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The Care Bears Movie (1985)

The Care Bears watch over a young brother and sister who have lost their trust in humanity. Meanwhile an evil wizard wishes to cover the Earth in concrete.

Director:

Arna Selznick

Writer:

Peter Sauder (screenplay)
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Cast

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 Sunny Besen Thrasher ... Jason (voice)
Eva Almos Eva Almos ... Friend Bear / Champ Bear / Swift Heart Rabbit (voice)
Patricia Black Patricia Black ... Funshine Bear / Share Bear (voice) (as Patrice Black)
Melleny Melody Melleny Melody ... Birthday Bear / Cheer Bear / Baby Tugs Bear (voice) (as Melleny Brown)
Bob Dermer Bob Dermer ... Grumpy Bear (voice) (as Bobby Dermer)
Jayne Eastwood ... Mrs. Cherrywood (voice)
Eve Evans Eve Evans ... Secret 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)
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Novas Aventuras dos Ursinhos Carinhosos See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,725,001, 31 March 1985

Gross USA:

$22,934,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Stereo (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

While many of the spells that Nicholas uses are obviously made up words, one word he does use when casting a spell on his mentor to put him to sleep is 'ishkabibble'. This was actually a very popular American slang term for about 20 years or so starting around 1913 and means, appropriately enough, 'Who cares'. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the Care Bear Cousins are calling for the rest of their cousins, Proud Heart Cat appears blue in one shot rather than her usual yellow. See more »

Quotes

Playful Heart Monkey: While Brave Heart's gone, let's play a guessing game. What am I?
[sees the tree monster]
Playful Heart Monkey: Ahh!
[hyper gibberish]
Kim: Gee, I don't know.
Playful Heart Monkey: [shouts] Look out!
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Classic Reviews: Jetsons: The Movie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Something that this generation of children is missing... compassion.
20 November 2004 | by Seshanna HosenfeldSee all my reviews

Let's face it - the world has grown into a rather unpleasant place, and the recent generations of children are more jaded than any I or my mother have ever seen. Toys are over-priced, uninventive and children get bored with them in a matter of days. Children's movies today are much the same, getting shorter and shorter every movie and teaching children nothing.

If anyone with children or younger siblings has ever had to suffer through current children's programming, you'll see what I mean. They're reverse-educational; a young child pointed at the Teletubbies sun and said "Baby," and then pointed at the real sun and said "Baby." Blues Clues teaches children to shout(trust me on this one,) and shows such as 'the Wiggles' remind me far too much of PeeWee Herman (the worst "children's" show of all time.)

So rewind TV - go back to 80's cartoons. Even though Care Bears were originally piloted to advertise the toys, the show evolved into something NICE. The animation was far from spectacular, especially when compared to today's computer animation, and the story lines WERE simple. But it had something to offer children that 99% of new cartoons don't offer - examples of non-violent resolutions to conflicts, sharing thoughts and items with others, being open about your feelings, caring about yourself and others. These 80's cartoons encouraged children to not be jaded, selfish and rotten brats. (And if you don't believe me that today's violence-fed kids are brats, just go to my sister's elementary school - I've NEVER seen so many 5th graders dressed like whores in my life.)

Storyline and morality aside, you should also pay attention to the music. Following the habits of 80's cartoons and movies, there are numerous song and dance numbers randomly inserted into conversation. But they are certainly striking in the boldness of them. And by this I mean the harmonies. Cue up the song "Home Is In Your Heart" on your movie or cd and just listen. The harmonies running through the song feel as though they should clash against each other and explode, but they just miss that clashing point and somehow manage to work very well. You can distinctly hear the SATB lines, and how soprano and tenor carry a lot of the melody and the base and alto are used to interesting harmonies. Just listen. The music was really well written.

Long story short, let your children watch movies like this, and if you feel that they didn't learn anything from it, discuss the movie with them. 6.5/10


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