Western Animation / The Care Bears: Adventure in Wonderland


The Care Bears: Adventure in Wonderland (1987) is the third and final theatrical film in the Care Bears franchise.

The Care Bears are given a mission by The White Rabbit of Wonderland, who is Swift Heart's uncle. The Princess of Heart has gone missing, and the Succession Crisis will give an evil wizard the crown. The Care Bears go searching for her, but instead find a girl named Alice, who is a dead ringer for the Princess. She is convinced to impersonate the princess to stall for time while the Care Bears go searching for the real one.

Unfortunately, the wizard is on to this scheme, and hopes to expose Alice for what she is. It's up to Alice to prove her worth, and the Care Bears to find the real princess in time.

The plot basically has more in common with The Prisoner of Zenda than Alice in Wonderland.

The box office for this film was the lowest of the three, causing a fourth film, Care Bears Nutcracker Suite, to be a TV movie. There would be no further movies until Direct-to-Video films in the Turn of the Millennium. Incidentially, despite being the lowest grossing theatrical Care Bears film, it was distributed by the film distribution subsidiary of a Canadian movie theatre company, Cineplex Odeon (now known as Cineplex Entertainment).

The Care Bears: Adventure in Wonderland provides examples of the following tropes: