Harold and the Purple Crayon

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  • TV-Y
  • 2001
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (153)

Harold and the Purple Crayon is a children's television show that first premiered on HBO in 2001 and lasted for two seasons until 2002. The show is based on the children's book of the same name written by Crockett Johnson. The show follows a young boy named Harold, who is depicted as a curious and imaginative child. Harold is always eager to explore and discover new things in the world around him, using his purple crayon to create adventures and solve problems.

Each episode of the show features Harold's journey through a new and exciting landscape, as he uses his crayon to draw anything and everything he can imagine. From a cityscape with towering skyscrapers to a desert island with palm trees and a sandy beach, Harold's drawings come to life as he interacts with the world he has created.

Harold's imagination drives the show, and his character is designed to encourage young viewers to embrace their own creativity and curiosity. As he navigates through each new landscape, Harold encounters various obstacles and challenges, which he solves using his wits and his trusty purple crayon.

Throughout the show, Harold is always accompanied by his best friend, a mischievous talking dog named Lilac. Lilac is always ready to explore alongside Harold, and the two friends have a close and playful relationship.

The show's animation style is colorful and whimsical, reflecting the imaginative nature of Harold's adventures. The landscape designs are unique and change frequently, keeping viewers engaged and intrigued as Harold's journey progresses.

Overall, Harold and the Purple Crayon is a charming and imaginative children's show that encourages creativity and exploration. The show's central message is that anything is possible with a little imagination, and viewers are encouraged to embrace their own curiosity and inventiveness.

Harold and the Purple Crayon is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on December 1, 2001.

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Cowboy Harold
13. Cowboy Harold
March 23, 2002
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.
Future Clock
12. Future Clock
March 16, 2002
Frustrated that he can't draw a perfect circle, Harold visits a museum. After experiencing all the different forms of art, Harold learns to appreciate his lopsided circles.
Harold in the Dark
11. Harold in the Dark
March 9, 2002
Harold is fascinated by animals and wonders what it would be like to be an elephant, giraffe, camel, cheetah, penguin and monkey.
Harold's Walk on the Wild Side
10. Harold's Walk on the Wild Side
March 2, 2002
After celebrating his birthday and playing with all his new toys, Harold wishes for another birthday party and along the way learns about the value of friendship.
Harold the Artiste
9. Harold the Artiste
February 23, 2002
After hearing beautiful music from his bedroom window, Harold sets out to discover where it's coming from.
A Blast From the Past
8. A Blast From the Past
February 16, 2002
In his fantasy world, Harold searches for his pet goldfish, Goldie, who has died, and in doing so, befriends a mermaid who helps him understand the meaning of death.
Harold's Birthday Gift
7. Harold's Birthday Gift
February 9, 2002
After having a great time at his birthday party, Harold decides to...
I Remember Goldie
6. I Remember Goldie
February 2, 2002
Harold discovers what it's like to be a grown-up and explores different professions: train engineer, astronaut, and baseball player.
One Crayon Band
5. One Crayon Band
January 26, 2002
Frustrated that his stuffed animal can't play fetch with him, Harold's frustrations are solved when his stuffed dog Lilac comes to life.
A Dog's Tale
4. A Dog's Tale
January 19, 2002
Harold discovers what it's like to be as small as a bug, and learns he can accomplish great things even though he's small.
Fly Away Home
3. Fly Away Home
January 12, 2002
When it's raining outside Harold's window, Harold can't sleep because he wants to know where rain comes from.
Blame it on the Rain
2. Blame it on the Rain
January 5, 2002
After rescuing two baby squirrels whose nest has been washed away in a storm, Harold must use his trusty crayon to draw a way to get them home.
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Pilot)
1. Harold and the Purple Crayon (Pilot)
December 1, 2001
One night Harold can't sleep so, accompanied by the moon and his purple crayon, he explores the big world outside his window.
Where to Watch Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Harold and the Purple Crayon on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (153)