Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot

Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot
Written by Thomas D. Hart
Directed by Davis Doi
Voices of Tabitha St. Germain
Ian James Corlett
Tracey Moore
Scott McNeil
Ashleigh Ball
Opening theme "We are the Care Bears" by Kay Hanley
Composer(s) Carl Johnson (score)
Andy Street (songs: music)
Judy Rothman (songs: lyrics)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (52 segments)
Executive producer(s) Andy Heyward
Jonathan Dern
Paul Sabella
Brad Hood
Producer(s) Robert Winthrop
Running time 10 minutes per episode
Production company(s) SD Entertainment
DIC Entertainment
Original network CBS
Original release September 15, 2007 (2007-09-15) – December 6, 2008 (2008-12-06)
Preceded by The Care Bears (TV series)
Followed by Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot

Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot is an American/Canadian animated television series by SD Entertainment and DIC Entertainment that premiered on CBS's KEWLopolis line-up from September 15, 2007 to December 6, 2008, and is designed to be an immediate follow up to the movie Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!. It was the third Care Bears television series made and was produced by Sabella Dern Entertainment, the same company that made Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!. It features songs with music by Andy Street and lyrics by Judy Rothman.

Along with the other shows in the KEWLopolis block, this series fulfilled the federal "E/I" requirements.


Unlike the previous animation created by DIC and Nelvana in the 1980s, and as with Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, this series features the new redesigned Care Bears with redesigned tummy symbols (also called "belly badges"). It also features a redesigned Care-a-lot. Additionally, there was initially no interaction with humans or other supernatural entities like those found in the previous iteration.[1] Instead, as an immediate follow-up to Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, the series inherits the sole villain from the movie, Grizzle, who has robots to do his bidding.

While other Care Bears do make appearances in the show, the series primarily focuses on five Care Bears in particular as seen on the Care Bears website: Cheer Bear, the new leader of the group, Share Bear, who's now a horticulturist, Grumpy Bear, now an inventor, Funshine Bear, now an energetic fun bear instead of a jokester, and introduced in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, Oopsy Bear.[2] The show's theme song is performed by Kay Hanley.[3]


Main characters

The villain

Supporting characters


The new Care-a-Lot has four main places that make it up:

Houses and buildings

The houses in Care-a-lot are very different, but they all show the personalities of their owners:


Season 1

# Title Director Original air date
1"A Little Help / Tell-Tale Tummy"TBASeptember 15, 2007 (2007-09-15)

A Little Help: To stop his lab from losing power and floating away, Grizzle tries to steal a power generator that Grumpy Bear invented while the town is preparing for a festival.

Tell-Tale Tummy: Share Bear breaks Grumpy Bear's cloud express, which was still a work in progress, and gets the butterflies while trying to hide the fact that she broke it from Grumpy.
2"Growing Pains / King Grumpy"TBASeptember 22, 2007 (2007-09-22)

Growing Pains: Share Bear and Cheer Bear battle it out for the best garden in Care-a-Lot, but both go too far.

King Grumpy: Wingnut accidentally hurts Grumpy and Grumpy takes advantage of him.
3"Ice Creamed / Heatwave"TBASeptember 29, 2007 (2007-09-29)

Ice Creamed: Grumpy Bear builds a mechanical ice cream cart that produces unlimited ice cream for Amigo Bear after Grizzle destroys Amigo Bear's old ice cream cart. Unfortunately, it ends up producing too much ice cream.

Heatwave: Grizzle is using a device that consists of a pair of magnifying glasses to cause a heatwave in Care-a-Lot. The Thunder whales come by to bring rain, but then Grizzle scares them off. It's up to Share Bear, who's afraid of the whales, to save Care-a-Lot by facing her fears and leading the whales back.
4"Erased / Unbearable"TBAOctober 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)

Erased: Grizzle has invented a robot named Newbie and fitted it with a badge removal ray emitter to try erasing the Care Bears' belly badges. Unfortunately, the ray amplifies the negative traits of the bears instead of removing them. Soon, all in Care-a-Lot is in chaos and only Oopsy, who doesn't have a real belly badge and thus have not been zapped by the robot, can save the day.

