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Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985)

Bettina Bush , Pat Fraley , Bernard Deyriès , Kimio Yabuki  |  G |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bettina Bush, Pat Fraley, Peter Cullen, Robbie Lee, Andre Stojka
  • Directors: Bernard Deyriès, Kimio Yabuki
  • Writers: Jean Chalopin, Howard R. Cohen
  • Producers: Alan Lee, Andy Heyward, Jean Chalopin, Tetsuo Katayama
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Animated, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002J4ZY6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,402 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer" on IMDb

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The girl with the striped moonboots and royal-blue epaulets is back from the 1980s to save the world for a new generation of young viewers. This time the gal, her rainbow-tailed horse Starlite, and her sidekick sprite Twink must face down a selfish princess who has stolen the biggest diamond in the universe, preventing light from reaching the world, and sending earth into a neverending winter. (Don't try to justify the plot from a scientific standpoint.) The rerelease of this 1985 production marks the relaunching of the Rainbow Brite franchise, following the successful returns of other '80s era cartoon characters like Care Bears and My Little Pony. Nostalgic young parents will revel in the big hair and big shoulders, and little ones will just enjoy the pretty horses and the colors. This 85-minute movie may also have some appeal to young males as the secondary hero is a boy with a robotic horse. (Ages 3 and older) --Kimberly Heinrichs

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Disc has external signs of wear. DVD(s) have been TESTED and are GUARANTEED WORKING.100% guaranteed against defects. Comes securely packaged in a DVD case but ***THE ORIGINAL CASE AND ARTWORK ARE NOT INCLUDED*** Contact us within 7 days if there is any defect, and we will gladly refund your purchase. Our standard shipping method is USPS First Class mail.

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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
My Goodness! Just when I thought that this movie was out of print I come across this wonderful link at Amazon.com! Oh, how I could kiss them!
If you are looking for an 80s cartoon to bring back the good ol' days in animation you can stop here and click the "Add to Shopping Cart" button, because you have found THE most perfect 80s cartoon of all time. People of all ages, male or female will love this movie! Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer is full of colorful animation (excuse the pun) and great songs that just make you want to get up and dance like it's the 80s all over again.
Rainbow Brite must deal with her greatest adversary yet: an evil Princess who wants to take the greatest light in the world and keep it to herself, thus causing all of the color to disappear from the world. (no light = no colors!) This is an even bigger job than trying to fight Murky or Lurky! Along the way, Rainbow Brite meets a new friend and she learns that working together really does help. Only friendship and unselfishness can save the day!
This is a rare treat to find on the web, so if you really must have an 80s cartoon to keep you going, THIS IS A MUST HAVE! It definitely made my day (as it will over and over on my television set for years to come ^_~)!!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! December 22, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I love this movie! Ever since I was a little kid I've liked rainbow brite. And now at 15 it's no different than when i was 5. I definitely recommend watching this movie. All the rainbow kids and the little sprites were very cute and it actually had a good storyline. If anyone is reading this and you havent seen this great movie i'll give a little review for you :) Rainbow Brite is getting ready to bring spring to earth, when she tries to do this, her star sprinkles don't work. So she goes to find out the source of this problem was. When she goes back to Rainbowland she finds a strange horse there who is looking for her help, she goes with him... that's all i'm going to say, so watch it! :)
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not sexist January 27, 2005
By Vashti
Format:DVD
It's missing the point dramatically to say that this film depicts girls as useless. There's a fairly typical boy/girl rivalry depicted, yes, but I don't believe anyone who watched the film from the start could reasonably think that girls are depicted as useless or powerless in it.

I was able to figure out that the Krys character's opinion of girls was biased and unjustified (and, ultimately, proven wrong within the film) when I was eight. Today I'm a self-described feminist and I still think "Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer" presents a number of positive and powerful role models for young girls. I'd happily recommend it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Movie - Don't Love Waiting For It July 6, 2006
By RoryOry
Format:DVD
I am in the same boat as everyone else: I love this movie and was ESTATIC to see it was available on DVD. I am just still waiting for it through amazon. I ordered the movie on May 16, 2006 and it is now July 6, 2006 and still no movie. I am NOT happy. I am disappointed in Amazon for advertising a 1 to 3 week delivery period. That is a complete lie and would recommend to anyone purchasing this movie to click on the the "new & used" link, or to use eBay if they can.

