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Exclusive: First Look at Molly Ringwald as the Villain on 'Rainbow Brite' Reboot!

11 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It's a mix of all of your favorite '80s experiences!

More than 30 years after Hallmark first introduced Rainbow Brite, the beloved animated series is back and more colorful than ever. From subscription video-on-demand service Feeln, the online reboot features Young and Hungry's Emily Osment as the voice of the adored Rainbowland heroine.

And to tickle your nostalgia funny bone, the powers-that-be at Hallmark have tapped the queen of the '80s — aka Molly Ringwald — to lend her voice as The Dark Princess, the series' color-hating villain.

Take a look at our sneak peek video above for your exclusive first look at Ringwald's dangerously dark character, who has the power to harness all of the color and light in the universe. (Spoiler Alert: Even though she's the villain, we already love her!)

A new episode of Rainbow Brite airs Tuesday, Nov. 11 on Feeln.com. »

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‘Rainbow Brite’ Animated Reboot Arrives on Feeln Starring Emily Osment, Molly Ringwald (Video)

6 November 2014 8:49 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Beloved 1980's cartoon character Rainbow Brite is back in a new reboot by video streaming service Feeln. The animated series features the voice of Emily Osment as Rainbow Brite, a magical girl who goes on an adventure to protect Rainbowland from dark powers and destruction. Molly Ringwald will lend her voice as The Dark Princess. Osment is known for her roles in Disney Channel's “Hannah Montana” and ABC Family's “Young and Hungry.” Also read: 19 Best and Worst Superheroes to Hit TV: What's Flown? What's Blown? Ringwald starred in “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty In Pink” and ABC Family's »

- Kristin Strange

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AwesomenessTV Is Bringing A Revived ‘Richie Rich’ To Netflix

29 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

"The poor little rich boy" is coming to the Internet. Richie Rich, the franchise best known for its long-running series of comics, will be revived through a new live action series produced by AwesomenessTV and distributed by Netflix. The titular character of Richie Rich is a young boy whose massive fortune allows him to live the ultimate life of leisure. In the original comic, Richie is an heir, but here, he is a self-made man who has made a trillion dollars through his work with green technology. The 21-episode series will explore the many adventures he embarks on as a result of his wealth. The Richie Rich comics first appeared in 1953, and Richie made his TV debut through an animated series that began in 1980 and ran for two seasons. His arrival on the Internet is the latest example of an 80s cartoon finding a second life online. Netflix is also bringing back Care Bears, »

- Sam Gutelle

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TV News: Wife, Moone, Mission, Friends, Brite

15 October 2014 9:58 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Good Wife

Archie Panjabi, who plays investigator Kalinda Sharma in CBS' "The Good Wife," will depart the show at the end of the current sixth season when her contract expores. Panjabi has signed a development/holding deal with 20th Century Fox Television to star in a drama pilot for the studio in the spring.

A frequent scene stealer in early seasons and somewhat adrift in latter ons due to weak subplots, Panjabi's work often stood out even amongst the high calibre of actors on the show. Her role as Kalinda scored her three Emmy nominations, including one win, and a Golden Globe nomination. [Source: The Live Feed]

Moone Boy

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Sony Pictures TV for an American remake of Chris O'Dowd's autobiographical sitcom "Moone Boy". O'Dowd will write and exec produce the remake.

The coming-of-age story follows a 12-year-old boy and his sarcastic, imaginary friend who helps him navigate childhood challenges. »

- Garth Franklin

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Costume Hoodies Are Halloween Shortcuts for the Cold, Lazy Among Us

15 October 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It is a cruelty that Halloween is both in the late fall and a mostly outdoor nighttime celebration, because when you were a kid your mom probably made you wear a jacket over your superhypercool Rainbow Brite and/or Karate Kid costume even though the bright glow of candy kept you warm. Now you’re an adult and you don’t have to listen to anybody, but your tolerance for cold is markedly reduced. Cruel. Luckily for all the cold-intolerant/supremely lazy among us, someone invented the costume hoodie, and now all you have to do is throw one on to be both costumed and seasonally appropriately attired. We’ve collected a few of our favorites, so you can order one just in time for Halloween, or just in time to wear in your regular, day to day life. We don’t judge.

