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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Genre: Kids and Family, Animation

As someone who has frustrated many a Pictionary partner with my complete lack of artistic ability, I’ve always been a little envious of the fact that a kid who barely walks can draw better than I can. Like, a lot better. Scholastic’s DVD collects three decades-old adaptations of the Crockett Johnson-penned adventures, so while you don’t get any Sharon Stone (who narrates the new HBO Family version), the cartoon still serves as a helpful reminder for young’uns to always speak softly and carry a big Crayola.

Originally posted March 28 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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