A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The guardians of the Care Bears work in partnership to save their cubs.
Violence & Scariness
Dark Heart in the shape of a boy kidnaps Care Bears and keeps them in cages.
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Products & Purchases
Care Bear toys are everywhere in stores.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that they may want to watch this movie with younger kids and fast forward the scariest parts. The evil force, Dark Heart, is determined to distinguish the world of these bears. He takes the shape of a boy and bullies a girl into helping him kidnap the bears and put them in cages. The cubs are rescued by their guardians, but only after a frightening fight scene where the girl is accidentally zapped to another world and only the caring of all (including the viewer) will bring her back. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Young preschoolers may be frightened by this movie, which offers very little in the way of learning. Parents can talk to kids about how the girl camper felt when she wasn't winning at games and why she wanted to be "camp champ." It also provides opportunity to discuss how to react to bullies and why they act the way they do. But if possible, avoid this movie. Your child is not missing much, and it will save you from having to buy yet another Care Bear at the toy store. This installment of the series also has no connection to the first movie's plot line, and it seems that the real impetus for the film is just to get viewers interested in more Care Bear-related characters and merchandise.
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