List of Care Bears
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBelow is a list of Care Bear characters. Unless otherwise stated, all these descriptions are paraphrased from the name tags that come with all Care Bear plushes. Usually these are ear tags but are also sometimes put on the back of the cardboard box if the bear comes that way.
It must also be noted that beginning with Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, "tummy symbols" (as they were originally called) are referred to as "belly badges". In the interest of convenience, the phrase "tummy symbol" will be used for this article.
- Bedtime Bear is a very sleepy bear. He helps everyone get a good night's sleep and have sweet dreams. He is blue with a sleeping crescent moon on his tummy. In the first season, he talks with a yawning voice. In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, he wears a night cap. He very rarely gets wide awake throughout the series. As a star of the episode called "Bedtime In Care-A-Lot", when every other Care Bear who works hard is put to sleep, he has an idea to wake them all up by recording Shreeky's scream with the karaoke machine. He is voiced by Gloria Figura in the first two films and second series, Scott McCord in the CGI films and Welsh-born voice actor Richard Ian Cox in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
- Birthday Bear wants everyone to have happy birthdays and loves birthday parties and games. He is golden yellow and his tummy symbol is a cupcake with a candle. He is voiced by Melleny Brown.
- Cheer Bear is a very happy and perky bear, who helps everyone be their happiest and cheer up those who are unhappy. She is pink with a rainbow as her tummy symbol. In the later Nelvana episodes she sports a ponytail and wears a yellow jacket with puffed sleeves. In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has a short ponytail with a rainbow ribbon tied in a bow. She is voiced by Melleny Brown in the first two films and second series, Sunday Muse in the CGI films from 2004 and 2005 and Tabitha St. Germain in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
- Friend Bear is a kind and friendly bear who shows what it means to be a good friend. She is orange with two intertwined smiling flowers on her tummy. When Secret Bear is with her in the 1980's animation, she translates his body language and interprets what he says. She is voiced by Eva Almos in the first and second series and Catherine Disher in two of the CGI animated films.
- Funshine Bear loves to play and tell jokes all the time, but sometimes forgets that there are times in life you must be serious. He is yellow with a smiling sun on his tummy. Funshine was originally a female Care Bear until 2002. He plays the starring role in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot. In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, he wears a red baseball cap with an image of his belly badge, and has lost his jokester persona, as it was replaced with his new caring mission of making up games and other fun things. He is voiced by Patricia Black in the first two films and TV series, Julie Lemieux in the CGI films from 2004 and 2005 and Ian James Corlett in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
- Good Luck Bear is all about spreading good luck for everyone. He is green and his tummy symbol is a four leaf clover with heart shaped petals. His speech of English is compared as different in the TV series and films. In the first season, he speaks a strange kind of Hiberno-English and in the other series, he speaks a standard American English. He also rides on a shamrock helicopter in the beginning of Journey to Joke-a-lot and some scenes from the Big Wish Movie. He is voiced by Marla Lukofsky in the first three films and second series, Susan Roman in two of the CGI films and Samuel Vincent in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
- Grumpy Bear shows that while it's okay to be grumpy sometimes, it is also silly to let grumpiness go too far. Since 2002, as in The Care Bears Movie, he has also been the inventor/mechanic for the rest of the Care Bears. He is blue and his symbol is a dark raincloud with raindrops (some of which are shaped like hearts). In the first season, he talks in a little deeper voice. He is cynical, surly and rarely happy, hence his name, but he does value his friends and smiles on special occasions. His phrase in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot is "Bumbling Bitterbugs!" He is voiced by Bob Dermer in the first and second series, Robert Tinkler in two of the CGI movies and Scott McNeil in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
- Love-a-Lot Bear is a pretty and perky bear who helps spread love and help it along wherever she goes. She is pink and her tummy symbol is two intertwined hearts with yellow and pink outlines. As a majority character, she is the very first Care Bear to find the Cloud Worm as seen in the episode called "The Cloud Worm" and is very capable of reading fortunes as seen in the episode called "The Forest Of Misfortune". In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she wears a hair clip that matches her tummy symbol and also wears a purple scarf. A limited edition white and silver Love-a-Lot Bear plush (which includes an exclusive DVD of the first animated special) was also released in 2007 to commemorate the Care Bears' 25th anniversary. She is voiced by American actress Georgia Engel in the first film, Canadian actress Linda Sorenson in the TV series, Angela Maiorano in two of the CGI animated movies from 2004 and 2005 and Terri Hawkes in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
