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The Care Bears are a group of characters created by the U.S. greeting card company American Greetings in 1981.[1] The title characters originally appeared in card artwork by Elena Kucharik,[2] before branching out into various media and merchandise. The franchise launched in 1982 with ten title characters,[3] and in 1984 added several more characters known as the Care Bear Cousins.[4]:52

Each of the Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins has a "tummy symbol" — a picture or pattern that indicates the role or specialty of the character bearing it. Beginning with Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, "tummy symbols" are sometimes referred to as "belly badges."[5]

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Care Bears[edit]

Original[edit]

These Care Bears were the first to be introduced.

Bedtime Bear[edit]

Bedtime Bear
Voiced by Gloria Figura (first two films and second TV series)
Laurie Waller-Benson (first TV series)
Andy Harrison (2002-2003)
Scott McCord (2003-2004, stuffed toy)
Eric Gilbertson (2005-2007)
Richard Ian Cox (2007-2010)
Michael Sinterniklaas (2012-Present, Care Bears: Welcome to Care-A-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Bedroom

Bedtime Bear is one of the ten original Care Bears who originally appeared on American Greetings greeting cards in 1982. He made his animated debut in the very first television special, The Care Bears in The Land Without Feelings. Since then he has appeared in most of the animated incarnations of the series.

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.[6] At night, he functions as Care-a-Lot's night watch bear, holding a lantern and making sure everyone is sleeping when they should be.

He has aqua blue fur and his tummy symbol is a blue, sleeping crescent moon with a yellow hanging star. Bedtime Bear is one of the few Care Bears seen wearing clothes. He is often seen wearing a blue and yellow nightcap and slippers.

Birthday Bear[edit]

Birthday Bear
Voiced by Melleny Brown (1982-2002)
Leo Givens (2003-2004)
Josh Peck (2005-2007)
Michael Sinterniklaas (2012-2014)
Scott McCord (2015-Present)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Birthday Bear is one of the ten original Care Bears who first appeared on American Greetings cards in late 1982. He made his animated debut in the very first television special The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings. Since then, he has appeared in most animated incarnations of the franchise.

Birthday Bear wants everyone to have happy birthdays and loves birthday parties and games.

He has golden yellow fur and his tummy symbol is a pink cupcake with a candle.

Cheer Bear[edit]

Cheer Bear
Voiced by Melleny Brown (1985-1988)
Anna Nelson (2002-2003, stuffed toy)
Sunday Muse (2003-2004)
Tina Turner (2005-2007)
Tabitha St. Germain (2007-2010)
Patty Mattson (2012-2015)
Chiara Zanni (2016-Present)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Enchanted Garden

Cheer Bear is one of the ten original Care Bears who debuted as a character on American Greetings cards in 1982. She made her animated debut in the very first television special The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings. Since then, she has appeared in most animated incarnations of the franchise.

Cheer Bear is a very happy and perky bear, who helps everyone be their happiest and cheer up those who are unhappy.

She has carnation pink fur and her tummy symbol is a rainbow.

Friend Bear[edit]

Friend Bear
Voiced by Abby Hagyard (1983-1984)
Eva Almos (1985-1988)
Alice Hunter (2002-2003, stuffed toy)
Catherine Disher (2003-2004)
Lalainia Lindbjerg (2005-2007)
Shannon Chan-Kent (2007-2010)
Kathleen Barr (2015-Present)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Friend Bear is one of the ten original Care Bears who first appeared on American Greetings greeting cards in 1982, She made her animated debut in the very first television special The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings voiced by Abby Hagyard of You Can't Do That On Television. Since then, she has appeared in most animated incarnations of the franchise.

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.[citation needed]

She has light orange fur and her tummy symbol is two intertwined smiling sunflowers.

When Secret Bear is with her during their Caring Missions in the 1980s films, she translates his gestures and interprets what he says.

Funshine Bear[edit]

Funshine Bear
Voiced by Patricia Black (1983-1988)
Susan Roman (1988)
Julie Lemieux (2002-2004, stuffed toy)
Trevor Soriano (2005-2007)
Ian James Corlett (2007-2010)
Michael Sinterniklaas (2012-2014)
Clint Bradford (2015-Present)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female, later male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Adventure Beach

Funshine Bear one of the ten original Care Bears who first appeared on American Greetings greeting cards in late 1982. He made his animated debut in the very first television special The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings. Since then, they have appeared in most animated incarnations of the franchise

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 has sunshine yellow fur and his tummy symbol is a smiling sun.

Funshine has undergone a significant change in character between the 1980s incarnations and Adventures in Care-a-Lot, and lost the jokester persona, it was replaced with a new caring mission of making up games and other fun things. Funshine Bear is one of the bears who has also changed from female to male between different incarnations of the franchise.

Good Luck Bear[edit]

Good Luck Bear
Voiced by Marla Lukofsky (1984-1985)
Dan Hennessey (1985-1988)
Susan Roman (2002-2004, stuffed toy)
Crawford Wilson (2005-2007)
Samuel Vincent (2007-2010)
Peter Anderson (2012-2014)
Quinton Flynn (2015-Present, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Adventure Beach

Good Luck Bear is one of the ten original Care Bears who first appeared on American Greetings greeting cards in late 1982. He made his animated debut in the very first television special The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings. Since then, he has appeared in most animated incarnations of the series.

Good Luck Bear is all about spreading good luck for everyone. He can also be inspirational for St. Patrick's Day.

He has green fur 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 1980s appearances, he has an American accent. He appears in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot, once again having an Irish accent.

Grumpy Bear[edit]

Grumpy Bear
Voiced by Bob Dermer (1983-1988)
Blake Allen (2002-2003)
Robert Tinkler (2003-2004)
Mary Catherine Wilson (2005-2007)
Scott McNeil (2007-2010)
Doug Erholtz (2012-2014)
Garrett Rapp (2015-Present)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Moody Mountains

Grumpy Bear is a Care Bear who made his first appearance as an illustration on American Greetings cards in 1982. He made his animated debut in the very first television special, The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings. Since then, he has appeared in most animated incarnations of the series.

