Care Bears

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The Care Bears are a very successful toy franchise from the 1980s. Over forty million of these stuffed teddy bears, made with a variety of colours, were sold from 1983 to 1987. Each Bear had a name, a job, and a symbol tied to it. For example, Funshine Bear helps people wake up, and has a sun on his stomach.

The toys began life as characters on cards in 1981; the original artwork was done by Elena Kucharik. Later, other toys called the Care Bear Cousins were introduced.

They also gave way to three animated movies for the cinema in the mid-1980s. A related TV series from DIC and, later, Canada's Nelvana Limited came out at almost that same time.

Recently, Care Bear toys have been brought back in a new edition for the twenty-first century. As part of this comeback, the Bears have appeared in their first two DVD movies (both computer-animated), as well as a few video games.

Care Bears[change | change source]

First ten[change | change source]

Name Colour Gender Symbol
Bedtime Bear Light blue Male Curved moon
Birthday Bear orange Male Small cake
Cheer Bear light Pink Female Rainbow
Friend Bear peach Female Two flowers
Funshine Bear Yellow- Female and Male Smiling sun
Good Luck Bear Green Male Four-leaf clover
Grumpy Bear Blue Male Rain cloud
Love-A-Lot Bear Deep pink Female Two hearts
Tenderheart Bear Orange-Brown Male Red heart
Wish Bear Aqua Female Shooting star which forms a yellow rainbow

The later additions[change | change source]

USA1980s
Name Colour Gender Symbol
Baby Hugs Bear Pink Female Star inside a pink box
Baby Tugs Bear Light blue Male Smiling star inside a diaper
Champ Bear yellow Male Trophy
Grams Bear grayish violet sky blue Female Rose
Harmony Bear violet Female Smiling Flower
Secret Bear Orange and Magenta Male and Female Padlock
Share Bear Purple Female milk shake with two straws and Two Crossed lollipops with hearts on them
Take Care Bear Pink Male Smiling heart
True Heart Bear Light [[Pink] pale yellow Female Radiating star inside a heart
UK1980s
Name Colour Gender Symbol
Daydream Bear Tan and blue violet Male Heart Shaped Planet]]
Forest Friend Bear Tan Male Trees
Sea Friend Bear Light blue Male Wave
Surprise Bear Light blue and Deep purple Female Jack-in-the-box

New Bears (2004)[change | change source]

Name Colour Gender Symbol
America Cares Bear White Female Shooting star
Do-Your-Best Bear Lime Green Female Kite
Laugh-A-Lot Bear Orange Female Laughing star
Thanks-A-Lot Bear Ocean blue Female Shooting star
Oopsy Bear Yellow-Green Male Shooting Star

Care Bear Cousins[change | change source]

Name Colour Gender Symbol
Brave Heart Lion Orange brown Male Heart with a crown
Bright Heart Raccoon Pale purple Male Heart shaped lightbulb
Cozy Heart Penguin lilac Female Heart w/cap
Gentle Heart Lamb Lime Green Female Heart-shaped pillow
Lotsa Heart Elephant Pink male Pink weight
Loyal Heart Dog pale Blue Male Heart-shaped medal
Noble Heart Horse Purple Male Multi-colored Heart
Perfect and Polite Panda Black/white/grey Male and female Star/Flower
Playful Heart Monkey Yellow or orange female Heart w/ party hat
Proud Heart Cat pale orange turqoise female Heart inside star
Swift Heart Rabbit sky Blue female Heart with wings
Treat Heart Pig light yellow Female

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The movies[change | change source]

  1. The Care Bears Movie (1985)
  2. Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)
  3. The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987)
  4. Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot (2004) (direct to video)
  5. The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie (2005) (direct to video)
  6. Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! (2007) (direct to video)
  7. Care Bears: Share Bear Shines (2009) (direct to video)

love a lot bear was light pink in the dic episodes and dark pink in the movies and nelvana episodes which is smiller to her colour in the toyline in the dic tv series care bears good luck bear was dark green instead of light green this the first time good luck bear was voiced by dan hanessey and marla luckofsky bedtime bear was voiced by Gloria furgia in movies 1 and 2 and luarie walker benson in the care bears dic episodes bedtime bear turned blue in the dic episodes aqua in care bears adventures in care a lot he was a shade of a darker blue version in the nelvana episodes and the two movies darker then grumpy in the land with outfeelings wish bear was blue and grumpy was bluish grey there cloloured furs are similler then in the freeze machine share bear is the one that did not appear in the speacials or secret bear proud heart s fur colour is ether pale orange or turquoise in the toylines or series or movies cheer bear was voiced melleny brown In dic and nelvana episodes and in the movies tenderheart became the leader of the care bears champ bear was royal blue or tan his colour was changed to orangy yellow in the movies or he is a bit yellow in the care bears family or the dic episodes champ bear makes a resemblance to his version in care bears movie 2 and in the new care bears tv series champ bear was a cub he wears his white diper in the movie

Care Bears in other languages[change | change source]

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