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The Care Bears Big Wish Movie

CGI bears teach messages about working hard, caring.
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Running Time: 75 minutes

What parents need to know

Educational value

Viewers will learn about friendship and how caring is expressed among friends.

Positive messages

The Care Bears Big Wish Movie offers positive messages about friendship, the power of hard work, what it means to show caring, and the dangers of selfishness.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Though nothing is specifically promoted in the movie, Care Bears merchandise is widely available in the larger world.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Care Bears Big Wish Movie features the cuddly bears in CGI in a cautionary tale about what it means to care too much about yourself and not enough about others. Tempted by the possibility of having everything they dream of fulfilled through wishes, some of the bears indulge every whim. Though there are consequences for their actions, the movie is peril-free and puts a premium on problem resolution and hard work.

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What's the story?

When Wish Bear and Twinkers wish too much, the other Care Bears decide they don't want everything to come so easily. Wish Bear decides to wish for friends who will appreciate her more, but, when her wish is granted, her new friends take wishing a little too far. Soon everything is out of control, and Wish Bear has to learn how to make everything normal again.

Is it any good?


The Care Bears are a lovable bunch with positive messages about friendship. Here, in THE CARE BEARS BIG WISH MOVIE, that message could not be more over-the-top, with wishes gone awry and the ensuing chaos that comes from getting everything you wanted. It's a heavy-handed message and may not even land for the target audience, but there are plenty of more realistic scenes demonstrating the importance of hard work, fixing mistakes, and the positive rewards that come from earning our fun. The CGI feels a bit crude, but parents can rest assured this is a peril-free adventure with a big heart.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about wishes. If you could wish for anything in the world, what it would be? Would you wish for everything if you could? Why, or why not? 

  • What are some things it's important to work hard at? Do you enjoy working hard at things you like? Why, or why not?

  • The Care Bears have a lot of fun wishing for everything they can imagine, but what happens after a while? What are some of the dangers of getting everything you want right away?

Movie details

DVD/Streaming release date:October 18, 2005
Cast:Sugar Lyn Beard, Tracey Hoyt
Directors:Mike Fallows, Larry Jacobs
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Adventures, Book characters, Friendship
Run time:75 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Teen, 15 years old Written byMollyLappe November 6, 2015


I saw this when I was little and i liked it. All fans of Care Bears should see it!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models