HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON (2003) 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…
Movie on DVD Review

HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 25, 2003; DVD Release Date: Mar 25, 2003; Genres: Animation, Kids and Family

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 Mar 28, 2003 Published in issue #702 Mar 28, 2003 Order article reprints