Who’s that coming?Posted: May 16, 2013
I feel like an easy one today. I’m going to talk about Care Bears.
As is the case most children, one of the first cartoons I ever laid eyes on was Care Bears. Those colourful ursine dogooders and their equally colourful cousins kept my attention for half hours at a time with their message of sharing and caring.
It’s weird, sometimes, if I watched the show while I was older, I would still get goosebumps when they defeated No Heart and his Niece, Shreeky.
With voice talent including Royal Canadian Air Farce’s Luba Goy, and Terri Hawkes, the original voice of Sailor Moon and Franny from John Callahan’s Quads! the acting wasn’t so bad.
Even the subject matter in the show dealt with issues so kids could understand. I recently watched an episode about gender discrimination in the work force. Of course it was actually about how only boys could be sailors. By the end of the show, the young girl helping out Braveheart and Brightheart saved the ship from the invasion of Shreeky and Mr. Beastly as pirates.
I seem to recall the Grams Bear episodes being my favorite. She would take a story, like Aladdin, and tell it to Hugs and Tugs, subsituting Care Bears and Cousins for the actual characters.
There was also the prehistoric Care Bears which, while quite gimmicky, was still really fun to watch.
I guarantee that I will be sitting my kids down to watch the old Care Bears. Perhaps, I’ll check out the new one and see what that’s like.
Who was your favorite? Let me know in the comments, or on the facebook page!
Until next time, CARE BEAR STARE!