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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 / 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 ... 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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What happens when the world stops caring? See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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:

$22,934,622

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,934,622
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Stereo (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Four months after the film's release, Disney released The Black Cauldron (1985) which was their 25th animated film and the most expensive at the time, costing $44 million. By contrast, Care Bears cost $2 million but made $23 million at the box office while The Black Cauldron only made $21.3 million. This alarmed many Disney animators and raised questions about the future of the department. Months afterwards, a reissue of One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) would out gross both films, making $30 million. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Grumpy Bear: I just need a little more time.
Goodluck Bear: That's the one thing we don't have! The Caring Meter's dropped to three! In no time, it'll fall to zero, and that's the end of Care-A-Lot!
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Care Bears 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Great to Be in That Care Bear Family
Written and Performed by John Sebastian
Accompanied by NRBQ (as N.R.B.Q.)
with guest appearances by Roswell Rudd and The Tower of Power
Produced by John Sebastian
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I love the 80's!
10 March 2006 | by rockndaparadiseSee all my reviews

The 80's were really the decade to live in! I have to admit, for someone my age, I honestly believe that the Care Bears movie is a very well-made movie. It came out the year I was born, and I'm reasonably sure that it is also the very first movie I ever saw in my entire life.

Now, where should I begin? Ah, yes. It makes me enjoy the movie a lot more now that I know that some famous people were involved in it. The story is narrated by Mickey Rooney, someone with a very kid-friendly voice. There was also Cree Summer, who did voices in various different cartoon series', and of course, Billie Mae Richards (Rudolph).

This is a great children's movie, and some adults can enjoy it too. I don't recommend this movie to the 7 to 18 range. It's pretty enjoyable, but it also has a lot of frightening parts. I was always scared to death of the dark spirit. To help lighten the mood, there are also some catchy songs in this movie as well, which are all done by famous pop artists such as Carol King and John Sebastian. Today, the only thing I really love about this movie is the finale song, "It's Great to Be in the Care Bear Family". For some odd reason, I'm such a sucker for all those "Kids of the Kingdom"-types of songs.

This movie was followed by two sequels. The first of the three was really good and really dark and dramatic, the second one was just as good but seemed more like a comedy than a drama, and the third one was just plain weird. Right now, I just wish I could watch this movie again and see how much stuff I can remember from it. I'm sure it will bring back to me some very fond memories.


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