The Care Bears are a group of characters created by the U.S. greeting card company American Greetings in 1981. The title characters originally appeared in card artwork by Elena Kucharik, before branching out into various media and merchandise. The franchise launched in 1982 with ten title characters, and in 1984 added several more characters known as the Care Bear Cousins.:52
Each of the Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins has a "tummy symbol"—a picture or pattern that indicates the role or speciality of the character bearing it. Beginning with Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, "tummy symbols" are sometimes referred to as "belly badges."
All Care Bears are shown from oldest to youngest.
These Care Bears were the only ones shown in greeting cards.
Bedtime Bear is a very sleepy bear. He helps everyone get a good night's sleep and have sweet dreams and often talks with a yawning voice.
He is the main character in the episode "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 playing Shreeky's loud scream with a tape recorder using the microphone.
He is also found sleeping in a barrel by the blond twins named Sarah and Sally who argue obviously.
In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot, he wears a blue & yellow night cap and white slippers. He very rarely gets wide awake throughout the series. He may look lazy at daytime. However, he is fully awake at night time where he totes a lantern and functions as Care-a-Lot's night watch bear, making sure everyone is sleeping when they should.
He is aqua blue and his tummy symbol is a blue, sleeping crescent moon with a yellow hanging star. He is the oldest.
Birthday Bear wants everyone to have happy birthdays and loves birthday parties and games.
In the episode called "Birthday", he settles a birthday with Lotsa Heart Elephant for a boy named Matt who is initially jealous because his mother has told him, he would have a sister.
In "The Forest Of Misfortune", Birthday Bear predicts that there will be a birthday party in the Forest of Feelings and towards the end, it is accepted.
His main appearance is "Birthday Bear's Blues" when he goes out to help a rich boy named Charles who thinks his friends have forgotten his birthday.
He is golden yellow and his tummy symbol is a cupcake with a candle.
He returns in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.
Cheer Bear is a very happy and perky bear, who helps everyone be their happiest and cheer up those who are unhappy.
She appears in some episodes of the first two TV series.
In the episode called "The Last Laugh", she is depressed that she has lost hope giving up trying to cheer Grumpy Bear up. Towards the end, Swift Heart Rabbit convinces her that "when you care about someone, you don't give up."
In "Drab City", she turns negative and part of her symbol is either disappearing or turning gray because of the grayscale world. The Care Bear Stare/Cousin Call heals her with color.
In the later Nelvana episodes she sports a ponytail with bangs and wears a yellow jacket with short puffed sleeves and a golden yellow bracelet on her wrist.
According to "The Gift Of Caring", she helps a girl named Carol make the Care Baskets in time to give to her friends in the hospital.
In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has a short ponytail with a rainbow ribbon tied in a bow, and is the current leader of the Care Bears. She is optimistic, outgoing and intelligent. Although not as girly as she looks, she is a mother-like character to the other Care Bears.
Cheer Bear is one of the main characters in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. In this series, everything about Cheer Bear is bright, colorful, and happy, including her cottage in the Enchanted Garden. She's Care-a-Lot's cheerleader, and she's always ready to say a cheer or throw a party. Her rainbow belly badge brings joy and lets her shoot magical rainbows, which have the power to guide the bears—and even to wrap up Beastly in a rain "bow".
She is light pink and her tummy symbol is a rainbow.
Friend Bear is a kind and friendly bear who shows what it means to be a good friend by learning that the best way to make friends, is just be yourself.
She is orange with two interwined smiling flowers.
When Secret Bear is with her during their Caring Missions in the 1980s films, she translates her body language and interprets what she says.
She is the only Care Bear to appear in the book that is titled "Trouble With Timothy".
In "Adventures in Care-a-Lot", she has bangs and wears a flower clip that matches her symbol.
Funshine Bear loves to play and tell jokes all the time, but sometimes forgets that there are times in life you must be serious.
She is sunshine yellow and her tummy symbol is a smiling sun.
In Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she wears a red baseball cap with her symbol on it, and has lost her jokester persona, as it was replaced with her new caring mission of making up games and other fun things. She is determined and active, often gets hooked on an idea and rarely lets go. She is somewhat overconfident, which sometimes gets her into trouble.
Funshine Bear is one of the main characters in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. In this series, Funshine Bear is a male loves to play and lives for thrills. He always makes a splash, whether he's acing an extreme sport, driving his tricked-out ATV, or hanging with his friends at his home on Adventure Beach, Care-a-Lot's fun zone. His sun belly badge can find light at the darkest hour, provide solar power, or shine a spotlight on a star performer.
