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The return of 'Rainbow Brite'

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 8:24 AM EDT, Wed October 15, 2014
Animated '80s heroine Rainbow Brite is making a comeback on subscription service Feeln.
Animated '80s heroine Rainbow Brite is making a comeback on subscription service Feeln.
  • Rainbow Brite is the latest '80s cartoon to make a comeback
  • The animated heroine will star in a new series on Feeln
  • The subscription service caters to a family-friendly demographic

(CNN) -- Hollywood's newest slate of projects is being sourced directly from '80s cartoons.

The "Care Bears" are making a return over on Netflix, "Jem" is being turned into a live-action movie, and now Rainbow Brite, the spunky animated savior of all things colorful, is making her own comeback.

The on-demand subscription service Feeln has revived the memorable cartoon, which was created by Hallmark in 1983 and spawned a TV series, a movie and of course millions of dollars worth of merchandise. "The most colorful hero ever returns to protect Rainbowland from the forces of darkness," Feeln proclaimed.

Feeln's return to Rainbowland will star actress Emily Osment ("Young & Hungry") as Rainbow Brite and '80s screen star Molly Ringwald as the villain, the Dark Princess.

Osment, who hadn't been born when "Rainbow Brite" was introduced, said in a statement that she's looking forward "to connecting with the audience, old and new."

"Being cast as the voice of Rainbow Brite for the relaunch of this iconic show is truly an honor," added the actress, who's shared a photo of one of her scripts on Instagram.


First day on the job! Very stoked to be back doing some animation this summer. See you soon! Love, Emily aka Rainbow Brite👸 🌈

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Brace yourselves if you have very dear memories of Rainbow Brite: She's looking different these days but still is fighting her colorful cause.

And at least she still has Starlite (who has apparently been working out).

Feeln's limited-run take on "Rainbow Brite" will launch November 6.