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The Care Bears Are Coming Back To TV
Care Bears Intro
The Care Bears Are Coming Back........
In honor of their 30th anniversary, the "Care Bears" are coming back with a vengeance. Well not really, but they are coming back in a new TV series set to debut in 2012. For those of you who were kids in the eighties to early nineties, then you no doubt probably heard about "The Care Bears." If you haven't, then I'll gladly fill those of you in on what this show was even remotely about back in the day. The "Care Bears" were essentially a group of magic talking bears that resided up in the clouds, where they inhabited some magical land called "Care-A-Lot." Their job was basically to monitor the world to make sure that all the children and people of the world never stopped "CARING", as they even had some sort of weird clock tower that measured the amount of.."CARING"..the entire world allegedly had.
Although one could question the logic of how the hell such a device would work to begin with, and why is it that the only problems the "Care Bears" ever had to worry about were helping kids predominantly in the United States. Gee, what about the kids in Afghanistan? Or those starving African children? I would've thought they'd be feeling sad too, but I guess not. Lucky for the "Care Bears", huh? However, to be fair, this show was tailored towards kids at ages six and under, so it's hard to really pick on it for being what it is. It's like watching the "Toy Story" films, and saying, "Well, scientifically speaking that would never happen, as toys lack the basic organs to be living beings...blah blah blah." Anyway, you get my point.
Oh, and before I forget, the "Care Bears" also had these little symbols on their bellies that would allow them to use some sort energy beam called, "The Care Bear Stare", which they would use to over come an enemy that was trying to lure some poor child into becoming some uncaring bastard of this world. Although from what I can remember of the movies and show as a child, I can tell you that the motives for the villains weren't always clear. No, their purpose was always served as some sort of abstract metaphor, as their sole mission was to make the world an uncaring place for all. Of course, why they wanted that to begin with....well...I can't answer that one... Could it be world domination..maybe? Anyway, that's basically the entire premise of what the show basically was in a nutshell, and they even introduced their little cousins too; which consisted of a rabbit, lion, elephant, penguin and etc. Gee, quite a large family, huh?
Anyway, to get back on topic here, "The Hub", recently announced it's show line up for 2012, and it turns out that the "Care Bears" reboot is definitely one of those new shows, as it's projected for a summer release this year. Will the new show have as much commercial success as the eighties cartoon? Or will this turn out to be a tired old reboot destined for failure. Who really knows? However, here's what we do know about the show so far.
For starters, the show is projected to be a CGI animated series versus going for the original 2-D animated format. Although this recent change in animation style has angered some die hard fans, this does seem to be route "The Hub" wants to take the show.
The new reboot series will be aptly called, "Care Bears: Welcome to Care-A-Lot." Coinciding with the property's 30th Anniversary, it's been said that there's going to be huge marketing push to get the "Care Bears" back into mainstream pop culture again; via advertising and merchandising. But then again, this is to be expected considering that other 80's reboots had similar marketing pushes like "He-Man" and "Thundercats", for example. Therefore, it'll be interesting to see if the show will be as successful as the 80's version.
The show is said to be aimed at both children and families, where the premise sounds eerily similar to the original 80's show. The "Care Bears" will still reside in "Care-A-Lot", which happens to be located way up in the clouds, as they try to cure children's woos with music, hugs, belly badge powers and a whole lot of love. Why am I not surprised?
There's been no official word if whether or not the "Care Bear Cousins" will be in this new reboot series, but I guess die hard fans and kids will have to wait and see.
The show is said to be produced by American Greetings Properties. Although it's really too soon to tell, but I think as long as the show is aimed towards family and young children as they said, then I honestly don't see why this new series would fail. Anyway, I'll be sure to update this hub later if anything changes.