Unbearable: Because of Funshine's helpful nature, the bears awards him with a trophy. However, the trophy soon gets to his head.
5"Care-Ful Bear / A Case Of The Grumpies"TBAOctober 13, 2007 (2007-10-13)

Care-Ful Bear: After Share Bear gets into a minor accident, Funshine Bear decides to enforce safety and becomes Care-Ful bear. Unfortunately, his enforcement is spoiling everyone's fun.

A Case Of The Grumpies: Grumpy Bear is grumpier than usual as of late, and Cheer Bear tries to cheer him up.
6"Cheer, There And Everywhere / Twinklet"TBAOctober 20, 2007 (2007-10-20)

Cheer, There And Everywhere: Cheer Bear neglects her duties to help out others during the parade.

Twinklet: Oopsy finds a twinklet and decides to keep it.
7"Belly Ball / Bubbles"Larry HoustonOctober 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)

Belly Ball: Share Bear wants to be good at a new game called Belly Ball. She's hoping it will help her out for a visit to Woohoo World, but becomes obsessed with winning a ribbon. Share stays up so late practicing that she neglects her sleep and can't play well at the game at all.

Bubbles: Funshine has also been staying up late to have fun, and ends up catching the "bubbles." These bubble-hiccups cause him to float up in the air. His friends tell him he has to stay in bed, but Funshine keeps getting up because he doesn't want to miss out on any fun.
8"Rainshine Meadows / Oopsy The Hero"Larry HoustonNovember 3, 2007 (2007-11-03)

Rainshine Meadows: Funshine looks for a place to practice Belly Ball and happens upon Rainshine Meadows, a once beautiful place which is now in a state of despair and negligence. He tries to clean it up himself, but fails. However, thanks to his strong persistence prior to giving up, the other Care Bears soon take notice of the meadows too, and with their help, Rainshine Meadows is restored to its former state of beauty.

Oopsy The Hero: Oopsy laments that he feels like he needs more attention. However, when his clumsiness saves Cheer and Harmony from a falling sign, he becomes a town hero.
9"All You Need Is... / Gobblebugs"TBANovember 10, 2007 (2007-11-10)

All You Need Is...: Due to a slip-up, a bottle of love perfume belonging to Grizzle, which causes anyone who sniffs the scent of the wearer to fall madly in love with the wearer of the perfume, ends up with Oopsy. Oopsy uses the perfume, which makes everyone in Care-a-Lot fall heads over heels with him.

Gobblebugs: A swarm of destructive insects called "gobblebugs" have descended upon Care-a-Lot. Cheer and Oopsy save the day and chases the Gobblebugs away.
10"Grizzle-ized / Share and Share Alike"TBANovember 17, 2007 (2007-11-17)

Grizzle-ized: Grizzle has invented a new invention called the "Grizzle-ator," which he intends to use to turn all of Care-a-Lot into a replica of his lair. He needs, however, a bear to deliver it into Care-a-Lot without anyone suspecting what it really is. He decides to trick Oopsy into delivering it, but Oopsy keeps having oopsies with it, forcing him to make protective modifications that ultimately render it inoperable.

Share and Share Alike: Share Bear has been growing special plants in her garden to make "Rootbear", a special root-beer that allows the bears to float into the sky. However, when she makes the drink, she finds that there isn't enough for her.
11"Dare Bears / Battle of the Bands"Larry HoustonNovember 24, 2007 (2007-11-24)

Dare Bears: After trying out Grumpy's new "bouncy boots" invention, Tenderheart and Funshine want more ways to have fun and decide to start taking dares. At first, they just seem to be harmless fun, but they soon find that they're frightened by what they're asking each other to do. As they try to outdare each other, their tricks lead to greater and greater trouble.

