The Hero of Color City
The Hero of Color City (2014)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 3, 2014
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2014
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Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Maricar Estrella
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

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.

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Chris Michael

It should appeal to the little ones, but there's not much here for the over-sixes.

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Sheila O'Malley

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.

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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a pretty lame computer-generated animated movie that will likely not engage kids much past the first grade.

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Todd Jorgenson

... might at best provide desperate parents with an electronic babysitter.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A weak Toy Story-esque animated film for preschool kids made with little imagination, little art, and even less soul.

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Geoff Berkshire

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.

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Dustin Putman

"The Hero of Color City" was made for five-year-olds and is unashamedly derivative of "Toy Story."

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