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The Care Bears Movie (1985)

The Care Bears team up with a troubled brother and sister who just moved to a new town, to help a neglected young sorcerer's apprentice whose evil magic book causes sinister things to happen.


Arna Selznick


Peter Sauder (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Mr. Cherrywood (voice)
Jackie Burroughs ... The Spirit (voice)
Georgia Engel ... Love-a-Lot Bear (voice)
Sunny Besen Thrasher ... Jason (voice)
Eva Almos Eva Almos ... Friend Bear / Swift Heart Rabbit (voice)
Patricia Black Patricia Black ... Funshine Bear / Share Bear (voice) (as Patrice Black)
Melleny Melody ... Cheer Bear / Baby Tugs Bear (voice) (as Melleny Brown)
Bob Dermer Bob Dermer ... Grumpy Bear (voice) (as Bobby Dermer)
Jayne Eastwood ... Birthday Bear (voice)
Eve Evans Eve Evans ... Secret Bear / Champ Bear (voice) (as Anni Evans)
Gloria Figura Gloria Figura ... Bedtime Bear (voice)
Cree Summer ... Kim (voice) (as Cree Summer Francks)
Brian George ... Mr. Fetuccini (voice)
Janet-Laine Green ... Wish Bear (voice)
Luba Goy ... Lotsa Heart Elephant / Gentle Heart Lamb (voice)


The Care Bears live in a country high in the clouds, where they have a lot of fun together. But they also do care for the human children on Earth, who they watch through huge telescopes from the sky, and come to help whenever there is need. Nikolas, a magician's apprentice, is in danger of getting under the influence of a bad spirit, which resides in an ancient spell book. The siblings Kim and Jason don't trust anyone anymore after being disappointed once too often. The Care Bears take them into their wonderland where they experience exciting and dangerous adventures together and quickly become good friends. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A movie that'll make the whole family care-a-lot. See more »


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Did You Know?


One of the first films to be based directly on a toy line. See more »


During the "Home is In the Heart" song, when they dance around the pole, tie the ribbons and then slide, Friend Bear is temporarily replaced by Tenderheart Bear. See more »


Mr. Cherrywood: Now, off to bed to dream of clowns and circuses, acrobats and jugglers. And remember, I want a full report in the morning.
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Followed by The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987) See more »


Look Out! He's After You!
by David Bird and Walt Woodward
Additional Lyrics by Ken Stephenson
Sung by David Bird, Becky Goldstein, Susan Kross, Anne Marie Prunty, and Christine Seibert
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Great for kids, and the young at heart
16 September 2006 | by fredprincessSee all my reviews

Yes, I know I am an adult, but this movie just brings back good memories. I used to watch the care bears every day, and even play care bears with my friends. These cuddly little bears help teach us the important lessons of life, like how to care, share and grow up to be wonderful members of society.

The plot is that two children who are put up for adoption begin to doubt the world and humanity. The care bears sense their trouble and whisk them off to care-a-lot. Meanwhile, another little boy who works for the circus unleashes a nasty spirit that causes everyone on earth to quit caring. It is up to the care bears to teach the kids how to care, and teach the whole world how to care before time runs out. It's full of adventure and delightful characters. And meeting the care bear cousins in the forest of feelings was a great addition. Will the world ever care again? Watch and find out.

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Canada | USA



Release Date:

29 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,725,001, 31 March 1985

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Stereo (uncredited)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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