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A 1992 animated movie that was released with the doll of the same name, courtesy of Mike Young Productions.

Poor P.J. is a sweet orphan girl who lives in Miss O'Malley's orphanage. Discouraged that everyone she gets close to is adopted, and that she hasn't been adopted herself, she wishes on a star for someone to love. Thanks to this wish, she is transformed into a {{magical girl}}, gives herself the last name "Sparkles" and soon finds herself in Twinkle Town. There she finds other children who wished for someone to love them, and with ThePowerOfLove, she makes Twinkle Town live up to its name. She is soon summoned to help Peter, a lonely boy back on Earth, leaving Twinkle Town open to the machinations of The Cloak and Betty, who prefer things drab and dreary. Will P.J. be able to undo the damage done to Twinkle Town while still helping Peter?

Jodi Benson of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' fame lends her voice to the protagonist, and a few other big stars lent their voices, such as [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Robby Benson]].
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!!!Tropes related to the special:

* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: The Cloak and Betty.
-->'''The Cloak''': Well then, everyone's so nasty and upset. Nerve-wracking, isn't it? It brings out a sickly green color in your cheeks.\\
'''Betty''': Why, you old rotting rat head. Oh, you'll turn my head with your sweet talk, not to mention my stomach.
* BeYourself: "You were so desperate to have friends, you tried to be tough and force them to like you, when all you ever had to do was care about them and give them your love."
* TheChosenOne: P.J.
* CoolHorse: Blaze.
-->'''Betty''': I think they've made her the mayor. Probably because she's got the horse.
* CrossDressingVoices: Sparks is voiced by the late Dana Hill.
* HairDecorations: The actual doll had a huge red light-up hair bow.
** Glimmer also has a red Ribbon for her side ponytail.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles
* ExpositoryThemeTune: "She closed her eyes and made a wish for people to love and care for, and in a beautiful blinding light, she got everything she asked for!"
* FlowerInHerHair: Glowee.
* {{Gasshole}}: Betty.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: When The Cloak's "Malice Mist" saps all the love from Twinkle Town, P.J. becomes weak, and Blaze turns back into an old horse. Conversely, the love of just one boy is enough to recharge her powers
* HappilyMarried: The Cloak and Betty, surprisingly.
* HelpingWouldBeKillstealing: Why P.J refuses to use her magic to get Peter some friends.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: P.J.
* HostileShowTakeover: After getting rid of P.J. (or so they think), The Cloak and Betty sing their own version of the {{theme tune}}:
-->Here comes Cloak and Betty\\
In their vehicle\\
Punching all the lights out\\
Stinking up the world! Yes!
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Peter.
* IWantSong: "Wishing For Love."
* IWouldSayIfICouldSay: Blaze, the horse, comments at one point, "Pardon the expression, but 'Whoa!'"
* LarynxDissonance: Betty is voiced by Roger Rees.
* MadScientist: The Cloak. "Crack out the chemistry set, Betty. We have a light to extinguish!"
* MakeAWish
* MagicalGirl
* MagicalLand: The place Twinkle Town is part of was created by "the light of every star ever wished upon by children."
* MeaningfulRename
* MirrorMoralityMachine: The "Malice Mist".
* OrphanageOfLove: O'Malley's Home for Orphans.
* PaintItBlack: Everyone sprayed with the Malice Mist instantly becomes paler, and their clothing becomes darker. The heart on P.J.'s dress even turns completely black.
* PinkMeansFeminine
* ThePowerOfLove: Runs on this trope. P.J. can do almost anything, provided she phrases it "I'd love it if ''X'' happened."
* PowerPerversionPotential: A G-Rated version. Seeing P.J.'s power in action, Peter is convinced she can just zap all the kids at school to make them his friends.
* SapientSteed: Blaze, after his transformation.
* ShoutOut:
-->"She's the one who started all this lovey-dovey 'you light up my life' stuff."\\
"We don't need your stinky badges."
* SwissArmyTears: P.J. starts to die after she is hit with "Malice Mist" by the villains, since she now needs love to survive. Peter's tears, while declaring that he loves her, revive her.
* TalkingAnimal: Blaze can talk after his transformation.
* UnusualEuphemism: After seeing that his evil plot has failed, The Cloak cries out "Oh, ''spit''!"
* WeakenedByTheLight: Betty and The Cloak get bad indigestion and headaches (respectively) when exposed to the sun.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Ms. O'Malley.
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