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 makes sure people have a good time, no matter what they are doing and has a sun on his stomach.

The toys were first made as characters on cards in 1981; the original artwork was done by James Lewis. 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 Aqua blue Male Curved moon
Birthday Bear Golden yellow Male Small cake
Cheer Bear Carnation pink Female Rainbow
Friend Bear Peach/Yellow orange Female (1980's-2018)
Male (2020-present)
Two flowers
Funshine Bear Lemon yellow Female (1980's)
Male (2002-)
Smiling sun
Good Luck Bear Green Male Four-leaf clover
Grumpy Bear Indigo blue Male Rain cloud
Love-A-Lot Bear Magenta pink Female Two hearts
Tenderheart Bear Brown/Brown-orange Male Red heart
Wish Bear Turquoise Female Shooting star which forms a yellow rainbow

The later additions[change | change source]

USA – 1980s
Name Colour Gender Symbol
Baby Hugs Bear Light pink Female Smiling Star inside a Pink Heart
Baby Tugs Bear Light blue Male Smiling star inside a diaper
Champ Bear Tan/Royal blue Male Trophy
Grams Bear Gray/Dark blue/Turquoise Female Rose
Harmony Bear Violet Female Smiling Flower
Secret Bear Tangerine/Magenta Female Heart-shaped Padlock
Share Bear Lavender/Magenta Female milk shake with two straws and Two Crossed lollipops with hearts on them
Take Care Bear Honey yellow/Light hot pink Female Smiling heart hugging a small smiling star
True Heart Bear Light yellow/White/Pale pink Female Radiating star inside a heart
UK – 1980s
Name Colour Gender Symbol
Daydream Bear Pale pink/Blue-violet Female Heart Shaped Planet
Forest Friend Bear Forest brown Male Trees
Sea Friend Bear Sea blue Female Wave
I Love You Bear Golden yellow Female Red heart with text saying "I love you"
Surprise Bear Sky blue/Amethyst purple Female Jack-in-the-box

New Bears (2004)[change | change source]

Name Colour Gender Symbol
America Cares Bear White Male Shooting star
Do-Your-Best Bear Lime green Male Kite
Laugh-A-Lot Bear Dark orange Female Laughing star
Smart Heart Bear Cerise red Female Red apple
Thanks-A-Lot Bear Teal Female Shooting star
Best Friend Bear Orchid Female Rainbow with heart and star
Bashful Heart Bear Sea green Male Rainbow on a cloud with a pink heart
Hopeful Heart Bear Fuchsia pink Female Pink heart surrounded by multicolored rays of light
True North Bear Light Pink Male A red maple leaf
Too-Loud Bear Coral red Male Red and yellow megaphone
Me Bear Lavender pink Female Heart-shaped mirror
Messy Bear Periwinkle blue Male Silly tornado
Shine Bright Bear Magenta Female Yellow sun inside a purple heart
Superstar Bear Lemon yellow Female (2006-2008)
Orange star with red and yellow borders with a red heart inside surrounded by three small hearts
Work of Heart Bear Multicolor Female Yellow heart-shaped artist's palette with heart-shaped paints.
All My Heart Bear Red Male A pair of concentric red hearts (2006);

Red heart surrounded by a pink heart-shaped line with stars (2020-present).

Heartsong Bear Turquoise blue Female Multicolored music note with three small hearts
Play-a-Lot Bear Sky blue Male Violet bouncing ball with red heart stamp and a rainbow trail
Pink Power Bear Baby Pink Female Pink awareness ribbon with a small silver heart between its loop.
Sweet Dreams Bear Mauve Female Light pink moon resting on a cloud surrounded by small hearts
Sweet Sakura Bear Baby Pink Female Pink cheery blossom with a white heart in the middle.
Always There Bear Red pink Female Two smiling pink and lavender intertwined hearts
Amigo Bear Orange-red Male Orange sun
Oopsy Bear Chartreuse green Male Shooting star
Wonderheart Bear Dark pink Female Three-layered heart
Shiver me Timbear Light Brown Male A red heart with two crossbones below it.
Great Giving Bear Red-Pink Male (2012)

