Melanie is a supporting character who appeared in the 11th episode of DiC's Care Bears TV series, "Day Dreams". After her chronic day dreams land her in trouble, she is visited by the Care Bear Cousins who take her to the Forest of Feelings, a place better than any day dream. However, her attention span is put to the ultimate test when she must save her new friends from Professor Coldheart.
Care Bears TV series
Melanie is a smart, mechanically-inclined girl who unfortunately is prone to space out and day dream at inopportune moments, one of which gets her in trouble after she accidentally makes a mess of her garage. In order to help curb her mind wanderings, Swift Heart Rabbit, Brave Heart Lion, and Cozy Heart Penguin take her on a trip to the Forest of Feelings, where they spend the day having fun.
In another part of the forest, however, Professor Coldheart is busy capturing the rest of the Cousins in his invisible cage trap, and plans to imprison the rest when they come looking for them. In the end, all the forest denizens except for Swift Heart are caught, and it's up to Melanie to help her free her friends. Focusing her mind long enough figure out the remote control to the cage, Melanie is able to free the cousins, who use a Care Bear Cousin Call to in case Coldheart in a block of ice. Melanie returns home soon after with a new resolve to pay attention to what she is doing.