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Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985)

Rainbow Brite must stop an evil princess and her underlings from taking over the planet Spectra.

Writers:

Jean Chalopin (story), Howard R. Cohen (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bettina Bush ... Rainbow Brite (voice) (as Bettina)
Pat Fraley ... Lurky / On-X / Buddy Blue / Dog / Guard / Spectran / Slurthie / Glitterbot (voice) (as Patrick Fraley)
Peter Cullen ... Murky Dismal / Castle Monster / Glitterbot / Guard / Skydancer / Slurthie (voice)
Robbie Lee ... Twink / Shy Violet / Indigo / La La Orange / Spectran / Sprites (voice)
Andre Stojka ... Starlite / Wizard / Spectran (voice)
David Mendenhall ... Krys (voice)
Rhonda Aldrich Rhonda Aldrich ... The Princess / The Creature (voice)
Les Tremayne ... Orin / Bombo / TV announcer (voice)
Mona Marshall ... Red Butler / Witch / Spectran / Castle Creature / Patty O'Green / Canary Yellow (voice)
Jonathan Harris ... Count Blogg (voice)
Marissa Mendenhall Marissa Mendenhall ... Stormy (voice)
Scott Menville ... Brian (voice)
Charlie Adler ... Popo (voice) (as Charles Adler)
David Workman David Workman ... Sargeant Zombo (voice)
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Rainbow Brite, and her magical horse Starlite, must stop an evil princess and her underlings from taking over the planet Spectra. When they meet Orin, the wise Sprite tries to make the two children get along and work together to stop the evil Princess. Orin tells them that they can only destroy her by combining their own powers against her. Getting in the way of their mission is the sinister Murky Dismal and his bumbling assistant Lurky who, as usual, are lavishing in the new gloom created by the darkening of Spectra, as well as trying to steal Rainbow's magical color belt. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rainbow Brite lights up the screen in her first big movie.


Certificate:

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Trivia

Rich Rudish, a Hallmark Cards employee since 1964, served as this film's art director. See more »

Goofs

The direction of the colors of the rainbow is reversed from shot-to-shot in some scenes - i.e. when Rainbow Brite and Starlight first leave Rainbow Land, the rainbow is red-orange-yellow-green-blue; on the reverse shot, it's blue-green-yellow-orange-red. See more »

Quotes

Rainbow Brite: Starlite, quick!
Starlite: I will not wear booties.
On-X: Better than falling down.
Starlite: [neighs in annoyance] Ooh, my poor dignity.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits scroll in a rainbow-tinted background, while "Rainbow Brite and Me" plays. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Death Wish 3 (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Brand New Day
Music by Haim Saban & Shuki Levy
Lyrics by Howard R. Cohen
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User Reviews

 
A Cartoon movie made in the 1980's...and a pretty good one at that.
23 January 2002 | by mage_83See all my reviews

Rainbow Brite and the star Stealer is not for people who were born before 1980 or after 1989. Most of those people would not appreciate the great things that are 80's cartoons. The fact that Rainbow Brite was made into a movie is a guilty pleasure for many of us who remember watching the tv show as a child. Granted, much of the dialogue is quite amusing and silly, and the plot is nonexistant to pointless, but it's a very cool movie none the less.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iridella e il ladro di stelle See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,847,962, 17 November 1985

Gross USA:

$4,889,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,889,971
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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