- Category: 80's Characters
In a faraway place, right at the end of the rainbow, there is a magical kingdom where all the colors of the earth are created. The kingdom is called Rainbow Land, and living in this wonderful place is a lovable, creative little girl named Rainbow Brite. She uses the colors of the rainbow to make our world brighter and our hearts lighter.
Rainbow Brite's best friend is a magical flying horse named Starlite. He serves as Rainbow's protector and guardian, and as her swiftest means of transportation.
Rainbow's partners are the Color Kids - seven little people with personalities as varied as the colors of the rainbow. They are responsible for their assigned colors, and for organizing and leading the groups of sprites that match their hues.
The sprites are colorful, happy little workers who mine and manufacture "star sprinkles", the magic crystals which form the colors. The favorite sprite of Rainbow Brite is Twink, a white and furry little bundle of energy who was once a sprite of a different color!
The villains of Rainbow Land are Murky Dismal and Lurky - two nasty creatures who live in a place called The Pits. They hate everything colorful and are always plotting ways to capture Rainbow Brite. They want to use color for trickery and evil doings so that the world will be just as murky and dismal as they are.
Join Rainbow Brite and her forces of color as they challenge the forces of gloom, in a struggle to keep the world bright and colorful, and to keep our hearts hopeful and happy.
~The Rainbow Brite Story (1984)
Red is an adventurous boy who is in charge of the red Star Sprinkles. He is often assisting the color kids and protecting Rainbow Land from Murky and Lurky. In typical hero fashion, with cape and a take charge attitude, his bravery can have it's drawbacks as it often gets him into trouble. No fear, however, because the Color Kids and Sprites are always on hand to help and get him out of it, proving that every hero needs a helping hand.
Red is usually seen supervising and taking charge of difficult tasks around Rainbow Land, such as mining the color caves for crystals, to supervising their cut into Star Sprinkles.
Often Red appears with Lala Orange, as they are portrayed to having a crush on each other. If he is not with Lala Orange, he can be found with Buddy Blue exercising or coming to the rescue whenever Rainbow Brite needs their help.
Lala Orange is the little girl in charge of all things orange. She is very lady-like and romantic. Her biggest crush is Red Butler, and they are often seen together. Lala's name is French, and she wears a beret, which is often associated with french fashion.
Canary Yellow is an energetic bright and shiny girl who enjoys ballet and gymnastics. She is often seen in her leotard and legwarmers. She has short blond hair, and her personality is as sunny as her name. She really is the sparkle of the color kids.
Patty O'Green is spunky, mischievous and quite a clever little prankster. But her tricks are maid in good sport, as she does not wish to harm her friends, but rather to entertain them. Patty O'Green and her Sprites mine for green Star Sprinkles in the Green Grange. The land itself is touched green with green grass, and trees. Patty has one of the most important jobs, for nearly every plant that grows is also green and it is her job to make the stem and leaves of a rose bush as lovely as it's bud, or as fresh as it's fruit.
Sporty and energetic, Buddy Blue is always looking after everyone's health. From making the water and sky blue, to organizing healthy habits with others in Rainbow Land. Buddy Blue and his Sprites mine for blue Star Sprinkles in the Blue Zone. This area is full of flowing rivers, and ponds and fresh drinking water. Buddy and his Sprites are always staying fit, so they run and exercise all around the Blue Zone under a lovely blue sky, or swim in the blue waters. Don't think he only exercises, for Buddy Blue also has to make his blue plants and foods as bright blue as his name. Plump blueberry patches, and blue flowers are all around the Blue Zone.
Indigo is one of the original single named Divas, with her passion for the dramatic and she wishes to be a star of the stage. When she isn't making the night sky an deep indigo color, she and her sprites are putting on plays, dressing in costumes, and helping entertain the others in Rainbow Land. Indigo and her Sprites mine for indigo Star Sprinkles in Indigo Acres. The land is touched indigo with many indigo plants, and in addition to making such a rich color to the indigo plant and the deep indigo of ripe grapes, she also provides the deep indigo blue of the night sky to make sure it is as beautiful and deeply colored as the bright blue day sky.
Of all the Color Kids, Shy Violet is the smartest. With more books smarts then street-smarts, she is the one the kids come to with hard problems. She is also a great inventor, helping improve life in Rainbow Land with such devices like the Color Consoles, and even assisting a poor lost Alien by making his space ship run on Star Sprinkles. Shy Violet and her Sprites mine for violet Star Sprinkles in the Violet Valley. The land is sprinkled violet with many flowers and fruits. Shy Violet does her best to make sure every violet plant and fruit are given the best attention,
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