The Care Bears Movie (1985)

The Care Bears Movie (1985)




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In a film designed to bring smiles to the post-toddler set on up to perhaps their seven-year-old siblings, this animated story by Arna Selznick (only the third woman in cinematic history to direct a full-length animated feature) is about the popular Care Bears. These loving creatures inhabit a realm in the clouds called Care-A-Lot, and their purpose in life is to get the humans down below to share their good feelings with each other. They watch over human children with large telescopes and help those children who need help. The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for friends. Aside from Nicolas, Kim (Cree Summer) and Jason (Sunny Besen Thracher) are in trouble because they are starting not to trust people after suffering many disappointments. Mickey Rooney is the voice of Mr. Cherrywood, the owner of an orphanage.
Action & Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Georgia Engel
as Love-A-Lot Bear
Harry Dean Stanton
as Brave Heart Lion
Mickey Rooney
as Mr. Cherrywood
Jackie Burroughs
as The Spirit
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Critic Reviews for The Care Bears Movie

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Adults forced to accompany three-year-olds to the movie would have had a little moment of satisfaction when the time came to shovel the Care Bear toys out of the house into landfill sites.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This endearing movie's mottoes are: never stop caring. And: the best way to make friends is to be a friend yourself.

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The story unfolds simply, with respect for its young viewers and their view of the world. The animation is bright and colorful, with lively characters that will surely delight children.

Full Review… | March 24, 2013
TV Guide

Not all rainbows and hugs -- some scares, too.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
Common Sense Media

For those who crave 80-some minutes of toy commercial.

April 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Care Bears Movie

I saw this when I was a kid and I really liked it then, but I barely remember it now, maybe I'll watch it again someday.

Aj V
Aj V

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Care bears...stare! Always loved the cartoon, and this movie is a great reminder of it.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer


A lot of animation errors, but a cute movie overall. Imaginative!

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

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