Good Luck Bear is all about spreading good luck for everyone.
He can also be inspirational for St. Patrick's Day.
He is deep green and his tummy symbol is a four leaf clover with heart-shaped petals.
In the first TV series he has an Irish accent, but in the rest of the series, he has an American accent.
In the first film, he helps Grumpy Bear fix the Rainbow Rescue Beam just in time for the machine to work. He also can fly in a clover he holds on to in his film about Wonderland.
He has a crush on Polite Panda, but he likes Wish Bear too.
He also rides on a clover helicopter in the beginning of Journey to Joke-a-lot and some scenes from the Big Wish Movie.
He appears in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot, once again having an Irish accent.
Grumpy Bear shows that while it's okay to be grumpy sometimes, it is also silly to let grumpiness go too far.
He has also been the inventor/mechanic for the rest of the Care Bears.
Anytime any other Care Bear calls him in the middle of his work, he accidentally bumps his head.
He is cynical, surly, and rarely happy, hence his name, but he does value his friends and smiles on special occasions.
In the first TV series, he talks in a deeper voice and in The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland, he's shown to be extremely hungry that he wants to eat food.
He has a soft spot for Share Bear in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
He is dusty blue with a raincloud with raindrops and hearts as his tummy symbol.
Grumpy Bear is one of the main characters in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. In this series, Grumpy Bear can always be found in his Care-a-Van in the Moody Mountains. Deep down, the grouchiest bear in Care-a-Lot really does care, and he understands a child's glum moments. He's also very funny and crafty, and one thing that makes him happy is food! His Care-y-All bag holds anything and everything, and his rain cloud belly badge can control weather, which comes in handy.
Love-a-Lot Bear is a bear who helps spread love and help it along wherever she goes.
Her tummy symbol (later called a Belly Badge) is a red heart with a pink outline and a pink heart with a yellow outline intertwined.
As a main character, she is the very first Care Bear to find the Cloud Worm as seen in the episode titled "The Cloud Worm" and is very capable of reading fortunes as seen in the episode called "The Forest Of Misfortune".
She also appears in the books that are published in the 2000s and titled "Love Is All Around", "Special Delivery" and "What Makes You Happy?"
In "Special Delivery", she finds an idea of her own to give Tenderheart a present.
In Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has a straight ponytail, wears a heart hairclip that matches her Belly Badge with no outlines and also wears a purple scarf. Also when she speaks, she inserts the word "love" into almost every sentence, hence her name.
She is now included in her new TV series called Welcome to Care-a-Lot as one of the minor characters.
Tenderheart Bear helps everyone show and express their feelings and helps his fellow Care Bears be the most caring they can be. His fur color is originally brown and later on orange. His tummy symbol (later called a Belly Badge) is a red heart with a pink outline.
In the 1980s movies and cartoons he was the leader of the Care Bears (that was later carried over to Cheer Bear) and is used in the main Care Bears logo.
In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, he wears a red heart-shaped backpack.
A 1988 issue of Pennsylvania's Beaver County Times, Seventh-Day Adventist pastor inferred that the character's name derived from Ephesians 4:32 of the Holy Bible.
Tenderheart Bear is one of the main characters in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. In this series, Tenderheart is once again the leader of the Care Bears. He lives at the very center of Care-a-Lot, in the Lighthouse, where he loves to read and practice yo-chi to keep chill. He's the bear who invites children to Care-a-Lot by sending them Care 'n Share charms. This wise, warm, and jolly bear has all the answers, but he still helps others find their own solutions. He's also Wonderheart's Uncle.
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.
In Adventures in Care-a-lot, she has bangs and wears a golden star-shaped hairclip on her head with tassles.
Her fur color is light teal, and her tummy symbol is a smiling shooting star on a gold rainbow, surrounded by three other stars.
She is now included in her new TV series called Welcome to Care-a-Lot as one of the minor characters.
Baby Hugs Bear (often called Hugs), gets 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 TV series, Baby Hugs' catchphrase is "Oh, goody, goody, gosh!"
She has baby pink fur and her tummy symbol is a smiling Star Buddy inside a pink heart-shaped box.
In "Adventures in Care-a-Lot", she has a short ponytail with a pink ribbon.
She is also the main character in the episode "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 wears a pink bow on her head.
