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51HqvIIretL._SL500_AA300_This two episode Care Bears DVD features their nemesis: Grizzle. This dastardly villain seeks to conquer all of Care-a-lot by using his robotic suit and army of robotic minions. Don’t worry though! His attempts tend to be more goofy than they are scary, so it is a safe movie to show to your kids.

The first episode tells the story of Wingnut, a robot friend of the Care Bears. He is broken and needs Share Bear’s necklace in order to get fixed. To complicate things, Grizzle gets involved and, as always, is up to no good.

The second episode is about a girl named Emma who doesn’t care very well. The Care Bears bring her to Care-a-lot to try to boost her caring by having her help the Care Bears find lost items. The Care Bears don’t get a chance to finish their plan though, because Grizzle takes Emma to his lair.

Buy the DVD to find out how these stories end!


51v4cPIl-+L._SL160_Want to throw the most amazing Care Bear party ever? Well we have a guide to help you stock up on the best favors and decorations available!

Party favors:

First, you need some great favor bags. This pack of 16 bags is inexpensive and adds professionalism (and fun!) to your party.

Next, you need something to put in the bags. In addition to candy, you can also add this pack of 20 Care Bear figurines. They are small and absolutely adorable. Your guests will love them!

The Cake

While it is up to you to bake the cake, we can help you decorate it. This Care Bears Edible Image Cake Topper will make your cake something your guests will be sure to remember.

Activities

Who doesn’t love a pinata? This Care Bear Birthday Party Pinata will give your guests a chance to burn off some energy after eating the cake.

Everything Else

What about plates, napkins, balloons, and tablecloths? These items and more can be had in a single Care Bears party package from American Greetings.

We hope you enjoy your party!


From the land of Care–a–Lot (this is what care Bears are sometimes referred to as), prepare yourself for yet another product for your kid. They have always showed care towards the children with their products. This product does nothing less than that. The Care Bears Centerpiece is one of the finest product developed by the Care Bears for their children.

The product comprises of various Bears from the house of Care Bears in the Centerpiece. All these bears are favorites of your child. The wonderful concept of colors and beautiful graphics makes it look more attractive for the children. Each bear in 3d centerpiece is being featured in clouds and rainbows. The concept of clouds and rainbows reflects the imagination of a child and thus pleases them a lot. This innovation not only makes it look adorable, but also interesting for the kids.

The centerpiece weighs 1.8 ounces only making it very light for the kids to handle it. It has all the bears in it, which can make the kids happy, as they get their entire favorite collected in a single place.

Care Bears have come up with all kind of products starting from beautiful to cute and adorable ones. Its entire product range shows its concern and care about a child’s imagination. This is what is also reflecting in their new venture Care Bears Cuties 2.5 Inch Funshine.

The product is singed in such a way that it gets the most adorable and cute look. The product is available in combined pack of 2 pieces of bears together. The bears are poseable ones and hence, their poses can be changed as per your child’s whims and fantasies. The product comes with a very special pack containing a lot of graphics of Care Bears, making it more cute and attractive.

The product consists of two bears of different colors. The Care Bears Cuties 2.5 Inches Funshine comes in yellow and pink color. The bears are designed perfectly with a proper use of the color. There is also a heart at the center of their tummy. The products are provided with a very cute looks, which can attract any children towards it.

This cute pair of bears will sit up in any pose, according to your child and will give them immense pleasure.

Care Bears have tried their level best in providing your children with the best, which they could in a huge variety of product. Their products are not concentrated over a fixed area, but offer a wide range.  This new product of Care bears also aims at pleasing your child to the maximum level, which it can. The product from the care Bears, which will be trying this aim, is Care Bears Crepe Streamer 10 yards.

Each Care Bears Crepe Streamers measures 10 yards in length. The weight of this product is 1.6 ounces only, which makes it very light. The product has special specification, as it is sold by the Factory Card & Party Outlet.