Grumpy Bear shows that while it's okay to be grumpy sometimes, it is also silly to let grumpiness go too far. He is cynical, surly, and rarely happy, hence his name, but he does value his friends and smiles on special occasions.

He is 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 has dusty blue fur and has a dark blue rain cloud with raindrops and hearts as his tummy symbol.

Love-a-Lot Bear[edit]

Love-a-Lot Bear
Voiced by Abby Haygard (1983-1984)
Georgia Engel (1985-1986)
Linda Sorenson (1986-1988)
Debi Derryberry (2002-2003, stuffed toy)
Angela Maiorano (2003-2004)
Shannon Chan-Kent (2005-2007)
Terri Hawkes (2007-2010)
Nayo Wallace (2012-2014)
Alexia Harrison (2015-Present)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Love-a-lot a Care Bear who made her first appearance as an illustration on American Greetings cards in 1982. She made her animated debut in the very first television special, The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings, voiced by Abby Hagyard of You Can't Do That On Television. Since then, she has appeared in most animated incarnations of the franchise.

Love-a-Lot Bear is a bear who helps spread love and help it along wherever she goes.

She has light pink fur and her tummy symbol is a red heart with a pink outline and a pink heart with a yellow outline intertwined.

Tenderheart Bear[edit]

Tenderheart Bear
Voiced by Rick Jones (1983-1984)
Billie Mae Richards (1985-1986)
Jim Henshaw (1987-1990)
Kayla Cooper (2002-2003, stuffed toy)
Andrew Sabiston (2003-2004)
Jared Tolbert (2005-2007)
Matt Hill (2007-2010)
David Lodge (2012-2014)
Harley Powell (2015-Present)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Lighthouse

Tenderheart Bear is one of the ten original Care Bears who first appeared as an illustration on American Greetings greeting cards in 1982. He made his animated debut in the very first television special, The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings. Since then, he has appeared in most animated incarnations of the series. He is generally thought of as the "face" of the entire franchise.

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, and is used in the main Care Bears logo.

His fur color was originally brown, but later became orange. His tummy symbol is a big red heart with a pink outline.

Wish Bear[edit]

Wish Bear
Voiced by Abby Hagyard (1983-1984)
Janet-Laine Green (1985-1988)
Emma Stone (2002-2003, stuffed toy)
Stephanie Beard (2003-2004)
Hannah Endicott-Douglas (2005-2007)
Chiara Zanni (2007-2010)
Melissa Mable (2012-2014)
Olivia Olson (2015-Present, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Wish Bear is one of the ten original Care Bears who first appeared on American Greetings greeting cards in 1982. She made her animated debut in the very first television special The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings, voiced by Abby Hagyard of You Can't Do That On Television. Since then, she has appeared in most animated incarnations of the franchise.

Wish Bear helps make wishes come true, and reminds people that 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.[citation needed]

Her fur color is light teal, and her tummy symbol is a smiling yellow shooting star with a gold comet tail, surrounded by three other smaller stars.

Added in the 1980s and 1990s[edit]

These Care Bears were added later on in the series.

Baby Hugs Bear[edit]

Baby Hugs Bear
Voiced by Noreen Young (1984)
Terri Hawkes (1985-1988)
Abby Jacobs (2004-2007, stuffed toy)
Olivia Hack (2012)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Baby Hugs Bear made her first appearance in the 1984 television special The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine. Since then,she has appeared in The Care Bears Movie, The Care Bears Family, and Care Bears: The Nutcracker suite, and Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot[citation needed]

Baby Hugs Bear (often called Hugs), gets along with her brother, Baby Tugs Bear, and 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.[citation needed]

In the TV series, Baby Hugs' catchphrase is "Oh, goody, goody, gosh!"

She has baby pink fur and her tummy symbol was originally a smiling Star Buddy inside a pink heart-shaped box. It was changed to a plain yellow star in middle of a pink heart in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot.

Baby Tugs Bear[edit]

Baby Tugs Bear
Voiced by Melleny Brown (1985-1988)
Carlos Volker (2004-2007, stuffed toy)
Stephanie Sheh (2012)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Baby Tugs made his first appearance in the 1984 television special The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine. Since then, he has appeared in The Care Bears Movie, The Care Bears Family, and Care Bears: The Nutcracker suite, and Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot[citation needed]

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 looked after by their grandmother, Grams Bear.[citation needed]

He has baby blue fur and his tummy symbol is a smiling Star Buddy inside a baby blue diaper cloth. Like Baby Hugs, his tummy symbol was changed for the Adventures in Care-a-lot Series and is now a red heart inside a yellow star.

Champ Bear[edit]

Champ Bear
Voiced by Susan Roman (1985-1988)
Terry Sears (1985-1986)
Sheldon Avery (2002-2003, stuffed toy)
Linda Ballantyne (2003-2004)
Jonathan Taylor Thomas (2005-2007)
Kirby Morrow (2007-2010)
Doug Erholtz (2012-2014, 2015-Present, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Champ Bear first appeared in the 1980s Toyline.[citation needed] He made his animated debut in the first Care Bears movie. Since then he has appeared in Care Bears, Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, The Care Bears Family, Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot, The Care Bears Big Wish Movie, Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot, and Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.

Champ Bear loves to play sports and games; baseball is his favorite.[citation needed]

He also teaches the value of good sportsmanship.

Champ Bear has had a drastic change in appearance. He was originally tan with a tummy symbol of a gold trophy with a red heart. Since the relaunch of the toyline in the early 2000s, he has royal blue fur with a tummy symbol of a gold trophy with a red star.