She is voiced by Terri Hawkes in both the first film and the TV 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 has baby blue fur and his tummy symbol is a smiling Star Buddy inside a baby blue diaper cloth.
The only time that Baby Tugs appeared without Baby Hugs was in the Share-A-Story book "Goldilocks and the three Care Bears".
He is voiced by Melleny Brown in the first film and the TV series.
Champ Bear loves to play sports and games; baseball is his favorite. But he is rubbish at squash and FIFA.
He also teaches the value of good sportsmanship.
He appeared in the Nelvana TV series' second season with a red headband and red sports 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 (originally chrome yellow) and his tummy symbol is a gold trophy with a red star (formerly a red heart).
He is voiced by Susan Roman in the first film and Nelvana series, Terry Sears in the DiC series, Linda Ballantyne in two of the CGI films, and Kirby Morrow in "Adventures in Care-a-Lot". Champ Bear also appears in the latest TV series Welcome to Care-a-Lot, where he is voiced by Doug Erholtz.
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.
In plush form, Daydream Bear was originally a UK exclusive.
She has blue-violet fur (originally bubblegum pink) and her tummy symbol is a pink heart-shaped planet resembling Saturn, with stars around it (originally two heart-shaped balloons). She is voiced by Chantal Strand as a plush toy.
Forest Friend Bear a joint exclusive between Tonka and the World Wildlife Fund for the 1980s British and Australian franchise.
Forest Friend Bear's job is to help keep forested areas safe.
He is forest brown and his tummy symbol is a bear and a rabbit hugging with trees in the background.
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.
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 in the Nelvana TV series.
She has gray fur (in the TV series/original plush) and her tummy symbol is a pink rose with a yellow bow. She also always wears a pink shawl around her neck (both her plush and in the TV series).
She has only used her Care Bear Stare twice, in the Nelvana episodes "Grams Bear's Thanksgiving Surprise" and "Care Bear Carneys".
In "Grams Bear's Thanksgiving Surprise", we see a different side of Grams Bear the other Care Bears normally don't see - one of which is to ride a cloud scooter, dance to/play loud music, and is living proof of the saying "You're only as old as you feel". Loves to make Happy Apple pies (which counteracts the effects of Sour Sam's Crabby apple pies).
Harmony Bear loves peace and helps others overcome differences and show that they are something to be celebrated, not something to keep people apart. She is also a talented singer and likes ballet.
In the second movie (1986), Harmony's symbol was three pink hearts linked together (the American version), and in the British and Australian version, it was three rainbow-colored linking music notes.
Her fur colour is violet with blue eyes; and since 2004 her tummy symbol has been a smiling flower with multi-coloured petals.
She made her CGI debut in "The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie".
In the TV series Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she wears a pink or yellow headband with a smiling flower on it that matches her tummy symbol.
Harmony Bear is one of the main characters in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. In this series, Harmony Bear is a true diva and a talented singer who loves fashion and performing. She lives on the Isle of Music and hears music in everything. She can also "hear" unspoken feelings, which helps her smooth out tense situations. Her flower belly badge can turn into a harmonizing instrument, a keyboard, or even a shield.
She is voiced by Nonnie Griffin in the second film and TV series, Athena Karkanis in The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie, and Andrea Libman in the second TV series, Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
I Love You Bear was a bear that was only given out in the UK for Charity Groups.
She was originally yellow with a small heart badge on her chest saying "I love you" but later they put the heart on her tummy, and it was given yellow border lines.
Her fur color was also available in light pink.
Perfect and Polite Panda look after Paradise Valley up above the skies of Care-a-Lot. They always speak in rhyme, finishing each other's sentences and complimenting one another's feelings. Their physical presence keeps the valley warm and tropical among the surrounding snowy mountains.
They only appeared in one episode of the Nelvana TV series, "The Long Lost Care Bears". Their Care Bear Stare is so poor since they have their tummy symbols.
Perfect Panda has black and white patched fur, and 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 2000s toy line, Polite Panda is patched with purple and white and has a pink nose. She was also released as a talking plush toy with no rhymes.
According to True Heart, back when all the Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins were very young, Perfect and Polite were frightened away by No Heart, which explains how they were separated.
Sea Friend Bear is another British exclusive in the 1980s between Tonka and the World Wildlife Fund.
Sea Friend Bear makes sure that the world's oceans and seas are safe from harm.
