Harold and the Purple Crayon

2001, TV Show

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 3/26/2002

Season 1, Episode 13
After refusing to eat squash, Harold is sent to his room. Wanting to go somewhere where no one can tell him what to do, Harold becomes a lonesome cowboy who gets entangled in a wild adventure.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 3/23/2002

Based on the classic book, these adventures star Harold, an inventive and curious toddler, with thoughts, desires, and feelings typical of any child his age. In his Crayon World, Harold can muse on questions that all young children naturally wonder about, and he can come up with his own answers. They crayon is not magical but merely the key to unlock the power of Harold's imagination.

Paid | iTunes Aired: 3/16/2002

Season 1, Episode 12
Harold discovers what it's like to be a grown-up and explores different professions: train engineer, astronaut, and baseball player.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 3/9/2002

Season 1, Episode 11
When the Moon disappears at bedtime, Harold sets out to discover where it's gone.

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Having written the first two Transformers movies, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were ready to take a break from the robots-in-disguise franchise. "We'd spent more time on Transformers than we even spent going to college, so we figured maybe it was time to take a break," Orci tells TV Guide Magazine. "But then (Hasbro chief executive) Brian Goldner came to us and asked if we wanted to do an animated series."

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Premiered: 2001, on HBO Family
Rating: TV-Y
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Premise: A 4-year-old's purple crayon leads him into an imaginary world in this cartoon, which is based on the children's classic by Crockett Johnson.

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