MoonDreamers

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Moon Dreamers
Genre Animation, Family, Fantasy
Created by Jackie Waterman McLoughlin
Written by Cynthia Friedlob
John Semper
Betty G. Birney
Evelyn Gabai
Larry Morriss
Jackie Waterman McLoughlin
Voices of Peter Cullen
Jennifer Darling
Elizabeth Lyn Fraser
Melanie Gaffin
Robin Kaufman
Tress MacNeille
Clive Revill
Neil Ross
Theme music composer Robert J. Walsh
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 16
Production company(s) Marvel Productions
Sunbow Productions
Distributor Claster Television
Christian Broadcasting Network (1989-1990)
International Family Entertainment (1990-1995)
Broadcast
Original channel The CBN Family Channel (1989-1990)
Family Channel (1990-1995)
Original run 25 September 1986 – 8 January 1987

Moondreamers is an animated television series that aired in 1986 as part of the My Little Pony 'n Friends lineup. My Little Pony aired the first 15 minutes, and the second half rotated among MoonDreamers, Potato Head Kids, and The Glo Friends. All of these cartoons promoted Hasbro toys. It appeared on CBN Family Channel from 1989 to 1990, Family Channel from 1990 to 1995 during My Little Pony.

Plot[edit]

The MoonDreamers are a group of celestial people who create and deliver pleasant dreams to Earth children. Their main enemy is the evil Queen Scowlene, who attempts to keep everyone awake at night with her nightmare crystals.

Characters[edit]

  • Crystall Starr (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - The main protagonist of the series. She is supposedly the leader of the MoonDreamers, though it seems they work as a team with equal authority. She designs the stars.
  • Whimzee - (voiced by B.J. Ward[disambiguation needed]) - The dream designer. She uses her imagination to create dreams for Dreamcasting. Throughout the series, she encounters many problems doing so. She once accidentally brings her dream, a dreamkin, into reality where it wreaks havoc in Starry Up despite its adorable appearance. Another time she loses her imagination and needs to go on a journey to find it, engaging in a duel with the supposed queen of imagination and nearly getting killed.
  • Celeste - Her job is to ride on Galaxia and bring night time to earth so that dreams can begin to be sent out.
    • Galaxia - Celeste's magical space dragon with feather-like wings.
  • Sparky Dreamer - A brainy MoonDreamer, she is a know-it-all and is often stuck fixing the mistakes of the other MoonDreamers.
  • Dream Gazer (voiced by Jennifer Darling) - The eldest MoonDreamer, she is considerably older than the other members and is the wisest. She has a star tattooed over her left eye and has a very wistful voice. She does not make many appearances. Dream Gazer stirs the all the different ingredients that make dreams into a secret recipe called the imagination combination.
  • Bucky Buckaroo - He is the MoonDreamers "very own comet rider". He takes the dream crystals to the stars on his favourite comet, Halley.
  • Blinky and Bitsy (voiced by Robin Kaufman and Elizabeth Lyn Fraser) - Two little MoonDreamers in training, they are young girls who want to help the MoonDreamers, but often get in the way. They first appeared in episode one. They act as Starfinders.
    • Ursa Major (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - A flying solar bear who is Blinky's companion. She and Roary used to work in a Star Circus until they were abducted by Queen Scowlene in an attempt to count them to sleep, but escaped when Ursa Major's fur made her sneeze.
    • Roary (voiced by Neil Ross) - A flying lion who is Bitsy's companion. He and Ursa Major used to work in a Star Circus until they were abducted by Queen Scowlene in an attempt to count them to sleep, but escaped when Ursa Major's fur made her sneeze.
  • Frolic - A Starfinder who explores the uncharted universe.
    • Fluffin - A peacock who is Frolic's companion.
  • Stardust - A Starfinder who looks for lonely planets that need stars.
    • Hornsby - A ram that is Stardust's companion.
  • Dawn - A Sunfinder who searches for the sun to start the morning.
    • Bunnyhop - A rabbit who is Dawn's companion.
  • Dusky - A Sunfinder who places the sun at the spot where it is supposed to set.
    • Sunscout - A dog who is Dusky's companion.
  • Sundazzle - A Sunsparkler who polishes the sun.
  • Fundreamer - A Sunsparkler who creates happy dreams for children.
  • Daystar - A Sunsparkler who supervises every sunny day.
  • Cloudpuff - A Sunsparkler who makes the designs of the clouds.
  • Ursa Minor - Ursa Major's mischievous niece.

