History WesternAnimation / RainbowBrite

12th Feb '18 8:26:34 PM Jisu
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* GirlishPigtails: All the girls in Rainbow Land, except for the short-haired Canary Yellow, and Lala Orange. Shy Violet (who wears a bun-like hairstyle), Stormy, and Moonglow are also exceptions.

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* GirlishPigtails: All the girls in Rainbow Land, except for the short-haired Canary Yellow, Patty O'Green (with two braids), Indigo (with low pigtails), and Lala Orange. Shy Violet (who wears a bun-like hairstyle), Stormy, and Moonglow are also exceptions.Tickled Pink (with high pigtails).


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!!1996 Tropes:

* AdaptedOut: Everybody but Rainbow Brite and Indigo is replaced with new characters in this toy line. It's a large part of why it was considered to be InNameOnly and so poorly received.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Instead of being a human child who ascended to whatever she is now, this Rainbow Brite is the child of two of these, the sun and the rainbow.
* BadassCreed: "Bright, brighter, brightest!" is treated like it's supposed to be this.
* BioluminescenceIsCool: The Colour Crew, instead of using Star Sprinkles to bring colour to the Earth, uses glow-in-the-dark paint. The dolls came with tiny containers of washable glowing paint, plus paintbrushes, so you could paint on their clothes.
* FiveTokenBand: Rainbow Brite is the mostly-blonde white girl, and the Colour Kids are replaced by the Colour Crew, comprised of East Asian Cerise, still-South Asian Indigo, black Ebony ([[UnfortunateImplications yup]]), and AmbiguouslyBrown Amber. Tickled Pink appears to have a counterpart in Sparkle Brite, who is black, but there's no indication of where she's from.
* MulticolouredHair: Rainbow Brite's hair is, well, rainbow, and nearly everyone else had this as well.
* MultinationalTeam: Rainbow Brite is from space, but the Colour Crew are normal Earth humans from different countries, inverting the original setup.
* NonindicativeName: All of the Colour Crew have ColourfulThemeNaming, but their character designs don't actually reflect those colours. Indigo's theme colour is ''orange'' for some reason.
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11th Feb '18 7:01:04 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Meganekko}}: Shy Violet.



* {{Meganekko}}: Shy Violet.
25th Jan '18 12:44:44 PM Jisu
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A reboot miniseries was released in November 2014, consisting of three episodes.

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A reboot miniseries was released in November 2014, consisting of three episodes.
episodes. Afterwards, the original 1983 series was continued with OriginalFlavor picture books and merchandise from Hallmark, which as of 2018 is still being produced.


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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: Sunriser's box says she's Tickled Pink's horse, but in her only appearance in the show, she had no rider. The 2010s picture books, set in the universe of the 1980s show, finally explain the discrepancy by having Tickled Pink befriend the horse.
25th Jan '18 12:38:47 PM Jisu
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* FreudianExcuse: It is revealed in the episode "Mom" that when Murky was an infant, he loved colors, and he expressed this by coloring on the walls. This angered his mother, who told him, "You're going to get rid of ''every bit'' of that color if it takes you ''all'' day, if takes you the ''rest of your life''."

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* FreudianExcuse: It is revealed in the episode "Mom" that that, when Murky was an infant, he loved colors, and he expressed this by coloring on the walls. This angered his mother, who told him, "You're going to get rid of ''every bit'' of that color if it takes you ''all'' day, if takes you the ''rest of your life''."



* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The Shadow King from the pilot, who is never identified in any fashion. A case could be made for the Princess from the movie; we never find out what she's the princess ''of'', her name, or what her motivations are besides pure selfishness.

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The Shadow King of Shadows from the pilot, who is never identified in any fashion. A case could be made for the Princess from the movie; we never find out what she's the princess ''of'', her name, or what her motivations are besides pure selfishness.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Stormy]], after spending a little time on the darkside.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Murky has his moments, such as when he captured and tortured Moonglo with light. In the same episode he nearly killed Rainbow by pushing her into a pit, and in the TV specials he worked for the King of Shadows.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Murky has his moments, such as when he captured and tortured Moonglo Moonglow with light. In the same episode he nearly killed Rainbow by pushing her into a pit, and in the TV specials he worked for the King of Shadows.



* PetTheDog: In the movie, the Dark Princess comforts her pet gemstone and promises she won't let Rainbow Brite or Kris hurt it. [[spoiler:This goes out the window when she needs it for fuel, though]].

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* PetTheDog: In the movie, the Dark Princess comforts her pet gemstone and promises she won't let Rainbow Brite or Kris Krys hurt it. [[spoiler:This goes out the window when she needs it for fuel, though]].



