Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This whimsical animated series was based upon the illustrated children's book by Crockett Johnson, best known for his slyly satirical 1940s comic strip Barnaby. The title character, a poker-faced four-year-old boy, possessed a magical crayon that enabled him to embark on innumerable imaginary adventures, simply by "drawing" them. Decidedly cast against type, actress Sharon Stone supplied the low-key narration. Packaged by Sony Pictures Family Entertainment, Harold and the Purple Crayon joined the HBO Family Channel cable-TV lineup on January 5, 2002, and soon after the series accrued an Emmy award for best main title design.