Saban Entertainment (or just "Saban"), was an independent television production company formed in 1983. The company was initially founded as "Saban Records" by soundtrack pioneers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy, who were behind many classic and enduring theme songs from 1980s animation (the largest contributions being for DIC). Upon corporate expansion in 1983, they changed their name to "Saban Productions" and sowed the seeds for what later become "Saban International", which would distribute original and imported television programming.
Saban would become best known in the 1990s for taking a well known Japanese superhero genre and making it not just something that stood on its own, but a worldwide phenomenon that endures to this day: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
Near the end of its run, the company turned its attention to the demand for new Transformers episodes in the aftermath of Beast Machines' conclusion, and it imported and dubbed Robots in Disguise in 2001. Saban was absorbed by Disney in the same year, and Buena Vista attained all of its programming.