zrtro
80 Posts
16 years, 10 months ago
With a little bit of embarassment, I bring up something from my childhood the Care Bears tv series, actully there were two of them, a short lived series called "The Care Bears" and another series that lasted a couple of seasons called "The Care Bears Family Storybook".

For some reason I checked out and watch some of these episodes recentely, and it was okay. Some of them were too much for me to stand, the episodes that focus on Hugs and Tugs were to cutisy for me, but a lot were actully good.

I thought the villains were all excellent. No Heart was like Darth Vader like, he was a great villain for any show, I am surprised they had a villain as dark as No Heart on a show like the Care Bears. And all of the other villains were just hillarous. Professior Cold Heart, Frostbite, Auntie Frezze, Beastly, Shrieky I wish that No Heart meet Cold Heart, and have them strike an allience. Imagine Beastly and Frostbite working together.

The villains rocked. The Care Bears had nice possitive messages for young kids.
    CanadianWeirdAlFan's Avatar
    16 years, 10 months ago
    Care Bears did kick butt. :)

    I remember the years when they didn't wear clothes or have hair..

    The Cloud Cars and Rainbow Wheelers were cool flying machines!
      zrtro
      80 Posts
      16 years, 10 months ago
      I read an old post saying the Care Bears was for little girls, I disagree it was for little kids. It went accross all genders. Boys probably grow out of the Care Bears faster, but still it was not just for girls.

      When I was kid for some reason I liked the Care Bears, but couldn't stand My Little Ponies. Don't ask me why, ask 4 or 5 year old me, what the difference was? I didn't have cable, and My Little Ponies came on before the Care Bears, and since nothing else was on, watched My Little Ponies and the 30 minutes couldn't go any slower, before the Care Bears came on. The mind of a child? LOL


      A couple of episodes did bother me with the demenor of the Care Bears, "Heart At Sea" and "Secret Box".

      At the end of "Heart At Sea", Shrieky and Beastly sink deep in the water, and the Care Bears just leave them there, (though we see them on a life boat at the very end) and in "Secret Box", the Care Bears just leave Shrieky and Beastly outside in space. That is kind of blood thirsty of the Care Bears to do, didn't they learn from their second movie, when the girl saved Dark Heart, who when he was bad, he was more evil than Beastly and Shrieky ever was.

      I grow up and watch cartoons with a lot of gray characters, and kind of spoiled with heros not being selective on helping people even their worst enemies, example Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang saving his nemisis Prince Zuko from a snow storm.

      I kind of expected the Care Bears to show more compassion in those situations.
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        Luna2
        384 Posts
        16 years, 10 months ago
        i really didnt mind the care bears leaveing the badguys between a rock and a hard place its not like there ever going to kill noheart so leaveing him or the sidekicks in the middle of nowhere are the closet there ever geting to a dayoff
          zrtro
          80 Posts
          16 years, 10 months ago
          Luna2
          i really didnt mind the care bears leaveing the badguys between a rock and a hard place its not like there ever going to kill noheart so leaveing him or the sidekicks in the middle of nowhere are the closet there ever geting to a dayoff


          Well I see your point. But there is a difference between leaving someone in the middle of nowhere and leaving them to possibly die. I didn't say anything was wrong about leaving them lost in the middle of no where and have a day off, it is the lack of concern for someone's life that I didn't like. In "Heart At Sea" when the Care Bear cousins left, Beastly and Shrieky were under water. They could have drowned in the water, they could have at least just throw out a life preserver or something and than leave. Besides it is the opposite of the message in the second movie.

          I wouldn't feel as bad if the Care Bears showed no compassion for No Heart. No Heart level of evil is different than the others. Had it been him drowning in the water, or stuck in space, I could justify them leaving him there to die more. I might sound like a hypocrit, but No Heart has the least redemable qualities of all the villains.
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