The Hero of Color City
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Synopsis: Each night, when Ben falls asleep, his Crayons' magical Crayon Box transports them to COLOR CITY, a world of dazzling hues, soaring fantasy and the whimsy of childhood. When YELLOW is accidentally left behind in Ben's room, she awakens two Unfinished Drawings: KING SCRAWL, a huge monster, and GNAT, Scrawl's sidekick. They follow Yellow to Color City and claim the enchanted Rainbow Waterfall and all of its color for themselves. Soon Color City will fade and our lovable crayon characters will disappear. It's up to Yellow and her pals, BLUE, GREEN, RED, and the twins,… More

Available Online

Showtimes near

No showtimes available near this location for this date
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The story and characterizations never get much deeper than "We're all special in our own way." At times, the five writers borrow a little too heavily from other properties."
‑ Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times
"This is a pretty lame computer-generated animated movie that will likely not engage kids much past the first grade."
‑ Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"Bland, though well-meaning, animated fable."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"There's also a character who's a borderline libelous ripoff of 'The Simpsons'' Jerry Lewis-y Professor Frink."
‑ Matt Prigge, Metro
"No cartoon has ever conveyed the struggle for self-actualization with such an inexpressive sense of imagination as this cheap and glorified babysitter."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"A weak Toy Story-esque animated film for preschool kids made with little imagination, little art, and even less soul."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Cheerfully exhorting imagination, creativity and bravery in children while demonstrating none of those virtues itself, "The Hero of Color City" proves to be a dispiritingly colorless feature-length babysitter."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Variety
"Gentle adventure is sweet, colorful, but not very original."
‑ Yvonne Condes, Common Sense Media
"Delightful, fast-moving animated feature that boasts entertaining characters, lovely visuals and fun tunes."
‑ Simi Horwitz, Film Journal International
"It's a fun, fantastical tale for the toddler set but may not translate to older children who are too tied up with heady video games. For adults, it may take you back to a time when crayons were king."
‑ Maricar Estrella, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
""The Hero of Color City" cannily distills the children's movie to its lowest common denominator: bright colors flashing on screen."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
"Even if you allow for the the fact that the film is geared towards the 5-year-old set, it's still a pretty dreary experience, made even more so by screamingly vivid colors, uninspiring animation and grating songs."
‑ Sheila O'Malley,
"Decent voices, pitifully unimpressive animation in service of a story that barely deserves the label "story.""
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
More reviews for The Hero of Color City on Rotten Tomatoes