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 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/Bronwn 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 Male and Female 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 Male Smiling heart
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 Male Heart Shaped Planet
Forest Friend Bear Forest brown Male Trees
Sea Friend Bear Sea blue Male 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
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)
Gender-neutral (2020-present)
Orange star with red and yellow borders with a red heart inside surrounded by three small hearts
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
Sweet Dreams Bear Mauve Female Light pink moon resting on a cloud surrounded by small hearts
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
Rainbow Heart Bear Neon purple Female Rainbow heart
Watchful Bear Pastel green Male Star with swirls
Togetherness Bear Multicolor Female Rainbow heart
Dream Bright Bear Sky blue and Lavender Female Winged heart with rising rainbow

Care Bear Cousins[change | change source]

Name Colour Gender Symbol
Brave Heart Lion Orange Male Heart with a crown
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
Perfect and Polite Panda Black/White/Gray Male and female Star/Flower
Playful Heart Monkey Amber Female Heart w/ party hat
Proud Heart Cat Amber and Turquoise female Heart inside star
Swift Heart Rabbit Sky blue female Heart with wings
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

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