He is sea blue and his tummy symbol is an ocean wave with a sun smiling over it.
In Australia, he was known and marketed as 'Ocean Friend Bear' although his original name remained printed on his washing instructions tag.
Secret Bear is a later addition to the Care Bears family and acts as a mime to the other members.
He keeps everything a secret, although there sometimes comes a circumstance in which he 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. Secret Bear was recently remodeled and can speak.
In Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot, Secret usually whispers when she talks, due to her secretive personality, and is usually seen with Thanks-A-Lot Bear.
She has magenta fur (originally tangerine) and her tummy symbol is a red heart-shaped padlock, which was later on changed to magenta, just like her current fur color.
She is voiced by Anni Evans in the first series 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. Her fur color is purple. Originally, Share Bear's tummy symbol was a pink heart-sprinkled ice cream soda with two straws.
In 2002, it was changed to two heart-shaped lollipops (one pink with a blue heart and stick, the other blue with a pink heart and stick), on the grounds that sharing milkshakes and smoothies can spread germs according to Play-Along-Toys. The decision was made after a Meningitis outbreak in the U.S. the previous year.
In the TV series Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has short curly hair tied up with a pink clip and carries a pink purse full of lollipops to share with her fellow Care Bears.
Share Bear is the main character in the TV special, "Broken", where she wore a blue necklace with a pink heart charm, needed to fix Wingnut, and kept half the charm at the end, as well as the Care Bears movie, Care Bears: Share Bear Shines.
Share Bear is one of the main characters in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. In this series, Share Bear lives in the Forest of Feelings, and she's as sweet as the treats she serves at tea parties in her treehouse. She can communicate with everyone in Care-a-Lot, so she often solves misunderstandings with a kind word, or a sprinkling of Share Sugar. Her lollipops belly badge can make copies of good things, so there's more to share when she's around!
She is voiced by Patricia Black in the first two films and TV series The Care Bears, Louise Vallance in the two CGI films, Tracey Moore in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, and Stephanie Sheh in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.
Surprise Bear is a bear who loves a good surprise.
She has deep purple fur (originally blue) and her tummy symbol is a colorful heart stamped jack-in-the box with a star popping out.
As a plush toy, Surprise Bear was originally a UK exclusive.
In "Adventures in Care-a-Lot", she sports a long ponytail with a blue elastic, and pops up almost anywhere, shouting "Surprise!" which is her catchphrase for surprising someone.
She appears in the live-action "Hide-&-Seek Care Bears" commercial as an animated character between the two kids.
She also made her movie debut in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! and is voiced by Kelly Sheridan.
Take Care Bear helps her friends live in the best of health.
Her only appearance in the 1980s franchise was in a 1987 cough medicine coloring book, whose original symbol was a smiling apple, and her fur was honey-yellow.
Today, she is pale pink and her tummy symbol is a purple smiling heart holding a smiling star. She is also voiced by Kathleen Barr as a stuffed toy.
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 big sister 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.
Her fur color is pastel yellow with a pink and purple tuft of hair on her head (In the second movie and the TV series), and her tummy symbol is a multi-colored star radiating from a central heart.
For Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! and Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she was redesigned. She now has pastel pink colored fur; and has a ponytail with bangs and wears a purple or light blue purse with a white 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 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".
She is voiced by Maxine Miller in the second film and Nelvana TV series, and Tara Strong in the new TV series, Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot.
Release date in parentheses.
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.
Bashful Heart Bear (2004) is the shyest of the Care Bears, who shows us it's okay to be timid sometimes.
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.
In "Adventures in Care-a-Lot", she has a ponytail with bangs and is the clerk of the grocery store.
She made her movie debut in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, and is voiced by Kathleen Barr. Best Friend Bear also appears in Welcome to Care-a-Lot where she is voiced by Olivia Hack.
Do Your Best Bear (2004) helps others put their best into everything they do, and never gives up.
He made his movie debut in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!.
He is lime green and his tummy symbol is a colorful kite.
Ironically, he's the only one in Care-A-Lot who cannot fly a kite!
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 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. In 'Journey To Joke-A-Lot', Laugh-A-Lot Bear does not speak (not counting her laughs and giggles), except for one line before the Care Bears try out Grumpy Bear's Rainbow Carousel when Funshine Bear says to Grumpy Bear that 'if the Carousel were moving any slower, it would be going backwards', and Laugh-A-Lot Bear starts laughing but then pauses and says, "I don't get it.", which causes the other Care Bears to start laughing. Her only appearance in The Big Wish Movie is when Too-Loud Bear spins her in circles with Cheer Bear.