Daydream Bear[edit]

Daydream Bear
Voiced by Amber Morgan (2004-2007, stuffed toy)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Daydream Bear a toy-exclusive Care Bear who was originally released as a UK-exclusive plush in the mid-1980s[citation needed] and has since been revived in the 2000s toyline for worldwide release.[citation needed]

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.

Another bear that has had a change in look since the 1980s debut. In her original appearance, she was pale pink with a pair of rainbow heart balloons and in the early 2000s incarnation, she has blue-violet fur and her tummy symbol is a pink heart shaped ringed planet with stars around it.

Forest Friend Bear[edit]

Forest Friend Bear a toy exclusive bear that arose from a joint effort between Tonka and the World Wildlife Fund to promote woodland conservation.[citation needed] He was available exclusively in British and Australian markets.[citation needed]

Forest Friend Bear's job is to help keep forested areas safe.

He has forest brown fur and his tummy symbol is a bear and a rabbit hugging with trees in the background.

Grams Bear[edit]

Grams Bear
Voiced by Pauline Rennie (first series)
Jennifer Darling (second series)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Grams bear was first introduced as part of the 1980s toyline. She made her animation debut in the second Care Bears television special The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine. Since then, she has appeared in The Care Bears Movie, The Care Bears Family, and Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot,

Grams Bear is the grandmother of the Care Bears family, who looks after the Kingdom of Caring's two youngest members, Baby 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.

She has gray fur and her tummy symbol is a pink rose with a yellow bow. She also always wears a pink shawl around her neck.

Harmony Bear[edit]

Harmony Bear
Voiced by Nonnie Griffin (1986-1990)
Brooke Powell (stuffed toy)
Kristen Robertson (2004)
Athena Karkanis (2005-2007)
Andrea Libman (2007-2010)
Nayo Wallace (2012)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Isle of Music

Harmony Bear began as a UK and Australian plush toy exclusive bear[citation needed] before making her animated debut in the second Care Bears movie in 1986. Since then, she has appeared in The Care Bears Family, The Care Bears Big Wish Movie, Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot,and Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot

Harmony bear has undergone an evolution in her character, originally she loved peace and helped others overcome differences and show that they are something to be celebrated, not something to keep people apart. She was also a talented singer and liked ballet. In Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot her focus is more on music than emotional harmony. She hears music in everything and 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.

In her original UK and Australian toy incarnation, Harmony bear had violet fur with 3 rainbow coloured, linked musical notes as her symbol. In her animated debut, Harmony's symbol was three pink hearts linked together. Since 2004, her tummy symbol has been a smiling flower with multi-coloured petals.

I Love You Bear[edit]

I Love you Bear was a limited edition bear that was only made a plush toy.[citation needed] I Love You Bear was a bear that was only given out in the UK for Charity Groups.[citation needed]

She has yellow fur 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 pastel pink.[citation needed]

Perfect Panda[edit]

Perfect Panda
Voiced by Jim Henshaw (original)
Aidan Drummond (2005-2007)
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Species Care Bears
Gender Male
Nationality Paradise Valley, Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring (2005-Present)

Perfect Panda only appeared in one episode of the The Care Bears Family TV Series.[citation needed]

The twins have black and white fur with typical Panda markings. Perfect Panda has a gold star-shaped medal with a ribbon on his tummy.

Polite Panda[edit]

Polite Panda
Voiced by Nonnie Griffin (original)
Anna Love (2005-2007)
Brittney Wilson (2015-Present)
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Species Care Bears
Gender Female
Nationality Paradise Valley, Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring (2005-Present)

Polite Panda only appeared in one episode of the The Care Bears Family TV Series.[citation needed]

Perfect and Polite Panda look after Paradise Valley. They always speak in rhyme, finishing each other's sentences and complimenting one another's feelings. 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.[citation needed]

In the 2000s revival of the series, Polite Panda was released as part of the reissued toyline. She has white fur with purple panda markings and has a pink nose. Her symbol is a pink rose with a bow.

Sea Friend Bear[edit]

Seafriend Bear was a toy exclusive bear that arose from a joint effort between Tonka and the World Wildlife Fund to promote Ocean conservation. He was available exclusively in British and Australian markets.[citation needed]

Sea Friend Bear makes sure that the world's oceans and seas are safe from harm.

He has sea blue fur 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.[citation needed]

Secret Bear[edit]

Secret Bear
Voiced by Anni Evans (1983-1989)
Chantal Strand (2004-2007, stuffed toy)
Stephanie Sheh (2012-2014)
Vivien Endicott-Douglas (2015-Present)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Male, later female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Secret Bear made her first appearance in the first Care Bears movie. Since then, she has appeared in Care Bears, Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, The Care Bears Family, Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland, Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot,and Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.[citation needed]

Secret Bear originally did not talk aloud so was very able to keep everything secret. To communicate, he either acted out as a mime or whispers in his best friend Friend Bear's ear. Following the 2000s reboot and a change in look, Secret Bear also began to speak aloud.[citation needed]

Originally Secret Bear had tangerine fur and a heart shaped padlock as a tummy symbol. In the early 2000s revival, the character's fur colour was changed to magenta. Secret Bear is one of the bears who has changed from female to male between different incarnations of the franchise.[citation needed]

Share Bear[edit]

Share Bear
Voiced by Patricia Black (1983-1989)
Stevie Vallance (2003-2004)
Ruby Smith-Merovitz (2005-2007)
Tracey Moore (2007-2010)
Stephanie Sheh (2012-2014)
Olivia Garratt (2015-Present)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Forest of Feelings

Share Bear was first introduced in the 1980s toy line and later made her animated debut in the first Care Bears movie. Since then, she has appeared in The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine, The Care Bears Movie, Care Bears, Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, The Care Bears Family, Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot, The Care Bears Big Wish Movie, Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, Care Bears: Share Bear Shines, Care Bears: The Giving Festival, Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot,and Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.

Share Bear helps others to learn about sharing the things they have.

Her fur color is lavender. 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.[citation needed] The decision was made after a Meningitis outbreak in the U.S. the previous year.[citation needed]

Surprise Bear[edit]

Surprise Bear
Voiced by Grey DeLisle (2005-2007, stuffed toy and commercial)
Kelly Sheridan (2007-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot)
Melissa Mable (2012)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Surprise Bear who originally made her debut as a UK-exclusive plush toy in the mid 1980s[citation needed]. While she made no further appearances in any of the original 1980's media[citation needed], she was later revived in the 2000s toyline and made her movie debut in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! Since then she has appeared in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot, Care Bears: Share Bear Shines, and Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.

Surprise Bear is a bear who loves a good surprise.

She had light blue fur in her original design, which was later changed to amethyst purple, and her symbol is a jack-in-the-box stamped with a red heart with a yellow star popping out.

Take Care Bear[edit]

Take Care Bear
Voiced by Heather Avery (2004-2007, stuffed toy)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Take Care Bear made only one appearance in the 1980s franchise in a 1987 cough medicine colouring book.[citation needed] She was revived for the 2000s toyline.[citation needed]

Take Care Bear helps her friends live in the best of health.

Originally she had honey yellow fur and a smiling apple as her tummy symbol, Since the 2000s she is hot pink and her tummy symbol is a purple smiling heart holding a smiling star.

True Heart Bear[edit]

True Heart Bear
Voiced by Maxine Miller (1986, film)
Angela Maiorano (2005-2007)
Stevie Vallance (2007-2010)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Kingdom of Caring

True Heart Bear made her debut in the second movie Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation. Since then, she has appeared in The Care Bears Family, Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! and Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot.[citation needed]

True Heart Bear was one of the two co-founders of the Kingdom of Caring in the original series along with Noble Heart Horse, effectively making her the matriarch of the entire Care Bear Family. 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.[citation needed]

In the 1980s her fur color is either multi-pastel coloured (In greeting card illustrations and as a plush toy), or 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-coloured star radiating from a central heart. In Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! and Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she was redesigned. She now has pastel pink colored fur and her tummy symbol remains the same.[citation needed]

Introduced in the 2000s[edit]

America Cares Bear[edit]

America Cares Bear
Voiced by Tiffany Vollmer (2005-2007)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

America Cares Bear was first released as a very limited collectors edition plush toy in 2003.[citation needed] to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Care Bears franchise.[citation needed]. She was since made available in several variants, including loose and boxed versions.[citation needed]

America Cares is a happy, patriotic, and energetic bear who believes that America's greatest strengths are caring, helping others, and teamwork.

She has solid white fur and her tummy symbol is a red, white, and blue shooting star.

Bashful Heart Bear[edit]

Bashful Heart Bear
Voiced by Eddie Korbich (2004-2007)
Jacoby Carter (2012-present)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Cloud Backyard

Bashful Heart is a toy exclusive bear who made his debut as a plush toy in 2004 during the Care Bears 2000's toyline relaunch.[citation needed]

He is the shyest of the Care Bears, who shows us it's okay to be timid sometimes.

He has sea green fur and his tummy symbol is a heart hiding behind a rainbow cloud.

Best Friend Bear[edit]

Best Friend Bear
Voiced by Kathleen Barr (2004-2007, stuffed toy, film)
Jada Moore (2007-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot)
Olivia Hack (2012-2014)
Tracey Moore (2015-Present, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Best Friend Bear was first introduced during the 2002-2006 franchise toyline re-launch[citation needed], and has since made appearances throughout the series beginning with the film Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! in 2007[citation needed]

Best Friend Bear shows the importance of the special bond between two best friends and how there is a best friend for everyone.

She has orchid coloured fur and her tummy symbol is a smiling heart and a smiling star linked by a rainbow.

Do Your Best Bear[edit]

Do-Your-Best Bear
Voiced by Rick Harrison (2004-2007)
Peter Anderson (2015-Present, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Do Your Best Bear was first introduced in the early 2000s franchise toy line relaunch[citation needed], and has since made minor appearances in 2000s Care Bears media.

He helps others put their best into everything they do, and never gives up.

He has lime green fur and his tummy symbol is a colorful kite.

Laugh-a-Lot Bear[edit]

Laugh-a-Lot Bear
Voiced by Sherry Lynn (stuffed toy)
Katie Griffin (2003-2004)
Carol Anne Day (2005-2007)
Adrienne Carter (2007-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot
Stephanie Sheh (2012-2014, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
Elise Baughman (2015-Present, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Laugh-a-Lot Bear made her first appearance as a plush toy during the 2002-2006 franchise relaunch[citation needed]. Since then, she has made sporadic appearances throughout other related media beginning with the 2004 film Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot.

Laugh-a-lot turns her worst mistakes into the best jokes and her contagious laughter can even make Grumpy Bear laugh.

She has deep orange fur and her tummy symbol is a laughing yellow star.

Smart Heart Bear[edit]

Smart Heart Bear
Voiced by Jessica Boone (2005-2007)
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Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Smart Heart Bear is a toy-exclusive Care Bear who debuted as a plush doll in 2004 and has since made minor appearances in the Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot series.[citation needed]

Smart heart Bear teaches that school is fun and so is learning.

She talks with a British accent and has watermelon pink fur with a red teacher's apple with a heart-shaped twinkle as her tummy symbol.

Thanks-a-Lot Bear[edit]

Thanks-a-Lot Bear
Voiced by Sherry Lynn (2004-2007, stuffed toy)
Melissa Mable (2012-Present, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, South Island

Thanks-a-lot Bear first appeared as a plush toy in 2004 during the early 2000s franchise relaunch toy line[citation needed], and has since made minor appearances in the Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot series.

