I care, you care, we all love the Care Bears ... but enough for a new TV show?

carebearkids.gifThe Care Bears are coming back. I'm ... ill-equipped ... at coming up with possible jokes about this. I find it hard to believe that today's generation of kids -- raised on cartoon weirdness that was unconceivable in our childhoods -- would find a connection to lovey-dovey bears that wear "belly badges" to express their personalities. (Does that make me "Skepti-Bear?")

American Greetings, which created the multi-colored lot, says the Care Bears will get the CGI-animated treatment in a new TV show aiming to launch next year (which not coincidentally will be the franchise's 30th anniversary).

Can reinventions of Strawberry Shortcake, Holly Hobbie and Twisted Whiskers -- all American Greetings creations -- be far behind?

The Hollywood Reporter says the new Care Bears show would make a good fit for The Hub Network, which airs other American Greetings shows. A broadcast partner will be announced in the next two weeks.

And in case, you wondering, yes, there are actual lyrics to the Care Bear theme song

I care, you care,
We all love the Care Bears.

Everyone loves the Care Bears,
What's not there to love?
All the warmth and kindness in the world,
You will see how great this day can be,
When the Care Bears are with you.

"I care, you care,
We all love the Care Bears.
I care, you care,
Everyone loves the Care Bears.

If you're feeling gloomy,
Cheer Bear lifts you up,
And Funshine always has a joke or two.
If you've lost your smile,
You need to stop a while,
And talk to Tenderheart Bear. (Yeah!)

--- Chorus ---
I care, you care,
We all love the Care Bears.
I care, you care,
Everyone loves the Care Bears.
They're on their way;
The Care Bears will save the day."

[Last modified: Thursday, July 7, 2011 8:59am]

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