In "Adventures in Care-a-Lot", her hair is tied up and purple and pink hearts were added to her symbol.
She is voiced by entertainer Katie Griffin in the two CGI films, Sherry Lynn as a stuffed toy and Adrienne Carter in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
Smart Heart Bear (2004) teaches that school is fun and so is learning.
She talks with a British accent and is watermelon pink with a red teacher's apple with a heart twinkle as her tummy symbol.
Thanks-a-Lot Bear (2004) helps teach the importance of politeness along with the "magic words", which everyone knows as Please & Thank You!
Her catchphrase is "Thanks a lot!".
Her only book appearance is in "Care Bears: Giving Thanks".
Thanks-a-Lot makes her television debut in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot and is usually seen with Secret Bear.
She is dark teal and her tummy symbol is a shooting star that has a red heart inside, connected to a rainbow tail.
She is voiced by Sherry Lynn as a stuffed toy and Melissa Mable in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.
Hopeful Heart Bear (2005) shows how important it is to have a positive outlook on life and never give up hope.
She is light fuscha and her tummy symbol is a heart with rainbow-colored beams of light radiating out of it.
In Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has her hair tied up and the rainbow rays on her symbol were changed to shades of purple, pink and yellow.
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.
Amigo Bear (2006) is the first bilingual Care Bear who is fluent in Spanish.
He has red-orange fur with an Aztec-style spiral sun surrounded by hearts as his tummy symbol.
His film debut was in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!.
He is voiced by Veronica Taylor as a stuffed toy, and Samuel Vincent in Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
Heartsong Bear (2006) loves music. She is blue and her tummy symbol is a rainbow colored musical note surrounded by different colored hearts.
In Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has long, curly hair and wears a pink heart-shaped hairclip on her head.
Play-a-lot Bear (2006) loves to play and have fun.
He is light blue and his tummy symbol is a violet bouncing ball with a heart on it, followed by a rainbow trail.
In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot, the rainbow trail was changed to a pink trail formed into the shape of a heart.
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.
In Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has a long ponytail and wears pink star shaped clip on her head.
Superstar Bear (2006) loves fashion and being a star.
She is lemon 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. Superstar bear loves Florence and the Machine....
In Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has her hair tied up and wears a white sun visor.
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.
Her tummy symbol is a yellow heart-shaped artist's palette with heart shaped paints, along with a paintbrush.
A special limited edition was available that has a tutti-frutti scent to the fur.
Sweet Dreams Bear (2006) helps us have good dreams at night when we're asleep.
She is light purple and has a pink sleeping moon on a cloud as her tummy symbol.
In Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she has a long ponytail with a blue elastic and wears a light pink sleep mask.
She makes her TV debut in Welcome to Care-a-Lot and is voiced by Olivia Hack.
Always There Bear (2006) 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 Forest pink and her tummy symbol is two smiling pink and lavender intertwined hearts.
Oopsy Bear (2007) loves to do everything he can to please other Care Bears.
He has large bangs, his fur color is yellow-green, and 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 on his tummy 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. While the others try to fix Oopsy's messes, he tries again and again until he can get something right for the first time. When he helps everyone with something, no matter what he does he some how messes everything up.
He made his movie debut as the main character in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! and is voiced by Ashleigh Ball.
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 baby pink and her tummy symbol is the breast cancer awareness pink ribbon, with a small silver heart placed in the ribbon's loop.
Sweet Sakura Bear (2009) is a shy and modest bear who teaches us to savor the splendor of every passing moment.
By helping us to appreciate "the little things," she reminds everyone that each season has its own beauty to treasure.
As a plush toy, she was only exclusive to Japan.
She is light pink and her tummy symbol is a pink cherry blossom with a red heart in the middle.
Release date in parentheses.
Wonderheart Bear is a new character who is introduced in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.
Wonderheart Bear is the newest, youngest Care Bear and is artistic and full of wonder. She has a great imagination and is always curious, so she loves to ask questions. She lives with her uncle, Tenderheart Bear, but unlike him, she hasn't reached her full potential yet. She's not sure what her little heart belly badge is supposed to do, so she's still a Care Bear-in-training. She is often seen carrying a stuffed bunny named Floppy Bunny and likes to give hugs.
