Western Animation: Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation
Stickin' together we can make it! Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation
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
is the second theatrical film in the Care Bears
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 Christy's two best friends, John and Dawn who had been helping the Care Bears, talk Christy into joining them to stop Dark Heart, even if it costs them their lives.note
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation provides examples of the following tropes:
- Adults Are Useless: In this case, completely absent.
- Audience Participation: See Clap Your Hands If You Believe below for details.
- Award Bait Song: The ending song "Forever Young".
- Chekhov's Skill: 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.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The Bears and Cousins exhort the audience to chant "We care!" along with them to save Christy, who made a Heroic Sacrifice. Even the repentant villain Dark Heart breaks down and joins in, and not only saves her, he winds up becoming a nice human boy. Reviewer Hal Lipper referred to this as the "Tinker Bell Principle" in his review of the movie.
- Continuity Snarl: Exactly how this movie — and it's an Origin Story — fits in with the first Care Bears Movie as a prime source of tongue-in-cheek Fan Wank. Most likely the first movie is in same continuity as the two 1980's specials and the DiC show, and the second movie/Nelvana series is either an Alternate Continuity.
- Collapsing Lair: Dark Heart's lair after he becomes human.
- Crystal Prison: What Dark Heart traps the bears in.
- Curtains Match the Window: Dark Heart before his Heel-Face Turn.
- Deal with the Devil: Christy strickes a deal with Dark Heart, she becomes "camp champ" in exchange for a future unnamed favor.
- Disney Death: Christy
- The Dragon: Christy, due to her deal.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: After Christy saves Dark Heart from drowning he questions why she would.
- Evil Redhead: Dark Heart, in his human form (or any form that has fur/hair).
- Hate Plague: Rogue campers run around uprooting trees and snickering evilly after Darkheart begins to kidnap the bears. Wether he is influencing the camp directly by being there or the camp is only one of many places suffering from the loss of the Care Bears in unknown.
- Heel-Face Turn: Dark Heart, after he realizes his feelings for Christy to save her.
- Kids Are Cruel: The other campers treat Dawn, John, and Christy like crap for not being good at sports, verbally abusing them and making them do all the chores.
- Love Redeems: Or caring redeems, but Dark Heart became Christy's friend (after she saved his life), and he felt so bad about nearly killing her, that it drove the evil out of him.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Dark Heart after seeing that he accidentally zapped Christy. He even outright says, "What have I done?"
- Not So Different: The Establishing Character Moment for the camp is pretty much the other campers who win at the sports treating Christy, Dawn, and John like crap for coming in last. What happens when Christy starts winning? Shes does the same thing to the others, with the exception of Dawn and John.
- One-Winged Angel: Dark Heart turns into a big ol' heap of Super Smoke.
- Redemption Demotion: Dark Heart loses all his powers and becomes a normal human when he turns good.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Dark Heart in human form. Them turning normal is the first sign that he's turned into a real human.
- Sealed Good in a Can: The Care Bears are trapped in crystals of a chandellier until Christy frees them.
- Shout-Out: Dark Heart's rescuing of Christy from her Disney Death is reminiscent to the 1953 film Peter Pan where the eponymous character uses a similar method to save Tinkerbell.
- Slippery Swimsuit: During the end with everyone having fun in a lake, Grumpy's swimsuit winds up falling off after he makes a splash.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Dark Heart
- Villainous Friendship : Dark Heart and Christy.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Strangely applied, but it leads to a Heel-Face Turn. (At one point provided the page quote.)