Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears will brainwash an entirely new generation of little girls
CBS is bringing familiar faces to its fall children's slate. Resurrected favorites "Care Bears" and "Strawberry Shortcake" are among the new shows next season, as well as "Sushi Pack" and "I Was a High School Dinosaur."
The three-hour FCC-required block, which is programd by DIC Entertainment, also includes returning shows "Cake" and "Horseland."
• "Care Bears" will celebrate 25 years with new episodes and a new take on such original characters as Cheer Bear, Funshine and Grumpy.
• "Strawberry Shortcake" follows the adventures of the title character and her similarly sweetly named friends in the Saturday morning broadcast television debut.
This "new take" business reminds us of when Warner Bros. tried to make the Looney Toons all hip and Gen-Y. Hopefully that doesn't mean there will be an Ecstasy Bear or a Morose Bear or even a pack of Goth Bears running around doing, well, nothing much. Because that would be too much for my wife to handle.
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