- Tenderheart Bear helps everyone show and express their feelings and helps his fellow Care Bears be the most caring they can be. In the 1980s movies and cartoons he was the leader of the Care Bears. He is orange (originally brown) and his tummy symbol is a big red heart with a pink outline. In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, he wears a red heart-shaped backpack. A limited edition white and silver Tenderheart Bear plush (which includes an exclusive DVD) was also released 2007 to commemorate the Care Bears' 25th anniversary. He is voiced by Billie Mae Richards in the first two films and first series, Jim Henshaw in the second series and third film, Andrew Sabiston in the CGI films from 2004 and 2005 and Matt Hill in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
- Wish Bear helps make wishes come true, and although they don't always come true, making wishes and working hard to help make them come true is still fun. Twinkers, a wishing star, is her best friend (whom she met as a cub) who appears in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot as well as in The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie where Wish Bear plays the starring role. She is blue-green and her symbol is a yellow smiling shooting star. In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has a big flying magic wand and wears a star-shaped hairclip on her head with tassles. She is voiced by Janet-Laine Green in the first two films, Stephanie Beard in the CGI films in 2004 and 2005 and Chiara Zanni in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
Added in the 1980s and 1990s
- Baby Hugs Bear: (often called Hugs), along with her brother, Baby Tugs Bear, is the youngest member of the Care Bears family and both are looked after by their grandmother, Grams Bear. Like her brother, she often gets into mischief and wants nothing more in life than to be a full-fledged Care Bear when she grows up. Sweet, curious, and loving, she can never go anywhere without being hugged by anyone. In the toy line, she is usually carrying a small pink pillow. In the series, Baby Hugs' catchphrase is "Oh, goody, goody, gosh!" She is pink with a smiling Star Buddy inside a pink heart as her tummy symbol. She is also the star of the episode called "A Day Without Tugs" where she plays with her shadow that talks though her brother is a little sick. In The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine, she also has a bow on her head. She is voiced by Terri Hawkes in the series.
- Baby Tugs Bear: (often called Tugs), whose sister is Baby Hugs Bear, is a rough and tumble little boy cub who always gets into mischief. Like his sister, he too wants nothing more in life than to be a full-fledged Care Bear when he grows up and is raised by their grandmother, Grams Bear. In the toy line, he is usually carrying a small blue blanket. He is baby blue with a smiling Star Buddy inside a baby blue diaper cloth as his tummy symbol. The only time that Baby Tugs appeared without Baby Hugs was in the Share-A-Story book "Goldilocks and the three Care Bears".
- Champ Bear loves to play sports and games; baseball is his favorite. He also teaches the value of good sportsmanship. He appeared in the Nelvana series' second season with a red headband and jacket, is seen in the first movie helping Lotsa Heart Elephant, and made a cameo appearances in the beginning of the third movie, Adventure in Wonderland. In The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie, he presides over all the Care Bears' meetings and also appears again in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! He is royal blue (formerly tan) and his tummy symbol is a gold trophy with a red star (formerly a red heart).
- Daydream Bear shows that daydreams are fun and help inspire people to do great things, but you also have to pay attention to the world around you, as her failure to do so often gets her into funny little accidents. Originally she was exclusively for the British market; she was re-released in 2004 for the United States. She is blue-violet (formerly bubblegum pink) and her tummy symbol is a heart shaped Saturn like planet with stars around it (originally two heart-shaped balloons).
- Forest Friend Bear: A joint exclusive between Tonka and the World Wildlife Fund for the '80s British and Australian franchise, Forest Friend Bear's job is to help keep forested areas safe much like Smokey Bear.
- Grams Bear is the grandmother of all the Care Bears family, 'Grams Bear' looks after the Kingdom of Caring's two youngest members, Hugs and Tugs (see above). A seasoned "veteran," an excellent storyteller, and a valued mentor for the family, she knows just about all there is about being a Care Bear, and is ready to lend a hand or a patient ear to help anyone in need. As a later addition to the toy line, Grams Bear was featured, along with her grandchildren, in the first movie and on some of the Nelvana TV episodes. She is sky blue (formerly blue-violet or gray in the cartoons/original plush) and her tummy symbol is a pink rose with a yellow bow. She also always wears a shawl around her neck (both her plush and in the cartoons).
