Welcome to Rainbow Land - from the Rainbow Brite Treasury
compiled by Hilda Young
In a faraway land, right at the end of the rainbow, there is a wonderful
kingdom where all
the colors of the Earth are created. The land was once dark and gloomy, but
to one special person, it is glowing with color and has a new name - Rainbow
the heart of Rainbow Land is the Color Castle. It is a magical place
star-shaped windows and rainbow-arched doorways through which sunbeams
dance. It is the happiest castle ever!
Although Rainbow Brite is only small, her deeds and the magic she performs
powerful Color Belt, more than make up for her size! Although full of fun,
always makes sure that her work comes first. She may be enjoying a merry
her friends, but should a sun-drenched field of wheat be in danger of losing
color, or a forest of trees need its green leaves reviving, Rainbow is there
in a trice
providing them with all the color they need. She does this by scattering
lots of Star
Sprinkles which turn magical in Rainbow's fingers. Rainbow Brite lives in
He is a wonderful flying horse, always at hand to guard Rainbow whenever
threatens, and he is always ready to offer advice on everything! But sadly, brave though
this magnificent horse is, he does have one fault. He is vain and has a very
of himself! This sometimes makes it all too easy for the two villains of
Murky Dismal and Lurky, to capture him. When this happens, Starlite usually
Rainbow Brite and the Color Kids have to rescue him! Twink The only white sprite in the whole of Rainbow Land, Twink is both sweet and
is sometimes rather afraid, but Rainbow loves him dearly. There is lots of
rivalry between Twink and Starlite who both think that it is their duty to
Brite. Rainbow teases them about this and they are all really the best of
friends. But, as
Rainbow Brite's special friend, Twink thinks that he is the chief sprite and
likes to order
the others sprite about. They don't always listen to him though! Twink
lives in the dome
right at the top of the Color Castle!
The other sprites include Saucy, Spark, Champ, Lucky, Romeo, IQ and Hammy.
sprites work in the Star Sprinkles mines and Prism Ponds. The sprites love
about in the sunshine when they are not working, and try not to think about
enemies, Murky Dismal and Lurky. If the sprites are captured and thrown in
they would lose all their color. They each live in a little dome-shaped
with grasses, and each has a garden surrounded by a fence of their own
The Color Kids
The Kids live with Rainbow Brite and Twink in the Color Castle. There are
Kids - one for each color of the rainbow.
Red is a smooth-talking, full-of-charm, fun-loving boy who is always
searching for new
adventures and looking for someone to rescue from trouble. But he is so sure
that often Murky Dismal is able to capture him and throw him in The Pits.
rest of the Color Kids sometimes get fed up with the stories he tells, he is
so full of
energy and fun that he makes them all feel strong. He is the color of
courage and makes sure that there is always enough red Star Sprinkles ready.
She is in charge of all the sprites who live and work in the Orange Meadows.
Lala is a
very sweet and pretty girl, and is very good at getting her own way. She
sure that she looks her best in case she sees Red Butler, on whom she has a
She can be a bit pushy, but Rainbow Brite knows she can rely on Lala to
provide lots of
orange Star Sprinkles when the situation requires lots of energy and zest!
Rainbow Brite's favorite Color Kid is Canary, because yellow is such a
Canary always looks on the bright side, no matter how bad things seem, and
everyone to cheer up and smile again. Because she is so trusting, poor
Canary Yellow is
often caught by Murky Dismal, but Rainbow always rescues her. Canary Yellow's
sprites work in the mines of the Yellow Plains to provide all the Star
Brite uses to make the yellow color needed in the world.
Patty is very mischievous. She just loves playing jokes on everyone! But
she has such a
sweet nature that the others usually forgive her. She is very proud of being
in charge of
the Green Grange section and does tend to boast a little. But when you think
hard she and her sprites work, producing all the green needed in the world,
well, she has
every reason to be proud, doesn't she? Think how many leaves and blades of
Buddy and his blue sprites spend their days in the Blue Zone making sure
enough blue Star Sprinkles for the blue sky, the waves of the sea and the
blue flowers and
all the blue things in the world. But Buddy is always a great athlete. He
food, and he talks about it non-stop. He often organizes team events and
programs and sporting activities. The others do get a bit bored with all
this, but they try
not to show it as Buddy is a very lovable boy.
Indigo's ambition is to be a famous actress, and she spends her life ‘on stage,’ rehearsing
and reciting lines from famous plays, and wearing very imaginative costumes!
her sprites in the Indigo Acres are rather dramatic and given to dreaming,
and Indigo sees
herself as a great artist full of drama and emotion. But she does make sure
there is a
good supply of indigo Star Sprinkles.
The Star Sprinkles which Shy Violet and her sprites produce in Violet Valley
color of wisdom and knowledge. Bespectacled Violet is a shy genius who
spends most of
her time reading and writing all about color. She can help Rainbow Brite
any problem, however difficult, and everyone asks her advice because she is
But everything is not always sweetness and light and color in Rainbow Land.
Brite and her friends fight a continuous battle against those two villains of
dreariness, Murky Dismal and Lurky.
Murky lives with his bumbling assistant, Lurky, on a gray and gloomy hill above
Rainbow Land. It is called The Pits - and it really is! Threatening smoke
above it and inside it is even worse! It's dark and eerie and Murky’s
laboratory is there.
Inside his laboratory, Murky makes concoctions which gurgle and bubble
he tries to think up more ways of capturing Rainbow and the Color Kids. The
cages are just waiting to be filled! Murky just loves to send out clouds of
gloom from his
Gloom Gun and ‘cheer everyone down’! His chief aim in life is to steal
magic Color Belt so that everyone will then become as miserable as he is.
Lurky is Murky Dismal’s bumbling assistant who always seems to get everything wrong,
no matter how hard he tries. He hovers over Murky, getting in his way as he
tries out his
latest experiment, and he is too stupid to know just how evil Murky Dismal
Also, crafty Murky always keeps a small gloom cloud above Lurky’s head to
he is always unhappy. Murky Dismal and Lurky travel about Rainbow Land in
strange vehicle they call the Grunge Buggy. It is a broken down beach buggy
dustbin tied to the side for Murky to ride in while Lurky drives!
Fortunately for Rainbow
Brite and her friends, it is always breaking down just when the villainous
pair are almost