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Rainbow Brite

1 9 8 4 – 1 9 8 6 (USA/France/Japan)
13 x 25 minute episodes

Rainbow Brite is a young girl on a mission to make the world brighter and hearts lighter by replacing darkness with colour and light using her powerful colour belt.

She is aided in her adventures in Rainbow Land by her faithful companions – a sprite named Twink and an egotitstical talking horse named Starlite – and her closest friends the Color Kids (and, occasionally, an 11-year-old Earth boy called Brian).

Each of the Color Kids is in charge of their respective colour, has a personal sprite and manages a number of like-coloured sprites that mine colour crystals from the nearby Color Caves. These crystals are processed into Star Sprinkles which are the essential components for brightening and colouring any object or place.

Their mission is often interrupted by the evil Murky Dismal, his clumsy and dimwitted sidekick Lurky, his genie Monstromurk and other villains such as The Dark Princess, Count Blogg and Sgt. Zombo.

The animated series debuted in 1984, the same year Hallmark Cards licensed Rainbow Brite to Mattel for a range of dolls and other merchandise. A feature-length film – Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer – was released by Warner Bros. in 1985.

The franchise was rebooted in 2014 with a three-part mini-series released on Hallmark’s online streaming video service, Feeln, starring Emily Osment as the voice of Rainbow Brite and Molly Ringwald as the voice of the Dark Princess.

Rainbow Brite
Bettina Bush
Twink
Robbie Lee
Starlite
Andre Stojka
Murky Dismal
Peter Cullen
Lurky
Pat Fraley
Red Butler
Mona Marshall
Lala Orange
Robbie Lee
Canary Yellow
Mona Marshall
Patty O’Green
Mona Marshall
Buddy Blue
Pat Fraley
Indigo
Robbie Lee
Shy Violet
Robbie Lee
Tickled Pink
Rhonda Aldrich
Brian
Scott Menville
The Dark Princess
Rhonda Aldrich
Count Blogg
Jonathan Harris
Sgt. Zombo
David Workman