Each Care Bears Crepe Streamer is designed perfectly with wonderful color combination. The product contains several tags of Care Bears in it throughout the length at regular intervals. The word Care Bears in written in clouds made graphics and has a background of rainbow, which makes it very beautiful and colorful. Thus, it pleases the kids a lot because the colors used are few, which the kids prefer the most.

The product is used by the kids widely for decorations and pleases them a lot.

The product of care bears has been pleasing your kids, since many decades. They have been responsible for bringing up a smile on your kid’s face, every time their products were in the vicinity of your toddler. Here again, they have come up with their product, Care Bears Plush Bed Time Bears. This product is available to you with a DVD.

This product features a plush bed time bear colored blue under the trademark of Care Bears along with a DVD, which has Play Along and Computer Game. The product is very adorable and has properly equipped with all the features that a Care Bears product has in it. It has been designed in such a way that your child can sleep with holding it and will definitely find it very cute and sweet to be with. The color of the product adds on to the pleasure of your child.

The product is inexpensive, in which you can provide your child with a lot of pleasure and happiness. Get it here.

Serving since long back, Care Bear has always come up with many products, which have made your baby happy. This time again, Care Bear has bought you a set of 4 Care Bear Baby Bibs exclusively for your child. This product emphasizes on the fact that they too care for your baby.

These 12-1/2” x 10” set of 4 care bear baby bibs are vinyl with a cloth trim. This vinyl is different from ordinary, as it is a wipe clean vinyl. The product is extremely useful on the babies. The set of 4 Care Bear bibs are provided with a pocket to catch the food, which the baby drops while eating. Thus, it helps to prevent those food particles to fall on your baby’s cloths.

The set of 4 Care Bear Baby Bibs also comes with adorable cute bear graphics. This is done in order to please your baby while she wears it. Thus, the product comes to your use without irritating your child. Rather she enjoys wearing it, and hence can be protected from the dropping food particles.

The set of 4 Care Bear Baby Bibs comes to you at an exclusive price of $9.98 only. It is a very small amount to pay against the pleasure and use it is going to provide you with.

The Care Bears have been around for decades. Most of today’s parents loved the Care Bears when they were children, and enjoy sharing the love of Care Bears with their children. There are a lot of fun crafts you and your children can enjoy together. By using their creativity and imagination, they will be able to better express themselves while having fun. In short, the more crafty and fun things your kids are involved in when they are young, the smarter they’ll be was they grow up.

Care Bears are basically magic teddy bears, and so there is no limit to the types of Care Bears you and your children can come up with on their own. They can draw their own Care Bears using crayons, markers, colored pencils, or even finger paints. The options are endless with this type of project! For better insight into your childrens self image, try having them come up with a Care Bear that best represents them. This will not only help you get to know your child better, but will also help them learn more about themselves.

Another great craft is to make Care Bear themed wall hangings. Using construction paper and crayons or markers, and with your help, your kids can cut out Care Bear shapes and color them. Once they are done, you can hang them on the refrigerator or on their bedroom walls. It’ll make them smile every time they see their creations! They’ll also know how proud you are of them by seeing their art hung in the house. This will encourage their creativity and imagination.

Following the success of their first big franchise (Strawberry Shortcake) back in 1979, American Greetings introduced the Care Bear characters in late 1981 through a line of greeting cards. Children’s book illustrator Elena Kucharik did the original artwork for the cards. The line was a joint development by Those Characters from Cleveland, AGC’s licensing division, and MAD (Marketing and Design Service of the toy group of General Mills).

As they had done with Strawberry Shortcake back when it was called “Project I,” AGC called the Care Bears franchise “Project II” as they strove to make the character program secret until advertising was ready. At the start of the franchise, Care Bears was already established as its working title.

The 80s

In 1982, the Care Bears were announced as a toy line for production by Parker Brothers and Kenner the following spring, as well as pre-licensed characters and media stars. In 1983, they were introduced to the general public, and starred in their first television special, The Land Without Feelings, which Kenner produced and sponsored.

1984 saw the release of another special, The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine; a miniseries based on the toys was distributed by Lexington Broadcast Services Company in syndication. A spin-off line, the Care Bear Cousins, was introduced the same year.

