Little Rosey
Created byRoseanne Barr
Voices ofKathleen Laskey
Noam Zylberman
Paulina Gillis
Lisa Yamanaka
Judy Marshak
Tony Daniels
Stephen Bednarski
Opening themeTheme music
Ending themeTheme music (instrumental)
Country of originCanada
United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesNelvana
Little Rosey Productions, Inc.
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 8 (1990-09-08) –
December 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)

Little Rosey is an animated television series produced by Canada-based Nelvana. The series first aired on ABC (part of its Saturday morning block) in 1990.[1] It was Roseanne Barr's first attempt at a cartoon.[2]


Loosely based on comedian Roseanne Barr's childhood, the series revolved around a young 8-year-old Rosey and her two best friends Tess and Buddy. The three would use their imaginations to overcome the obstacles they faced, such as spelling bees, family vacations, and rules that their parents forced upon them.

Among the recurring characters were Rosey's parents, her younger sister Nonnie, and her baby brother Tater, and a pair of nemesis science nerds.


In 1990, this animated series aired late in the day on ABC's Saturday morning lineup. Two years later, an animated special called The Rosey and Buddy Show was produced as a primetime special that aired on May 15, 1992, in which Rosey and Buddy invade Cartoonland to take on the meddling executives who wanted to "change their show". In the 1992 special, Barr voiced the character.[3]


Guest stars


Each episode consisted of two 11-minute segments.

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Farewell, My Dolly"
"Super Rosey (Part 1)"
September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)
2"Rosey and the Genie"
September 15, 1990 (1990-09-15)
3"Land of the Lost Toys"
"Magic Woods"
September 22, 1990 (1990-09-22)
4"New People"
"Flower Garden"
September 29, 1990 (1990-09-29)
"The Snowman"
October 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
6"The Cake"
"Super Rosey (Part 2)"
October 13, 1990 (1990-10-13)
7"Of Mice and Rosey"October 20, 1990 (1990-10-20)
8"The Pumpkins Are Gone!"October 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)
9"It's Under the Bed"November 3, 1990 (1990-11-03)
10"It's Really Big Out There"November 10, 1990 (1990-11-10)
11"The Buddy and the Rosey"November 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)
12"Try Not to Lie"November 24, 1990 (1990-11-24)
13"Not Rosey, Roseanne"December 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 511. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  2. ^ "Popular Roseanne Barr Show May Also Be Cartoon Series". The Los Angeles Times. December 1, 1989. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  3. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 366. ISBN 978-1538103739.