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's officially "Moonglow," "Krys," and "On-X," but you'll find "Moonglo" (which appeared on exactly one official source once), "Kris/Chris" and "Onyx" around.



* SpringIsLate: In both ''Star Stealer'', and the "Rainbow Brite Saves Spring" book and record set.
* StealthPun: Besides being a literal flying horse, On-X is also a literal "iron" horse.
** There's also the aforementioned Red Butler, though, that one may not have been intentional.

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* SpringIsLate: In both ''Star Stealer'', Stealer'' and the "Rainbow Brite Saves Spring" book and record set.
* StealthPun: Besides being a literal flying horse, On-X is also a literal "iron" horse.
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horse. There's also the aforementioned Red Butler, though, that one may though it's obvious to adults, just not have been intentional.to kids.



* VillainExclusivityClause: Murky and Lurky in the original. Averted in the reboot as the story has an arc.



* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original series, Stormy was a friend and ally of Rainbow Brite. In the reboot, while she and Rainbow were friends once, they've apparently had some kind of falling out, with Stormy joining up with the Dark Princess. She eventually has a HeelFaceTurn though.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original series, Stormy was a friend and ally of Rainbow Brite. In the reboot, while she and Rainbow were friends once, they've apparently had some kind of falling out, with Stormy joining up with the Dark Princess. She [[spoiler:She eventually has a HeelFaceTurn HeelFaceTurn, though.]]
* AgeLift: Krys. He was a kid in the original, but [[spoiler:here, he's Brian's dad]].



** The Star Sprinkle Rainbow Brite gives Brian early on in ''"Cloudy with a Chance of Gloom"'' is what ends up allowing Brian to save himself and later on her later in the episode.

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** The Star Sprinkle Rainbow Brite gives Brian early on in ''"Cloudy "Cloudy with a Chance of Gloom"'' Gloom" is what ends up allowing Brian to save himself and later on her later in the episode.



* CompositeCharacter: The Dark Princess is a combination of the original Dark Princess and the King of Shadows. Like the King, she's the ArcVillain and Murky and Lurky start out as her minions, but she has the name and design of the Princess along with her selfishness.



* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler: Stormy]] in the 2014 reboot.

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* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler: Stormy]] Stormy takes this role here, likely inspired by how the Pits were always associated with thunderstorms in the 2014 reboot.original.



* FaceHeelTurn: Reboot Stormy, [[spoiler:until she pulls a HeelFaceTurn back again]].

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* FaceHeelTurn: Reboot Stormy, Stormy in the past [[spoiler:until she pulls a HeelFaceTurn back again]].



* GenkiGirl: Brite

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* GenkiGirl: BriteRainbow Brite is definitely this here.



* InvisibleToNormals: In the reboot, it's made explicitly clear that normal humans aren't able to see Rainbow, yet Brian is somehow able to see her[[spoiler:, which become Rainbow's first clue that Brian is half Spectra on his father's side]].

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* InvisibleToNormals: In the reboot, it's It's made explicitly clear that normal humans aren't able to see Rainbow, yet Brian is somehow able to see her[[spoiler:, which become her. In the original, this was because she'd already accidentally exposed her existence, but in the reboot, [[spoiler:it's Rainbow's first clue that Brian is half Spectra Spectran on his father's side]].



** Brian's sleepshirt has an 11 on it.

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** Brian's sleepshirt sleep shirt has an 11 on it.it, like his original shirt.



* NotQuiteFlight: Rainbow and Stormy ride on discs of rainbows and clouds respectively.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler:In the reboot, after two episodes of being the Dark Princesses's lackey, Murky rewires the Color Cannon into a MindControlDevice and nearly takes control of Rainbowland himself]].

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* NotQuiteFlight: Rainbow and Stormy ride on discs of rainbows and clouds clouds, respectively.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler:In the reboot, after two episodes of being the Dark Princesses's Princess's lackey, Murky rewires the Color Cannon into a MindControlDevice and nearly takes control of Rainbowland himself]].



* RingOfPower: The Ring of Hallow Light in the reboot.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: In the reboot, Rainbow uses kittens as her password, which ''Lurky'' somehow managed to figure out.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Murky and Lurky are this under the Dark Princess in the 2014 rebooted series.

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* RingOfPower: The Ring of Hallow Light in the reboot.
Light.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: In the reboot, Rainbow uses kittens "kittens" as her password, which ''Lurky'' somehow managed to figure out.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Murky and Lurky are this under the Dark Princess in the 2014 rebooted series.here.



