THE CARE BEARS MOVIE, like other animated children's films of its ilk, is a double-edged sword. On one hand, this is perfect viewing for three- to six-year-olds, while at the same time it is little more than a 75-minute advertisement for the vast array of Care Bears toys and products. In
the Cherrywood orphanage, Mr. Cherrywood (voiced by Mickey Rooney) reads the children a bedtime story about the land of Care-A-Lot, an ethereal place where Care Bears live. Two orphaned siblings, Kim and Jason, are whisked off to Care-A-Lot. Nicholas, another little boy, works as an assistant to a
carnival magician. He is lonely and willing to do anything for friendship. An evil sp...