History WesternAnimation / RainbowBrite

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.
26th Nov '17 7:27:52 AM tropower
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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.
24th Nov '17 4:55:27 PM lalalei2001
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* {{Animesque}}: For a 1984 definition of the word. It wasn't intentional but the character designs combined with it being animated by a Japanese studio caused it to look ''very'' Japanese.[[note]]As it happens, though, "Peril in the Pits" had Creator/OsamuDezaki as a chief director.[[/note]]

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* {{Animesque}}: For a 1984 definition of the word. It wasn't intentional but the character designs combined with it being animated by a Japanese studio caused it to look ''very'' Japanese.[[note]]As it happens, though, "Peril in the Pits" had Creator/OsamuDezaki as a chief director.[[/note]]



* DumbMuscle: Lurky's stupidity is virtually unsurpassed in all of fiction[[note]]Or at least, he was until [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Stimpy]] came along...[[/note]], but given his size, he's reasonably strong physically.

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* DumbMuscle: Lurky's stupidity is virtually unsurpassed in all of fiction[[note]]Or at least, he was until [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Stimpy]] came along...[[/note]], fiction, but given his size, he's reasonably strong physically.



* FromSpecialToSeries: The cartoon began as a series of specials, then a movie, and then a series (which the specials became a part of[[note]]They can even be considered the first season.[[/note]]).
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The Shadow King from the pilot, who while terrifying for an 80's Saturday morning cartoon, 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'', what her motivations are besides pure selfishness[[note]]Or if that's literally her only motivation.[[/note]], [[TheNameless her real name or even if she has one at all]].

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* FromSpecialToSeries: The cartoon began as a series of specials, then a movie, and then a series (which series, which the specials became a part of[[note]]They can even be considered the first season.[[/note]]).
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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The Shadow King from the pilot, who while terrifying for an 80's Saturday morning cartoon, 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[[note]]Or if that's literally her only motivation.[[/note]], [[TheNameless her real name or even if she has one at all]].selfishness.



* StealthPun: Besides being a literal flying horse [[note]]Unlike Starlite, who's a metaphorical one.[[/note]], On-X is also a literal "iron" horse.[[note]]"Iron horse" is a poetic, and literary phrase that refers to a steam locomotive, especially during the days of the Old West.[[/note]]

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* StealthPun: Besides being a literal flying horse [[note]]Unlike Starlite, who's a metaphorical one.[[/note]], horse, On-X is also a literal "iron" horse.[[note]]"Iron horse" is a poetic, and literary phrase that refers to a steam locomotive, especially during the days of the Old West.[[/note]]



* AdaptationNameChange: Apparently, Twink is now "Mister Glitters".[[labelnote:*]]likely due to the negative connotations of the word twink nowadays.[[/labelnote]]

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* AdaptationNameChange: Apparently, Twink is now named "Mister Glitters".[[labelnote:*]]likely due to the negative connotations of the word twink nowadays.[[/labelnote]]
24th Nov '17 2:13:59 PM tropower
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* {{Animesque}}: For a 1983 definition of the word. It wasn't intentional but the character designs combined with it being animated by a Japanese studio caused it to look ''very'' Japanese.

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* {{Animesque}}: For a 1983 1984 definition of the word. It wasn't intentional but the character designs combined with it being animated by a Japanese studio caused it to look ''very'' Japanese.[[note]]As it happens, though, "Peril in the Pits" had Creator/OsamuDezaki as a chief director.[[/note]]



** Also Orin's horse [[MechanicalHorse On-X]] and Stormy's horse Skydancer in TheMovie.

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** Also Orin's (later, Krys') horse [[MechanicalHorse On-X]] and Stormy's horse Skydancer in TheMovie.



** TheMovie starts with a nice and cheerful song about spring and waking up and being energetic and the first 15 minutes or so go on just like any other ''Rainbow Brite'' episode... and then the robot horse arrives and the cheerfulness goes right out the window, not to be seen until the very end.

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** After the ColdOpening, TheMovie starts with a nice and cheerful song about spring and waking up and being energetic and the first 15 minutes or so go on just like any other ''Rainbow Brite'' episode... and then On-X the robot horse arrives and the cheerfulness goes right out the window, not to be seen until the very end.



* DragonAscendant: The pilot had a dark, sinister, magical villain called The King of Shadows. It wasn't established whether he was a demon or simply a SorcerousOverlord, but either way, he had a [[VileVillainLaughableLackey bumbling minion]] named Murky Dismal. The pilot ended with The King killed, so Murky filled the BigBad slot for the remainder of the series.
* DumbMuscle: Lurky's stupidity is virtually unsurpassed in all of fiction, but given his size, he's reasonably strong physically.

