What hath Harry Potter wrought?
J. K. Rowling's best-selling series of fantasy novels, which in turn led to a similarly successful movie series, also led to the development of some fantasy-oriented cartoons in the mid-00's.
Cartoon Network's The Life & Times of Juniper Lee clearly was a by-product of Pottermania, at least in this writer's opinion. Juniper (Lara Jill Miller, ex-Gimme a Break) is on the surface a normal 11 year old girl. However, she's also a mystic guardian, defending Earth from all sorts of menaces.
Juniper Lee was CN's attempt at mining the girl-centric action hero market that Disney had cornered with Kim Possible, but at the same time, Disney had come out with American Dragon Jake Long, another fantasy cartoon with a theme similar to Juniper Lee, save for the romance issues that plagued Long. Given CN's present attitude toward action cartoons, it is no wonder that Juniper Lee now languishes in the vaults rather than air on Boomerang as some contemporary series from the same period do.
Let's take a look at the open.
Lara Jill Miller had followed the lead of fellow 80's star Mindy Cohn (ex-The Facts of Life), who'd also made a comeback in cartoons. However, Ms. Miller hasn't been heard from again since Juniper Lee disappeared. Hmmmm.