In 1985, the Bears and Cousins starred in their first movie, The Care Bears Movie, produced by Nelvana Limited and released by The Samuel Goldwyn Company. It became the highest-grossing animated film made outside the Disney market at the time of its release. Later that autumn, a television series from DIC Entertainment which was co-produced by Nelvana and based on the characters was made, and it ran for 22 episodes in syndication.

The following year, Nelvana completely took over the animation rights for the franchise with a second movie entitled Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation. Released by Columbia Pictures, the film featured a new villain, Dark Heart, and introduced more of the Care Bears and Care Bears Cousins.

Later that fall, The Care Bears TV Series (also from Nelvana) premiered on the ABC network, lasting two seasons and consisting of over 70 episodes. The Bears’ last theatrically-released film, The Care Bears’ Adventure in Wonderland, debuted the following summer. The Care Bears Nutcracker Suite, the last ever Care Bears movie made in the decade (and was the last movie of the franchise right up until 2004), premiered on the Disney Channel in 1988. Originally planned to be a feature film, it was decided to launch the film as a direct-to-TV movie after the previous film flopped at the box office.

As with many other animated franchises of the 1980s, the Care Bears movies and TV shows were designed and created primarily to sell the pre-licensed characters and related merchandise. This has been noticed, more or less, by the franchise’s long-time aficionados, and have also been acknowledged by the writers and producers of the shows and movies. Over 40 million Care Bears were sold between 1983 and 1987, and during the decade, American Greetings printed over 70 million of their cards. In whole, the sales of their merchandise reached over $2 billion during the 1980s. This made them one of the most successful toy lines of its time, alongside “My Little Pony” and “Transformers.”

The 90s

As the 80s came to an end, the Bears’ popularity faded away. At the start of the 1990s, an attempt to relaunch the phenomenon came in the form of Environmental Care Bears. Only a few select Bears from the 1980s line were used, with some changes (for example, Proud Heart Cat was released as a bear, sporting the symbol of a heart-shaped American flag).

During the late 1990s, another two revivals were attempted, but both failed to match the success of the original toy line. In 1996, retailer ShopKo released only Tenderheart, Cheer, and Bedtime Bears, and during 1999, in an imitation of Beanie Babies, Kenner made six “beanlings” based on Tenderheart, Share, Friend, Cheer, Bedtime, and Good Luck Bears.

The same year the beanlings were made, Jay Foreman, president of current distributor and manufacturer of toys for the franchise, Play Along Toys, bought the rights to the Care Bears franchise for just under $1 million. Three years later, the Bears came out of hibernation to celebrate their 20th anniversary. A big event was planned for that year as Play Along began to roll out the new product lines; thus began a major trend as the toys became popular once again.

2002 relaunch

In 2002 American Greetings relaunched the Care Bear brand as part of the Bears’ 20th anniversary celebration with a series of dolls, toys and movies. The artwork and design of the bears were changed for relaunch. Also, Funshine Bear’s gender was changed from female to male, Champ Bear’s colours were changed from tan to true blue, with his tummy symbol changed to a winner’s cup with a star, and Share Bear’s tummy symbol was changed from a milkshake with two straws to two lollipops crossed. The change to Share Bear’s symbol stems from Play Along Toys’ suggestion of the change on the grounds that sharing a milkshake may spread germs. Apart from that, many other minor changes were made to the designs, mostly involving lightening the colors of the bears and minor redesigns to the tummy symbols.

In the midst of this revival, Play Along released brand-new toys based on the newly-redesigned Bears, sold at stores such as Wal-Mart, KMart, Toys “R” Us, Target, K•B Toys, and Mervyns. The new merchandise included the Bears doing aerobics; Tenderheart Bear as a patient (casting the child that is playing with the toy as the doctor); Champ Bear as a fireman; and the Care Bears themselves as Cubs. Over 70 million 13-inch plush Bears have been sold since the re-launch. In addition, Lionsgate Home Entertainment and subsidiary FHE Pictures, in association with Nelvana, have made two direct-to-DVD computer-animated films, Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot in 2004 and The Care Bears’ Big Wish Movie. in 2005. Also worth noting is that the role of unofficial leader was apparently temporarily transferred from Tenderheart Bear to Champ Bear shortly before the 2005 movie, and it is unknown if the role was returned to Tenderheart after the movie. Various other music CDs featuring the bears and video games were also produced. No Care Bears movie was produced in 2006, but hints of the second revival and the upcoming movie, Oopsy Does It!, started circulating among fans in the Internet towards the end of 2006.