Thanks-a-lot Bear helps teach the importance of politeness along with the "magic words", which everyone knows as Please & Thank You! Her catchphrase is "Thanks a lot!".[citation needed]

She has dark teal fur and her tummy symbol is a shooting star that has a red heart inside, connected to a vertical curvy rainbow tail.

Hopeful Heart Bear[edit]

Hopeful Heart Bear
Voiced by Elle Fanning (2005-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Hopeful Heart Bear is a toy exclusive first introduced as a plush in 2005 during the early 2000s Care Bears franchise re-launch[citation needed].

Hopeful Heart Bear shows how important it is to have a positive outlook on life and never give up hope.

She has light fuchsia fur and her tummy symbol is a heart with rainbow-colored beams of light radiating out of it.

All My Heart Bear[edit]

All My Heart Bear is a limited edition toy-exclusive Care Bear who was only available at at Target retail stores in North America around Valentine's Day in 2006.[citation needed]

Meant to symbolize everything special about St. Valentine's Day, All My Heart is wholly devoted to the holiday, including the giving the gifts of love, well wishes

She has red fur and her tummy symbol is a red and white concentric heart, echoing Targets corporate colours and logo.

Amigo Bear[edit]

Amigo Bear
Voiced by Samuel Vincent (2006-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot)
Mark Mercado (2012-present, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Amigo Bear debuted as a plush toy in 2006[citation needed]. He has since made an appearances in various 2000's Care Bears media.

AmigoBear is the first bilingual Care Bear and is fluent in Spanish.[citation needed]

He has red-orange fur with an Aztec-style spiral sun surrounded by hearts as his tummy symbol. When he first talks, he uses a Hispanic accent.

Heartsong Bear[edit]

Heartsong Bear
Voiced by Michelle Creber (2006-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Heartsong Bear debuted as a plush toy in 2006. Since then, she has made minor appearances in 2000's Care Bear media.[citation needed]

Heartsong Bear loves music. Her talent is being able to turn any feeling or mix any sound into an appropriate song for any situation

She has teal blue fur and her tummy symbol is a rainbow-colored musical note surrounded by different colored hearts. Heartsong's tummy symbol is very similar to Harmony Bear's UK and Australia design in the 1980s incarnation of the series.

Play-a-Lot Bear[edit]

Play-a-Lot Bear
Voiced by Shaun Fleming (2006-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Play a lot Bear is a toy exclusive introduced in 2006 during the franchise re-launch.[citation needed]

Play a lot Bear loves to play and have fun.

He has light blue fur and his tummy symbol is a violet bouncing ball with a heart on it, followed by a rainbow trail.

Oopsy Bear[edit]

Oopsy Bear
Voiced by Ashleigh Ball (2006-2010)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Male
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Oopsy Bear was first introduced in 2006 on TV as the title character of the 2007 computer-animated film Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!

Klutzy and accident-prone, Oopsy Bear is constantly making mistakes, or "oopsies", which affect himself and others. His unique and practical approach to problem solving have saved the day multiple times, especially in situations when the other bear's powers have been nullified in some way.

His fur color is light green, and unique among Care Bears, he does not have his own Belly badge but he will often draw a yellow shooting star on his stomach with a marker. Occasionally, he also draws other things on his tummy as well.

Oopsy is frequently seen with his robot friend Wingnut.

Shine Bright Bear[edit]

Shine Bright Bear
Voiced by Seychelle Gabriel (2006-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Shine Bright Bear is a toy exclusive introduced in 2006 during the franchise relaunch.[citation needed]

She loves to dress up and always look her very best.

She has fuchsia fur and her tummy symbol is a sunrise inside a violet heart.

Superstar Bear[edit]

Superstar Bear
Voiced by Ashley Page (2006-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Superstar Bear is a toy exclusive introduced in 2006 during the franchise relaunch.[citation needed]

She loves fashion and being a star.

She has neon yellow fur 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.

Work of Heart Bear[edit]

Work of Heart Bear
Voiced by Emily Neves (2006-2007)
Tara Platt (2016-present)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Work of Heart Bear is a toy exclusive introduced in 2006 during the franchise relaunch.[citation needed]

She is an artistic Care Bear who shows that creativity and hard work can create beautiful things.

She has multi-colored fur, 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 tail 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 plush was available that has a tutti-frutti scent to the fur.[citation needed]

Sweet Dreams Bear[edit]

Sweet Dreams Bear
Voiced by Lorena Brown (2006-2010, Adventures in Care-a-Lot)
Olivia Hack (2012-Present, Welcome to Care-a-Lot)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Sweet Dreams Bear is a toy exclusive introduced in 2006 during the franchise relaunch.[citation needed]

Sweet Dreams is a female equivalent to Bedtime Bear. She believes that rest and relaxation are the cornerstones to wellness, and tries to help everyone get their required z's by bestowing good dreams and happy thoughts.

She has light purple fur and has a pink sleeping moon on a cloud is her tummy symbol.

Always There Bear[edit]

Always There Bear
Voiced by Jillian Michaels (2006-2007)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Always There Bear is a toy exclusive introduced in 2006 during the franchise relaunch.[citation needed]

She reminds people that everyone that they care about very deeply will always be in their hearts, even if they are not physically present.

She has red fur and her tummy symbol is two smiling pink and lavender intertwined hearts.

A special limited edition plush was available with a raspberry scent to the fur.[citation needed]

Pink Power Bear[edit]

Pink Power Bear
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Pink Power Bear is a plush toy-exclusive who was only available in 2008 as a limited edition in Target retail stores to promote breast cancer awareness[citation needed]. $1 from the sale of each toy were donated directly to breast cancer research.[citation needed]

She has the ability to protect people by providing them with breast cancer awareness.