- Harmony Bear loves peace and helps others overcome differences and show that they are something to be celebrated, not something to keep people apart. In the second movie (1986), Harmony's symbol was three joint-together hearts (the US version); in the British toys, it was three music notes. She is also one of the mascots of the Sigma Sigma Sigma college sorority in real life. She is violet and since 2004 her tummy symbol has been a smiling flower with rainbow-coloured petals. In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she wears a pink hairband with a smiling flower that matches her symbol. She is voiced by Nonnie Griffin in the second film, Athena Karkanis in the Big Wish Movie and Andrea Libman in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
- Perfect & Polite Panda look after Paradise up above the skies of Care-a-lot. They always spoke in rhyme, finishing each other's sentences and complimenting one another's feelings. They only appeared in one TV episode, "The Long Lost Care Bears". Perfect has a gold star with a ribbon on his tummy, while Polite Panda has a pink rose with a ribbon on her tummy. In the 2000's adaption, Polite Panda is patched with purple and white.
- Sea Friend Bear is another British exclusive in the '80s between Tonka and the World Wide Fund For Nature, Sea Friend Bear makes sure that the world's oceans and seas are safe from harm.
- Secret Bear is a later addition to the Care Bears family and acts as a mime to the other members. Secret Bear (at least originally) is not very talkative; he never speaks and keeps everything a secret, although there sometimes comes a circumstance in which needs to communicate a message to the other bears, in which case he performs a hilarious display of charades and pantomime to get his message across. Of course, this rarely works, and as a result he ends up having to bite the bullet and whisper into another bear's ear what he was trying to say. With only occasional exceptions, he will only tell secrets to his partner, Friend Bear (as the first movie strongly shows). Secret Bear was recently remodeled and is now a magenta female bear who can speak. Her tummy symbol is a red heart-shaped padlock. S/he is voiced by Anni Evans in the first film and Chantal Strand as a stuffed toy.
- Share Bear helps others to learn about sharing the things they have. She shows that, through her symbol, sharing is caring. Originally, Share Bear's symbol was a heart-sprinkled milkshake with two straws. In 2002, it was changed to two heart-shaped lollipops, on the grounds that sharing milkshakes can spread germs, according to present-day distributors Play Along Toys. She is lavender in color. In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has short curly hair and carries a purse full of lollipops to share with her fellow Care Bears. Share Bear plays the starring role in the newest Care Bears movie, Care Bears: Share Bear Shines, scheduled for a 2009 release. She was however mainly the main characters as she appears quite a lot of episodes but she was comfirmed to be the other characters in this series.
- Surprise Bear is another rare find in the 80s franchise (originally a British exclusive), there is no one who loves good surprises so much like Surprise Bear. She is deep violet (originally light blue), and her tummy symbol is a colorful jack-in-the box with a star popping out. She made her movie debut in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!
- Take Care Bear helps her friends live in the best of health. Her only appearance in the early franchise was in a 1987 cough medicine coloring book, whose original symbol was a smiling apple. Today she is pink and her tummy symbol is a smiling heart holding a smiling star.
- True Heart Bear is the co-founder of the Kingdom of Caring alongside Noble Heart Horse in the second movie Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation. The mother of the Care Bears and the Cousins, True Heart Bear is everything one would expect the first Bear to be: warm, perky, fun, caring and friendly. She is cream colored with a red and purple patch of hair on her head, and her tummy symbol is a multi-coloured star radiating from a central heart. In Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! and in the new Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot series, she was redesigned. Now sporting a single light pink tone and has a ponytail and a purse with a star on it, is portrayed as the same age and size as the other bears, and is cast as the reporter for Care-a-lot's (presumably on-line) newspaper. She is also seen embracing cutting-edge technology in the new series, using a digital camera and a laptop with an always-on wireless network connection in the episode Oopsy the Hero.
Introduced in the 2000s
Release date in parentheses.
- All My Heart Bear (2006) is a limited edition release made only for Valentine's Day. She is red with a red and white concentric heart on her tummy.
- Always There Bear (2007) reminds us that everyone that we care about very deeply (such as family or close friends) will always be with us in our hearts, even if they are not physically present. She is pink and her tummy symbol is two smiling pink and lavender intertwined hearts.
- America Cares Bear (2003) is a happy, patriotic, and energetic bear who believes that America's greatest strengths are caring, helping others, and teamwork. A very limited edition release, she is solid white and her tummy symbol is a red, white, and blue shooting star.