Arrow - Entertainment Earth - This one even comes with the gloves. »

- Mily Dunbar

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‘Rainbow Brite’ Revival Series Set with Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald

15 October 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rainbow Brite” is being revived as a limited run event series by Svod service Feeln, featuring the vocal talents of Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald.

The series will consist of three weekly episodes that will debut beginning Nov. 6 on Feeln, a subscription video on demand service from Hallmark that features curated programming aimed at all age groups.

Osment will voice titular heroine Rainbow Brite, a magical girl who embarks on adventures to protect and save Rainbowland from destruction and dark powers. Other returning characters from the original series include Starlite and the Color Kids. ’80s teen icon Molly Ringwald will join the remake as the voice of villain The Dark Princess.

“Being cast as the voice of Rainbow Brite for the relaunch of this iconic show is truly an honor. I look forward to connecting with the audience, old and new, and going on this exciting adventure together,” said Osment. »

- Laura Prudom

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Everyone needs to calm the hell down about this 'Rainbow Brite' remake

15 October 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After almost a 20 year hiatus, Rainbow Brite is back for a new generation to enjoy with a brand-new show. Starring Emily Osment as the titular character and 80s legend Molly Ringwald and the villainous Dark Princess, the show has has gotten a complete facelift. Which includes a new animation style and way more child-friendly snark. So of course, the Internet is outraged. Outraged. Which hey, that's kind of the Internet's whole bag. But come on guys. I was obsessed with Rainbow Brite! I dressed like her, I put the star stickers on my face (and furniture), I bought all the Color Kids, I damn near threw a tantrum when they discontinued her cereal. However, like a lot of childhood memories, Rainbow Brite is coated in a thick protective sheet of rose-colored glasses. Peeling off that buffer reveals a terrible secret. The original show was awful. Just awful. Created by Hallmark »

- Donna Dickens

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Care Bears, Rainbow Brite Lead Internet Resurrection Of 80′s Kids’ TV

15 October 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Web series creators have recently focused their attention and efforts on younger viewers with reboots of classic children’s television shows. Now, two streaming video-on-demand websites, Netflix and Feeln, are continuing that trend with their versions of Care Bears and Rainbow Brite. For starters, Netflix is taking the popular 80’s brand Care Bears, originally developed as cartoons for American Greetings cards, and turning it into a series called Care Bears and Cousins. The ever-popular streaming site is already working on a remake of PBS’s 1990s series The Magic School Bus. It’s only fitting Netflix try its hand at the Care Bear franchise that has already seen one successful iteration by Discovery’s The Hub Network. Care Bears and Cousins is set to debut in early 2016, but no other information has been released yet. The streaming site Feeln is also supplying an addition to the new generation of children »

- Bree Brouwer

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The 'Rainbow Brite' Reboot Is Here, and It Has a Trailer (Video)

15 October 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Get your side ponytails ready, children of the '80s, 'cause it's about to get really nostalgic in here. "Rainbow Brite" is getting a 21st century reboot with a new online cartoon that will debut November 6 on Feeln.com.

This trailer gives us a peek at what Rainbow Brite, her horse Starlite, and her pal Brian will look and sound like... which is kind of weird. Change is good, but do we really need Rainbow Brite to sound like a Valley Girl? Is Starlite really a "verbose stallion"? Why is there a weird techno soundtrack that sounds like a rave for tweens? Emily Osment ("Hannah Montana," "Family Guy") will be the voice of Ms. Rainbow Brite, with Molly Ringwald as Brite's enemy, The Dark Princess.

