History WesternAnimation / TheCareBearsMovie

25th Jan '18 10:20:30 PM LadyNorbert
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The story is presented via the FramingDevice of a man telling the children in his orphanage the tale of two lonely orphans: the siblings Kim and Jason, who are helped by the Care Bears, and an older boy named Nicholas, tempted by an evil, sentient book.

The book gives Nicholas magical powers, and then convinces him to turn everyone he sees into hateful people. This damages Care-a-lot, causing earthquakes and threatening to destroy it all. Kim, Jason, and the Care Bears have to go and stop what's happening. Their quest gets sidetracked when they are forced to go to another land, which turns out to be the home of the Care Bear Cousins. In case you noticed watching the film, it is significantly the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] of the trilogy: a spell book with a hauntingly green face that seems to be prefer the world in heavily implied global anarchy rather than just plain {{Jerkass}}ry towards one's fellow man, eerie rides, and a [[WingDingEyes crazed eyed]] possessed sorcerer wannabe. Even the soundtrack can be threatening at times.

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The story is presented via the FramingDevice of a man telling the children in his orphanage the tale of two three lonely orphans: the siblings Kim and Jason, who are helped by the Care Bears, and an older boy named Nicholas, who is tempted by an evil, sentient book.

The book gives Nicholas magical powers, and then convinces him to turn everyone he sees into hateful people. This damages Care-a-lot, causing earthquakes and threatening to destroy it all. Kim, Jason, and the Care Bears have to go and stop what's happening. Their quest gets sidetracked when they are forced to go to another land, which turns out to be the home of the Care Bear Cousins. In case you noticed watching the film, it

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is significantly the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] of the trilogy: film trilogy, featuring a spell book with a hauntingly haunting green face that seems to be prefer the world in heavily implied global anarchy rather than just plain {{Jerkass}}ry towards one's fellow man, eerie rides, and a [[WingDingEyes crazed eyed]] possessed sorcerer wannabe. Even the soundtrack can be threatening at times.



* BigYes: [[TheQuietOne Secret Bear]] of all people gives one during the "In A Care Bear Family" song.

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* BigYes: [[TheQuietOne Secret Bear]] of all people gives one during the "In A Care Bear Family" song.



* KnightOfCerebus: The Spirit is easily the darkest villain in the entire Care Bears franchise. Dark Heart is a LargeHam with sympathetic qualities, who eventually does a Heel-FaceTurn; No Heart has [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Beastly and Shreeky]] to keep him from being too scary, likewise the Vizier with the Mice; and the Checkerboard Wizard is a SissyVillain, aside from his infamous NightmareFace. The Spirit doesn't have any of these qualities to tone her down: she's played deadly serious every time she appears.

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* KnightOfCerebus: The Spirit is easily the darkest villain in the entire Care Bears franchise. Dark Heart is a LargeHam with sympathetic qualities, who eventually does a Heel-FaceTurn; No Heart has [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Beastly and Shreeky]] to keep him from being too scary, likewise as does the Vizier with the Mice; and the Checkerboard Wizard is a SissyVillain, aside from his infamous NightmareFace. The Spirit doesn't have any of these qualities to tone her down: she's played deadly serious every time she appears.



* PlotCoupon: The key that will lock the book; Tender Heart entrusts it to Jason, and it's mentioned a few times throughout the film. [[spoiler:Subverted when they attempt to use it and the Spirit manages to ''destroy'' it. Secret Bear has to come up with a substitute on the fly.]]

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* PlotCoupon: The key that will lock the book; Tender Heart Tenderheart Bear entrusts it to Jason, and it's mentioned a few times throughout the film. [[spoiler:Subverted when they attempt to use it and the Spirit manages to ''destroy'' it. Secret Bear has to come up with a substitute on the fly.]]



* WorryingForTheWrongReason: A couple of kids and a couple of Care Bears are stuck in a tree and afraid of falling, when Friend Bear points out that they should be more afraid of the lion that's climbing up for them. (Fortunately, the lion turns out to be Brave Heart Lion, who just wants to help.)

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* WorryingForTheWrongReason: A couple of kids and a couple of Care Bears are stuck in a tree and afraid of falling, when Friend Bear points out that they should be more afraid of the lion that's climbing up for them. (Fortunately, the lion turns out to be Brave Heart Braveheart Lion, who just wants to help.)
11th Sep '17 3:16:13 PM HSutherland
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* KnightOfCerebus: The Spirit is easily the darkest villain in the entire Care Bears franchise. Cold Heart is a LargeHam; No Heart has [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Beastly and Shreeky]] to keep him from being too scary, likewise the Vizier with the Mice; Dark Heart has sympathetic qualities and eventually does a HeelFaceTurn; and the Checkerboard Wizard is a SissyVillain, aside from his infamous NightmareFace. The Spirit doesn't have any of these qualities to tone her down: she's played deadly serious every time she appears.