Great Giving Bear is a Care Bear who was introduced in the episode Holiday Hics in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.
Great Giving Bear was introduced in episode 11 in Welcome to Care-a-Lot. He is a Care Bear version of Santa Claus. He is bright red and his tummy badge is a heart coming out of a present box, it was used to help Tenderheart when he had the hiccups. He only gives gifts to those who care. He gave Beastly one for caring enough to show he doesn't care.
These Care Bears have only appeared in The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie and were never made as plush toys.
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 pink smiling heart-shaped hand mirror as her tummy symbol.
She is voiced by Tracey Hoyt.
Messy Bear is very allergenic and often unwittingly makes a huge mess out of everything he tries to do and also loves food and cooking.
He is periwinkle and has a silly-faced whirlwind as his tummy symbol.
He is voiced by Ron Rubin.
Too Loud Bear loves driving his friends Me Bear and Messy Bear in a huge noisy cloud camper 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 coral with a yellow bullhorn (with a red heart) as his tummy symbol.
He is voiced by Stephen Ouimette.
The Care Bear Cousins no longer appear in any of the Care Bears movies or TV series (since the original 1980s run), but they still continue to be released as plush toys. They may revive in the future.
Brave Heart Lion is the self-appointed general of the Care Bear Cousins and a fearless yet compassionate friend to all.
His job is to help people to be brave.
And also he would stand up to Beastly.
He is orange and his tummy symbol is a red heart with a gold crown hanging on the right side.
His catchphrase is "Charge!".
He is voiced by Dan Hennessey in the movies and the TV series. He is the oldest Care Bear Cousin.
Bright Heart Raccoon is 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 a great inventor.
He has pale purple fur and his tummy symbol is a yellow heart-shaped light bulb.
He can also see in the dark. In the Nelvana series' second season, he wears a red baseball cap with a vest and sneakers.
He is voiced by Jim Henshaw in the first two movies and the TV series, and Billie Mae Richards in the Nelvana series' second season.
Appearing in the first movie, Cozy Heart Penguin is the sweetest and warmest of the Cousins.
She is a great swimmer and the one most suited to winter conditions.
She is lilac with a white face and her tummy symbol is a pink (or purple) stocking cap resting on the left side of a red heart.
She is the only non-mammal in the Care Bear Family.
She is voiced by Pauline Rennie.
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 tummy symbol.
When she talks, she has a bleating voice.
In the DiC episode "Weddings Bell" she uses her solitary Cousin Call to soften the tone of the organ with her symbol and then plays it to fix Care-a-Lot. Her main appearance is in the Nelvana episode "Birthday Bear's Blues", when she gets chased by No Heart, and the Care Bears use their Care Bear Stare at him when they were lost in the maze.
She is voiced by Luba Goy in the movies and the TV series.
The strongest of the Cousins in physical ability and perseverance, despite having a very weak mind.
She is polo pink and her tummy symbol is a pink heart-stamped weight.
Like real elephants, she uses her trunk to trumpet and carry things.
Lotsa Heart often says, "And that's the truth!".
She is also the main character in the episode called "Lotsa Heart's Wish" where she encounters a talking unicorn named Cindy, helping her take the bush off of her horn and makes wishes she grants to desire what she will be.
She is voiced by Luba Goy in both the movies and TV series.
A very proper and formal-mannered dog, honest and loyal and true beyond compare.
He is pale blue, and the reason behind his tummy symbol, a heart-shaped medal, is because of his warm personality combined with his faithfulness and his namesake.
He is voiced by Dan Hennessey in the DIC TV series and did not speak in the Nelvana Series.
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.
In the TV series, however, he only appeared in five episodes. In A New Generation, he took care of the other Care Bear Cubs and Care Bear Cousin Cubs; his partner was True Heart Bear.
His fur color is multi-pastel colored (in the original artwork and as a plush toy) or purple with a green and blue striped mane and tail (in the second movie and the TV series), and his symbol is a multi-coloured heart radiating from a central star.
He is voiced by Pam Hyatt in the second movie and the TV series.
Also appearing in the animated movies and series, Playful Heart Monkey is the most mischievous Care Bear Cousin anyone can meet; for him, the whole world is a playground.
He is yellow-orange with a heart-shaped balloon that has a party hat and party favors as his tummy symbol.
He is voiced by Marla Lukofsky in the movies and the TV series.
