Close your eyes and dream (Little Rosey) - the 1990 animated series

Close your eyes and dream (Little Rosey) - the 1990 animated series

Close Your Eyes and Dream (Little Rosey in the American original) is a Canadian and American animated television series produced by Nelvana. The series premiered on ABC in 1990. It was the first attempt at an animated series, based on the children's book character Little Rosey by writer Roseanne Barr.


Close your eyes and dream - Little Rosie

The story loosely based on the childhood of entertaining writer Roseanne Barr, this animated series aired on ABC's Saturday morning program.

The series revolved around an 8-year-old Rosey and her two best friends Tess and Buddy. The three would use their imaginations to overcome the obstacles they faced, such as the spelling of bees, family vacations, and the rules their parents imposed on them.

Recurring characters included Rosey's parents, her younger sister Nonnie and her little brother Tater, and a couple of nemesis science nerds. Each episode consisted of two 11-minute segments.

Two years later, an animated special called The Rosey and Buddy Show was produced as a prime-time special that aired on May 15, 1992, in which Rosey and Buddy invade Cartoonland to confront meddlesome executives who wanted to "change their show." . In the 1992 special, the writer Barr herself voiced the character.


Close your eyes and dream - Little Rosie

Little Rosey: Kathleen Laskey
Buddy: Noam Zylberman
Tess: Tabitha St. Germain (is "Paulina Gillis")
Grandmother: Lisa Yamanaka
Mother: Judy Marshak
Father: Tony Daniels
Jeffrey / Matthew: Stephen Bednarski

Episode titles

1 “Goodbye, my Dolly / Super Rosey (part 1)” September 8, 1990
2 "Rosey and the genius / explorers" September 15, 1990
3 “Land of lost toys / Magic forest” 22 September 1990
4 “New people / Flower garden” 29 September 1990
5 “Pirates / The Snowman” 6 October 1990
6 “The cake / Super Rosey (part 2)” 13 October 1990
7 “I did without decimals / Spelling Bee-Hemoth” TBA
8 “The Rosey War / The Baghdad Child” TBA
9 “If you grow it, they will come / Of mice and Rosey” October 20, 1990
10 "The pumpkins are gone!" October 27, 1990
11 “How the West Was Lost” October 27, 1990
12 “It's under the bed” November 3, 1990
13 “It's Really Big Out There” November 10, 1990
14 "The friend and the Rosey" November 17, 1990
15 “Try not to lie” November 24, 1990
16 “Not Rosey, Roseanne” December 22, 1990
17 “Rainbow of Tater” TBA
18 “Dad is Coming / Unreal Friend” TBA

Technical data

Original title Little Rosey
Country Canada
Studio Little Rosey Productions, Inc., Nelvana
Network ABC (US), Channel 4 (UK)
Date 1st TV 8 September 1990 - 22 December 1990
Episodes 16 (complete)
Episode duration. 11 min. x ep.
Italian network Italy 1, JimJam (Italy)
Date 1st Italian TV 17 Maggio 1995