She has baby pink fur 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[edit]

Sweet Sakura Bear
Voiced by Hannah Morgan (2016-present)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Sweet Sakura Bear is a toy-exclusive Care Bear developed specifically for the Japanese market in 2009.[citation needed] Since then, she has become something of an unofficial face of Care Bears in the country, and even appears on the official Japanese website of the franchise.[citation needed]

Polite, modest, and soft-spoken, Sweet Sakura is meant to exemplify the traditional values of a dignified Japanese girl, and teaches us to savor the splendor of every passing moment.

She has cherry pink fur and her tummy symbol is a pink cherry blossom with a red heart in the middle.

Introduced in the 2010s[edit]

Great Giving Bear[edit]

Great Giving Bear
Voiced by David Lodge
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Male

Great giving Bear who was introduced in the 2012 series Welcome to Care-a-Lot.

A Care Bear who is the Care-a-Lot equivalent of Santa Claus; he gives gifts to anyone in Care-a-Lot who cares. His belly badge features a gift box with a heart inside. He has the ability to teleport and teaches it to Tenderheart.

He has bright red fur and his symbol is a heart popping out of a present box.

Wonderheart Bear[edit]

Wonderheart Bear
Voiced by Michaela Dean (2012-2015)
Ariel Winter (2016-Present)
Information
Species Care Bear
Gender Female
Nationality Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring

Wonderheart Bear is a Care Bear cub who was the first new character to be introduced in the 2012 Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot series.

Young, inquisitive, and always full of wonder, Wonderheart lives in Care-a-Lot with her uncle Tenderheart.

She has pink fur and her tummy symbol is a three-layered pink, yellow, and dark pink heart.

Appeared in Season 3 Episode 14 only[edit]

These Care Bears have only appeared in The Care Bears' Season 3 Episode 14 and were never made as plush toys.

Me Bear[edit]

Me Bear is one of three new characters introduced in the Great Wish Movie."

Me Bear is very narcissistic and cares only about herself and her appearance.

She has lilac fur and a pink smiling heart-shaped hand mirror is her tummy symbol.

Voiced by Tracey Hoyt

Messy Bear[edit]

Messy is one of three new characters introduced in the The Care Bears' Season 3 Episode 14 in 2005.

He often unwittingly makes a huge mess out of everything he tries to do and also loves food and cooking. He is greedy with a large appetitie

He has periwinkle fur and has a silly-faced whirlwind as his tummy symbol.

Voiced by Ron Rubin

Too Loud Bear[edit]

Too Loud Bear is one of three new characters introduced in the 2005 The Care Bears' Season 3 Episode 14 in 2005.

Too Loud Bear is fast-talking and wise-cracking andthinks he's funnier than he actually is. He is also known for constantly mispronouncing names (especially Twinkers' name) and responding with his catchphrase "Whatever" when someone tries to correct him.

He has coral fur with a yellow bullhorn (with a red heart) as his tummy symbol.

Voiced by Stephen Ouimette

Care Bear Cousins[edit]

The Care Bear Cousins are non-bear animals with similar goals to promote caring for others and sharing your feelings as the Care Bears. They made their animated debut in the first Care Bears movie and live in the Forest of Feelings. Rather than the Care Bear Stare, they use the Care Cousins Call, though there is no noticeable difference in effect between the two. The Care Bear Cousins have not appeared in any media since the relaunch of the franchise in the early 2000s, but they still continue to be released as plush toys.

Brave Heart Lion[edit]

Brave Heart Lion
Voiced by Dan Hennessey (first series, speaking)
Braeden Fox (Care Bears and Cousins)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (lion)
Gender Male
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Brave Heart Lion was introduced in the first Care Bears movie in 1985.

Brave Heart Lion performs a similar leadership role to the Care Bear Cousins as Tenderheart does to the Care Bears. His job is to help people to be brave. His catchphrase is "Charge!".

He has brown-orange fur and his tummy symbol is a red heart with a gold crown hanging on the right side.

Brave Heart also appears in Care Bears and Cousins.

Bright Heart Raccoon[edit]

Bright Heart Raccoon
Voiced by Jim Henshaw (first two movies)
Walker Boone (DiC TV series)
Billie Mae Richards (Nelvana TV series)
Ryan Wiesbrock (Care Bears and Cousins)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (raccoon)
Gender Male
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Bright Heart Raccoon was introduced in the first Care Bears movie in 1985.

The smartest of the Cousins, Bright Heart is a highly intelligent thinker and inventor who relies on logic and reasoning to solve problems. He is sometimes paired with Grumpy Bear, who shares a similar talent for handiwork, with the two pooling their resources to create inventions.

He has alternating light and dark purple fur and his tummy symbol is a yellow heart-shaped light bulb.[citation needed]

Bright Heart appears in Care Bears and Cousins.

Cozy Heart Penguin[edit]

Cozy Heart Penguin
Voiced by Pauline Rennie (first series)
Michael Sinterniklaas (Care Bears and Cousins)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (penguin)
Gender Female
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Cozy Heart Penguin was introduced in the first Care Bears movie in 1985

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 the only non-mammal in the Care Bear Family.

She is lilac with white facial markings and her tummy symbol is a pink (or purple) stocking cap resting on the left side of a red heart.

Cozy Heart appears in Care Bears and Cousins. She trills instead of speaking.

Gentle Heart Lamb[edit]

Gentle Heart Lamb
Voiced by Luba Goy (first series)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (lamb)
Gender Female
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Gentle Heart Lamb was introduced in the first Care Bears movie in 1985,

Gentle Heart Lamb is the most softhearted of the Cousins[citation needed]

She has mint green fur and a pink, lace-trimmed, heart-shaped pillow is her tummy symbol. When she talks, she has a bleating voice.

