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Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

What does lost feel like?

If you've ever felt lost, then you'll know just how Trixie's favorite stuffed Knuffle Bunny feels when he's left all alone. If you've ever felt loved, then you'll know just how Trixie, Knuffle Bunny, and their family feel when they're together.

It sounds so simple, just a quick trip to the Laundromat with Daddy, Trixie, and her beloved Knuffle Bunny. But, before you know it things go horribly, hilariously wrong. Chock full of adventure, song, and gigantic dancing laundry, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical tells a tale of firsts: a stuffed animal's first trip in the laundry, a little girl's first words, and a Daddy's first time dealing with his child going "boneless."

Based on his beloved Caldecott Honor–winning picture book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, six-time Emmy Award winner Mo Willems joins Grammy Award–winning composer Michael Silversher to lovingly celebrate the heart and heartache that can only come from a family visit to the local Laundromat.

The stage production of this show is currently on tour. If you or your child would like to see Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, please visit the tour dates page here to see when it is coming to your area.

But wait? What does Knuffle Bunny have to do with Rainbow Brite?

The composer for this production is Micheal Silversher, part of the song writing team from the Rainbow Brite Record albums “Paint a Rainbow in your Heart” and “Christmas”. Mr Silversher was also the singing voice of Twink on the albums!

If you would like to become more familiar with the Knuffle Bunny tale you can check with your local library or if you would like to purchase your own copy of the book, try the following link on! It is a very lovely story any parent can relate to and will love sharing with their child.

If you intend on seeing one of these productions, or have already seen it, please let us know what you thought of Knuffle Bunny! How was it? Did you like it? Did your children enjoy it? We look forward to hearing your reviews!

Thanks for reading: Have a Rainbow Day!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rainbow Brite Coloring Contest

Here in Rainbow Land, we like to keep others creative, and we want you to create a picture to be featured here on the website as well as win a prize!

Here is how it works:

  1. go to
  2. Select the "Games and Activities" section and go to the Coloring Book.
  3. Select: Rainbow Brite.
  4. Print your own page and decorate it!

You are welcome to color your picture with any way you like, including but not limited to: Crayons, markers, ink pens, digital/photoshop, etc

After you are finished decorating your picture, email us the finished image, or mail it to us (address available in the official rules linked here: RULES)

You will submit to one of the 4 age groups listed below:

  • Group 1 (ages 7 years and under)
  • Group 2 (ages 8 years to 12 years)
  • Group 3 (ages 13 years to 17 years)
  • Group 4 (ages 18 years and older)

All entries must be colored by the person submitting the entry. This is an international website, so it doesn't matter where you are from! Submit your entry at a chance to win a neat prize!

  • A 2010 Rainbow Brite Poster!

All contact information and details are located in the official rules, so please review them. If you have any questions please contact us directly at the email address provided in the rules. Share the rainbow and this contest with others!

Contest begins: 11/04/2010
Contest ends: 12/04/2010

NOTE: This is an independent contest run by and is not affiliated, sponsored, nor endorsed by Hallmark Cards, Incorporated or its subsidiaries.

Friday, October 1, 2010

September 2010 Updates

Archived Site/Social Network Updates

September 1st

September 3rd

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September 21st

September 27th

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August 2010 Updates

August 1st

August 10th

August 16th

August 29th

  • Added Comment Feature to site: Now you can comment on select articles/photos and more! Tell others what you think of pictures, features or whatever you would like! (NOTE: all comments are subject to review before made public)

August 30th

Friday, July 23, 2010

STR: Comic-Con Rainbow Brite Poster Give-away!

Share the Rainbow

If you are in the San Diego, California area and plan on attending Comic Con, Hallmark Cards has a booth setup (#3850) on Sunday July 25, 2010. Anyone dressed as Rainbow Brite will receive a free Rainbow Brite Poster!

The poster is 11X17” and features the new Rainbow Brite and Starlite and the slogan “Rainbow Powered”

Show your support for Rainbow Brite and give these wonderful people a visit! Come in Costume and pick it up for free!

Comic-Con Rainbow Brite Poster

Please visit the main site for some photos of lucky San Diego Comic Con Costumed Rainbow Brites!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

June 2010 Updates

Archived Site/Social Network Updates

June 1st

June 2nd

  • United Media Press Release: More Classic Rainbow Brite coming to @Target See Spot Save!
June 3rd
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    Wednesday, June 2, 2010

    How to: Clean a 10" Patty O'Green Doll

    As a recent project we took a couple of 10” Patty O'Green dolls and decided to show you how to restore and clean them.

    The two dolls we have are in different conditions.

    One Patty has been exposed to air and dust for over 15 years, and has a gruesomely stained dress. Another Patty has loose hair, but a good dress. We are going to start with cleaning our dolls then restoring them.

    Patty O'Green #1: Her dress and backside, as well as her body is very stained. The white satin ribbons and accents on her dress and boots has yellowed. Her hair however does have it's original hair ties. The tied themselves are stretched, but keeping an original hair tie is a request of many fans so we won't remove them. She doesn't have her hair ribbons though, so they will need to be replaced.

    Patty O'Green #2: has a good dress and body, but has loose hair.

    Because Patty's body and clothing are made out of different materials, we have to keep those materials in mind when cleaning her or you could damage the fabric.

    For example: Patty's dress is metallic lame, white satin, and green nylon. Warm or hot water could be damaging to the nylon, so cold water would be best. It will also take a long time to clean because we have to be patient with the fabric while cleaning.

    What we will need:

    • 2 tablespoons of Wool wash
    • 4 cups of cold water
    • 1 white pillowcase
    • 1 rubber band
  • First thing we need to do is remove the yellow from her body and her dress. Remove the dress from the doll. Taking cold water and wool wash, we make two bowls of solution.

    Submerge the doll into one bowl and let her soak for an hour. Depending on how stained she is, you may need to let her soak longer. Rub any stained spots with the solution gently, do not scrub the satin parts because that can fray the material.

    In the second bowl of solution put the dress in it. Let is sit for five minutes, then rub the stained areas with the cold water solution. Squeeze, but do not wring the dress in the water. Allow to soak for another 30 minutes before again, rubbing the fabric, gently with your fingers.

    After an hour has past, squeeze, but do not wring the doll's body out. If the doll's body is not clean from a spot cleaning they will most likely need a run in the washer. For Patty, you want to try and avoid this. Her sleeve accents match her dress which are a metallic lame, and this can rub off while in the washer. But, if you do not mind this and want your doll clean, this is how you will need to prep her a run in the washer.

    First you want to wrap her up. If left loose the dolls stuffing can shift to the hands, feet, or clump unevenly. You do not want this, because the doll will be more of a “rag” doll. You need to wrap the dolls limbs towards it's center. Carefully wrap the dolls arms to it's chest, and lift it's legs over it. Put the doll inside a pillowcase and either knot the case or wrap a rubber hand around the case at the base of the doll. The goal here is to wrap the doll up as tightly as possible so that it's stuffing doesn't shift around.

    After your doll is soaked, then wrapped up, put it into the washer, on a cold gentle cycle.

    With your doll taking a rinse in the washer, remove your doll dress from it's soak and rinse it in cold water and lay out to dry.

    Once all washing is done, allow the doll and the dress to dry over night. 

    After you are sure doll and dress are dry, it's time to dress and fix the doll. 
    Look over Patty's face. This particular doll has some white paint and dirty spots. We will need to remove this. Using part of an erasure block (Mr Clean Magic Erasure, or similar product), wet the corner and rub the marks you want to remove. Be careful, this will remove the marks, but if you rub too hard you could remove the face paint too.

    Now the face is clean, look over your doll. Does she have any linted areas? The yarn in her hair may have some lint balls, and in this case her hand did also. With a pair of small scissors carefully cut the balls away. You have to be careful not to cut the hair or fabric of the hands while doing this.

    Also, use tweezers or your fingers to remove any lint from the Velcro in her right hand.

    As you can tell, these braids are loose from age, but since we aren't replacing the ties, we won't re-braid them. However will will re-ribbon them. But since we are doing two Patty dolls, we will show you have to re-braid hair from our second doll, then show you how to ribbon them both.

    For our second Patty, her hair is already loose, so we will dress and re-braid her hair.
    You will need the following to fix her hair

    • 4 5inch cut elastic cord.
    • 2 11inch ¼ width greed ribbons

    First fold the cord together and knot the end.

    Then we will need to part her hair. All the dolls were given a natural part in their hair, so you need to find this part in the middle of the head. Once you have found it, slowly part and straighten the hair out.

    Pull once side of the parted hair up high on her head. The pigtails on the Patty O'Green dolls are located on the very top of her head right next to the parts. Once you have found this place, you will need to smooth the yarn hair out so that it lays flat and even all the way around. Then wrap your fingers around where the tie will be and wrap the knotted tie around the hair.

    It should wrap around twice, if not 3 times depending on how stretchy your elastic tie is.

    Once you have both pigtails tied, divide the hair in to 3 sections and braid tightly.

    Do not be afraid to pull it tight. Once you have it near the end, tie the end of the braid with another elastic tie. You should now have 2 braids which stick straight up. This is normal.

    Now we will need to tie ribbons to the hair. 

    How to tie the hair ribbons:
    To tie the ribbon it's best to tie them upside down. Have the Patty doll laying with her head toward you.

    Wrap the green ribbon around the hair tie at the base of the braid.

    Make 2 loops and then knot the loops together.

    Do this for both braids, then turn the doll right side up.

    Here are both of our Patty O'Green dolls. Cleaned and fully dressed.

    Monday, May 31, 2010

    May 2010 Updates

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    How to: Clean a Starlite Plush

    One of the largest figures first created was a plush Starlite horse for your 10inch Rainbow Brite doll. 

    The figure we are going to be working with today is a vintage Starlite which has been kept in storage, exposed to dust, moisture and heat. These conditions caused the horses fur to yellow and darken in spots. 

    We want to be very gentle with treating and caring for him, so we begin with a pre-treat.

    Items used:

    • 2 tablespoons of wool cleanser
    • 2 cups of cold water
    • 1 wash cloth
    • 1 tooth brush (Soft bristle)
    • 1 white full size pillowcase

    Put the cleanser in to one bowl with 1 cup of cold water. 
    Put the remaining water in another bowl by itself.

    Using the toothbrush, mix the water and cleanser together then brush the cleanser/water mixture on the plush fur. Careful not to scrub too hard, do this over the whole body, minus the hooves and hair.

    Using the wash cloth blot away any excess foam the brush may make and rinse it back in the bowl of clean water.

    Then dip the mane and tail in the cleanser mixture, submerging it for several second. Let the cleanser fully saturate the yarn, but do not brush them. 

    After this is done put the Starlite plush in the white pillowcase. (white is not required, but it's best to used one that does not have a dye that could bleed).

    Make sure the head is toward the corner and put all four hooves together. Knot the pillowcase at the hooves, but NOT around the hooves. This will allow Starlite to stay in his natural shape without damaging him.

    Once tied up, put him in your washing machine on warm water gentle cycle.

    When the gentle cycle finishes it's first wash, BEFORE it goes into spin to rinse, bring the setting back to the beginning and allow him to wash again. Put fabric softener in if desired to keep him soft after his wash, and allow to air dry.

    Now that your Starlite is clean, try to maintain his cleanliness because overly washing him in this manner could prove damaging to his hooves, which are very fragile.

    Hope this works for you!

    Saturday, April 3, 2010

    Find a Rainbow Day

    I'm not sure what it is,or how much study has gone in to the fact that colors make a person happy. There is something about seeing a rainbow that makes a person smile, and the way things are today, it's harder then ever to keep a smile.

    April 3rd is National “Find a Rainbow Day”, but considering Easter weekend, and so much beyond that, our site has decided to make everyday, a “Find a Rainbow Day”. It is too important a quest to leave it to a single day. So often in our lives we forget to look up, look around or even make our own rainbows.

    We need a reminder everyday that life is good, so keep an eye out for a rainbow...and if the sky is grey, the future cloudy, make one

    Dress as a rainbow:
    red hat, scarf, or ribbon on your head or neck
    Orange and yellow shirt, jacket or gloves,
    green belt, sash, or shorts
    blue jeans, socks or shoes.

    Organize your desk as a rainbow
    Arrange your desk notes by colour
    link your coloured paper clips like a rainbow,
    put a rainbow wall paper on your computer desktop

    Make your snack something colourful!
    Dried cherries, raisins, banana chips, oranges or apricot pieces with nuts!

    You can find a rainbow everywhere!
    Where do you find yours?
    Share the rainbow, send us your fun ideas and ways you make a rainbow everyday!
    We would love to share them with others!

    Have a Rainbow Day!

    Read more about “Find a Rainbow Day” here.

    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    Friday, February 19, 2010

    Share the Rainbow: MomTalkRadio

    Diana Stuart is Creative VP at Hallmark Properties, and she is helping bring Rainbow Brite back onto your children's toy closets with an exciting new makeover, and all new adventures. She has interviewed with Maria Bailey to bring more information to fans and moms about Rainbow Brite. If you don't have MomTalkRadio in your area, you can listen on like at! Hallmark is moving forward with the line and we hope to see more soon! If you have a chance please go to the site, listen and leave us your feedback about what you think.

