1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 1 (UK/USA)
13 x 21 minute episodes
This short-lived Hanna-Barbera cartoon starred Potsworth, an English Springer Spaniel owned by an artistic 10-year-old African-American boy named Carter (voiced by George Lemore).
Their best friends are Keiko (Janice Kawaye) – a 9-year-old Asian-American girl who travels around on a hoverboard; cynical and bratty redheaded 8-year-old Rosie (Elisabeth Harnois); and her 6-year-old brother Nick (Whit Hertford) – who can fly and has a living toy dinosaur named Murphy (Frank Welker).
Each night, when the five are asleep, they meet up in a magical land called the Dream Zone. Here Potsworth can speak (voiced by Clive Revill), and the five have formed a group called the Midnight Patrol.
Stories follow the Midnight Patrol as they attempt to foil the dimwitted Nightmare Prince (Rob Paulsen) – who is on a quest to ruin everyone’s dreams – and his minions, Igor, Irving and Shorty.
The series was created by Hertfordshire (UK) couple Martin and Vivien Powell, who based it on their real-life spring spaniel (also called Potsworth).
They took their concept to Hanna-Barbera and negotiated a 50/50 deal.
The real Potsworth became something of a celebrity in Britain when he featured extensively in the media as part of the promotion for the cartoon series when it first aired in the UK.
The Grand Dozer
Nightmare Prince’s Mother
Night of the BedBugs | The Dozer Walks Among Us | King Potsworth | The Nightmirror | When Bubba Rules | Nick’s Super Switch | Dozer Quest | Rosie’s Extra Sweet Day | I Was a Teenage Babysitter | The Wishing Whale | Santa-Napped | Save the Cave | Rosie’s Fuss Attack