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Care Bears: Mystery in Care-a-Lot

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A few positive messages but more scares than usual.

Movie NR 2015 66 minutes
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It's not as hard to tolerate the gratingly adorable Care Bears when the stories are gentle and sweet, but this DVD's "Sleuth of Bears" story may be very scary for the brand's target audience. And the messages here tend to run over potential young audiences like a cement truck ("We all get frustrated but must learn to control our emotions"), as they're not very subtly integrated into the story. Stick to "Nightbears" and "Welcome to Grump-a-Lot," which are actually quite clever and fun. Skip "Sleuth of Bears," as it's not only too violent but also has a story that meanders all over the land of Care-a-Lot.

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