Battle of the Bands: Grizzle turns to cross-dressing in his most outrageous plan yet. When Harmony, Cheer, True Heart and Share form a band, their playing disturbs Grizzle's sleep. He dons a wig and lipstick and becomes Busybody Bear, allegedly having come to Care-a-Lot to pay a visit to an old friend. Under this guise, he begins spreading rumors that the various members of the band are saying nasty things about each other.
12"Re-Booted / Flower Power"Larry HoustonDecember 1, 2007 (2007-12-01)

Re-Booted: A robot that Grizzle creates kicks the villain out of his lair. When he tells Big Brain that caring doesn't compute, she kicks him out for caring about taking over Care-a-Lot, and his mechanized suit gets left behind. The Care Bears stare him down and then make him a new suit covered in rainbows, hearts, stars and suns. Together, they teach Grizzle about caring and he even joins in a game of hide-and-seek. Later, they send Wingnut to ask Big Brain to allow Grizzle back in his lair, but he rejects him. The Care Bears are unaware of this because they're still reforming Grizzle. Big Brain is still implementing the plan to take over Care-a-Lot and make it into an extension of Grizzle's lair, but the Care Bears stop Big Brain and Big Brain is destroyed.

Flower Power: Share has grown some lovely flowers and wants to share them with all of the Care Bears. Just then, the nimbits Tweazle and Bumpity arrive. They decide to create a special rain to increase the flowers' power and enhance everyone's appreciation of them, but none of them realize that they've accidentally created a flurry of jealousy. Everyone is convinced they will be the best and prettiest Care Bears if they can have more of Share's flowers.
13"Two of a Kind / Stand Up and Cheer"Larry Houston, Davis DoiDecember 8, 2007 (2007-12-08)

Two of a Kind: Grumpy is having a problem with a new machine and agrees to let his friends help. When it seems like they're just getting in his way, however, he unceremoniously tosses them out of his workshop. He instead turns to another machine, creating duplicates of himself, only to find that they're too busy arguing to help him at all. Tossed out of his own workshop, Grumpy finds himself turning to those whose help he shunned before.

Stand Up and Cheer: Noticing how talented the Care Bears all are, Cheer decides to hold a talent show. Soon, everyone is getting together great acts, and even Grizzle puts together one, though his act is part of another scheme to take over Care-a-lot. Meanwhile, Cheer helps everyone with their acts, but has trouble coming up with a performance of her own.

Season 2

# Title Director Writer Original air date
14"True Heart's Big Trip / Bumbleberry Jammed"TBATBASeptember 13, 2008 (2008-09-13)

True Heart's Big Trip: True Heart trips and is teased.

Bumbleberry Jammed: Grumpy finds a special Bumbleberry bush and refuses to share.
15"Desperately Seeking Mr. Beaks / Good Knight Bedtime"TBATBASeptember 20, 2008 (2008-09-20)

Desperately Seeking Mr. Beaks: When Grizzle loses Mr. Beaks, he leaps to the worst conclusion that his pal has been stolen by the Care Bears. The Care Bears don't agree with his conclusion, but agree to help anyway. Funshine and Love-a-Lot decide to play detective and are soon giving everyone in Care-a-Lot the third degree. Meanwhile, Oopsy and Grumpy work on their own plan to help Grizzle.

Good Knight Bedtime: When Grizzle invents a "dream scheme machine," not even the Care Bears' nocturnal slumberings are safe from his evil designs. At first, the device is set only to low power, but when Grizzle cranks it all the way, the Care Bears find themselves trapped in a giant nightmare world. With help from the others, Bedtime manages to resist the machine's effects; he's always dreamed of being a brave knight, but must summon real courage to try to foil Grizzle's plot.
16"Bumpity & Tweazle / Here Comes McKenna"TBATBASeptember 27, 2008 (2008-09-27)

Bumpity & Tweazle: As the Care Bears start their annual spring cleaning, Oopsy finds himself bothered by an odd problem: he thinks that he's seeing duplicates of his friends. The "duplicates" turn out to be Bumpity and Tweazle, shape-shifting clouds called nimbits who weren't sure how to fit into Care-a-Lot. The Care Bears try their best to make them feel welcome.

