->''Stickin' together we can make it!\\
Nothing can stop us, we can't go wrong!\\
We can be tough, yes, we can take it!\\
We care a lot and we will be strong''

''Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation'' is the second theatrical film in the ''Franchise/CareBears'' franchise.

This film has a different continuity than the first movie and the specials. The Care Bears and Care Bears Cousins grew up together, but were pursued as children by a malevolent entity known as Dark Heart. He later finds a young, ambitious, and very bitter girl named Christy, and he promises to fulfill her wishes in return for help if he should ever ask. He then gets frustrated in pursuit of the Care Bears, but then uses Christy to have her pretend to need help from the Care Bears so that he can capture them. Eventually, John and Dawn, Christy's two best friends who have been helping the Care Bears, talk Christy into joining them to stop Dark Heart, even if it costs them their lives.[[note]]This part is only really implied, though. Don't forget what we're watching here.[[/note]]

!!''Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AdultsAreUseless: In this case, completely absent. One would expect there to be counselors ''somewhere'' at the camp. Instead, a JerkJock character seems to call the shots, ordering Christy and the twins to pick up litter.
* AgeCut: Several of these occur during the "Growing Up" song.
* AudienceParticipation: See ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve below for details.
* AwardBaitSong: The ending song "Forever Young".
* BecomeARealBoy: [[spoiler: Dark Heart, near the end.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Christy's marble shooting. It is somewhat shoehorned in at the beginning as being the only thing she is good at; then, at the critical moment during the climax, she shoots a marble that somehow dislodges the chain holding up the imprisoned Care Bears which then falls and releases them.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[spoiler:The Bears and Cousins [[NoFourthWall exhort the audience]] to chant "We care!" along with them to save Christy, who made a HeroicSacrifice. Even the [[HeelFaceTurn repentant villain]] Dark Heart breaks down and joins in, and not only does he save her, he winds up becoming [[BecomeARealBoy a nice human boy]].]] Reviewer Hal Lipper referred to this as the "Tinker Bell Principle" in his review of the movie.
* ContinuitySnarl: Exactly how this movie -- and it's an OriginStory -- fits in with the first ''Care Bears Movie'' is a prime source of tongue-in-cheek FanWank. Most likely the first movie is in the same continuity as the two 1980s specials and the [=DiC=] show, and the second movie and the Nelvana series comprise an AlternateContinuity.
* CollapsingLair: [[spoiler:Dark Heart's lair after he becomes human.]]
* CrystalPrison: Where Dark Heart traps the Bears and Cousins.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Dark Heart before his HeelFaceTurn.
* DealWithTheDevil: Christy strikes a deal with Dark Heart; she becomes "camp champ" in exchange for a future unnamed favor.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Christy]]
* TheDragon: Christy, due to her deal.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Dark Heart is flabbergasted that Christy would save his life, noting that it would have been smarter for her to let him drown.
* EvilRedhead: Dark Heart, in his human form (or any form that has fur/hair).
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Dawn and John are completely indistinguishable apart from Dawn's pigtails.
* HatePlague: Rogue campers run around uprooting trees and snickering evilly after Darkheart begins to kidnap the bears. Whether he is influencing the camp directly by being there or if the camp is only one of many places suffering from the loss of the Care Bears is unknown.
* HeelFaceTurn: Dark Heart, [[spoiler:after he realizes his feelings for Christy to save her]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The star god character observes that Noble Heart and True Heart have such a powerful ability to love and care, it's effectively given them this.
* KidsAreCruel: The "camp champ" treats Dawn, John, and Christy like dirt for not being good at sports, verbally abusing them and making them do all the chores.
* LoveRedeems: Or caring redeems, anyway. [[spoiler:Dark Heart becomes Christy's friend (after she saves his life), and he feels so bad about nearly killing her that it drives the evil out of him.]]
* AMinorKidroduction: The movie begins with the Care Bears and the Care Bear Cousins as cubs. They become their current age during the second half of the movie.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Dark Heart after seeing that he accidentally zapped Christy. He even outright asks, "What have I done?"
* NoNameGiven: It's never explained just who - or ''what'' - the giant talking star is. Little Star Buddy and Little Heart Buddy apparently work for him, and he seems to be narrating the film, but beyond that? Not so much as a hint.
** We also never learn what [[spoiler:Dark Heart calls himself after becoming a real boy]].
* NotSoDifferent: The EstablishingCharacterMoment for the camp is pretty much the "camp champ," who wins at every sport, treating Christy, Dawn, and John (and likely the other campers) like dirt for coming in last. What happens when Christy starts winning? She ''does the same thing'' to the others, with the exception of [[PetTheDog Dawn and John]].
* OneWingedAngel: Dark Heart turns into a big ol' heap of SuperSmoke.
* {{Protectorate}}: Christy treats the twins as this. She even notes that, after she's become the camp champ, no one pushes them around anymore because "I won't let 'em!"
* RedemptionDemotion: [[spoiler:Dark Heart]] loses all his powers and becomes a normal human when he turns good.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Dark Heart in human form. [[spoiler:Them turning normal is the first sign that he's turned into a real human.]]
* SealedGoodInACan: The Care Bears and Cousins are trapped in crystals of a chandelier until Christy frees them.
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: Human!Dark Heart and Christy]] seem to have this at the end, what with all the hand-holding and such.
* ShoutOut: Dark Heart's rescuing of Christy from her DisneyDeath is reminiscent to the 1953 film ''Disney/PeterPan'', where the eponymous character uses a similar method to save Tinkerbell.
** In fact, the whole interaction with Christy and Dark Heart is extremely similar to ''{{Literature/Faust}}''. This and the above example did not go unnoticed by critics or WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
* SlipperySwimsuit: During the end with everyone having fun in a lake, Grumpy's swimsuit winds up falling off after he makes a splash.
* StockSubtitle: It's a hybrid of "New" and "The Next Generation".
* TimePassesMontage: The Care Bears and Cousins grow from cubs into their adult forms in one of these.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: ZigZagged with Dark Heart; he can turn into monsters and SuperSmoke, but spends most of the movie looking like a kid, tends to PokeThePoodle, and [[spoiler:ultimately gets redeemed]].
* VillainousFriendship: Dark Heart and Christy.[[spoiler: And despite being a villainous one, it's still a friendship that ends up redeeming Dark Heart.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Christy averts this by saving Dark Heart from drowning -- even after all he's done by the time this happens. It leads to a HeelFaceTurn, and at one point provided the page quote.
-->"[[ArcWords Good or bad, you're still a person.]]"
* YearInsideHourOutside: The Bears and Cousins have the above-mentioned TimePassesMontage, which suggests the passage of ''years'', in what appears to be the same ''month'' that John, Dawn, and Christy are at their miserable camp. One can only assume that time passes differently in Care-a-lot, but it looks really weird.