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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Viewers will learn about friendship and how caring is expressed among friends.
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.
Products & Purchases
Though nothing is specifically promoted in the movie, Care Bears merchandise is widely available in the larger world.
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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
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.
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