The Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins got their animation start with two television specials before getting their own regularly airing cartoon series.
The Care Bears Movie was released on March 23, 1985 and grossed almost $24 million. The movie ran for approximately 1 hour and 16 minutes. Today the movie is once again available on VHS and now DVD. In this movie the Care Bear Cousins were introduced to the family.
The biggest star in this film was Mickey Rooney who was the voice of Mr. Cherrywood, the narrator. John Sebastian wrote the songs for this movie and Adventures in Wonderland.
(Taken From the back of the 2002 DVD release of the movie)
The world is in trouble...and it's up to the Care Bears to save it! Starrying everyone's favorite animated characters and featuring the voices of Mickey Rooney and Georgia Engel, as well as songs performed by Carole King, The Care Bears Movie will dazzle and delight viewers of all ages. Way up high where the clouds and rainbows live, the Care Bears watch over the Earth and make sure everyone is kind and friendly to one another. So When they see an evil spirit trick a lonely boy into helping make people mean, the huggable heroes jump into action! They come to the rescue with the animals from the Forest of Feelings...but it's going to take an awful lot of love to defeat the spirit's powerful spell.
The Care Bears:A New Generation was released on released on
January 1, 1986 and grossed $8 million in theaters. This movie was a prequeal to the first movie that was released and told how the
Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins came to be. The movie does not explain about Grams, Hugs, or Tugs though.
(A comic book that was produced later gives some information on theses characters.)
This movie was produced by Nelvana and Columbia Pictures.
The Care Bears' Adventure In
Wonderland, is based on the fairy tale "Alice in Wonderland". It is an up-dated
version of the classic Victorian style tale. The movie was released in the United States and Canada on August 7, 1987 and was produced by Nelvana
and Cineplex Odeon Films. The movie was written by Susan Snooks and John
DeKlein. The songs in the movie were written by John Sebastian and performed by
him and Natalie Cole performed "Rise and Shine"
|Grumpy Bear||Bob Dermer|
|Swift Heart Rabbit||Eva Almos|
|Brave Heart Lion Dum||Dan Hennessey|
|Tenderheart Bear||Jim Henshaw|
|Good Luck Bear||Marla Lukofsky|
|Lotsa Heart Elephant||Luba Goy|
|White Rabbit||Keith Knight|
|Dim Cheshire Cat||John Stocker|
|Queen of Wonderland||Elizabeth Hanna|
|Mad Hatter Jabberwocky||Keith Hampshire|