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* DragonAscendant: The pilot had a dark, sinister, magical villain called The King of Shadows. It wasn't established whether he was a demon or simply a SorcerousOverlord, but either way, he had a [[VileVillainLaughableLackey bumbling minion]] named Murky Dismal. The pilot ended with The King killed, defeated, so Murky filled the BigBad slot for the remainder of the series.
* DumbMuscle: Lurky's stupidity is virtually unsurpassed in all of fiction, fiction[[note]]Or at least, he was until [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Stimpy]] came along...[[/note]], but given his size, he's reasonably strong physically.



* FromSpecialToSeries: The cartoon began as a series of specials, then a movie, and then a series.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The Shadow King from the pilot, who while terrifying for an 80's Saturday morning cartoon, 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'', what her motivations are besides pure selfishness, [[TheNameless her real name or even if she has one at all]].

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* FromSpecialToSeries: The cartoon began as a series of specials, then a movie, and then a series.
series (which the specials became a part of[[note]]They can even be considered the first season.[[/note]]).
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The Shadow King from the pilot, who while terrifying for an 80's Saturday morning cartoon, 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'', what her motivations are besides pure selfishness, selfishness[[note]]Or if that's literally her only motivation.[[/note]], [[TheNameless her real name or even if she has one at all]].



* ItIsPronouncedTropay: The MechanicalHorse from the movie is named "On-X", which is pronounced like "onyx".



* MagicalGirl: Rainbow Brite and to a lesser extent the Color Kids.

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* MagicalGirl: Rainbow Brite and to a lesser extent the Color Kids. Indeed, the Japanese dubbed version is called "Mahou Shoujo Rainbow Brite".



* SpockSpeak: Shy Violet does this occasionally.



* SpringIsLate: In ''Star Stealer.''

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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 [[note]]Unlike Starlite, who's a metaphorical one.[[/note]], On-X is also a literal "iron" horse.[[note]]"Iron horse" is a poetic, and literary phrase that refers to a steam locomotive, especially during the days of the Old West.[[/note]]
** There's also the aforementioned Red Butler, though, that one may not have been intentional.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Most of the cast, Rainbow and [=LaLa=] being exceptions.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Most of the cast, Rainbow Brite and [=LaLa=] Red Butler being exceptions.
8th Nov '17 12:13:39 PM lalalei2001
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* FrivolousLawsuit: Brian implies he'll do this by mentioning his dad is a lawyer if Rainbow Brite can't get the colors off of him.



* MerchandiseDriven: And how!

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* MerchandiseDriven: And how!The show was made to sell toys, so new toys often got their own episodes.



* [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows Painting The Colors On Leaves]]: The basic point of the show.

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* [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows Painting The Colors On Leaves]]: The basic point of PaintingTheFrostOnWindows: Rainbow Brite and her friends bring colors to the show.entire world, helping people be happy.



* RainbowMotif: The Color Kids.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Stormy, Moonglow, 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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* RainbowMotif: The Color Kids.
Kids are all named and themes after the colors of the rainbow, led by Rainbow Brite who has all of their colors.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Stormy, Moonglow, 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."



* ShrinkingViolet: Shy Violet.
* SpoiledBrat: The Dark Princess.

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* ShrinkingViolet: Shy Violet.
Violet lives up to her name.
* SpoiledBrat: The Dark Princess.Princess expects everyone to do as she says, throwing tantrums if things go wrong.



* VainSorceress: The Dark Princess.

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* VainSorceress: The Dark Princess.Princess is proud of her looks, her castle, and her magic gemstone.



* WaveMotionGun
* WellExcuseMePrincess: While Rainbow Brite isn't a princess, her and Krys' initial relationship bordered on the former trope in TheMovie, with Rainbow as a {{Tsundere}} and Krys as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. It was more like the latter for the most part until they become TrueCompanions.
* WorldHealingWave

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* WaveMotionGun
WaveMotionGun: When focused, color sprinkles can act as this to color things and to be used as a weapon.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: While Rainbow Brite isn't a princess, her and Krys' initial relationship bordered on the former trope this in TheMovie, with Rainbow as a {{Tsundere}} and Krys as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. It was more like JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* WorldHealingWave: In
the latter for movie, once Spectra is restored all of the most part until they become TrueCompanions.
* WorldHealingWave
colors come back to earth.
8th Nov '17 12:01:25 PM lalalei2001
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* DarkIsEvil: The King of Shadows.

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* DarkIsEvil: The King of Shadows.Shadows is as evil as his name suggests, and he controls the power of darkness.
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