“Hannah Montana” actress Emily Osment has revealed that she’s set to voice Rainbow Brite in a new animated series based on the classic 1980s Hallmark cards line and subsequent TV series.
The story follows a little girl named Wisp who is brought to a colorless land and must find the Sphere of Light to return color to this world. Along the way she befriends a sprite named Twink, and a white horse named Starlite.
She finds the Color Belt and rescues the 7 Color Kids. After using the belt to defeat the King of Shadows, Wisp is renamed Rainbow Brite and she and the Color Kids live together in Rainbow Land where they are in charge of all the colors in the universe.
Osment, whose previous voice work includes “Family Guy” and two “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” sequels, announced her joining the project through an Instagram post. The surprise wasn’t so much the casting, but rather the reveal of the project itself which – up until now – had been kept secret.
Nevertheless it follows in the wake of numerous 1980s cartoon reboots in recent years or currently in development including “Danger Mouse,” “My Little Pony,” “The Mysterious Cities of Gold,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” “Thundercats,” “SuperTed,” “Bananaman,” “Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers” and the upcoming live-action “Jem and the Holograms” movie.