Jason and the Argos Gnomes (Part Twenty Two): The Care Bears

Tenderheart, Cheer and Bedtime Bears

If you was growing up in 1986, and had a younger sister, chances are she may have been aware of several popular toy franchises from America. One was the Cabbage Patch Dolls, launched with much chutzpah and hysteria in late 1983. Another was My Little Pony, based around the shenanigans of psychedelic ponies.

Neither of the two aforementioned creations spawned films. The Care Bears did with its own film, The Care Bears Movie released in 1985. This would lead to spin-off films and animated serials, popular on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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