The Dreamstone

ITV (ended 1995)
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    Hod

    Aired 2/28/95

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Franklyn-Robbins

    The Dreammaker

  • Melvyn Hayes

    Frizz

  • Anthony Jackson

    Nug/Mr Blossom

  • Peter Craze

    Narrator

  • Gary Martin

    Zordrak

  • show Description
  • The Dreamstone was first brodcast in the U.K on ITV as part of the "CITV" week-day children's block. It was created by Mike Jupp who had previously worked on cartoons such as "No Man's Valley",and "The Bluffers", and produced by Martin Gates The Dreamstone is set in the Land of Dreams, where all dreams are created. The Dreamstone itself is a beutiful, mystical jem which is used by it's guaridan, the wise old Dream Maker, to give the inhabitants of the world sweet, peaceful dreams. He is assisted in this by two Noops, Rufus and Amberley, as well as his faithful Watchdog fish Albert (A hybrid of a fish and a dog) But beyond the land of dreams, lies the Mists of Limbo, within the Mists of limbo, lies the Land of Nightmares, ruled over by the evil tyrant Zordrack , who schemes to infect the world's population with never-ending nightmares... The one force that stands in his way is the power of the Dreamstone, which can repel bad dreams, and so he makes plans to steal it from the Dreammaker and destroy it. With the aid of his squad of bungling Urpneys (commanded by Sergent Blob), Zordrack tries time and time again to aqquire the Dreamstone, but fails each time due to the courage and resolve of Rufus, Amberly, and the rest of the Noops, who will never let the dreams die! The series' music was provided by Mike Batt,(in) famously known worldwide for writing the song "Bright Eyes" for the Watership Down soundtrack... The series ran for 5 years, and was one of the biggest successes in the U.K... Characters: RUFUS: An adventurous, spirited young Noop, who often daydreams, and occasionly gets himself in mischief, but when it is time to stand up to Zordrack or peforming a challenging task, he shows no fear and proves he's up for the job... AMBERLY: Rufus's best freind, she always tries to steer Rufus away from doing anything mischevous, but ends up failing most of the time, and even gets into trouble HERSELF as a result. Neverthless she comes through for Rufus when it counts and accompnies him on his adventures THE DREAMAKER: This wise kindly wizard is the guardian of the mystic Dreamstone, he grants peaceful dreams to the real world using the powers of the dreamstone, his assistents are Amberly and Rufus. Often pulls more than a few plesant tricks out of his hat... ALBERT: The Dreamaker's loyal watchdog fish, Albert is very friendly and playful, but if danger lurks, he will not think twice about acting fierce to defend his friends and master... ZORDRACK: The master of the Land of Nightmares, and once a dreamaker himself before being exiled for misusing his power to create chaos, Zordrack is a collosal,cold-hearted ,dragon-like tyrant, fierce in power as well as in strength. He intends to blanket the world in nightmares, only the Dreamstone prevents this plan from reaching fruitition... URPNEYS: Zordrack's cheif troops, commanded by Sergent Blob...very sneeky, if a tad slow-minded.. URPGOR: Zordrack's cheif scientest, the inventor of a thousand devilish devices designed to grab the Dreamstone and create havok in the land of dreams... which usually fail. Also detests the way Zordrack treats him and waits for the chance to seize control for himself... Dreamstone Lyrics (by Martin Gates)I used to dream myself to somewhere else each night,I dreamed in colour, 'cause I lived in black and white,Until I chanced upon this road that led to you,I could not see, how anything could be...(Main Chorus)Better than a dream, stranger than my wild imagination,If this is a real sensationIt's better than a dream.Higher than the moon, hazy like a beautiful illusion,Crazy and in confusionAnd better than a dream.(2nd lyrics)I used to wish I was beyond some distant door,I knew there must be more to life and now I'm sure,No dream of pirate caves or indian braves,Or magic carpets could ever be this good.moreless

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  • Notes (4)

    • This episode and "Into Viltheed" were originally aired as a single, double length episode under the "The Dreamstone" title. Later airing split the episode, giving part two it's own title.

    • 60-minute premiere episode, the only hour-long cartoon pilot to transmit in it's entirity on CITV.

    • The song the Urpneys are drunkenly singing as Rufus sneaks into the Black Mountain can be heard in the background during the introduction at the beginning of every following episode.

    • Also known as "The Dreamstone Part 2".

    Allusions (1)

    • Pildit and his people seem very similar to a Medieval English legend - it was once believed that the depths of forests were inhabited by a race of wild men called Woses who, like the Wuts, were depicted in pictures as being green, hairy and carrying cudgels or staffs.

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Dreamstone is back!!!

    By MonsterEntertainment, Oct 16, 2013

  • Calling all fans

    By mikeamos313, Jan 29, 2013

  • The evil Lord of Nightmares, Zordrak, seeks to possess the most precious and powerful object in the land - the Dreamstone - so that nightmares might rule.

    By iain_bu, Jul 30, 2009

  • This is the best British cartoon ever I just wish it was repeated on TV there is never anything worth watching on TV anymore. This an absolute classic compared to all the rubbish they show on kids TV these days.

    By NANYUKI, Feb 17, 2008

  • An exciting original show,nicely animated with memorable characters.

    By Silvolf, Jan 02, 2007

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