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.
  • Screwed by the Network: Screwed by both Hasbro and The Hub. The right for the franchise along with Strawberry Shortcake, went from Play-Along and Playmates respectively to Hasbro in late 2008. Hasbro meddled with the animation series production so that the animation rights of the two franchise would move to Moonscoop from DiC (who were still alive at that point). The show only came out in 2012, and toys only appeared in 2013. So what were they doing between 2009 and 2011? Nontheless, when no second season of the show was announced in 2013, American Greetings were understandably unhappy about the way the franchise was treated, and the toy rights was revoked from Hasbro and given to Just Play Toys in 2014 as a result. Consequently, the show was cancelled when The Hub was rebranded into Discovery Family in late 2014. However it's invariably getting a Spin-Off- Care Bears and Cousins- thanks to Netflix.
  • Uncanny Valley: Some viewers feel that the designs of certain of the human characters fall into Uncanny Valley.