Parents' Guide to

Care Bears: The Giving Festival Movie

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Forgettable holiday fare with social lessons, product push.

Movie NR 2010 67 minutes
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age 2+

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age 2+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

The Care Bears are cute, cuddly good citizens. They giggle and laugh. They rub their tummies so their special powers can work magic. They save their friends and even make their enemies feel better about themselves. And all the while, they spout simple lessons about caring, sharing, and helping others.

Still the Care Bear production team (American Greeting Cards launched the franchise in the 1980s, starting with a line of greeting cards) hasn't figured out how to make their movies (or merchandising pitches) clever, up-to-date, or truly engaging for anyone other than the very youngest kids, some of whom might find the villains' behavior a little too scary.

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