The Care Bears Big Wish Movie

Movie review by
Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
The Care Bears Big Wish Movie Movie Poster Image
CGI bears teach messages about working hard, caring.
  • NR
  • 2005
  • 75 minutes

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

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
Sexy Stuff

Though nothing is specifically promoted in the movie, Care Bears merchandise is widely available in the larger world.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byPurplecat12 August 20, 2020

Most gentle Care Bears movie, good examples

Out of all the Care Bears films this is the most little-kid friendly. Nothing scary or any villians. Instead Wish Bear wishes for more friends, who turn out a b... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byNoonboryKedabory May 20, 2020


This movie looks pretty good for 2005 (I love the little detail of their ears twitching). The story is easy to follow, the action scene at the end is great, and... Continue reading
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'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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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