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  • Summary: Each night, when Ben falls asleep, his Crayons' magical Crayon Box transports them to Color City, a world of dazzling hues, soaring fantasy and the whimsy of childhood. When Yellow is accidentally left behind in Ben's room, she awakens two Unfinished Drawings: King Scrawl, a huge monster, and Gnat, Scrawl's sidekick. They follow Yellow to Color City and claim the enchanted Rainbow Waterfall and all of its color for themselves. Soon Color City will fade and disappear. It's up to Yellow and her pals, Blue, Green, Red, and the twins, Black and White, to save the day. Meeting with fantastical creatures and fun adventures along the way, Yellow discovers she has more courage than she knew and learns to believe in herself and to count on the support of her friends. [Magnolia Pictures] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Sherilyn Connelly
    Sep 30, 2014
    60
    Frank Gladstone's animated kids' movie The Hero of Color City is a perfectly pleasant pastiche of other movies, the most obvious antecedent being the Toy Story films.
  2. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Oct 1, 2014
    50
    For parents of very young children looking for a weekend distraction, “Color City” is passable fare — and will at least inspire kiddies to finish what they start, coloring-wise.
  3. 50
    A weak "Toy Story"-esque animated film for preschool kids made with little imagination, little art, and even less soul.
  4. 38
    Color City is thin gruel, even by recent, weaker Pixar standards.
  5. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Oct 3, 2014
    38
    Even if you allow for the the fact that the film is geared towards the 5-year-old set, it's still a pretty dreary experience, made even more so by screamingly vivid colors, uninspiring animation and grating songs.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill Zwecker
    Oct 2, 2014
    38
    The best thing about The Hero of Color City is its good voice talent — and its running time of only 77 minutes. Other than that, this is a pretty lame computer-generated animated movie that will likely not engage kids much past the first grade.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Sep 30, 2014
    12
    No cartoon has ever conveyed the struggle for self-actualization with such an inexpressive sense of imagination as this cheap and glorified babysitter.

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