Warm-hearted toy characters the Care Bears made their big-screen debut in this 1985 animated feature. The Care Bears Movie teamed up the title bears with their Care Bear Cousins (a lion, a raccoon and other furry friends) to teach young tots that love is always the answer.
Watching down from their cloudy kingdom of Care-A-Lot through powerful telescopes, the Care Bears keep tabs on youngsters in need of special help. Their first cases are brother and sister Jason and Kim, orphans who have lost their trust in older folksí promises. The Bears take the siblings up to Care-A-Lot for a fun-filled adventure.
Meanwhile, lonely Nicholas, apprentice to a carnival magician, is falling under the spell of an ancient book of magic. The book promises Nicholas he can have all the friends in the world if heíll help set its evil spirit free. Naturally, this is all a ruse designed to sap all the caring from the world. With the uncaring phantom free, itís up to the Bears, the Cousins, Jason, Kim and a reluctant Nicholas to prove that kindness and feelings can still win the day.
Designed as an eye-pleasing adventure for the very young, The Care Bears Movie succeeded, leading to two feature sequels, an animated series and continued success in the stuffed animal and greeting card worlds.