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The Hero of Color City

The Hero of Color City is a 2014 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Frank Gladstone and written by Jess Kedward, J.P. McCormick, Kirsty Peart, and Rich Raczelowski. The film stars Christina Ricci, Sean Astin, Owen Wilson, E.G. Daily, Jessica Capshaw, Rosie Perez, Tara Strong, Craig Ferguson, Wayne Brady, Jess Harnell and David Kaye. Original songs and score by Zoë Poledouris and Angel Roché Jr. The film was released in a limited theatrical engagement on October 3, 2014 by Magnolia Pictures, followed by releases on Video On Demand and Home Entertainment platforms.

The Hero of Color City
The Hero of Color City poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byFrank Gladstone
Produced byJohn D. Eraklis
Max Howard
Screenplay byJess Kedward
J.P. McCormick
Kirsty Peart
Rich Raczelowski
StarringChristina Ricci
Sean Astin
Owen Wilson
E.G. Daily
Jessica Capshaw
Rosie Perez
Tara Strong
Craig Ferguson
Wayne Brady
Jess Harnell
David Kaye
Music byZoë Poledouris
Angel Roché Jr.
Edited byJosh Gladstone
Exodus Film Group
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release date
  • October 3, 2014 (2014-10-03)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$32,048[2]


Every night when Ben goes to bed, his crayons come to life and set out to Color City. Yellow, a timid crayon afraid of everything, accidentally summons two unfinished drawings known as King Scrawl and his sidekick Gnat. The crayons are forced to act quickly in order to save their town before their colors fade.



On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a rating of 25%, based on 20 reviews, with an average rating of 3.5/10.[3] On Metacritic, the film has a rating of 33 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[4]

The film received a positive reception from viewers on streaming platforms, with viewer ratings of 4 out of 5 stars on iTunes, 3.9 out of 5 stars on Google Play, and 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon Prime.[5][6][7]


The film had a limited release on October 3, 2014.

Home VideoEdit

DVD and Blu-ray was released on December 2, 2014.


  1. ^ "The Hero of Color City IMDB Credits". Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Hero of Color City (2014) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ "The Hero of Color City". 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  4. ^ "The Hero of Color City Reviews - Metacritic". Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  5. ^ "The Hero of Color City iTunes page". Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Hero of Color City Google Play". Google Play. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Hero of Color City Amazon Prime page". Retrieved August 22, 2019.

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