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Pilot Program Subject Two: Rose Petal Place (1984)

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The Pilot Program is a look at various merchandise-centric cartoons that were released as specials in the 80s & 90s; while they were clearly set up to go to series, they never did.  Every entry will look at a new show, who made it, what it was selling, and whether it would’ve made a good series.
ROSE PETAL PLACE (1984)

SUMMARY:A long time ago in a Victorian mansion named Rose Petal Place, the owner’s daughter cried over her beloved garden and wished her flowers could live forever despite her family’s impending move away from the mansion.Her tears brought the flowers that they touched to life as little pixie-like girls, with their leader being Rose Petal.Thanks to Rose Petal’s magical voice, the garden continues to thrive even though the mansion itself is falling to pieces.However, an evil spider named Nastina wants the garden to wither & die so she can take it over.She first tries to kill Rose Petal & her friends during their rounds by crushing them with a bird bath, then tr…

Pilot Program Subject One: Poochie (1984)

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The Pilot Program is a look at various merchandise-centric cartoons that were released as specials in the 80s & 90s; while they were clearly set up to go to series, they never did.  Every entry will look at a new show, who made it, what it was selling, and whether it would’ve made a good series.
POOCHIE (1984)



SUMMARY: Poochie is a pink doggie who is owned by the mysterious EG, owner of World Now magazine who is so reclusive that no one’s sure if he’s a missing person.  While the staff thinks that the owner is so fond of her that he has named his super-popular advice column after her, it becomes apparent that she actually is the one giving advice.  From the penthouse “central command” office, she receives & answers letters with help from her translator & assistant Hermes; while most seems like typical Dear Abby-type stuff, every so often Poochie gets an “urgent” letter.  This time, she gets a letter from a boy named Danny Evans who is staying in Cairo & whose father has …