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The Care Bears Movie [1985] (1 disc)

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Director:Arna Selznick
Writer:Peter Sauder
Composer:Patricia Cullen
Songs:Carole King
John Sebastian
Length:76 minutes
(1 hour 16 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:5.1/10
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
  • Kids
  • Cartoon
  • Drama
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Family
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Synopsis: 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.


Reaction: Charming and with a good message for kids.


Personal Rating: 6/10

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Arna Selznick => Director
Peter Sauder => Writer
Patricia Cullen => Composer
Carole King => Songs
John Sebastian => Songs
Billie Mae Richards => Tender Heart Bear (voice)
Bob Dermer => Grumpy Bear (as Bobby Dermer) (voice)
Brent Titcomb => Additional Voices (voice)
Brian George => Mr. Fetuccini (voice)
Cree Summer => Kim (as Cree Summer Francks) (voice)
Dan Hennessey => Brave Heart Lion / Loyal Heart Dog (voice)
Eva Almos => Champ Bear / Friend Bear / Swift Heart Rabbit (voice)
Eve Evans => Additional Voices (as Anni Evans) (voice)
Georgia Engel => Love-a-Lot Bear (voice)
Gloria Figura => Bedtime Bear (voice)
Hadley Kay => Boys (voice) / Nicholas
Jackie Burroughs => The Spirit (voice)
Janet-Laine Green => Wish Bear (voice)
Jayne Eastwood => Mrs. Cherrywood (voice)
Jim Henshaw => Bright Heart Raccoon (voice)
Luba Goy => Gentle Heart Lamb (voice) / Lotsa Heart Elephant
Marla Lukofsky => Playful Heart Monkey (voice) / Good Luck Bear
Melleny Brown => Birthday Bear / Cheer Bear (voice)
Mickey Rooney => Mr. Cherrywood (voice)
Patricia Black => Share Bear (as Patrice Black) (voice) / Funshine Bear
Pauline Rennie => Grams Bear / Cozy Heart Penguin / Treat Heart Pig (voice)
Sunny Besen Thrasher => Jason (voice)
Terri Hawkes => Baby Hugs (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The only word Secret Bear says aloud during the whole movie is "Yeah!" shouted during the final song.
  • 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'.
  • First movie to be based directly on a toy line.
  • The Care Bears Movie grossed almost $23 million at the American box-office, making it the most successful animated production outside the Disney market at the time of its release, and Nelvana's highest-grossing film for another eight years.
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic mentions this movie in his original song, {You Make Me}, which is a track on his 1988 album, [Even Worse].
  • True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse were the only Care Bear and Care Bear Cousin that didn't make an appearance in this movie.