- Amigo Bear (2006) is the first multilingual Care Bear and can speak every language in the world, with a preference for Spanish. He is orange with an Aztec-style sun and hearts as his tummy symbol. He made his movie debut in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!
- Bashful Heart Bear (2004) is the shyest of the Care Bears. He is turquoise and his tummy symbol is a heart hiding behind a rainbow cloud. His only book appearance was in the Care Bears Friendship Club book "One Friend At Time".
- Best Friend Bear (2004) shows the importance of the special bond between two best friends and how there is a best friend for everyone. She is violet and her tummy symbol is a smiling heart and a smiling star linked by a rainbow. She made her movie debut in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!. She is voiced by Kathleen Barr as a stuffed toy.
- Do-Your-Best Bear (2004) shows the importance of perseverance and to do your very best in all things. He is yellow-green with a colorful kite as his tummy symbol. Ironically though, he's the only one in Care-A-Lot who cannot fly a kite!
- Heartsong Bear (2006) loves music and singing. She is sky blue and her tummy symbol is a rainbow-colored musical note surrounded by different colored hearts. In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she wears a heart hairclip on her head.
- Hopeful Heart Bear (2005) shows how important it is to have a positive outlook on life and never give up hope. She is pink and her tummy symbol is a heart with rainbow-colored beams of light radiating out of it.
- Laugh-a-Lot Bear (2004) turns her worst mistakes into the best jokes and her contagious laughter can even make Grumpy Bear laugh. She is red-orange and her tummy symbol is a laughing yellow star. She made her movie debut in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot and made cameo appearances in The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie. She is voiced by entertainer Katie Griffin.
- Oopsy Bear (2007) loves to do everything he can to please other Care Bears, even though he is quite clumsy making a little (or a big) "Oopsy" around (complete with his catchphrase, "Oopsy"). He is yellow-green. Technically, he does not have a tummy symbol because he is always making "oopsies". Since he actually doesn't have a tummy symbol, he usually draws one in the form of a smiling yellow pentagram-shaped star with a rainbow trail and a small red heart. He also draws other things on his tummy as well. He made his movie debut as the starring role in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!
- Pink Power Bear (2008) is a limited edition Target exclusive. She has the ability to protect people by providing them with breast cancer awareness. She is pink and her tummy symbol is the breast cancer awareness pink ribbon, with a small silver heart placed in the ribbon's loop.
- Play-a-Lot Bear (2006) loves to play and have fun, similar to his friend, Funshine Bear. He is sky blue and his tummy symbol is a violet bouncing ball with a heart on it, followed by a rainbow trail.
- Shine Bright Bear (2006) loves to dress up and always look her very best. She is fuchsia and her tummy symbol is a sunrise inside a violet heart.
- Smart Heart Bear (2004) teaches that school is fun and so is learning. She is watermelon pink with a red teacher's apple with a heart twinkle as her tummy symbol.
- Superstar Bear (2006) loves fashion and being a star. She is yellow and her tummy symbol is an orange star (with a red and yellow border) with a heart inside, surrounded by three smaller blue, green, and orange stars.
- Sweet Dreams Bear (2006) helps everyone have the happiest of dreams and wake up on the right side of the bed every morning. She is deep violet and her tummy symbol is a pink sleeping crescent moon on a cloud with hearts in the background.
- Thanks-a-Lot Bear (2004) helps teach the importance of politeness along with the "magic words" (please and thank you). Her only book appearance is in "Care Bears: Giving Thanks". She is turquoise and her symbol is a shooting star (with a red heart inside) with a rainbow tail.
- Work of Heart Bear (2006) is an artistic Care Bear who shows that creativity and hard work can create beautiful things. She is multi-colored with her left arm and right ear in pink, her face in orange, her right arm and left ear in yellow, her left leg in green, her right leg in blue and her rear in purple and her tummy symbol is an artist's palette with heart shaped paints, along with a paintbrush.
These Care Bears appeared only in The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie and have never been released as plushes. All of them except Wish-A-Lot Bear appear in Care-a-Lot when Wish Bear wishes for more bears that love wishing.
- Me Bear is very narcissistic and cares only about herself and her appearance. She also loves to constantly admire herself in her hand mirror. She is lilac with a smiling heart-shaped hand mirror as her tummy symbol.
- Messy Bear is very energetic and often unwittingly makes a huge mess out of everything he tries to do and also loves food and cooking. He is periwinkle in color and has a smiling whirlwind as his tummy symbol. At the very end of the Big Wish Movie however, he decides to change his name to Neat Bear in order to go for a new image.
