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Parents' Guide to

The Care Bears Movie

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Not all rainbows and hugs -- some scares, too.

Movie G 1985 77 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 5+

For young kids

It's a big movie for kids but it wasn't quite enough to pass.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The Care Bears Movie was made for young kids, but this movie's plot has some dark scenes and parents will want to be close at hand to comfort young viewers. Children may have questions about orphaned kids. Also, for younger kids who are still blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, the Evil Spirit may prove frightening even after the movie is over.

This film was one of the highest grossing kids movies made in Canada. It was a predecessor to the television series and the mass of merchandising that followed. Sugary sweet music provided by Carole King and John Sebastian complement the Care Bear visuals. It has a retro look to it with floating hearts, stars, and rainbows that is stylish today. It's a movie that captures the interest of children across generations.

Movie Details

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