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Known as ''MidnightPatrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone'' in the U.S., ''PotsworthAndCompany'' (1990) was an animated show about four kids and a dog, who ventured together to the [[DreamLand Dream Zone]]. It was produced by HannaBarbera and Sleepy Kids PLC.

Main cast:
* '''Potsworth''': Carter's pet dog, and the main character of the series. In the Dream Zone he's a talking, sarcastic dog.
* '''Carter''': an African-American boy who is a skilled artist. In the Dream Zone he has a magic brush that can bring things to life.
* '''Keiko:''' a Japanese-American skater girl. In the Dream Zone, she can hover using her skateboard.
* '''Rosie''': a short-tempered, annoying brat. Sometimes she helps in dangerous situations.
* '''Nick''': Rosie's young brother, who always carries a dinosaur doll. In the Dream Zone he can fly like a superhero, and his dinosaur is alive.

There are also the Dream Zone inhabitants, whose king is the Grand Dozer, who must not be fully awakened or the world will end. The BigBad is the Nightmare Prince, who plans to disturb the Grand Dozer and to have nightmares take over the world of dreams. Quite often, the Midnight Patrol's foiling of the Nightmare Prince's plans would involved getting a key MacGuffin by going to the Cave of the Greystone Giant, who essentially keeps track of all the items used in dreams and stores them in the Cave when not in use. While on the side of good, the Greystone Giant is a grumpy character who likes his solitude and the Patrol often have to talk him around to helping them.

Had a ComicBookAdaptation in the ''ComicBook/TheBeezer and The Topper'', and when that folded, ''ComicBook/TheDandy''.

Compare ''WesternAnimation/CaptainZedAndTheZeeZone''.

!!Tropes:
* AlliterativeName: Greystone Giant
* AnimalJingoism: One episode featured Potsworth being made King of the Dogs, which was a poisoned chalice as he was then required to lead them in battle against a giant cat.
* ArtInitiatesLife: Carter's superpower.
* BadBoss: Count Bubba Bonebreaker
* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: The heroes learned the trope when the Nightmare Prince's mother sent someone to replace him.
* BigBad: The Nightmare Prince
* BiggerBad: The {{Big Bad}}'s mother.
* BrattyHalfPint: Rosie.
* ButNotTooForeign: Carter and Keiko.
* CelestialBureaucracy: The Greystone Giant (well, more Dreamland Logistics, but approximately this trope).
* DaChief: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Chief]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Again, Potsworth.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: When the Greystone Giant went on a vacation and left the Midnight Patrol in charge of the cave, he set three rules to be followed: 1) Don't let anyone in; 2) Don't lose the key; and 3) '''Don't let anyone in'''.
* DreamLand: The Dream Zone.
* EnemyMine: The Nightmare Prince and the Midnight Patrol once teamed up to recapture the Bed Bugs.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: The Nightmare Prince has a large phone in his lair, so that his unseen mom can yell at him every time his schemes go wrong.
** It's not just because he loves her. She has the authority to demote him to janitor post and appoint another BigBad to [[TyrantTakesTheHelm take over the helm]].
* EvilTwin: Thanks to the Night Mirror, each Midnight Patrol member gained one and the Nightmare Prince became one to a good duplicate.
* EvilerThanThou: The new villain the Nightmare Prince's mother hired to replace him. The new villain's minions were this to the Nightmare Prince's minions.
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* FisherKing: The Grand Dozer, who needs to be (mostly) asleep for the Dream Zone to be stable. When he has insomnia, the land starts to fall apart.
* {{Flight}}: Nick. Not a FlyingBrick yet.
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: The kids keep forgetting that they can just conjure up whatever they want in the Dream Zone just by thinking.
* GenkiGirl: Keiko, but not that much.
* GilliganCut: In the episode "When Bubba Rules", [[BigBad the Nightmare Prince]]'s [[BiggerBad Mother]] sent Count Bubba [[MeaningfulName Bonebreaker]] to replace him. When asked about what he'd be, the Nightmare Prince was told he'd be a janitor. He then said he wouldn't be one even in a billion years. Cut to the next scene, where he's already doing janitor duties.
* GrumpyBear: The Greystone Giant.
* {{Hammerspace}}: The Nightmare Prince's sleeves, often subject to RummageFail when he's trying to find a useful item.
* HeavySleeper: The Grand Dozer is an obligatory one. That [[TalkingInYourSleep doesn't prevent him]] to give advice to the Midnight Patrol.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: The Nightmare Prince's mother.
* HoverBoard: Keiko's skateboard becomes one in the Dream Zone.
* HypercompetentSidekick: The Grand Dozer's minister Sebastian. More or less required given that the Grand Dozer ''needs'' to be asleep in order to keep the Dream Zone safe (in one episode when he has insomnia, the land starts to fall apart) so Sebastian has to do all the work.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Greystone Giant.
** Rosie can be a brat at times, but she's always willing to help out her friends and brother if need be.
* LesserOfTwoEvils: The Nightmare Prince to Count Bubba Bonebreaker.
* LivingToy: Murphy in the Dream Zone.
* MagicSkirt: Keiko. The opening features her doing a backflip on her skateboard, and falling straight to bed.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: The Nightmare Prince's minions.
* PantyShot: Rosie, in the intro and pretty much every episode.
* PaperThinDisguise: In "Save the Cave" the Nightmare Prince uses one to trick the Midnight Patrol into letting him into a cave they're guarding and he locks them out. The Midnight Patrol try their own paper thin disguises to trick him into letting them back in, but none of them fool him.
* RedshirtArmy: The Snooze Patrol, the Dream Zone's conventional law enforcement, who are sometimes shown as somewhat resentful of the Midnight Patrol.
* RunningGag: Whenever someone claims the Grand Dozer to be on a certain mood, be it good or bad, the Grand Dozer would be shown asleep and that claimant would state something like "Well, he would be if he was awake".
* ShoutOut: The Nightmare Prince's mother phoning him is similar to the General calling Dick Dastardly in ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''. Well, WilliamHanna and JosephBarbera were Executive Producers for both cartoons.
* SissyVillain: The Nightmare Prince.
* SuperheroesWearCapes: Nick.
* TalkingAnimal: Potsworth in the Dream Zone.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Keiko and Rosie respectively.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: When the Nightmare Prince's mother demoted him and hired another villain to replace him was so hard (''read "impossible"'') to defeat in direct confrontation the heroes decided to sabotage the nightmare generator as part of a plan to trick the Nightmare Prince's mother into firing him and reinstating her son as the BigBad.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When Count Bubba replaced the Nightmare Prince, he brought three henchmen. When the Nightmare Prince returned and fired Bubba's henchmen, only two henchmen were around and no explanation was given to justify the third one's absence.
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