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 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
Yellow Sunshine bear Yellow 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]

USA – 1980s
Name Colour Gender Symbol
Baby Hugs Bear Pink Female Smiling Star inside a Pink Heart
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
UK – 1980s
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 Female 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 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]

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