If you are like me, just the simple mention of Care Bears makes you smile. It brings back memories from my youth where the “care bear stare” could right any wrong. I was so excited when my daughter started getting interested in them as it is much easier to stomach an interest I, myself, share (bear).
Enter the newly released Care Bears: Mystery in Care-A-Lot DVD featuring three mystery themed episodes chock full of friendship and good cheer, and right in time for Halloween. In this delightful collection – that kids and their families will love – the Bears show the power of caring and sharing as they transform bad dreams into sweet ones, solve the mystery of the legendary Scare Bear, and save Care-a-Lot from turning into Grump-a-Lot! This DVD is for you if you agree that this time of year brings a challenge to find sweet, non-scary Halloween entertainment for kids too young to appreciate the scary face from Scream.
This face is scarier than the face from Scream.
While I enjoyed “Nightbears” and “Sleuth of Bears”, my favorite episode by far was “Welcome to Grump-A-Lot”. From the first scene that includes BBQ’d pigs in a blanket to Grumpy bear’s use of solar panels for his tv, this episode had me smiling.
Who among us has not had a day (or decade) where they can identify with grumpy bear? But this episode has a nice twist where after a grumpy storm hits an alternative grumpy universe takes over in Care-A-Lot and reshapes Grumpy bear view of himself.
Much like the movie whose title I can’t think of, after a big storm, Grumpy bear wakes up in an alternate universe where not just him but everyone is grumpy. All his cheerful Care Bear friends harrumph about giving him the grumptastic treatment he usually dishes out. As the episode unfolds he sees from his mistakes and realizes being grumpy all the time isn’t the best option. He sees the light and turns his grump-infested friends back to their smiles one by one. He learns that while we all get frustrated, we must all learn to control our emotions.
Two non-Grumpy Share Bear snugglers
By far my favorite line of the whole episode was “In grump do not wallow & color will follow”. Isn’t that a great line? Thinking broader than Care Bears, no matter how old you are, think for a few moments about this line. It’s really good advice, right? I love having an “AHA!” moment in the last place I would expect (I miss Oprah).
So if you are looking for a new DVD to enjoy with your kids that is non-scary and perfect for the Halloween season, check out Care Bears: Mystery in Care-A-Lot. YOU and your kids will enjoy it.
In honor of Halloween’s fast approach, The Mint Chip Mama will be giving away two copies of the new DVD Care Bears: Mystery in Care-A-Lot!
To win comment below with who your favorite Care Bear is and be sure to include what’s on their tummy!
Winners chosen 10/22 – with enough time to get the DVD to you by Halloween night!
But wait! Everyone is a winner today – please enjoy the Care Bear Halloween coloring sheet below!
If you too are a Care Bear fiend, check out a sneak peak of the new Netflix Original Series premiering Nov. 6: Care Bears and Cousins.
And of course you can see all kinds of Care Bears entertainment right here on YouTube.