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Care Bears: A Belly Badge for Wonderheart Movie

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Toy franchise cub misbehaves but learns lessons.

Movie NR 2013 65 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 2+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Filled with messages about good behavior and knowledge of what's important in a kid's life, this Care Bears entry is relatively scare-and-suspense light and has some amusing moments. The soft visuals, relatable language, and the clarity of the lessons offered, provide an entertaining, gentle movie (actually three connected TV episodes) for the very youngest viewers.

But don't expect an ultimate payoff, because while Wonderheart's efforts each result in a teachable moment, the cub is still waiting for her special magic when the movie ends. She's wiser, but no more powerful. Thankfully, rather than just serve as a 65-minute commercial for the Care Bears franchise, the filmmakers seem to want those minutes to result in a positive, enriching experience.

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