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 turquoise with white paws and a white tail tip (originally pale orange) and her tummy 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 main character in the episode "Home Sweet Homeless" where she talks with a normal attitude.
She is voiced by Louise Vallance in the DiC production and Stacy Ferguson in Nelvana.
The fastest of the Care Bear Cousins.
Sometimes her cockiness and overconfidence can get her into trouble.
She has sky blue fur with a white tail and his tummy symbol is a red heart with white or light blue wings.
It is interesting to note that the gender of this character changed between movies and television series.
She is voiced by Eva Almos in the movies and the TV series.
Featured on some of the later Nelvana 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 light yellow and her tummy symbol is a pink ice cream cone with a heart in the icing, showing her wholehearted devotion to helping others live life to the fullest.
In the Nelvana series' second season, She wears a blue hairbow with a denim jacket.
She is voiced by Pauline Rennie in the movies and TV series. She is the youngest Care Bear Cousin.
Professor Coldheart is the Care Bears' first main nemesis in the first two TV specials and the DiC series. He is a mad scientist and inventor of numerous devices which he uses in his attempts to rid the world of caring. He has white hair. His scarf is blue and white and is positioned on his back. His first appearance is "The Land Without Feelings". His solitary song is self-titled which is performed after Kevin asks him who he is and he makes his slaves out of other kids.
Frostbite is Professor Coldheart's dim-witted assistant. He often ruins his employer's inventions accidentally. He hates the Care Bears and does everything he can to stop them from their mission of spreading caring. Frostbite was a character on the first two Care Bears specials and the television series.
Auntie Freeze is Frostbite's aunt who appears in the episodes "Magic Mirror" and "Wedding Bells". Despite her evil nature she does have some romantic feelings for Professor Coldheart, although he despises her. She also has special talent to freeze her enemies with freezing stare, which she used in episode "Wedding Bells", after she found out that her wedding with Coldheart was only part of his attemptive plan to take over Care-a-Lot.
The Evil Spirit is the villain that has a womanly face on the book's pages and appears in The Care Bears Movie, who manipulates a lonely boy named Nicholas into helping her rid the world of caring. Voiced by Jackie Burroughs.
Dark Heart is the main antagonist of the second Care Bears movie and arguably the Care Bears' most dangerous adversary. A demonic entity capable of taking many forms, Dark Heart's mission was to capture all the Care Bears and Care Cousins and spread his influence throughout the world.
Playing on the ambitions of a lonely girl named Christy at her summer camp, Dark Heart promised to make her more popular if she helped him capture the Care Bears. During one incident, Dark Heart lost his balance on a canoe and fell into the water, prompting Christy to pull him out. Startled that she would save him, Dark Heart continued on his mission but was still puzzled over the rescue.
Finally successful in capturing the Care Bears and Cousins, Dark Heart was confronted by Christy, her fellow campers John and Dawn, and the founders of the Care Bears/Cousins True Heart and Noble Heart. After seeing she was willing to lose her popularity to help her friends, Dark Heart took away what he gave her but warned her to run away and save herself. After a fierce fight, the Care Bears and Cousins were freed and Christy was knocked into a coma after successfully rescuing them. Overcome with remorse, Dark Heart begged the Bears to revive her. Uniting together, the Care Bears, Cousins, and John and Dawn chanted together, "We care!" even Dark Heart joined them until he completely lost his evil when Christy woke up. Vowing to do his part to spread caring and friendship in the camp, Dark Heart joined with Christy, John, and Dawn as a new member of the summer camp.
A notable feature of Dark Heart is his ability to shape-shift into various animals ranging from small animals like frogs and foxes, to large ones like dragons and rhinos. His most assumed form is that of an adolescent boy which is now his current form after he lost his evil.
The Wizard of Wonderland is the villain who wanted to be King of Wonderland. Voiced by Colin Fox.
Dim and Dumb are the evil wizard's two assistants. They resemble Beastly in a way. Both are voiced by John Stocker.
No Heart is the main villain in the Nelvana episodes.
An evil wizard who is pained by love and care, No Heart seeks to destroy all the feelings in the world. No Heart wears a magic amulet which gives him most of his power, including the power to shape-shift into animals. When he turns into any animal, he's revealed to have a mouth. No Heart lives in a dark castle in the matching storm clouds. Like many other fictional TV villains of the time, No Heart's obsession is world domination.
He wears a big purple hood and his face was never shown except for his eyebrows and red eyes (it was once mentioned that he can take it off any time he wants to)][.
