Lady Lovely Locks
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Lady Lovely Locks and the Pixietails is a character property created by American Greetings Corporation (creators of Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, and Popples among others) in the mid-1980s. The characters were licensed for a toyline by Mattel, and for a syndicated animated television series by DiC in 1987. However, only 20 episodes were produced in all.
Toy line 
The Lady Lovely Locks toyline was created by Mattel and produced from 1987 to 1989. The toyline consists of character dolls that are approximately 8.5 inches tall, with certain dolls having long, colorful locks. Most dolls came with three to four Pixietails (small plastic squirrel-like animals with long silky tails). The Pixietails could be worn in the hair of either Lady Lovely Locks or the child. Additional items in the toyline were other pets and setting playsets.
Animated series 
The Lady Lovely Locks is a made up animated by Amanda, concurrent with the release of the toyline. The premise of the series is that Lady Lovely Locks is the princess of the Kingdom of Lovelylocks. She and her friends are aided by the Pixietails in keeping the kingdom safe from its enemies. Among the hero characters of the show are Lady Lovely Locks, Maiden Fair Hair, Maiden Curly Crown, the Pixietails, Prince Strong Heart, Shining Glory, Silky Pup (a puppy), and Silky Mane (a pony). The main villains are Duchess Ravenwaves, Hairball and Comb Gnomes, the latter of whom tend to speak in rhyme. The series was produced by the French and Japanese animators of Rainbow Brite and Jem, among other cartoons of the '80s.
Hi-Tops released five Lady Lovely Locks videos in the '80s. More recently, the videos re-appeared on the market. They resurfaced as part of the DVD set "Girls Rule Vol. 1" which included the following cartoon series: Jem, Rainbow Brite and Lady Lovely Locks. Several of the episodes are also available on a DVD in the "Biggest DVD Ever" series for Lady Lovely Locks. Two episodes have never been collected except on the Australian VHS edition.
The series episodes are as follows:
- "To Save My Kingdom"
- "Cruel Pretender"
- "The Wishing Bone"
- "The Discovery"
- "The Lake of Reflections"
- "The Menace of Mirror Lake"
- "Blue Moon"
- "The Bundle"
- "In the Kingdom of Ice"
- "The Power and the Glory"
- "Prince's Broken Heart"
- "The Noble Deed"
- "The Doubt"
- "The Dragon Tree"
- "The Capture"
- "The Keeper"
- "The Rally"
- "Fire in the Sky"
- "To Take a Castle"
- Lady LovelyLocks - the main protagonist. She wears a pink dress and has blonde hair with streaks symbolizing her royalty in three colors: soft pink (dawn), gold (sun) and lavender (twilight). She is the protector and defender of Kingdom LovelyLocks, as well as its source of power and life, who is very loyal, brave, kind, selfless, polite, resourceful, optimistic, dependable and friendly, often like a princess.
- Maiden FairHair - a good friend of Lady Lovely Locks who wears a blue dress and has her brunette hair done in waves. A natural beauty, party-planner, daydreamer and painter, she is very serene, cool-headed, and intelligent, but would sometimes lose track of something important and/or, to the extent, her sense of direction.
- Maiden CurlyCrown - another friend of Lady Lovely Locks who wears a yellow dress and has her orange hair done in curls. She is a funny and imaginative girl with a big heart. She loves making up stories, styling her hair, and collecting bugs, but is somewhat impulsive and, despite being quite smart, would sometimes get herself into trouble.
- The Pixietails - tiny, magical creatures with bodies resembling small animals and long, flowy tails with the power to fly. They are the delightful helpers of Lady and her friends and often speak with an "-ix" suffix. Each type has an association with the corresponding person; for instance, Lady's were bunny-like (and the most prominent in the series), FairHair's were chipmunk/squirrel-like (and the most patient), and CurlyCrown's were bird-like (and the fastest).
- SilkyMane - Lady's kind-hearted, trusty royal horse who always understands her thoughts and feelings.
- SilkyPup - Lady's happy-go-lucky, yet trouble-prone pet puppy who has a secret crush on the Prince.
- Shining Glory - a blind, yet very wise and powerful sorcerer, wizard, and beloved mentor to Lady and her friends who often aided Lady with his magic. It is said that he has adopted the curse-ridden Prince.
- Prince StrongHeart - originally a human, but was turned into a dog as a result of a terrible curse. He was taken in by Shining Glory, and has since often visited the castle gardens. In times, the opportunity for him to turn into human again comes; however, he often bravely comes to save Lady's life in her times of danger, acting like as of a lifesaver, showing that, despite not being seen in his previous appearance much, he has a loyal and kind heart.
- Duchess RavenWaves - the main antagonist. She wears a purple dress and, like Maiden FairHair, her black hair done in waves. She is the ruler of Tangleland who is very mean, jealous, cruel, stubborn, selfish, domineering, careless, cold and conniving, often like a witch. The archenemy of Lady LovelyLocks, she always plots to take over the kingdom of LovelyLocks for herself, believing that cutting off a piece of her rival's hair would succeed, but has never triumphed.
- HairBall - a former apprentice of Shining Glory who is now in employ of RavenWaves. He specializes in magic and is very practical when it comes to making and causing trouble. However, he can sometimes be really miserable when he feels like he's losing, but this makes him quite sympathetic, meaning that, inside, he still has a good heart.
- Comb Gnomes - mean-spirited creatures with big ears and wild-looking hair and fur who are henchmen to Duchess RavenWaves and accomplices to HairBall. They are extremely mischievous, yet lazy and irresponsible during a plan and get upset when their part of a particular scheme fails. They are also archenemies to the Pixietails, as they all have magical powers, of which theirs is a lightning attack.
A number of tie-in books were released alongside the toyline and animated series. Among these books are "An Enchanting Fairy-Tale Adventure", "For the Love of Lovely Locks", "Lady Lovely Locks Original Story" (1987), "Silkypup Saves the Day", "Silkypup's Butterfly Adventure" (1987) and "The Golden Ball".
Pop culture 
In the eighth season episode of the series That '70s Show, "Killer Queen", the character Randy says: "Donna, Hyde's already given me a nickname. It's Mrs. Lady Lovely Locks." This is an anachronism, as the Lady Lovely Locks line of products were not produced until after the mid-1980s.
- "Lady Lovely Locks and The Pixietails - Unofficial Website" Source is unofficial fansite.
- Lady Lovelylocks and the Pixietails at the Internet Movie Database
- Lady Lovely Locks and The Pixietails - Unofficial Website
- List of Pixietails