Female (2023)

A heart popping out of a present box.
Trick-or-Sweet Bear Orange Male Jack-o'-lantern
Christmas Wishes Bear White (2014), Light Blue-White (2020-present) Male Christmas Tree
Rainbow Heart Bear Neon purple Female Rainbow heart
Sparkle Heart Bear Glittery White Female Diamond with three sparkles.
Watchful Bear Pastel green Male Star with swirls
Unity Bear Light Turquoise Female Blue, yellow and pink paws forming a triangle.
Togetherness Bear Multicolor Female Rainbow heart
Dream Bright Bear Sky blue and Lavender Female Winged heart with rising rainbow
I Care Bear Light blue and green gradient Male Red heart and Earth linked by a rainbow.
Care-a-Lot Bear Purple, pink and light blue Female Care-a-Lot Castle with a rising rainbow on bottom, connected with two small clouds.
Sweet Message Bear Pastel rainbow Female Two smiling pink and purple hearts.
Sweet Celebrations Bear Light yellow Female Smiling heart and star on a backdrop of colorful sprinkles.
Dare to Care Bear Orange, pink, purple and blue Female A pair of yellow and blue smiling shooting stars.
Calming Heart Bear Yellow and Pink Female Pink butterfly with glittery wings colored teal, orange, purple and yellow.
Spooky Sparkle Bear Purple, hot pink, yellow-orange and sunshine yellow Female Red-orange heart with vampire fangs and black bat wings.
Destiny Bear Red Male Yellow shield featuring a rainbow and a red crowned heart over it.
Be Me Bear Hot pink Female Silver shooting star with a crown trailed by a tricolor zigzag rainbow
Always Here Bear Aqua with White Foot Paws Male Blushing red heart releasing colorful hearts
Good Vibes Bear Multicolor Female A tricolour rainbow descending and flowing outwards behind a yellow bear face with heart-shaped eyes, surrounded by sparkles.
Flower Power Bear Orange and Pink Female A flower with multicolor heart-shaped petals and a yellow heart center.
Friends Forever Bear Orange, yellow, purple, bright pink, and pastel pink multicolor Female Large rainbow surrounded by sparkles below a large heart split into two with each side having a face- pink on the left, purple on the right
True Friend Bear White head and limbs, pastel rainbow multicolor patterned torso, and rainbow ears Female A pink and purple cloud connected with a heart-shaped tricolor rainbow;Pink heart with rainbow stripes around it, over a pastel rainbow
Love Song Bear Blue with white swirls Male Red heart radiating a quad-color wave below a treble clef, surrounded by hearts
Blissful Heart Bear Pink tie-dye Male Pink heart with a yellow ring around it, with a shooting star trailing a pink, orange, and pastel blue trail next to a pink star
Peaceful Heart Bear Pastel purple with darker purple swirls and flower patterns Female Heart-shaped peace sign with a tricolor rainbow trail surrounded by multicolor sparkles
Kind to All Bear Pink-magenta-purple gradient Female A smiling pink heart with yellow and orange rays coming off it, surrounded by purple stars
Good Wishes Bear Blue, purple, and indigo gradient Female A glittering yellow star surrounded by confetti
Love to Care Bear Teal to magenta gradient Female Purple flower over a yellow butterfly

Care Bear Cousins 1985[change | change source]

