Care Bears: Grizzle-ly Adventures
The cuddly bears who live in the clouds of the city of Care-A-Lot continue their good deeds in these two episodes of the popular kids' television series. When a child needs help, the bears ride their cloud mobiles down to earth to lend a paw. As usual, the friendly buddies are adhering to their sworn motto of "Caring and Sharing" as they make the world a better place in "Broken" and "Emma's Dilemma."
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- Care Bears
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NRAll Children. This program is designed to be appropriate for all children.
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this DVD -- which is broken into two episodes -- is appealing to the usual audience for the TV show (ages 4 to 7). But the Grizzle character (think of a Teddy Ruxpin head on a Transformer) and his evil-doer antics -- including kidnapping and threatening to the bears to "crush their specialness" -- could give kids a scare. Also, a robot character turns bad, threatens the bears, and uses his saw hands to wreck a whole park. Emma, a character in the second story, is a positive can-do Latina character ... but unfortunately she looks more like one of the sexualized Bratz girls than Dora.
- Sexual Content
- Emma, the human character in the second story, looks like one of the sexualized Bratz dolls.
- The bad robot-bear, Grizzle, threatens the Care Bears a lot. He also kidnaps them, ties them up, puts them in cages, picks them up with a claw machine, and puts them in another machine to figure out why they're so special -- so he can "crush their specialness." Their robot friend Wingnut keeps falling apart, and when Grizzle turns him bad, he uses his saw hands to destroy a park.
- Grizzle says once "this really burns my fur," and that's about as bad as it gets.
- Social Behavior
- Share Bear sings a song and learns a lesson about sharing. Grizzle, who steals and plots against the Care Bears, is still a baddie at the end. Emma is a positive Latina character even though she looks like a Bratz doll, while Amigo Bear seems stereotypically placed as the bear who pushes the ice cream cart.
- The Bears are also toys for sale, plus the DVD comes with a large insert with much more to buy.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it