Lotsa Heart Elephant[edit]

Lotsa Heart Elephant
Voiced by Luba Goy (first series)
Olivia Hack (Care Bears and Cousins)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (elephant)
Gender Male, later female
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Lotsa Heart Elephant was introduced in the first Care Bears movie in 1985,

Though small by elephant standards, Lotsa Heart makes up for her lack of stature with copious amounts of determination and aplomb. Despite being known as the strongest creature in the Forest of Feelings, she is sometimes chastised for her lack of coordination and athletic talent by her fellow Cousins. Like real elephants, she uses his trunk to trumpet and carry things. Lotsa Heart often says, "And that's the truth!".

She is pink and her tummy symbol is a pink heart-stamped weight.

Lotsa Heart appears in Care Bears and Cousins.

Loyal Heart Dog[edit]

Loyal Heart Dog
Voiced by Dan Hennessey (DIC series)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (dog)
Gender Male
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Loyal Heart Dog was introduced in the The Care Bears Movie in 1985.

Loyal Heart Dog is honest and loyal and true beyond compare.

He is a blue dog of indeterminate breed. He has pale blue fur, and since the relaunch in the 2000s has had a white heart shaped patch over one eye. his tummy symbol is a heart-shaped medal hanging from a bar.

Noble Heart Horse[edit]

Noble Heart Horse
Voiced by Pam Hyatt (first series)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (horse)
Gender Male
Nationality Kingdom of Caring

The only Cousin to be introduced in Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation rather than the first.

The founder of the Care Bear Cousins, and also the co-founder of the Kingdom of Caring alongside 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.

For unknown reasons, Noble Heart Horse was not included in the toy line relaunch of the 2000s.[citation needed]

Playful Heart Monkey[edit]

Playful Heart Monkey
Voiced by Marla Lukofsky (first series)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (monkey)
Gender Male
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Playful Heart Monkey was introduced in the first Care Bears movie in 1985.

Playful Heart Monkey is a practical joker of the wildest kind. He's also the one who's willing to put his whole body on the line just to put a smile on someone's face.

He has yellow-orange fur with a heart-shaped balloon that has a party hat and party favors as his tummy symbol.

Proud Heart Cat[edit]

Proud Heart Cat
Voiced by Louise Vallance (first series)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (cat)
Gender Female
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Proud Heart Cat was introduced in the first Care Bears movie in 1985.

Proud Heart Cat is the perfectionist of the Care Bear family, and reminds people to do their best in everything they do.

Originally, she had pale orange fur but was redesigned for the franchise relaunch in the early 2000s. Since then she has turquoise fur with white paws and a white tail tip. Her tummy symbol has remained 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, just like a real cat.[citation needed]

Swift Heart Rabbit[edit]

Swift Heart Rabbit
Voiced by Eva Almos (first series)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (rabbit)
Gender Female
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Swift Heart Rabbit was introduced in the first Care Bears movie in 1985.

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 her tummy symbol is a red heart with either white or light blue wings.

The gender of this character has changed between various strands of the franchise.

Treat Heart Pig[edit]

Treat Heart Pig
Voiced by Pauline Rennie (TV series)
Information
Species Care Bear Cousin (pig)
Gender Female
Nationality Forest of Feelings, Kingdom of Caring

Treat Heart Pig was introduced in the first Care Bears movie in 1985.

Treat Heart Pig encourages others to celebrate life's various victories and special days in any way possible.

She is light yellow and her tummy symbol is a pink ice cream cone with a heart in the icing.

For unknown reasons, Treat Heart Pig was not included in the toy line relaunch of the 2000s.

Allies[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Kim and Jason: Kim is shown to have blond hair tied in pigtails decorated in pink bows with a matching sweater and light jeans. Kim was voiced by Cree Summer as a child and Jayne Eastwood in her elder appearance. Jason was voiced by Sunny Besen Thrasher.
  • John and Dawn: John was voiced by Michael Fantini, while Dawn was voiced by Alyson Court.
  • Great Wishing Star: Appears In the second movie 1986 and the Nelvana TV Series. The being who helped True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse create the Kingdom of Caring. Voiced by Chris Wiggins.
  • Star Buddies: Little stars who inhabit the Kingdom of Caring. Some of these stars have their place up in the sky with the Great Wishing Star.
  • Heart Buddies: Little hearts who, like the Star Buddies, inhabit the Kingdom of Caring.
  • Sally and Sarah: Twin sisters who had trouble getting along until they tricked Beastly.
  • SongFellow Strum: An old man who plays the guitar and sings songs, and he can also transform himself and other characters into different things. Shreeky is obsessed with him.

Adventures in Care-a-Lot[edit]

  • Wingnut: A robot who originally belonged to Grizzle, but moved on to spend life with the Care Bears. Voiced by Nathan Wallace.
  • Bumpity and Tweasel: Two cloud kids who are "nimbits". They can change shape, and first came from a cloud school. Bumpity is big and blue, and Tweasel is small and pink. Bumpity is voiced by Garry Chalk while Tweasel is voiced by Webby Goy.

Villains[edit]

DiC series[edit]

Professor Coldheart[edit]

Professor Coldheart
Voiced by Les Lye (1983-1984)
Len Carlson
Information
Gender Male

Professor ColdHeart is the Care Bears' first true villain, appearing in the franchise's animated debut television special, The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings voiced by Les Lye of You Can't Do That On Television in 1983.

He is both a skilled inventor, inventing various devices he uses to rid the world of caring, and wielder of ice-based powers. He is a blue-skinned, thin man with white hair. He wears a coat and striped scarf.

Frostbite[edit]

His first appearance was in the television special The Care Bears and the Freeze machine.

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.

Auntie Freeze[edit]

Auntie Freeze is Frostbite's aunt who appears in the episodes "Magic Mirror" and "Wedding Bells".

She is tall with curly grey hair. She has the ability to freeze her enemies with freezing stare and can become invisible.

Movies[edit]

Evil Spirit[edit]

The Evil Spirit manifests as a womanly face on the pages of a book of spells and appears in The Care Bears Movie, where it manipulates a lonely boy named Nicholas into helping her rid the world of caring.

