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Rose Petal Place

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The main concept of rose-Petal Place is shown in a poem that used to come on the boxes of Rose-Petal Place merchandise. Here is the poem:

The Story Of Rose-Petal Place
Long ago on a day in May
A young girl had to go away
And leave her lovely garden fair
With no-one to tend it; no-one to care.
So the child cried and her teardrops fell;
It was as though they cast a spell.
For they touched the petals of a rose,
And magically, so the story goes
The rose and others came alive.
Now it's here they live and here they thrive.
In Rose-Petal Place...
There's a garden of love to share.




More Trivia from Rose Petal Place
While you may have heard the old wives tale that if you talk to flowers they will grow, you might not have heard about a place where the flowers themselves talk while they grow (and sing)!

There is such a place, Rose-Petal Place to be exact, where flowers roam free and cultivate their own magical garden.

Rose-Petal Place is located in the garden of a deserted mansion. A little girl (Nicole Eggert), whose clothes suggest the early 1900's, used to live in the mansion and take care of the garden, but unfortunately she had to move. The girl kisses her flowers goodbye and as she does so, a tear falls on each of her favorite flowers, magically bringing them to life.

There's the big brown-eyed Sunny Sunflower (Sue Blu), the African-American Iris (Candy Ann Brown), the blue-haired Lily Fair ( Renae Jacobs), and the leader of the garden pretty-in-pink Rose-Petal (Marie Osmond), who lives in her own watering pot home and drives a rosebud -shaped car.

Rose-Petal's beautiful voice is what keeps the garden alive, so everyone depends on her, including the wise Seymour the snail (Frank Welker), Pitter-Pat the violet colored cat, P.D. the caterpiller (Frank Welker), and Tumbles the hedgehog.

Not all of Rose-Petal Place, however, is inhabited by flowers. In an unkempt corner of the garden is a briar patch where Nastina (Marilyn Schreffler) the blue-skinned dress-wearing widow spider and her friend Horace the fly (Frank Welker) live. The duo are saboteurs to the flower girls, and plan to rob Rose-Petal of her lovely voice.

The two insects sinisterly lock Rose-Petal up in a room with no light where (being a flower) if she gets no light she will die. Of course like most childrens films, all's well that end's well and Rose-Petal's friends come to the rescue, making the garden once again home to Rose-Petal and her menagerie of plant-like and animal friends.

Verdict?

Oh my God! This cartoon smacks of my childhood! It is right up there with Rainbow Brite, The Carebears, and Strawberry Shortcake!

I had all of the Rose-Petal merchandise and watched this film so many times.

Just to let ya know, this film was released on video even though if you check the internet movie database it says it was never on video. That's not true though, because I have it on vhs, although it may be out of print, by now, I'm not sure.

For all of you guys in your early to mid-twenties who grew up as kids in the 80's like me, you've got to watch this cartoon. It is such a time warp to my childhood! It is so me!

Notice any mistakes? Review

Strengths: Cute animation, cute songs, a major throw back to my childhood.

Weaknesses? No weakness here, great 80's animated film.

Our rating: 9 out of 10


Review Written by Bridgette Marie:  Contact  |  More Reviews by Bridgette Marie
Rose Petal Place