* SteamPunk: The Color Castle and Console, though it's mainframe and central pillar are still CrystalSpiresAndTogas.

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* SteamPunk: The Color Castle and Console, though it's its mainframe and central pillar are still CrystalSpiresAndTogas.



* TheStarscream: In the reboot, Murky tries to rewire the Color Cannon and [[spoiler:turn it into a MindControlDevice in order to take control of Rainbowl Land himself]], but fails.
* VillainExclusivityClause: Murky and Lurky in the original. Averted in the reboot as the story has an arc.

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* TheStarscream: In the reboot, TheStarscream: Murky tries to rewire the Color Cannon and [[spoiler:turn it into a MindControlDevice in order to take control of Rainbowl Rainbow Land himself]], but fails.
* VillainExclusivityClause: Murky and Lurky in the original. Averted in the reboot as the story has an arc.
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1st Jan '18 3:45:35 AM lalalei2001
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* DigitalDestruction: In November of 2017, the series was finally released on Region 1 DVD. However, all 13 episodes were taken from the UK home video release, and as a result, they suffer from the PAL speed up problem that currently plagues many of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s productions. On the other hand, the end credits and the intros don't have this problem.

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* DigitalDestruction: In November of 2017, the series was finally released on Region 1 DVD. However, all 13 episodes were taken from the UK home video release, and as a result, they suffer from the PAL speed up problem that currently plagues many of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s productions. On the other hand, the end credits and the intros don't have this problem.productions as well as washed-out colors.
28th Nov '17 5:27:33 AM tropower
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* RememberTheNewGuy: Stormy, Moonglo, and Tickled Pink show up in episode 4 with absolutely no explanation. In the same episode, Starlite looks at Murky's PaperThinDisguise and muses, "I thought I knew all the Colour Kids."

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Stormy, Moonglo, and Tickled Pink show up in the movie, while Moonglow first appears in episode 4 4, both with absolutely no explanation. In the same episode, Starlite looks at Murky's PaperThinDisguise and muses, "I thought I knew all the Colour Kids."
28th Nov '17 4:49:12 AM tropower
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* EvilKnockoff: Murky creates one of Rainbow Brite herself in "Chasing Rainbows", down to a duplicate of her belt.



* GirlishPigtails: All the girls in Rainbow Land, except for the short-haired Canary Yellow and Lala Orange.

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* GirlishPigtails: All the girls in Rainbow Land, except for the short-haired Canary Yellow Yellow, and Lala Orange.Orange. Shy Violet (who wears a bun-like hairstyle), Stormy, and Moonglow are also exceptions.
27th Nov '17 4:08:47 AM tropower
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* DependingOnTheArtist: The episode "Rainbow Night" has a completely different version of the entrance to The Pits compared to other episodes and the movie.
27th Nov '17 3:42:11 AM tropower
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* RunningGag: Murky calling Lurky [insult] brain, although he does call him by his name sometimes. Also overlaps with MadLibsDialogue.[[note]]In some cases, Murky doesn't use brain (e.g., "bubble head", "chicken breath", etc.).[[/note]]
26th Nov '17 7:22:13 PM lalalei2001
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* DigitalDestruction: In November of 2017, the series was finally released on Region 1 DVD.[[note]]As of this writing however, it is only available directly from Hallmark (i.e., their stores and website). Not all of their stores may have it, though).[[/note]] However, all 13 episodes (including the 5 specials and the 8 regular episodes) were taken from the UK home video release, and as a result, they suffer from the PAL speed up problem that currently plagues (for example) many (but not all) of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s productions[[note]]Hallmark Entertainment (now part of Sonar Entertainment) once owned the Filmation catalog.[[/note]]. On the other hand, the end credits, and the "intros"[[note]]Instead of the original 15 second intro for the show, the DVDs use the Kideo TV promos for the opening sequence.[[note]] don't have this problem.

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* DigitalDestruction: In November of 2017, the series was finally released on Region 1 DVD.[[note]]As of this writing however, it is only available directly from Hallmark (i.e., their stores and website). Not all of their stores may have it, though).[[/note]] However, all 13 episodes (including the 5 specials and the 8 regular episodes) were taken from the UK home video release, and as a result, they suffer from the PAL speed up problem that currently plagues (for example) many (but not all) plagues many of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s productions[[note]]Hallmark Entertainment (now part of Sonar Entertainment) once owned the Filmation catalog.[[/note]]. productions. On the other hand, the end credits, credits and the "intros"[[note]]Instead of the original 15 second intro for the show, the DVDs use the Kideo TV promos for the opening sequence.[[note]] intros don't have this problem.
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