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Power Rangers soar over Bristol ... as hot air balloons

Cartoon heroes help spice up Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.


August 11, 2015 | Latest Photo Prev Next
power ranger balloonspower ranger balloonsPhoto: Courtesy of Saban Brands
August 11, 2015 | Latest Photo

The Power Rangers are looking a little different these days. Their heads have swollen to gargantuan proportions, and while they were always pretty good at jumping and sometimes even rising above the ground, it looks like they've taken playing with the ozone layer to a new level.

Over four sunny days, 130 balloons lifted into the air at the 37th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in Great Britain last week, including some Power Ranger ones. The new movie version of the Power Rangers, which will be produced by the Israeli co-creators of the series, Haim Saban and Shuki Levy, is in the works and will be released in 2017. Until then, we'll enjoy sightings like this to get our fix of spandex-clad teenagers with attitude.

Visitors to Ashton Court Estate in Bristol over the weekend of Thursday, August 6th to Sunday, August 9th, were also able to watch the Power Rangers balloon teams prep, inflate, launch and land the Powered Up balloons.Visitors crowded to the Ashton Court Estate to watch the balloon teams prep, inflate, launch and land the balloons. (Photo: Courtesy of Saban Brands)
Aficionados from around the world travel travel to see and fly the balloons.Aficionados from around the world travel to the fiesta every year. (Photo: Courtesy of Saban Brands)
Saban debuted the two balloons at the festival’s Night Glow event.Saban debuted the two balloons at the festival’s Night Glow event. (Photo: Courtesy of Saban Brands)
The balloons were designed to look like Red and Pink Mighty Morphin Power Rangers helmets. (Photo: Courtesy of Saban Brands)The balloons were designed to look like Red and Pink Mighty Morphin Power Rangers helmets. (Photo: Courtesy of Saban Brands) (Photo: Courtesy of Saban Brands)
The balloons were 77 feet long and six stories tall. (Photo: Courtesy of Saban Brands)Each balloon was 77 feet long and six stories tall. (Photo: Courtesy of Saban Brands)


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