California.
The Marvel Comics-based series were acquired from New World Communications. was a Super robot Anime series produced in 1981 and aired in 1982 in Japan. Maple Town, known as in Japan and Gúshi de Mapletown in Taiwan, is an Anime series centering on the adventures of The New Archies was a children's television Cartoon, based upon the long-running Archie Comic books and characters also known as The Wonderous Koala Blinky, was a 26-episode Anime by Nippon Animation Company that was originally released in Ox Tales (Japanese げらげらブース物語 Geragera Būsu Monogatari Dutch Boes is an Animated television series produced by Telecable Benelux B She-Ra Princess of Power is an American Animated television series produced in 1985 by Filmation. Note In some cases the names of characters places and things were changed for the English version Spider-Man is the name of a syndicated animated TV series based on the popular Marvel Comics character of the same name. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is an animated series produced by Marvel Productions Ltd The Super Mario Bros Super Show! The Adventures of Super Mario Bros Treasure Mall was a weekly syndicated kids game show running from June 11 - September 3, 1988. Voltron is a series of animated television programs, the first of which was titled Voltron Defender of the Universe. World Events Productions is a United States based Animation and distribution company founded by Ted Koplar based in St Wowsers! is also a signature expression used by the cartoon character Inspector Gadget. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc New World Communications was an independent motion picture and television production company and later Television station owner in the United States from the They were originally produced by Marvel Productions. Marvel Productions Ltd was a television and motion picture studio based in Hollywood California.
Most Saban owned media from the early 1990s made its way to VHS in most regions. Addams Family Reunion was the third movie of The Addams Family series released straight-to-video in 1998 Saban's Adventures of Pinocchio, known in Japan as, is a 52 episode Anime series by Tatsunoko Productions first aired in 1972 Captain Kangaroo was a Children's television series which aired weekday mornings on the American Television network CBS from Around the World in Eighty Dreams (Les Aventures de Carlos is an French animated series with 26 episodes produced in 1992 The Avengers United They Stand (also known simply as The Avengers) was an animated series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Bad Dog is a short-lived animated cartoon that aired on ABC and Teletoon during 1998 BattleTech is a Wargaming and Science fiction franchise launched by FASA Corporation and currently owned by WizKids. Big Bad Beetleborgs ' (and later Beetleborgs Metallix, see below is an American Television series produced by Saban Bureau of Alien Detectors is an American animated series that once aired on the UPN network's weekend-morning cartoon block UPN Kids. The Bots Master is a 1993 cartoon series produced by Jean Chalopin though his company "Creativite et Developpement" in France (where it is known Casper A Spirited Beginning is a Direct-to-video Spin-off of the 1995 Film Casper, released by 20th Century Casper Meets Wendy is a Direct-to-video sequel to the 1995 Film Casper. Origins The Creepy Crawlers TV Show was based on ToyMax's Creepy Crawlers Activity toy Diabolik is a Fictional character, an Anti-hero featured in Italian comics. is a popular Japanese series of media and merchandise including Anime, Manga, Toys Video games trading card games and other Funimation Entertainment (previously known as Funimation Productions, and usually stylized as FUNimation) is an American Entertainment company The Ocean Group is a production company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that specializes in localizing foreign animation (most often is a 5-member Superhero team which comprises the main characters in several Anime originally produced in Japan by Tatsunoko Productions and later The 1994 Fantastic Four Animated television series is the third animated series based on Marvel's Comic book series of the same name Flint the Time Detective, known in Japan as, was an animated Japanese Television series directed by Hiroshi Fukutomi. Gulliver's Travels (1726 amended 1735 officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World in Four Parts Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning ( German: Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre) usually abbreviated Heidi, is a novel about the events The Incredible Hulk is an American Animated television series starring the Marvel Comics character the Hulk. Iron Man is an Animated television series based on Marvel Comics ' Superhero Iron Man. is an Anime Television series with 26 episodes produced in 1980 by Tatsunoko Productions in Japan Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Little Shop was an Animated television series about a teenager and a giant indoor plant that ate everything in sight Mad Jack the Pirate was a short lived 1990s cartoon (1998 featuring only 13 episodes before being cancelled Masked Rider is an American Adaptation of the Japanese television series Kamen Rider BLACK RX, the ninth in a line of series is a Japanese Tokusatsu television series It was the twelfth installment in the Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (often abbreviated by fans as MMPR) is an American Live-action Television series, created Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie (also known as Power Rangers The Movie) is a movie based on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Monster Rancher, known as in Japan is an Anime series based on the video game series of the same name. BKN is also the callsign of a TV station in Broken Hill New South Wales Australia The Mouse and the Monster was a short-lived cartoon series that once aired on UPN network's cartoon block UPN Kids and the Fox Family Channel The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog was a Television series set in a Fantasy version of ancient Ireland, created by Saban Entertainment Power Rangers in Space (often abbreviated as PRiS or referred to as simply In Space) is a Television show that aired in 1998 as the Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (often abbreviated as PRLG and often simply called Lost Galaxy) is the fifth Television series and seventh season Power Rangers Turbo (often abbreviated as PRT, and often simply called Turbo) is a Television show based on the Japanese Power Rangers Zeo (often abbreviated as PRZ, and often simply called Zeo) is the fourth season of the Power Rangers franchise that is a continuation is an animated series produced by Fuji Television in the early 1990s based on upon the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale The Little Mermaid Samurai Cowboy is a movie filmed with the participation of the Alberta Motion Picture Development Corporation and Monarch Home video Samurai Pizza Cats, known as Kyattō Ninden Teyandee (キャッ党 忍伝 てやんでえ in Japan, is an Anime series The Silver Surfer is an animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero which aired on Fox in 1998. The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs is a children's Animated series, produced by Saban Entertainment, that aired on Fox Kids from 1998 Space Strikers was an Animated Television series which is based on the Jules Verne classic novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Spider-Man Unlimited is a short lived Animated series featuring the Marvel Comic book Superhero Spider-Man. Sugar and Spice may refer to "Sugar and Spice" (song, a 1963 song by The Searchers "Sugar and Spice" (song also known as Super Boink, is a Magical girl Parody Manga series by Taeko Ikeda which originally ran in the manga magazine Sweet Valley High is an American Television series which was based on Francine Pascal's book series of the same name. is an Anime series released in 1992 This series was intended to be a reboot of the original Tekkaman The Space Knight anime though these shows ultimately Tenko and the Guardians of the Magic was a Cartoon show from Japan produced by Saban that centered around the fictional adventures of real-life magician Till Death Us Do Part is a British sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1965 to 1975 Turbo A Power Rangers Movie is a 1997 feature-length movie set in the Power Rangers universe VR Troopers (Virtual Reality Troopers was a syndicated Live action show produced by Saban (creators of the similar Mighty Walter Melon was an 1998 animated TV show very loosely adapted from the French comic and television series Achille Talon. The Why Why Family ( French: Les Kikekoi and also known as Saban's The Why Why Family) is a French Cartoon Wildcats, sometimes rendered WildCats or WildCATs, is the name of multiple incarnations of a Superhero team created by the American Comic For the newer X-Men animated series see X-Men Evolution. For other uses see the X-Men (disambiguation page Xyber 9 New Dawn is an Animated television series produced by Bokabi and Saban Entertainment. Cybersix is a series of Argentine Comic books created by writers Carlos Meglia and Carlos Trillo. DinoZaurs The Series, also known as Prehistoric Warriors and in Japan, is the name of a show which is a combination of Japanese is a 26- Episode Anime Television series produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. Bandai Entertainment Inc is an Anime distribution company owned by the Japanese enterprise Namco Bandai Holdings. Los Luchadores was an American Live-action Children's television series that played as part of the Fox Kids programming block in Mon Colle Knights, known as in Japan, is an Anime and Manga series Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (often abbreviated as PRLR and often simply called Lightspeed Rescue) is the 2000 incarnation of the Power Rangers Time Force (often abbreviated as PRTF and often simply called Time Force) is the 2001 incarnation of the Power Rangers NASCAR Racers is an Animated television series about two rival NASCAR racing teams Team Fastex and Team Rexcor competing against each other Shinzo, known as in Japan, is an Anime based on an event where creatures known as Enterrans take over Earth and rename it in their own image Enterra Transformers Robots in Disguise is the title of the 2001 English- dubbed version of the Japanese television series Transformers Car Robot However, from the late nineties on, almost all Saban owned entities were only released as Region 4 (Australia). DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played According to current rights holders in the US, Buena Vista Entertainment, which acquired it through their buyout of the Fox Family Channel, they have no plans to release these films on to DVD, instead, some of it is seen on their daughter networks, Disney Channel, and ABC Family. For the Disney Channel in other countries see Disney Channel around the world. ABC Family is an American Cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company