Harold and the Purple Crayon Release Date, Trailer, Cast & Plot

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Harold and the Purple Crayon is an upcoming live-action/animated fantasy film based on Crockett Johnson’s eponymous 1955 children’s book. Scheduled for release soon, the Carlos Saldanha directorial revolves around Harold, who uses his magical purple crayon to embark on imaginative adventures. The trailer introduces his journey into the real world, where he learns important life lessons.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Release date — when is Harold and the Purple Crayon coming out?

The Harold and the Purple Crayon release date is August 2, 2024.

The film is set to be released in theaters soon, after several years of development and production efforts. Originally scheduled for earlier release dates in 2023, the movie underwent changes in casting and production, with Zachary Levi leading the cast as Harold in this live-action and animation combination. The release date was announced alongside the unveiling of teaser posters and a trailer in March 2024, generating anticipation for this long-awaited adaptation.

Trailer — watch it now

You can watch the Harold and the Purple Crayon trailer below:

The trailer for Harold and the Purple Crayon introduces Harold, a man with the extraordinary ability to bring his drawings to life using a magical purple crayon. Set against the backdrop of Carlos Saldanha’s whimsical direction, the trailer showcases Harold’s imaginative adventures as he navigates through colorful worlds created by his own drawings. With a blend of live-action and animation, the trailer captures the essence of the beloved children’s book while offering a glimpse into the film’s fantastical journey.

Cast — who is in Harold and the Purple Crayon?

The Harold and the Purple Crayon cast includes:

  • Zachary Levi as Harold

  • Lil Rel Howery as Moose

  • Zooey Deschanel as Terry

  • Tanya Reynolds as Porcupine

  • Benjamin Bottani as Mel

  • Jemaine Clement as Gary

Plot – what’s the story about?

Harold and the Purple Crayon depicts the adventures of the titular protagonist, a man who discovers that his childhood purple crayon has magical powers, allowing him to make his drawings alive.

The movie follows the journey of Harold, who possesses a magical purple crayon from his childhood that brings his drawings to life. As he ventures into the real world, he discovers the power of imagination and learns valuable life lessons. With a blend of live-action and animation, the film brings to life the whimsical adventures inspired by Crockett Johnson’s classic children’s book.

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