Name Colour Gender Symbol
Brave Heart Lion Orange Male Heart with a crown
Mine Heart Boar Venetian Red Male
Helpful Heart Snake Orchid Male Heart-shaped mountain
After Heart Bull Light blue Male Heart inside pond
Smile Heart Platypus Carmine Female Heart with a bum
Relax Heart Stegosaurus Light green Female Heart-shaped mud
Buncha Heart Hippo Navy blue Female Rainbow inside heart
Vegetable Heart Crocodile Green-Turquoise Male Heart-shaped cabbage
Tall Heart Toucan Yellow-Green Male Heart inside stink
Big Heart Mammoth Dark Blue Male Heart with a snow
Magic Heart Seal Olive Female Cards
Wishing Heart Porcupine Peach Female pail
Teach Heart Apatosaurus Dark Purple Female Heart w/ teacher cap
Friendship Heart Wildebeest Indigo Blue Male Grass
Ultra Heart Tiger Aqua Blue Male Heart with a crown and curved moon
Work Heart Parasaurolophus Brown-Orange Male Heart inside tree
Doc Heart Cow Black and White Female Milk bottle
Wise Heart Owl Pink-Red/Grey Female Heart-shaped Log
Cackle Heart Hyena Gold and Brown Female Heart inside pot
Happy Heart Cheetah Magenta pink Male Star and Heart and two hearts
Ninja Heart Zebra Navy blue, Green and Red Male Heart-shaped ball
Bright Heart Raccoon Purple Male Heart shaped lightbulb
Cozy Heart Penguin Lilac and White Female Heart w/cap
Gentle Heart Lamb Mint green Female Heart-shaped pillow
Lotsa Heart Elephant Pink Female Pink weight
Loyal Heart Dog Blue Male Heart-shaped medal
Noble Heart Horse Purple Male Multi-colored Heart
Bold Heart T-rex Light red Male Star inside heart
Checker Heart Frog Scarlet Female Heart-shaped rock
Careful Heart Mongoose Indigo Blue Female Shooting Heart
Breeze Heart Aardvark Orange-Gold Female Heart-Shaped flag
Hungry Heart Gazelle Candy apple red Male Heart-shaped Pizza
Kingdom Heart Alligator Hunter green Male Heart inside castle
Smart Heart Hedgehog Sky blue Male Heart with a banana split
Fast Heart Baboon Honey yellow Female Heart-Shaped Basket
Bar Heart Squirrel Cardinal red Female Heart inside barrel
Winner Heart Hamster Sea green Female Heart with a flower
Dash Heart Rhino Orange-Brown Male Rainbow spots and heart
Perfect Panda Black/White/Gray Male Star
Brawny Heart Bison Brownish-red Male Heart-shaped hay
Big Heart Goose Green-Blue Female Heart-shaped crown
Polite Panda Purple/White Female Flower
Bouncy Heart Kangaroo Turquoise-Blue Female Heart inside bush
Best Heart Koala Dark Red male Heart w/ top hat
Playful Heart Monkey Amber male Heart w/ party hat
Time Heart Pteranodon Turquoise male Heart with a watch
Royal Heart Parrot Violet female Heart with a dress
Proud Heart Cat Amber and Turquoise female Heart inside star
Love Heart Wolf Dark green female Heart with a bride hat
Molody Heart Giraffe Yellow and Orange male Smiling heart
Kung Heart Crane Red-Orange male Heart with a mask
Strong Heart Orangutan Red male Heart with cape
Teamwork Heart Chicken Grey female Heart and Star
Swift Heart Rabbit Aqua blue female Heart with wings
Good Heart Chameleon Fushsia female Heart inside Leaves
Give Heart Ostrich Pink/Red/Green female Heart-shaped nest
Treat Heart Pig Yellow female Ice cream cone

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)

Care Bears in other languages[change | change source]

  • Czech: Starostliví medvídci
  • Dutch: Troetelbeertjes
  • Finnish: Halinallet
  • French: Les Bisounours (France) / Les Calinours ( Canadian French )
  • German: Die Glücksbärchis
  • Hebrew: דובוני אכפת לי (Doobonei eechpattli)
  • Hungarian: Gondos Bocsok
  • Icelandic: Kærleiksbirnirnir
  • Japanese: ケアベア (Kea Bea)
  • Korean: 케어 베어스 (Keo Beoseu)
  • Italian: Gli Orsetti del Cuore
  • Norwegian: Care Bears (same as english
  • Polish: Troskliwe Misie
  • Portuguese: Ursinhos Carinhosos
  • Serbo-Croatian: Mede medenjaci
  • Spanish: Ositos Cariñositos (Latin America) / Osos Amorosos ( European Spanish )
  • Swedish: Krambjörnarna
  • Thai: หมีผู้พิทักษ์

Other websites[change | change source]