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The Hero of Color City (2014)



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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, BLACK and WHITE, to save the day. Meeting with fantastical creatures and fun adventures along the way, Yellow discovers she has more courage than she knew and learns to believe in herself and to count on the support of her friends. Replete with valuable life lessons, THE HERO OF COLOR CITY will entertain and inspire. (c) Magnoliamore
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Kirsty Peart, Rich Raczelowski, J.P. McCormick, Jess Kedward
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 2, 2014
Box Office: $32.0k
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


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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.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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A weak Toy Story-esque animated film for preschool kids made with little imagination, little art, and even less soul.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
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This is a pretty lame computer-generated animated movie that will likely not engage kids much past the first grade.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
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"The Hero of Color City" cannily distills the children's movie to its lowest common denominator: bright colors flashing on screen.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
New York Times
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