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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:

* AerithAndBob: The Cloak's wife is named Betty, while the inhabitants of Twinkle Town get names like Glimmer, Glowee, and Sparks.
* AgeLift: In the toyline PJ looked to be anywhere from three to five, while in the cartoon she's at least ten.
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: The Cloak and Betty revel in the dreary Twinkle Town, enjoy spreading filth, and get a headache and indigestion, respectively, when exposed to sunlight. So they're not pleased to find that PJ has suddenly made Twinkle Town match its name.
-->'''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: PJ delivers this aesop to Peter.
-->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.
* CardCarryingVillain: Everything the Cloak and Betty talk about is spreading evil and misery, and they take joy in bad things.
* TheChosenOne: P.J. is chosen by a wishing star to bring love back to Twinkle Town.
* CoolHorse: Blaze becomes this thanks to the Wishing Star.
-->'''Betty''': I think they've made her the mayor. Probably because she's got the horse.
* HairDecorations:
** The actual doll had a huge red light-up hair bow.
** Glimmer also has a red ribbon for her side ponytail.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: PJ Sparkles has sparkles in her last name, and her powers are accompanied by magic sparkles.
* 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 has a flower in her hair.
* {{Gasshole}}: Betty can't stop burping, as light gives her indigestion.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Literally. One of the things Twinkle Town used to smell like is used kitty litter.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Once she gains her powers, P.J. lives on love and will die without it. 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.
* HandWave: PJ's powers and other things are never properly explained, leading her to wonder how she did that and move on.
* HappilyMarried: The Cloak and Betty, surprisingly.
* HelpingWouldBeKillstealing: Why P.J refuses to use her magic to get Peter some friends.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: P.J. starts out as this before becoming a magical girl.
* 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 acts tough at school in an attempt to make friends.
* IWantSong: "Wishing For Love" is PJ's song about wanting someone who will love her and never leave.
* IWouldSayIfICouldSay: Blaze, the horse, comments at one point, "Pardon the expression, but 'Whoa!'"
* LarynxDissonance: Betty is voiced by Roger Rees.
* MadScientist: The Cloak is very adamant about being a scientist, not a magician.
-->Crack out the chemistry set, Betty. We have a light to extinguish!
* MakeAWish: PJ's wish upon a star ignites the plot.
* MagicalGirl: PJ becomes a magical girl who can bring love and happiness back to Twinkle Town.
* MagicalLand: The place Twinkle Town is part of was created by "the light of every star ever wished upon by children."
* MeaningfulRename: PJ renames herself PJ Sparkles after her powers, and is able to give the other children of Twinkle Town names.
* MirrorMoralityMachine: The Malice Mist turns anyone that comes into contact with it evil and apathetic, including PJ herself.
* NumberTwoForBrains: Betty is much less threatening than the Cloak and doesn't really ''do'' anything, mostly acting as comic relief.
* OnlyOneName: Before becoming PJ Sparkles, PJ was just PJ.
* OrphanageOfLove: O'Malley's Home for Orphans is where PJ grew up.
* 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: PJ's clothes are very pink, and Blaze's mane and tail are also pink.
* 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 becomes this after his transformation.
* ShoutOut: There are a couple throughout the special.
-->"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.
* TheSymbiote: PJ is a mutual version of the trope, as she gives other kids the love they need but ''needs'' them to love her in return to survive.
* TalkingAnimal: Blaze can talk after his transformation.
* ToylessToylineCharacter: The Cloak, Betty, and Mrs. O'Malley did not get toys.
* 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 is never seen after the intro.
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