Aside from the ordering conflict- the movie itself is wonderful and I am so HAPPY to read that I am NOT the only adult (23 years old) who is in search of a classic! YOU GO RAINBOW BRITE!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Movies Ever. Not just for kids. February 13, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This movie is awesome and truly has a great storyline. It hasinspired and touched me in a way that only can be described when yousee the movie. The movie is about a girl named Rainbow Brite, who brings color to the Earth, with the help of her friends (the Color Kids, Starlite and the Sprites). All I can say is that, Rainbow Brite along with other countless 80's shows (Robotech, He-Man, She-ra, Jayce and the Wheeled Warrios, Transformers, etc.) inspired kids. You look at what kids shows are today and they don't even come close to the feeling you get when watching a good movie like this and the ones mentioned above as well. A great part of many people's childhood. END
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow Brite is the most awsome cartoon February 23, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Rainbow Brite is my all time favorate cartoon when I was little. The Wuzzles are right behind it but anyway I am 15 and absolutley LUV this movie! It's great for anybody of any age. For all those people who think that I'm completley pathetic, you have just lost sight of your childhood. Rock on CHILDREN OF THE 80'S!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh My Gosh THIS IS THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN! December 28, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of my faverote movies of all times! Not because I'm the biggest Rainbow Fan ever but that it's a Great movie for all ages! The Color kids,Sprites,Kyris,and Rainbow help defeate that MEAN Murky and Lurky and The Princess and count Blog. Well Lurky isn't all that bad! Anybody any age has to see this movie and remeber the great Rainbow Times!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHE SIMPLY ROCKS November 19, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
I must say Rainbow Brite is one of the greatest cartoons i have ever watched as a child. I grew up with her. I had every movie, every doll, every rainbow brite thing out there. I WAS rainbow brite as a young kid. hehe, I even ate the rainbow brite cereal :D! This is A definite MUST for kids of ALL ages. Though im very dissappointed they discontinued her. :( But ill always remember it :) Hey, im 18 years old and STILL love Rainbow Brite. shes one of thos things that you could never grow out of if yer a kid at heart :)I recommend this video or any others to anyone out there
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome DVD!
I love this movie! It was one of my favorites as a child and I am glad to own it now! The quality of the DVD is as expected.
Published 8 days ago by Chalaina Connors
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Classic!
What girl from the 80ies doesn't love Rainbow Brite?! Only negative is she yells when talking, bad call by the director.
Published 1 month ago by Andrea Koder
2.0 out of 5 stars Skip the movie and stick with the cartoon
I LOVED rainbow Brite as a child and wanted to share the cartoon with my young daughter. Mistake. This movie was pretty terrible. Poor animation. Read more
Published 4 months ago by research B4U buy
5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow Fan
There is nothing about rainbow brite that I don't love. I grew up watching her cartoons, I had the dolls, a homemade star belt...sharing rainbow brite with my kids is amazing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cyrus
5.0 out of 5 stars Memory Lane
I loved this movie as a kid, watching it again I remember why. It was as good as I remember, plus I love the fact that they don't throw a moral in your face like all cartoons seem... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars a childhood memory
Rainbow Bright is a great 1980s cartoon for those of us whom remember it still the price is really high! I found it for $5. Read more
Published 8 months ago by b
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Favorite!
I am 30 years old and this was a favorite movie of mine from childhood. I still love it today and watch it even though I don't have kids. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Melissa Carr
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like I remembered it =)
I showed this to my 2nd grade classroom for our end of the year party, and they loved it. Some good things never go out of date =)
Published 8 months ago by Nina
5.0 out of 5 stars MY FAVORITE!!!
I was a little bit worried that this video quality might be horrible because it's older, but it's flawless! Read more
Published 9 months ago by MicheleLK
5.0 out of 5 stars Colorful and action filled
Rainbow Brite And The Star Stealer is a Japanese/American animated film from 1985. It is considered an American film, but it was animated in Japan. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Fuwwyfootpaws
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