Care Bears: The Movie

DVD Release: August 6, 2002
Care Bears: The Movie


The World is in trouble…and it’s up to the Care Bears to save it! Starring everyone’s favorite animated characters and featuring the voices of Mickey Rooney and Georgia Engel, as well as songs performed by Carole King, The Care Bears Movie will dazzle and delight viewers of all ages. Way up high where the clouds and rainbows live, the Care Bears watch over the Earth and make sure everyone is kind and friendly to one another. So when they see an evil spirit trick a lonely boy into helping make people mean, the hug gable heroes jump into action! They come to the rescue with the animals from the Forest of Feelings…but it’s going to take an awful lot of love to defeat the spirit’s powerful spell.

Dove Review

When I popped “The Care Bear Movie” in, I was ready for an innocent, cute cartoon. I was therefore extremely surprised to see the repeated use of magic, spells and even some incantations! There was an evil spirit (that is how the Care Bears referred to it) and this how one of the main characters easily gained control over a little boy in the story.

Granted, the magic wasn’t used to kill anyone or do physical harm, but it was certainly used to defeat good and allow the bad to prevail. Other than that (which was the main vein of the story), the movie was clean, as a kids movie should be. The positive point of the movie is that good feelings (especially love) are just as powerful as magic and can even overcome the bad. If it wasn’t for the magic aspect, this would have been a cute movie for kids, but unfortunately, Dove cannot give its stamp of approval on this one!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Multiple uses of a spell book and spell-casting, an evil spirit takes control over a little boy and gets him to cast spells on people, an incantation over a Calderon to call up another spirit-type being to help destroy good, the Care Bears use the “good magic” of their tummy symbols to overcome evil


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Writer: Peter Sauder
Director: Arna Selznick
Producer: The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Genre: Children
Runtime: 76 min.
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor