Western Animation / Penny Crayon
was a British cartoon that ran from 1989 to 1990, about the adventures of a schoolgirl (voiced by Su Pollard) who has a set of magic crayons. Whatever she draws comes to life, in a manner similar to Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings
. Penny and her friend Dennis have adventures, get into scrapes, and use her powers to foil bullies and bank robbers alike.
Penny Crayon provides examples of:
- Achilles' Heel: Water washes out the objects Penny creates.
- Art Initiates Life: The show's premise.
- As You Know: The nasty twins talking to each other in "Treasure Hunt":
Twin 1: Waste of time that'll be, because they'll never find any treasure!
Twin 2: No they won't! We've set lots of rotten clues, all leading to nothing!
- British Brevity: It only lasted for 13 episodes.
- Catch Phrase: Dennis. "Owh, Penny, you are clever!"
- Everybody Laughs Ending: Every episode ends with Penny and Dennis laughing, usually at a pun one of them made..
- Magical Girl: Penny, in a fashion - the delivery is very different but she basically has the same power set as Magical Idol Pastel Yumi. Also this makes Tara a Dark Magical Girl albeit a rather petty one.
- Meaningful Name: Penny's mean cousin Tara has a magic eraser. "Ta-ra" is another way of saying "bye."
- Small Name, Big Ego: Penny can be really full of herself at times.