We're skeptical, to say the least. Do you agree with io9 that this trailer is a mess? Or will you be logging on to Feeln. »

- Jenni Miller

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Molly Ringwald, Emily Osment to voice 'Rainbow Brite' relaunch

14 October 2014 6:40 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Rainbow Brite is making a comeback. Subscription video-on-demand service Feeln is restoring the 80s animated series, with Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald as its voice stars. Actress and singer-songwriter Osment will voice the titular character, a magical girl who sets out to protect and save Rainbowland from dark powers. "Being cast as the voice of Rainbow Brite for the relaunch of this iconic show is truly an honor," Osment said. "I look forward to connecting with the audience, old and new, and going on this exciting adventure together." Ringwald, best known for her roles in The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, »

- C. Molly Smith

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'In Good Company' is the latest movie getting a TV remake

14 October 2014 6:34 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In Good Company” is the latest movie getting a TV remake CBS is developing the 2004 film starring Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson in which Grace falls for the boss’ daughter as a comedy based on Paul Weitz’s script. Another movie remake: CW orders “The Illusionist” The 2006 magician film starring Edward Norton and Jessica Biel will be remade as a TV series set in turn-of-the-century New York City. Coming soon: “Real Housewives of Philly”? A producer from the Bravo franchise has been recently interviewing Philadelphia’s most successful and glamorous women. Click Read Full Post For More “About a Boy’s” David Walton: "This is my first Season 2 experience, and I really like it” ""It's just nice to be employed,” says Walton, who’s starred in six failed network shows over the past decade. Steve McQueen’s HBO drama project gets a name and a star The »

- Norman Weiss

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Emily Osment, Molly Ringwald Voice New 'Rainbow Brite' Series

14 October 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

More than 30 years after Hallmark first introduced Rainbow Brite, the beloved '80s animated series is getting a reboot. From subscription video-on-demand service Feeln, Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald lead the voice cast in the new limited run series, the company announced Tuesday. The series will launch Nov. 6 with three weekly episodes. Actress, singer, songwriter Osment will voice Rainbow Brite, the girl who embarks on adventures to save Rainbowland from destruction and dark powers. Also returning are Starlite and the Color Kids as the series will deliver what Feeln says is a message of optimism, creativity and

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Rainbow Brite Rides Again! The Iconic '80s Character Gets New Cartoon

14 October 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Rainbow Brite rides again! Feeln is bringing the iconic 1980s cartoon back to life with stars Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald providing key voices. Osment will voice Rainbow Brite, a young girl with magic powers who goes on a quest to save Rainbowland from dark powers. "Being cast as the voice of Rainbow Brite for the relaunch of this iconic show is truly an honor. I look forward to connecting with the audience, old and new, and going on this exciting adventure together," Osment said in a statement. Ringwald will voice the show's main antagonist, The Dark Princess. Classic Rainbow Brite characters Starlite and the Color Kids will also return for the limited series event kicking off on Thursday, »

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Rainbow Bright is Being Resurrected for TV

17 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The classic 1980s cartoon Rainbow Bright is going to make a comeback. There are no details on the project or what the animation style will look like. All we have is an Instagram photo of the script from actress Emily Osment who will be providing the voice of the colorful hero. It came along with the following caption:

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

I remember Rainbow Bright being extremely popular, to this day there are still cosplayers out there that dress up as the character. I'll admit, I watched Rainbow Bright, but that's only because I had a friend who was a girl when I was kid that I used to play with, and when I was at her house she got to watch the cartoons she wanted to watch, and one of those was Rainbow Bright. »

- Joey Paur

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"Rainbow Brite" Set To Get A TV Reboot

16 July 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Hannah Montana" actress Emily Osment has revealed that she's set to voice Rainbow Brite in a new animated series based on the classic 1980s Hallmark cards line and subsequent TV series.

The story follows a little girl named Wisp who is brought to a colorless land and must find the Sphere of Light to return color to this world. Along the way she befriends a sprite named Twink, and a white horse named Starlite.

She finds the Color Belt and rescues the 7 Color Kids. After using the belt to defeat the King of Shadows, Wisp is renamed Rainbow Brite and she and the Color Kids live together in Rainbow Land where they are in charge of all the colors in the universe.

