In addition to greeting cards, plush bears, and all sorts of other items, the Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins also became an animated success.
Appearing on tv and the big screen, the Care Bear family attracted a large audience.
The Care Bears appeared in two separate cartoon series in the 1980's. The first series, The Care Bears, was produced by DiC and lasted for 1 season. The second series, The Care Bear Family Storybook, ran for two years and continued in syndication until 2002. The second series was then used as vhs/dvd releases with the plush toys being produced by Play Along Toys.
The Care Bears made their debut in a television special in 1983 produced by Atkinsons Film-Arts. The company produced two made for t.v. specials before losing the property to DiC entertainment. A third t.v. special, The Nutcracker Suite, was produced by Nelvana later in the 1980s.
The Care Bears starred in 3 big-screen movies during the 1980s. There was a fourth scheduled but due to the poor performance of the third movie, the movie was not released to theaters but instead was used as a television special.
One might think that a cartoon, especially an old-school, non-CGI cartoon couldn't possibly have errors in it but you'll see differently right here! I have always been obsessed with the variations