Care Bears was a weekday morning cartoon for young children that
dealt with the animated versions of a popular stuffed animal toyline.
The entire series spanned the work of two seperate studios: DiC
Entertainment: from 1985-1986, and Nelvana: from 1986-1988.
a land called Care-A-Lot in the Kingdom of Caring, the Care Bears,
rainbow colored teddy bears with unique symbols on their stomach
that could project a powerful image in times of need. Keeping watch
with the "Care-O-Meter," the bears could tell if a child
on Earth was sad or depressed, and ride down on their Cloudmobiles
to cheer them up. They were hunted by villains such as Professor
Coldheart, whose touch could encase anything in ice, and the ghastly
looking faceless wizard No Heart: along with pet Beastly, and neice
show was later run under the title "Care Bears Family,"
which mixed airings of old and new episodes, and "Care Bears
Cousins," which introduced a new group of animal characters;
including Brave Heart Lion, Swift Heart Rabbit, Loyal Heart Dog,
Gentle Heart Lamb, Proud Heart Cat, Treat Heart Pig, Playful Heart
Monkey, Cozy Heart Penguin, Noble Heart Horse and Bright Heart Raccoon.
television series also spun off various movies, including "The Care
Bears Movie" in 1985, "Care Bears II: A New Generation" in 1986,
and "The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland" in 1987.
DVD releases of the "Care Bears" are available from Lions