Osment, whose previous voice work includes "Family Guy" and two "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" sequels, announced her joining the project through an Instagram post. The surprise wasn't so much the casting, »

- Garth Franklin

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Demi Lovato Dyes Hair Silver & Purple—Plus, All Her Recent Hair Colors

4 June 2014 4:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Pop quiz: Can you think of a color that Demi Lovato hasn't dyed her hair? Difficult, isn't it? Demi is the Rainbow Brite of hair color, and she's finally found a new shade she hasn't tried yet: lavender and silver ombré. The 21-year-old singer posted a picture on Twitter today, showing off her long and newly re-dyed locks. She captioned the pic, "Lavender/silver ombre…I know I said I was gonna give my hair a break but…I #Reallydontcare." Even though Demi vowed to give the constant hair dying a rest, clearly she was feeling like switching things up with a new bright hue. She's been rocking the half-shaved head and brunette/blond ombré look for a »

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Artax, Silver, Joey, Shadowfax: 11 greatest movie and TV horses

16 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We were saddened by the news that Gandalf's faithful grey horse Shadowfax - real name Blanco - had died after suffering from an illness last week.

So we thought we'd take the opportunity to stop mourning and instead celebrate Shadowfax and ten other great fictional horses on TV and the silver screen below:

1. Silver

"Hi-Yo Silver! Away!" were the trademark commands of the Lone Ranger to Silver, the magnificent fictional white stallion from the iconic Us radio show and TV series.

A chestnut mare called Dusty was Silver's original predecessor, which is revealed in the 1938 episode The Legend of Silver. When the Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from a savage buffalo, Silver gives up living in the wild, wild west to instead carry the masked former Texas Ranger as his loyal equestrian companion.

2. Seabiscuit

"Let's go, Pops!" Seabiscuit was a real racehorse during the Great Depression in the Us who »

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Artax, Silver, Mister Ed, Joey, more: 11 Greatest fictional horses

16 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We were saddened by the news that Gandalf's faithful grey horse Shadowfax - real name Blanco - had died after suffering from an illness last week.

So we thought we'd take the opportunity to stop mourning and instead celebrate Shadowfax and ten other great fictional horses on TV and the silver screen below:

1. Silver

"Hi-Yo Silver! Away!" were the trademark commands of the Lone Ranger to Silver, the magnificent fictional white stallion from the iconic Us radio show and TV series.

A chestnut mare called Dusty was Silver's original predecessor, which is revealed in the 1938 episode The Legend of Silver. When the Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from a savage buffalo, Silver gives up living in the wild, wild west to instead carry the masked former Texas Ranger as his loyal equestrian companion.

2. Seabiscuit

"Let's go, Pops!" Seabiscuit was a real racehorse during the Great Depression in the Us who »

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The Unseen: 'Mermaid in a Manhole'

31 March 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Often I have found myself telling my students, co-workers, interns, and assorted horror movie fans that before diving head first into any media that has been described as “depraved” or “disturbing,” it is important to remember one thing: once you watch something, you can never un-watch it. It will stick with you forever like an unpleasant break-up or a bad tattoo. I give this warning with Mermaid in a Manhole.     Sure, the abhorrent and stomach-churning description I give here may make it sound tantalizing to some; the fact that it's considered controversial and often labeled as one of the most “extreme” films ever made may rev up that same inner feeling that makes you read banned books, or listen to the music that your parents told you not to. But just remember before you sit down with a bowl of popcorn to view Mermaid in a Manhole: the stuff you »

- Rebekah McKendry

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'Saturday Night Live' recap: Mazel tov, Drake (and Sasheer Zamata)!

19 January 2014 7:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Even after 38 and a half seasons, SNL still has the capacity to surprise. Yesterday, I assumed that 2014′s first episode would make some noise about new featured player Sasheer Zamata; given the show’s unusually public search for black female talent, fanfare or at least a formal introduction seemed likely.

But in the end, SNL decided to go a more matter-of-fact route: Zamata wasn’t set apart from the rest of the cast. Instead, she was simply and easily integrated into the show, appearing in no fewer than five sketches throughout the episode. And though Sasheer certainly got more screen »

- Hillary Busis

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