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* KnightOfCerebus: The Spirit is easily the darkest villain in the entire Care Bears franchise. Cold Dark Heart is a LargeHam; LargeHam with sympathetic qualities, who eventually does a Heel-FaceTurn; No Heart has [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Beastly and Shreeky]] to keep him from being too scary, likewise the Vizier with the Mice; Dark Heart has sympathetic qualities and eventually does a HeelFaceTurn; and the Checkerboard Wizard is a SissyVillain, aside from his infamous NightmareFace. The Spirit doesn't have any of these qualities to tone her down: she's played deadly serious every time she appears.
11th Sep '17 3:03:51 PM HSutherland
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* KnightOfCerebus: The Spirit is easily the darkest villain in the entire Care Bears franchise. Darkheart is a LargeHam; No Heart has [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Beastly and Shreeky]] to keep him from being too scary; Dark Heart has sympathetic qualities; and the Checkerboard Wizard is a SissyVillain, aside from his infamous NightmareFace. The Spirit doesn't have any of these qualities to tone her down: she's played deadly serious every time she appears.

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* KnightOfCerebus: The Spirit is easily the darkest villain in the entire Care Bears franchise. Darkheart Cold Heart is a LargeHam; No Heart has [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Beastly and Shreeky]] to keep him from being too scary; scary, likewise the Vizier with the Mice; Dark Heart has sympathetic qualities; qualities and eventually does a HeelFaceTurn; and the Checkerboard Wizard is a SissyVillain, aside from his infamous NightmareFace. The Spirit doesn't have any of these qualities to tone her down: she's played deadly serious every time she appears.
5th Sep '17 5:11:24 PM LadyNorbert
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* BookEnds: The movie begins and ends with Mr. Cherrywood, telling the story of Nicholas, Jason, and Kim to the children in the group home he runs with his wife.



* ChekhovsGun: The key, which had its importance [[spoiler:greatly subverted by the fact that it could be duplicated rather easily]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: As mentioned above, it is easily the darkest of the trilogy in tone.

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* ChekhovsGun: The key, which had has its importance [[spoiler:greatly subverted by the fact that it could can be duplicated rather easily]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: As mentioned above, it This film is easily the darkest of the trilogy in tone.



%%* TheDragon: Nicholas.

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%%* * TheDragon: Nicholas.Nicholas is this to the book spirit, who is really running the show.
* ForTheEvulz: The book's motive for turning everyone in the world into jerks is never explained or even hinted.



* GunshipRescue: Combined with BigDamnHeroes. When it looks like the giant crow spirit is going to make a snack out of a couple of Care Bears and the Care Bear Cousins (who couldn't do anything at that point in the movie), The Care Bears flagship comes around the riverbend and blasts it with a CareBearStare siege cannon, which allows the two endangered bears to turn the tables and finish it off.
%%* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:The kids in the end.]]

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* GunshipRescue: Combined with BigDamnHeroes. When it looks like the giant crow spirit is going to make a snack out of a couple of Care Bears and the Care Bear Cousins (who couldn't do anything at that point in the movie), The the Care Bears Bears' flagship comes around the riverbend and blasts it riverbend. Its passengers blast the bird with a CareBearStare siege cannon, which allows allowing the two endangered bears to turn the tables and finish it off.
%%* * HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:The kids By the end of the movie, Jason and Kim have become this, sitting in the end.]]audience at Nicholas's magic show with their new parents.



%%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Nicholas at the end.]]

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%%* * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Nicholas at [[spoiler:Nicholas]], thanks to The PowerOfFriendship, makes one of these in the end.]]end.
* INeverToldYouMyName: Friend Bear addresses Kim and Jason by name without an introduction. Jason asks how the Bears know their names, but never gets much in the way of a straight answer.



* KnightOfCerebus: The Spirit is easily the darkest villain in the entire Care Bears franchise. Coldheart was a LargeHam; No Heart had [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Beastly and Shreeky]] to keep him from being too scary; Dark Heart had sympathetic qualities; and the Checkerboard Wizard was a SissyVillain, aside from his infamous NightmareFace. The Spirit doesn't have any of these qualities to tone her down: she's played deadly serious every time she appears on screen.
* NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler: At the end of the film, it is revealed that the the narrator is an older Nicholas, with it hinted that an older Kim is his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: The book spirit; which is why we'll just have to go on calling her "the book spirit."

