Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985)

This routine small tots' animated feature is about a young girl named Rainbow Brite who brings color to the universe. She is forced to do battle with the henchmen of a wicked princess determined to plunge everything into a colorless… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Robert Blau
Chicago Tribune

Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer is not an especially imaginative tale, and the animation is at times lifeless.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An exemplar of the state of children animation from that era if I ever saw one. Not a compliment, that.

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Michael Blowen
Boston Globe

So incompetently crafted that it makes the Saturday-morning cartoons seem like Disney classics.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Noisy, subpar cartoon adventure with lots of peril.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Wherever she goes, she leaves a rainbow trail. As a matter of fact, the film has rainbows everywhere. I stopped counting at 247 or so.

TV Guide

The animation is wretched, and the whole thing is so sickly sweet as to be almost nauseating.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Yes, it's a cheesy kids cartoon-based movie from the 80s, but it actually was really cool, the story is good and so is the animation. I enjoyed it, and I… More
Jason Vargo
Even in the world of merchandise tie-in animated movies, this Rainbow Brite outing is pretty terrible. One of the main points of the film revolves around the… More