It is also interesting to note that an attempt to relaunch the Care Bear Cousins was made a little later after the 2002 relaunch of the bears. New versions of the various cousins were produced (with Proud Heart being changed back into a cat, albeit in a different color and with a different tummy symbol). However the revival of the line was not as successful as that of the bears’ revival. The cousins were not relaunched in the 2007 relaunch of the franchise.

2007 relaunch

In 2007, American Greetings relaunched Care Bears again, first with a series of dolls, then a new movie (Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!) and immediately after with a new TV series (Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot). The animation and artwork is completely different than the originals giving the Care Bears have smaller body structures and redesigned tummy symbols (now called belly badges). Also, instead of Nelvana, the film and the animated series are once again produced by DiC.

As part of the franchise’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the Bears have been redesigned by the AG Properties illustration team, and the logo of the franchise was redesigned to provide a more whimsical feeling. The new line consists of fifteen of the thirty-nine bears (as seen in the recent film). Five of the bears were chosen to be the focus of the franchise: Oopsy (a brand new bear who debuted in Oopsy Does It!), Cheer, Funshine, Grumpy, and Share Bear. The other bears include Amigo Bear, Wish Bear, True Heart Bear, Bedtime Bear, Surprise Bear, Love-a-Lot Bear, Harmony Bear, Superstar Bear, Heartsong Bear and Hopeful Heart Bear, although the remaining 24 of the bears are also stated to have a release in the near future according to Play Along Toys.

The role of unofficial leader was re-transferred, this time permanently, to Cheer Bear. Their brand-new theme song is performed by former Letters to Cleo member, Kay Hanley, and the music video premiered on FOX and Nickelodeon. In August 2007, they appeared in 20th Century Fox’s theatrical release of Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!. This was followed by the television series from DiC Entertainment, Adventures in Care-a-Lot. The series premiered on CBS’ KEWLopolis block on September 15, 2007.

The Care Bears universe was rebooted upon the 2007 relaunch. Prior plot devices like the Cloudmobiles, Caring Meter, the Cloud Keeper and even Care-a-lot castle were not referred to or mentioned as of the new series (indeed, Care-a-lot castle doesn’t even appear to exist after the relaunch, as seen in the aerial shots of Care-a-lot shown at various points in various episodes of Adventures in Care-a-lot). In its place is the gathering tree, which is where the Care Bears now gather to meet or hold festivities. Also, the Care Bears have never made contact with humans (although this is set to change with the upcoming DVD release Grizz-ly Adventures, which will introduce the first human to enter the new Care-a-Lot), and a new villain named Grizzle (who seeks to conquer Care-a-lot and nothing else) was introduced. The February 2007 issue of the Wall Street Journal states that in the new version, “they live in a village, centered on a big tree—with no castle in sight.”

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Here comes another product from the house of Care Bears to say to all the kids that they care a lot. This is the reason why sometimes Care Bears are referred to as the Land Of Care-a-lot. In their new venture, Care Bears have come up with a special product. Their product, My First Care Bear (Cheer Bear) (Limited Edition) is supposed to enter into the hearts of the kids.

This product of Care Bears is very much different from the previous products of this kind. This has also been the specialty of Care bears that they have always tried to bring out something new of the different kinds of product and they have succeeded in getting fruitful results too. This product is a proof of their success. With a different design and perfect graphics, you are going to get a very adorable looks.

The product comes in the combination color of pink and white with a rainbow in the center. The Cheer Bear has been made ultra soft and features like shake rattle and hug. The size of the product is 10 inches.