Here Comes McKenna: The Care Bears have been trying to help a girl named McKenna, but find her to be a tough case. They decide to transport her to Care-a-Lot in the hope of teaching her more about sharing and caring. Once there, McKenna starts to act reformed, but secretly hatches her own plan. Then, Grizzle shows up with a new version of his Care-taker device, forcing McKenna to make a tough decision.
17"Surprise Day / Tempus Fugit"TBATBAOctober 4, 2008 (2008-10-04)

Surprise Day: On Surprise Day, Harmony Bear is unnerved because it's her least favorite holiday. Though the other Care Bears all love surprising their friends and getting surprised on the holiday, Harmony feels jittery about all the unexpected things happening. When Share gives her a surprise, she lashes out and then shuts herself inside. The Care Bears work together to help her see that surprises can be fun.

Tempus Fugit: The Care Bears are so busy with work that they haven't had much time for play lately. When they all politely decline Bumpity and Tweazles' invitation to join in games, Bumpity and Tweazle look for a way to speed up their work. They tamper with the Care-a-Lot clock to make it go much faster than normal, but this leads to unexpected consequences.
18"Whose Friend Is Who? / Present and Accounted For"TBATBAOctober 11, 2008 (2008-10-11)

Whose Friend Is Who?: McKenna makes another appearance in Care-a-Lot. Upon arrival she helps Cheer, Harmony and Love-a-Lot with a big project. Grumpy, Funshine, and Oopsy are left out of the project making them jealous. They decide to start their own project, leaving the girls out. McKenna is caught in the middle of a veritable boys club vs. girls club forcing her to try to reconcile the two groups.

Present and Accounted For: Care-a-Lot celebrates Love-a-Lot's birthday, and Cheer plans a big gift-basket surprise for Love-a-Lot, but the gifts are mysteriously stolen. Love-a-Lot is frustrated at Cheer for forgetting about her birthday, while Cheer thinks Love-a-Lot ungratefully took the basket without showing appreciation. The two are forced to trust each other and discover the facts before jumping to conclusions.
19"Harmony Unplugged / King of the Gobblebugs"TBATBAOctober 18, 2008 (2008-10-18)

Harmony Unplugged: Harmony has the most lovely voice in Care-a-Lot, but when True Heart plans a big concert for Harmony to sing, all the extra attention begins to go to Harmony's head. Now, True Heart must deal with an unruly and ungrateful friend, and hope to correct the misdeeds of the monster she created.

King of the Gobblebugs: As the Care Bears sit around the campfire telling war stories, it comes to Oopsy's turn, and he cannot think of anything as good as anyone else's. Oopsy decides to tell a tale that is a bit taller than all of the other Care Bears, telling of an encounter he had in Rainshine Meadows with a giant Gobblebug as big as him. The only problem is that the other Care Bears took him seriously. Now, Oopsy has to figure out how to smooth out the mass panic and apprehension he has created.
20"Night Shift / No Snow Day"TBATBAOctober 25, 2008 (2008-10-25)

Night Shift: Bedtime allows Funshine, Tenderheart and Oopsy to accompany him on a typical work shift, which includes helping Hugs and Tugs get to sleep and keep everyone's dreams running smoothly.

No Snow Day: Bumpity and Tweazle try to create winter conditions to allow the Care Bears and McKenna to enjoy winter activities, but they accidentally create No Snow, an opposite form of snow that can invert one's attitude (positive to negative and vice versa).
21"Belly Blanked / All Give & No Take"TBATBANovember 1, 2008 (2008-11-01)

Belly Blanked: Grizzle has created another device to steal the Care Bears belly badges and uses it on Funshine.