- Too Loud Bear loves driving his friends Me Bear and Messy Bear in a huge noisy cloud camper (later a motorcycle) and talks in a very booming voice. He is also known for constantly mispronouncing names (especially Twinkers' name) and responding with his catchphrase "Whatever" when someone tries to correct him. He is bright red with a yellow megaphone (with a red heart) as his tummy symbol.
- Wish-A-Lot Bear is mentioned as Wish Bear's uncle in the Big Wish Movie. Because he is never actually seen nor heard in the movie, his color and tummy symbol are unknown.
Care Bear Cousins
- Brave Heart Lion: The self-appointed leader of the Care Bear Cousins and a fearless yet compassionate friend to all. He is brown-orange and his tummy symbol is a red heart with a crown hanging on the right side. His catchphrase is "Charge!".
- Bright Heart Raccoon: The smartest of the Cousins, Bright Heart Raccoon is a walking supercomputer who can solve problems thinking logically, and helps his friends on their toughest dilemmas. He is purple and his symbol is a yellow heart-shaped light bulb. He can see in the dark. In the Nelvana series' second season, he wears a baseball cap with a vest and sneakers.
- Cozy Heart Penguin: A star of the first movie, Cozy Heart Penguin is the sweetest and warmest of the Cousins, a great swimmer and the one most suited to winter conditions. She is lilac and her symbol is a stocking cap resting on the left side of a red heart. She is the only non-mammal in the Care Bear Family.
- Gentle Heart Lamb: Featured in the first and second movies, Gentle Heart Lamb is the most softhearted of the Cousins, gentle and shy as her name suggests. She is mint-green and a pink lace-trimmed heart-shaped pillow is her symbol. When she talks, she has a bleating voice.
- Lotsa Heart Elephant: The strongest of the Cousins in physical ability and perseverance, despite having a very weak mind. He is pink and his symbol is a pink heart-stamped weight. His catchphrase is "That's the truth" at the end of some of his sentences. Like real elephants, he uses his trunk to trumpet and carry things. He is also the star of the episode called "Lotsa Heart's Wish" where he encounters a talking unicorn named Cindy helping her take the bush off of her horn and makes wishes she grants to desire what he will be.
- Loyal Heart Dog: A very proper and formal-mannered dog, honest and loyal and true beyond compare. The reason behind his tummy symbol, a heart-shaped medal, is because of his warm personality combined with his faithfulness and his namesake.
- Noble Heart Horse: A later addition to the Cousins. The founder of the Care Bear Cousins, and also the co-founder of the Kingdom of Caring alongside True Heart Bear in the second movie Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation. On the TV series, however, he only appeared in five episodes. In A New Generation, he took care of the other baby Bears and Cousins; his partner was True Heart Bear. He is purple with a green and blue striped mane and tail, and his symbol is a multi-coloured heart radiating from a central star.
- Playful Heart Monkey: Also appearing in the animated franchise, Playful Heart Monkey is the most mischievous Cousin anyone can meet--for him, the whole world is a playground. He is orange and a heart with a party horn is his symbol.
- Proud Heart Cat: A regular in the animated movies and series, Proud Heart Cat is the "purr-fectionist" of the Care Bears family, and reminds us to do our best in everything we do. She is sky blue (originally orange) and her symbol is a curved pink star with a red heart inside. In the first season of the series, after she says her lines, she tends to meow, purr and screech. She is also the star of the episode called "Home Sweet Homeless" where she talks with a normal attitude.
- Swift Heart Rabbit: The fastest of the Care Bear Cousins, reportedly running up to 90 mph to "help others". Sometimes her cockiness and overconfidence get her into trouble, but her quick thinking gets her out of it. She is sky blue and her tummy symbol is a red heart with white wings. It is interesting to note that the gender of this character changed between movies and television series, examples of which can be seen in the Wonderland movie (where she is the White Rabbit's niece) and "The Great Race" episode. However, Nelvana's final word on the matter is that Swift Heart is female.
- Treat Heart Pig: Featured on some of the later TV episodes, Treat Heart Pig knows how to turn any occasion into a holiday. A real sweetheart, she gets along well with everyone she meets, though she has a tendency to overeat. Still, she can take things in moderation. She is yellow and her symbol is an ice cream cone, showing her wholehearted devotion to helping others live life to the fullest.