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* KnightOfCerebus: The Spirit is easily the darkest villain in the entire Care Bears franchise. Coldheart was Darkheart is a LargeHam; No Heart had has [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Beastly and Shreeky]] to keep him from being too scary; Dark Heart had has sympathetic qualities; and the Checkerboard Wizard was is a SissyVillain, aside from his infamous NightmareFace. The Spirit doesn't have any of these qualities to tone her down: she's played deadly serious every time she appears on screen.
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* NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler: At the end of the film, it is revealed that the the narrator is an older Nicholas, with it hinted that an older Kim is his wife.Nicholas.]]
* NoNameGiven: The book spirit; spirit, which is why we'll just have to go on calling her "the book spirit.""
* OrphanageOfLove: The Cherrywoods run one of these, as seen in the movie's BookEnds.



* TheQuietOne: Secret Bear has no lines in the film and Friend Bears has to translate for him.

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* TheQuietOne: Secret Bear has no lines in the film film, and Friend Bears Bear has to translate for him.



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The book spirit. [[spoiler: And Nicholas in the third act.]]
* VoiceForTheVoiceless: Friend Bear for the always silent Secret Bear; she's the only bear who can understand and interpret his body language, and the only one whom he usually whispers to.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The book spirit. [[spoiler: And Nicholas becomes this in the third act.]]
* VoiceForTheVoiceless: Friend Bear for the always silent Secret Bear; she's the only bear who can understand and interpret his body language, and the only one to whom he usually whispers to.occasionally whispers.
1st Sep '17 10:28:06 PM Nakuyabi
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* AwardBaitSong: The opening song, sung by Carole King. Unfortunately, though, she constantly sounds bored throughout the whole song, something the Nostalgia Critic has pointed out and mocked on several occassions.

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* AwardBaitSong: The opening song, sung by Carole King. Unfortunately, though, she constantly sounds bored throughout the whole song, something the Nostalgia Critic has pointed out and mocked on several occassions.



%%* NoNameGiven: The book spirit.

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%%* * NoNameGiven: The book spirit; which is why we'll just have to go on calling her "the book spirit."



%%* SealedEvilInACan: The book spirit.

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%%* * SealedEvilInACan: The book spirit.spirit, which Nicholas inadvertently ''unseals'' when he first opens the book.



* SocietyMarchesOn: The orphans reciting their evening prayers in the opening scene comes across as decidedly quaint today. Sure, this might still happen in some families, but with society becoming increasingly diverse and secular, including such a scene in a children's cartoon can seem dated and - by modern standards - inappropriate in the 21st century.



%%* TomeOfEldritchLore

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%%* TomeOfEldritchLore* TomeOfEldritchLore: A living example in the book's case; she apparently was planning to teach that HatePlague spell to the first person to open the book, which happened to be Nicholas.
26th Aug '17 5:10:31 PM NightShade96
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* DeadlyBook: There's an evil book who wants to trick Nicholas into using it to turn everyone in the world into jerks.
5th Jun '17 12:27:20 PM gjjones
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* AwardBaitSong: The opening song, sung by Carole King. Unfortunately, though, she constantly sounds bored throughout the whole song, something the Nostalgia Critic has pointed out and mocked on several occassions.



* OscarBaitSong: The opening song, sung by Carol Burnett, of all people. Unfortunately, though, she constantly sounds bored throughout the whole song, something the Nostalgia Critic has pointed out and mocked on several occassions.
5th Jun '17 12:26:29 PM gjjones
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* AnimatedMusical

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* TheDogBitesBack: Nicholas.
* TheDragon: Nicholas.

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* %%* TheDogBitesBack: Nicholas.
* %%* TheDragon: Nicholas.



* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:The kids in the end.]]

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* %%* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:The kids in the end.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Nicholas at the end.]]

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* %%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Nicholas at the end.]]



* NoNameGiven: The book spirit.

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* %%* NoNameGiven: The book spirit.



* TheQuietOne: Secret Bear. Friend Bear is his translator.
* SealedEvilInACan: The book spirit.

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* TheQuietOne: Secret Bear. Bear has no lines in the film and Friend Bear is his translator.
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SealedEvilInACan: The book spirit.



* TomeOfEldritchLore

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13th May '17 6:52:48 AM Harem-author
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* GunshipRescue: Combined with BigDamnHeroes. When it looks like the giant crow spirit is going to make a snack out of a couple of Care Bears and the Care Bear Cousins (who couldn't do anything at that point in the movie), The Care Bears flagship comes around the riverbend and blasts it with a CareBearStare siege cannon, which allows the two endangered bears to turn the tables and finish it off.
7th Apr '17 4:46:56 PM erracht
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* SocietyMarchesOn: The orphans reciting their evening prayers in the opening scene comes across as decidedly quaint today. Sure, this might still happen in some families, but with society becoming increasingly secular, including such a scene in a children's cartoon can seem dated and controversial in the 21st century.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: The orphans reciting their evening prayers in the opening scene comes across as decidedly quaint today. Sure, this might still happen in some families, but with society becoming increasingly diverse and secular, including such a scene in a children's cartoon can seem dated and controversial - by modern standards - inappropriate in the 21st century.
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