Villains[edit]

  • Queen Scowlene (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - The primary antagonist of the series who lives in Monstrous Middle. She is the mother of Scowlette. She hasn't slept a wink and has plans to take over Starry Up so that she could keep everyone up at night. In "The Poobah of Pontoon," it is revealed that Queen Scowlene's older brother is the Poobah of Pontoon making him Scowlette's uncle.
  • Scowlette - The daughter of Queen Scowlene. Scowlette seems to be about the same age as Whimzee and lives with her mother. She is often trying to destroy the MoonDreamers in order to impress her mother, though it never works out.
  • Professor Grimace (voiced by Clive Revill) - A mad scientist who helps Queen Scowlene with her plans by inventing machines that would go horribly wrong.
    • Igon (voiced by Peter Cullen) - A short, three-legged troll-like creature who is one of Professor Grimace's worst experiments. He acts as Professor Grimace's assistant.
  • Sleep Creeps - The minions of Queen Scowlene that go bump in the night.
    • Shiner - A Sleep Creep who wakes children with his flashlight.
    • Creaky - A Sleep Creep who fills the night with creaks and groans.
    • Squawker (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - A Sleep Creep who makes loud noises that keep people awake.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Child Pt. 1" September 25, 1986
Two Star Children named Blinky and Bitsy want to be MoonDreamers, but then Scowlene and her Sleep Creeps attack. To be continued...
2 "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Child Pt. 2" October 2, 1986
The MoonDreamers defeat Scowlene and Blinky and Bitsy earn their place as MoonDreamers.
3 "All In a Night's Sleep" October 9, 1986
Stumbles the Snoozer falls off the Dreamalong Drifter and onto Earth, where he uncovers a sinister Scowlene plot.
4 "The Star of Stars" October 16, 1986
The MoonDreamers go on a quest to find their original base, the Star of Stars, but Scowlene has taken control of it.
5 "The Poobah of Pontoon" October 23, 1986
Scowlene's older brother the incredibly fat Poobah of Pontoon returns and becomes Monstrous Middle's king. Meanwhile, Roary is foiled by the villains.
6 "The Dreamkin" October 30, 1986
A strange creature called the Dreamkin comes to life, and Whimzee is sad to see it go.
7 "Minor Problems" November 6, 1986
Ursa Minor flies into Sparky Dreamer's new machine and is cloned. Both sides have problems caused by the Ursas.
8 "Igon the Terrible" November 13, 1986
Igon is tired of being treated bad, so he runs away and meets a monster that helps him become a king.
9 "Stuck on Bucky" November 20, 1986
Sparky and Bucky use Galactic Glue and get stuck on each other. They must work together to foil an evil Scowlette invasion.
10 "The Dreamnapping" November 27, 1986
A boy gets pulled into a dream by Scowlene.
11 "Bucky's Comet" December 4, 1986
Bucky wants Crystal Starr to think he's special, so he lassos a comet with grimace and Igon inside.
12 "Dreamland Express" December 11, 1986
N/A
13 "Whimzee Come Home" December 18, 1986

Whimzee is afraid she has lost her imagination, so she goes to a world and battles a imagination demon.

Note: This is the only MoonDreamers episode that does not feature Scowlene.
14 "Zodies on the Loose" December 25, 1986
Scowlene sets all the zodiacs in the Blue Zoo loose, and it's up to Celeste and Galaxia to stop them all.
15 "The Night Mare Pt. 1" January 1, 1987
Blinky and Bitsy are looking after a Starhorse at the Blue Zoo until the Starhorse falls into Monstrous Middle. Meanwhile, a horse-hating boy falls into there. To be continued...
16 "The Night Mare Pt. 2" January 8, 1987
The Starhorse transforms into a Night Mare in Monstrous Middle and is captured by Scowlene. It's up to the boy, Blinky, and Bitsy to save the day. And will the boy like horses again? Series Finale

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