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The Care Bears Family

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The Care Bears Family
Created byLinda Denham
Elena Kucharik
Written byJohn de Klein
Directed byJoseph Sherman
Laura Shepherd
StarringJim Henshaw
Chris Wiggins
John Stocker
Terri Hawkes
Sunny Besen Thrasher
Noam Zylberman
Tracey Moore
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes49 (78 segments + 1 three-part special)
(list of episodes)
Executive producerLenora Hume
ProducersMichael Hirsh
Patrick Loubert
Clive A. Smith
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesNelvana[a]
C.B.I.S. Productions
Those Characters From Cleveland
DistributorSFM Entertainment
Original networkGlobal (Canada)
ABC (United States)
Picture formatNTSC
Audio formatMono
Original releaseSeptember 13, 1986 (1986-09-13) –
December 25, 1988 (1988-12-25)
Preceded byCare Bears (1985)
Followed byCare Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot (2007)

The Care Bears Family is an animated series produced by Nelvana based on the franchise of the same name, and is the successor series to the series produced by DIC Entertainment. It was originally broadcast from September 13, 1986 to January 23, 1988[1] on the Global Television Network in Canada. In the United States, the first two seasons were broadcast on ABC and third was aired in syndication.[2]


The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot, which constitutes a part of the Kingdom of Caring. With the help of the Cousins and their Buddies, they go all around the world on Missions in Caring thwarting the evil plans of Lord No Heart.[3][4]


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
Specials2April 22, 1983 (1983-04-22)April 6, 1984 (1984-04-06)N/A
DIC series11September 14, 1985 (1985-09-14)November 23, 1985 (1985-11-23)Syndication
113September 13, 1986 (1986-09-13)December 6, 1986 (1986-12-06)ABC (U.S.)
Global (Canada)
26September 26, 1987 (1987-09-26)October 31, 1987 (1987-10-31)
330September 12, 1988 (1988-09-12)November 25, 1988 (1988-11-25)

Voice cast

Season 1

Additional voices

Season 2

Additional voices

Season 3

Additional voices

Home media

Select episodes of the Nelvana series were released on VHS in the 1980s by Lorimar Home Video and Fries Home Video in the United States.

In Region 1, Lionsgate Home Entertainment has released many episodes on DVD in various single-disc collections from 2004 to 2008. In total, 12 collections have been released, each featuring random episodes from the series.

On October 9, 2012, Lionsgate released Care Bears: The Original Series Collection on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.[5] The 6-disc set features the majority of episodes from the series (from the previously released discs excluding King of the Moon and Give Thanks) as well as the bonus feature Care Bears Nutcracker Suite.

In Region 4, Magna Entertainment released all 52 episodes (in chronological order) on DVD in Australia in 2004 in 12 separate volumes.


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 185–187. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 802–804. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ Chris Richards Young People, Popular Culture and Education 1441107355 p 111 – 2011 "It may be that there is a distinction here between the power used against No Heart, similar to that used by many other superheroes... "
  4. ^ Barbara Kruger Remote Control: Power, Cultures, and the World of Appearances 1994 0262611066 "... "in order to punish the Care Bears, a scary villain named No Heart concocts a not unfamiliar scheme — he floods "the Forest of Feelings" and forces its non-Care Bear denizens to join the Care Bears' closed colony."
  5. ^ Care Bears: The Original Series Collection
  1. ^ Animation outsourced to Wang Film Productions and Hanho Heung-Up.

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