All Give & No Take: McKenna is taught about the joys of giving, and Grizzle gives the Care Bears a gift and invites them to his lair for a larger gift--one he intends to use to trap them.
22"Luck 'O Oopsy / Rudemate"TBATBANovember 8, 2008 (2008-11-08)

Luck 'O Oopsy: After several mishaps while preparing for a race, Oopsy believes himself to be bad luck until he receives a clover from Good Luck.

Rudemate: McKenna is invited to stay in Care-a-Lot for a while, but she's not the best house guest. After trashing the homes of both Tenderheart and Love-a-Lot, they and Grumpy decide to build a house for her to help her learn the importance of respecting property.
23"Tour de Farce / Bad News"TBATBANovember 15, 2008 (2008-11-15)

Tour de Farce: McKenna and the other Care Bears help Grumpy get over his fear of riding a bicycle.

Bad News: True Heart and Share decide to become full time reporters, and end up on the verge of becoming tabloid reporters.
24"Forget It / Gone"TBATBANovember 22, 2008 (2008-11-22)

Forget It: Tenderheart gets a new pogo stick from Grumpy and insists on Funshine trying it, despite Funshine's insistence that he's not ready for it. When Funshine breaks the pogo stick, they both blame each other for the problem. While they are arguing, Grizzle uses a "Forget-Me-Ray" to whipe the Care Bears' memories. Tenderheart and Funshine have an opportunity to solve the problem, but they find it difficult to put aside their argument.

Gone: McKenna's friend Heather moved away and the Care Bears and the Thunder Whales help her feel better about Heather's absence.
25"Broken, Parts I and II"Davis DoiThomas D. HartNovember 29, 2008 (2008-11-29)

As the Care Bears hold a celebration for Wingnut, Grizzle fumes over the loss of his robotic assistant who has "turned traitor." He's not sure how, but he's determined to make the Care Bears and Wingnut pay. Later on, as Share Bear is teaching Wingnut about caring, an accident happens and Wingnut is broken. The Care Bears turn to Grumpy, but it turns out that Wingnut has a very specific problem. Grumpy notices that Share is wearing a necklace that would be perfect for fixing it. Share, however, doesn't want to part with the necklace, which was given to her by the Care Bears and makes her feel special. She decides, instead, to turn to Grizzle. She feels that since Grizzle made Wingnut, he should be able to fix him. After a failed attempt to capture Share, Grizzle agrees to help fix Wingnut. The Care Bears don't realize, however, that Grizzle's help comes with a price-tag, an added device to put into motion another of his treacherous schemes.

Note: This episode is the first of the Grizzle-ly Adventures specials, which were first featured on DVD.
26"Emma's Dilemma, Parts I and II"Davis DoiThomas D. HartDecember 6, 2008 (2008-12-06)

As the Care Bears experience a rash of disappearing personal items, they receive an alert from their Care Bear Transporter. A girl on Earth named Emma is in trouble and needs their help. Her caring quotient has dropped dangerously low after her brother and his friends refused to play with her. The Care Bears decide to bring her to Care-a-Lot, in the hope they can boost her confidence by having her find their lost things. They don't know, however, that they've landed her right in the middle of one of Grizzle's evil plans. Grizzle has been stealing their items in the hopes of finding out what makes them tick. He's now set his sights on actually capturing a Care Bear and analyzing it.

Note: This episode is the second of the Grizzle-ly Adventures specials, which were first featured on DVD.

DVD release

In March 2009, the first Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot DVD was released, which was entitled "Cheer, There and Everywhere". The DVD featured 8 episodes, all based on getting along with others.

References and footnotes

  1. Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot TV Show - Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot Television Show -
  2. Care Bears - Meet Care Bears Archived November 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Care Bears#2007 relaunch
  4. Episodes Cheer, There and Everywhere" and "Twinklet"
  5. Episodes "All You Need Is..." and "Gobblebugs"
  6. as Oopsy said in the episode "All you need is..."
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