She at first appears as a feminine yellow face in the book with green eyes and purple lips and eye shadow, but later turns green when she became more powerful. At the climax of the film she is locked back in the book and it is unclear what happened to it.

Voiced by Jackie Burroughs.

Dark Heart[edit]

Dark Heart is the main antagonist of the second Care Bears movie. A demonic entity capable of taking many forms, Dark Heart's mission was to capture all the Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins and spread his influence throughout the world.

No matter what form he takes, he is always red. His true form appears to be a red cloud, while his human form, which later becomes permanent, is that of a red-headed boy in a red jogging suit.

At the climax of the film Dark Heart joins the Care Bears in chanting "we care" to save Christy, a young girl he has manipulated into helping him capture the care bears. When he admits he cares his evil is cast out of him and he is left as a human boy with red hair and blue eyes.

Wizard of Wonderland[edit]

The Wizard of Wonderland, usually just called The Wizard, is the main villain of the 1987 movie The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland. Though not based on any particular character from Lewis Carroll's original novel, he does take over the lead antagonist role usually associated with the Queen of Hearts.

He is a lanky man wearing black and red robes with a large mantle and checkerboard pattern running down the middle with a tall miter hat.

Voiced by Colin Fox.

Dim and Dumb[edit]

Dim and Dumb are a pair of villains in the 1987 movie The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland. They are loosely based on the characters Tweedledum and Tweedledee from Lewis Carroll's second Wonderland novel Through the Looking Glass.

Dim and Dumb are the Wizard of Wonderland's two assistants. As brothers, they are equally inept and clumsy, and their only distinguishing feature seems to be that Dim's shirt has vertical stripes while Dum's are horizontal.

Dim and Dum have similar designs and mannerisms to Mr. Beastly from The Care Bears Family TV series. Both are voiced by John Stocker.

Nelvana series[edit]

No Heart[edit]

No Heart is the main villain in the Nelvana episodes, where he made his debut in the very first episode in 1986 .

No Heart
Voiced by Chris Wiggins
Information
Gender Male
Family Shreeky (niece)

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 various animals. No Heart lives in a dark castle in the storm clouds. Like many other fictional TV villains of the time, No Heart's obsession is world domination.[citation needed]

His face is shrouded behind a purple hood, with red eyes that glow when enraged, and blue green eyebrows being the only visible features. Whenever he transforms he is blue green and blue violet with red eyes and his distinctive eyebrows.

Beastly[edit]

Beastly
Voiced by John Stocker (first series)
Doug Erholtz (current series)
Information
Gender Male

Beastly appeared in the first episode of the Nelvana series as No Heart's apprentice. In the second and third seasons he became the minion of No Heart's niece, Shreeky.

He looks like a wild boar with long arms and legs and big yellow eyes. He wears a green hat with a red scarf around his neck.

Though he fears Shreeky and her wrath, he misses her when she isn't around.

A redesigned Beastly appears in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.

Sinister Shadows[edit]

Sinister Shadows

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[edit]

Shreeky made her debut in the second series of the Nelvana incarnation of the TV series.

Shreeky is the niece of No Heart. She wants to follow in her evil uncle's footsteps, and has a magical mirror that she can use to make everything miserable, when she looks at her magical mirror, she gives it commands in rhyme. Shreeky is spoiled, mischievous, and very vain.

Though Shreeky enjoys torturing Beastly, she misses him when he is not around.

She loves the way she looks and thinks she is the most beautiful person in the world. She has purple and teal hair tied in a ponytail and has teal eyebrows. She wears a red blouse with a purple vest.

Dr. Fright[edit]

Dr Fright is a villain whose only appearance was in The Care Bears Family series episode, The Bravest of the Brave. He runs a carnival side show to attempt to capture the Care Bears.

He is a green-skinned man black hair in a widows peak, with pointed ears and fangs who resembles a Hammer vampire, wearing a black suit with a cape and mantle.

He is voiced by Don Francks.

Sour Sam[edit]

Sour Sam is a villain from The Care Bears Family television series whose sole appearance was in the episode Gram's Bear's Thanksgiving Surprise.

He is a heavy-set balding man, who wears an apron and chef's toque hat. 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.[7]

The Evil Vizier

The Vizier is the primary villain from The Care Bears Family television special Care Bears Nutcracker Suite. Unlike most other characters from the special, he does not appear to be based on any particular character from Tchaikovsky's ballet.

He is a tall thin-set man with a long Fu Manchu mustache who wears a purple robe and tall turban.

Voiced by Don Francks.

The Rat King[edit]

A secondary villain in Care Bears Nutcracker Suite, acting as a sidekick to the Evil Vizier.

He is a short, gray-furred anthropomorphic rat with a gold crown and red puffy shirt.

Voiced by John Stocker.

Adventures in Care-a-Lot[edit]

Grizzle[edit]

Grizzle is the primary antagonist in the mid 2000s version on the franchise. He is introduced in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! and continues his plots in the Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot TV series. Unlike most Care Bear villains, Grizzle appears to have been a Care Bear himself who turned evil by choice.

Grizzle is a tiny Care Bear in a giant robotic suit. He is light brown with a dark brown mohawk, and has a scar on his right eye. He invents things to destroy the Care Bears' happiness and is assisted by two robot henchmen, UR2 and Sergeant Rocketbottom.

He is voiced by Mark Oliver.

Welcome to Care-a-Lot[edit]

Beastly[edit]

The primary villain in 2012's Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-lot is a redesigned version of No-Heart's henchman.

In the 1980s cartoon, Beastly was once a brown boar-like creature. Following a redesign for 2012's Care Bears: Welcome to Care-A-Lot, he is a furry green creature, whose body resembles a mogwai. He wears a golden crown and rules over The Beasties.

The Beasties

The Beasties are minions/subjects of King Beastly. They do not speak a recognisable language, and only Beastly understands them.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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