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It's Punky Brewster
This cartoon series has the voices from the prime time series cast, and introduces Glomer, a creature called a glomley which Punky takes under her wing after he is stranded from his home of Chaundoon which appears only during a rainbow. Glomer has magical powers which sometimes goes a little haywire at the wrong time. He can also use those powers to take Punky and her friends to exotic locations. Punky's foster father, Henry Warnimont, does not know about Glomer, and Punky has to ensure he never does.
All of season one episodes were ink-and-paint cel animation. All of season two's new episodes, save for three, were composited by computer. Programs five through thirteen of season two featured a new episode and a repeat from the first season. The series received a daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. It ran two years on NBC and was brought back in repeats in 1988 after NBC abruptly canceled the pre-teen live-action magazine series 2 Hip 4 TV. Episodes from the cartoon became part of the syndicated animated series Maxie's World in 1989.
|Soleil Moon Frye||Penelope "Punky" Brewster||1||2|
|George Gaynes||Henry P. Warnimont||1||2|
|Cherie Johnson||Cherie Johnson||1||2|
|Ami Foster||Margaux Kramer||1||2|
|Casey Ellison||Allen Anderson||1||2|
|Season One||September 14, 1985||December 7, 1985||13|
|Season Two||September 13, 1986||December 6, 1986||13|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
Selected episodes from the Punky Brewster cartoon appear in volume 1 of the primetime series DVD set.