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Care Bears: Grizzle-ly Adventures

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sharing lesson, plus a few scares for the Bears.

Movie NR 2008 45 minutes
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Naive, happy-smiley pastel bears with some power-filled tummy tattoos are out-there enough; in this somewhat unsettling entry, we've got bad-guy Grizzle. He basically looks like Teddy Ruxpin crossed with an overweight, rusting Transformer. And he cackles out his evil plans to a miniature robot who only responds by falling apart; its the same Gargamel/Azrael shtick, only weirder.

If you can get beyond that, the underlying messages that the Bears espouse on their TV show are still the same. There's a peppy sharing song, and Share Bear learns a lesson about sharing -- yes, sharing is even hard for her. They stick by their robot friend Wingnut, even when he does some bad things. And the Bears work together with their new friend Emma to escape Grizzle's clutches. Plus, the two-episode format is better for the attention span of the target age group.

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