YMMV: Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot

  • Earworm: "Wake up and start the day / Don't be afraid of a new beginning / No need to worry about yesterday..."
    • "Best friends are never very far / Best friends are bright and lucky stars that shine at night / They make everything all right / 'Cause they're your best friends..." (Official music video of the extended version performed at the end of "Sad About You.")
  • Fridge Horror: The single use of the Care Bear Stare is particularly troubling, with the effects being apparent and immediate. The impression is less of being overwhelmed with good feelings and more of a magical brainwashing (bordering on a mind-wipe). The fact that it wasn't done on a monster, but a simple bully, makes it even more troubling for some parents.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: There are a fair few who watch only for either Grumpy Bear or Wonderheart Bear.
  • Periphery Demographic: The premiere drew some of The Hub's best ratings in demographics across the board. Based on increased airings of the show, ratings seem to be continuing to hold well.
    • Invoked by Hasbro no less, when it was announced, Hasbro stated they were aiming to get the My Little Pony's Brony Demographic.
  • Uncanny Valley: Some viewers feel that the designs of certain of the human characters fall into Uncanny Valley.