    Are you a mom who sharing Rainbow with your little one? Or ar you a friend helping share her with others? We have received a new "Share the Rainbow" Note from a Rainbow Brite Fan and how she learned about Rainbow Brite:

    "How I got introduced to Rainbow Brite is simple. There was a video that I watched over and over again by Rainbow Brite and it was a birthday video (never released to the general public to buy, but only to rent) so since it was near my birthday and my mom knew that I LOVED watching Rainbow's mom told my nana (now deceased) that I was into Rainbow Brite.

    So my Grandmother went around to different stores trying to find this one VHS (the birthday one I watched every day) when I was about six years old and couldn't find it so instead she bought me the famous one instead "Rainbow Brite and Star Stealer", I am now 22 and still watch it a lot since it came from someone who I was Really close to when younger and it truly brings me back. Every song that comes on, and every line that they say...I know by heart. It's kinda was like Rainbow was my best friend growing up. :)

    To this day I still look to rainbows in the sky like I did when I was a child and think back to the days that I used to sit there and think she'd appear to take the gloomy days away and put color back into them...and Now that I know I can get it on DVD... when I have children of my own I will pass down the brightness of the Rainbow to my children as well.

    She was amazing...and I would rather have my kids watch her over half the shows we have on TV now. Bring her back to TV either Cartoon Network or Nick JR.

    ~ Meg-Eliza , New Hampshire,USA

    Thank you so much for this memory. We look forward to hearing more! Please contact us with your Rainbow Brite Memories? How have you Shared the Rainbow?

    Sunday, February 7, 2010

    Share the Rainbow: Note from Former Rainbow Brite Mom

    A note from a former Rainbow Brite Mom:

    "My daughter got started on Rainbow Brite when she was 4 yrs old back in 1984. It started with the T.V commercials on a very small black and white TV that my parents bought for us. She fell in love with the colors even though she didn't see any colors on the screen.

    Then I bought her the coloring books, puzzles and dolls. She would spend hours putting together her puzzles over and over again. Once she put it together, she boxed it up, shuffled the box, mixing up the pieces and did it again.

    My daughter to this day is the true Rainbow Brite fan. I just wanted to share my story with you every little girl should have her own Rainbow Brite doll to love and share. Thanks and Rainbow wishes

    ~ Katherine, California, USA

    Thank you so much for this memory. We look forward to hearing more! Please contact us with your Rainbow Brite Memories? How have you Shared the Rainbow?

    Friday, February 5, 2010

    Share The Rainbow!

    Back in 1984 many children were introduced to Rainbow Brite and her friends. Many parents, grandparents and adults nurtured these characters to become the life long relationship with color, friendship and love. Many fans don't remember how their relationships began, but I can give you a clue. It begins with your family. Your first toys and collectables were most likely not purchased by you, but rather a loved one who took it upon themselves to share the rainbow with you.

    Was it your grandmother sending you a card on your birthday? Your uncle giving you a coloring book? Your mom and dad giving you a doll to hold?

    We want to hear those stories, and share them with others. If you have a story or if a friend or family member has a story they would like to share about how they shared the joy of Rainbow Brite with someone else, please contact us.

    Be a STR: Share The Rainbow with Rainbow Brite!

    Monday, February 1, 2010

    January 2010 Updates

    January 1st
    January 2010's Featured FanArtist: "Chibi" Rainbow Brite by Landesfes

    January 3rd
    Featured Costume: Twink by Moogle! See how this cosplayer achieved this cuddly look

    January 9th
    4 new Rainbow Brite short Webisodes on RainbowBrite.Com! Get a closer look at Rainbow Brite, Moonglow, Tickled Pink, and the NEW Rainbow Land!

    January 12th
    Keeping with their promise to provide classic designs, the Madame Alexander Rainbow Brite Doll + Twink. (Thanks to Aquarius for the heads up!)

    January 18th
    Featuring Fan Art/Custom Doll: Krys by Tom-sprite

    January 27th
    Rainbow Brite Products page added to www.RainbowBrite.Com

    Friday, January 1, 2010

    December 2009 Updates

    December 1st
    December Featured FanArtist: pixelledanddead and her "Rainbow and Stars" Design.

    December 7th
    Rainbow Brite Theme for Guitar Hero Available for download!

    December 10th
    United Media Rainbow Brite Article gives a slight closer look at the ideas behind the redesign.

    December 26th
    2009 Rainbow Brite Dolls @ Target! Dolls where released on Christmas Eve 2009 to many fans surprise!