Do you remember Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer?It’s probably an appropriate time to revisit the Rainbow Brite character after the recent Rainbow Brite-ization of the X-Men characters started trending on social media websites and blogs. Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer marked the feature film debut of the Hallmark Cards character, as well as the only film to feature her.
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer was released in theaters on November 15, 1985. It was distributed by Warner Bros., and produced by DIC Entertainment and Hallmark Cards. The character had also appeared in a few television specials prior to the film’s release.
In her debut feature film, Rainbow Brite tries to bring spring to an Earth that is facing a perpetual winter. She must stop a wicked princess who wants all of Spectra, a planet-sized diamond through which all the light in the universe has to go through.
Rainbow Brite was introduced in 1983. She made her television debut in 1984 with a 13 episode animated series. The franchise was rebooted in 1996, 2003, 2009, 2014 and then again in 2015 through Hallmark’s online on-demand streaming video service Feeln. 2015 also saw with it a line of new merchandise sold only by Hallmark online and in its shops.
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer is currently available on DVD.