One of the most popular cartoon series of the 1980s is seeing an update as Rainbow Brite gets a reboot courtesy of subscription video-on-demand service Feeln. Lending their voices to this new Rainbow Brite series are actors Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald.
Ringwald will be playing the role of the central villain of the series, The Dark Princess. Making a name for herself with teen roles in ‘80s movies such as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, Ringwald will be contributing to the revival of another ‘80s classic that cheered thousands of young viewers. Ringwald has already made her mark on the current generation of viewers by starring in a recurring role as a mother on ABC Family’s Secret Life Of The American Teenager.
“With Rainbow Brite, we believe we have created something that captures the essence of the original series—but with a vision that resonates today. We hope audiences will react with an, ‘Oh, my bows!’—just like us,” said Iris Ichishita, head of original entertainment for Feeln.
Feeln is a movie subscription service that caters to all ages. It was founded by Academy Award-winning producer Rob Fried and is available online via Roku, Xbox, mobile phones and tablets.
Playing the title role is Emily Osment, an actor and singer-songwriter best known for her role as Miley’s best friend on Hannah Montana. “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.
Rainbow Brite’s primary mission is apparently to go on adventures to save Rainbowland from destruction and dark powers. Her horse, Starlite, and the Color Kids will also be portrayed in the series to deliver the message that Feeln said is at the show’s core: optimism, creativity and friendship.
Rainbow Brite will be featuring three weekly episodes for a limited run starting on November 6.