Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985)




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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 darkness. Before the princess can carry out her plan, Rainbow joins up with the warrior Krys and some special horses to outsmart and outfight the anti-technicolor faction.
Animation , Drama , Kids & Family
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Warner Bros. Pictures

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Patrick Fraley
as Lurky/On-X/Buddy Blue/Dog/Guard/Spectran/Slurthie
as Rainbow Brite
Peter Cullen
as Murky/Castle Monster/Glitterbot/Guard/Skydancer
Robbie Lee
as Twink/Shy Violet/Indigo/Lala Orange/Spectran
Andre Stojka
as Starlite/Wizard/Spectran
Rhonda Aldrich
as The Princess/The Creature
Les Tremayne
as Orin/Bombo/TV Announcer
Mona Marshall
as Red Butler/Witch/Castle Creature/Spectran
Jonathan Harris
as Count Blogg
David Workman
as Sgt. Zombo
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Critic Reviews for Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | March 26, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 18, 2013
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 4, 2016
Antagony & Ecstasy

Noisy, subpar cartoon adventure with lots of peril.

Full Review… | June 17, 2014
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review… | March 18, 2013
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer

It's got a catchy song or two but this movie is poorly animated, poorly written, and just plain stupid. My IQ fell a bit after this viewing.

Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson

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 Big Bad tying a rope around a planet and towing it to her home with a spaceship. Yeah, okay. Then there are the unnecessary comic asides with two bumbling villains that don't work on any level. Over on the editing and scripting side, the action constantly shifts away from Rainbow Brite and her mission just to keep the ancillary characters fresh in the minds of the audience. Those minor scenes, though, last a whopping 30 to 45 seconds, never providing enough time for those sequences to do anything of importance. The end result is a film that goes beyond cheesy to so sugary sweet I wanted to get my teeth checked after watching it. Even other blatant money grabs of the decade like the Transformers and G.I. Joe movies included risk and, well, real world stakes. There's nothing like that here, if you include winter not being able to go away...and the people of Earth literally giving up because of the snow and grayness. Really?

Jason Vargo
Jason Vargo

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 think kids today will still like it too.

Aj V
Aj V

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