His assistant is Beastly, a pig-like monster. No Heart often gets angry at Beastly for his repeated failures. One time, No Heart sent a demon to destroy the Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins, but Beastly thwarted it to keep his job. In later episodes, No Heart's niece Shreeky, a girl with purple and teal hair that has a magic mirror and a powerful shriek (hence the name), joins Beastly to help destroy the Care Bears, much to his chagrin. Whenever Beastly does something wrong, Shreeky shrieks or zaps him with her mirror. Shreeky always gets angry with Beastly because he is clumsy. Beastly and Shreeky often appear in Grams Bear's stories as different villains.
No Heart also has an army of Sinister Shadows that roam around his castle. The Shadows are usually sent to help No Heart to rob someone of their feelings, but the Shadows are easily driven away by the Care Bears Stare.
No Heart was usually a dark and serious character, but in one episode, where Beastly was covered in Caring Crystals (as a result of a botched mission), he and Shreeky ran around the castle as Beastly tried to hug them. In the episode "I, Robot Heart" It was revealed that No Heart was born on Friday the 13th and is more than 200 years old.
He is capable of transforming into a variety of animal forms, such as a rhinoceros, bull, bat, vulture, tiger, and crocodile.
In the episode entitled "Bravest of the Brave", No Heart teams up with a villain named Dr. Fright in order to destroy Care Bears, but in the end, both of them fail. In the episode "Grams Bear's Thanksgiving Surprise" an evil baker named Sour Sam tries to one-up No Heart by making anyone who eats his pies grouchy, but he also lost to the Care Bears.
During the Care Bears episodes that take place on a spaceship called the SS Friendship, No Heart appeared as an Emperor of the Space Pirates, while in episodes which were set in prehistoric times, he made some appearances as a Noheartosaurus (a T-rex-like dinosaur).
In the Polish translation of the Care Bears cartoon he is named Kamienne Serce which literally translates to "Stone Heart", whereas in the Portuguese, he is named Coração Gelado, which means "Cold Heart". In Finnish his name is Noita Sydämetön, which means "A heartless witch". In German his Name is Meister Herzlos which translates as "Master Heartless". In French his name is Cœur Dur, which means "Hard Hearth".
Voiced by John Stocker, Beastly is No Heart's apprentice. He looks like a wild boar with long arms and legs, flies around in a pedalbike helicopter and often fails in No Heart's plans.
Though he fears Shreeky and her wraith, he misses her when she isn't around.
A redesigned Beastly appears in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot, voiced by Doug Erholtz. He likes to have fun making mischief in Care-a-Lot and has two smaller minions called "beasties."
The Shadows are No Heart's minions who usually roam around his castle when not trying to rob people of their feelings for their master. They are easily driven away by the Care Bears Stare.
Shreeky is the niece of No Heart, the main villain of the show. She wants to follow in her uncle's footsteps, she has a magical mirror that she can use to make everything miserable, and if that's not enough, she has a screech that can cause No Heart to change shape. She has purple and teal hair tied in a ponytail and has teal eyebrows. Her only outfit is a red blouse with a purple vest. Though she complains about Beastly quite often she likes having him around. When she looks at her magical mirror, she gives it commands in rhyme. Coincidentally, both of her voice actresses later went on to voice the title character of Dic's translation for the famous anime: Sailor Moon.
Dr. Fright is the villain who appeared in the episode "Bravest of the Brave". Dressed slightly like Dracula. Was working with No Heart who considered a partnership. He is voiced by Don Francks.
Sour Sam is the villain from the episode "Grams Bear's Thanksgiving Day Surprise", Sour Sam drives a truck and works at his own pie factory. He creates a batch of "crabby apple pies" to try and turn the whole town crabby and ruin the Thanksgiving festivities. Grams Bear comes to visit Care-a-Lot, and helps Share Bear to stop him.
He appears in Care Bears Nutcracker Suite. Resembles the Wizard of Wonderland. Voiced by Don Francks.
He appears in Care Bears Nutcracker Suite. Voiced by John Stocker.
A tiny Care Bear in a giant robotic suit. He is brown, and has a scarish like mark on his right eye. He invents things to destroy the care bears happiness.
Beastly was once a brown creature in the Nelvania series, but now he is a green creature, whose body resembles a mogwai. The Beasties are his brown servants, who can't talk, and only Beastly understands them. He is one for hatching likely failed plans.