Care Bears: Unlock the Magic

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Care Bears: Unlock the Magic
Care Bears Unlock the Magic logo.png
Genre
Based onCare Bears
by Elena Kucharik and Linda Denham
Directed byMurray Bain
Jay Silver
Voices of
  • Alex Hall
  • Nick Shakoour
  • Brenna Larsen
  • Justin Michael
  • Patrick Pedraza
Theme music composerDavid Padrutt
Opening theme"Caring Is the Key"
performed by Chayla Hope
Ending theme"Caring Is the Key" (instrumental)
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes30 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Davis Doi
  • Sean Gorman
  • Karen Vermeulen
  • Ryan Wiesbrock[1]
Editor(s)Caley MacLennan
Running time11 minutes[2][a]
Production company(s)Cloudco Entertainment[3]
DistributorCloudco Entertainment
Release
Original networkBoomerang[2][b]
Picture format1080i HDTV
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byCare Bears and Cousins
External links
Website

Care Bears: Unlock the Magic is an American animated children's television series produced by Cloudco Entertainment for Boomerang.[3] The series is based on the Care Bears franchise, and is the sixth series, following Care Bears and Cousins, to be based on the franchise.

The series follows the adventures of Good Luck, Funshine, Cheer, Grumpy, and Share Bear as they go on a mission to protect the land of the Silver Lining. It was first released on the Boomerang streaming service on February 1, 2019 and premiered on the actual TV channel on March 30.[2][3] The first episode aired on Cartoon Network on April 16, 2019.

Plot[edit]

Care Bears: Unlock the Magic follows the adventures of good friends Good Luck, Funshine, Cheer, Grumpy, and Share Bear, as they embark from their life in Care-A-Lot on a new adventure through the Silver Lining, a strange world neighbored by the Whiffles, who are a group of innocently happy creatures that plant seeds to keep the magical land of Care-A-Lot and the neighboring Silver Lining growing. The Care Bears spread caring and sharing throughout the land as they learn to rely on their friendship, courage, and use a bit of their belly badge power.[3]

However, the ego-driven nemesis of the Care Bears, Bluster and his Bad Crowd, try to stop them from succeeding at their mission, as his goal is to turn the Silver Lining into Blusterland. The Care Bears also retrieve help through the Caring Tower from their friends Bedtime, Tenderheart, and Wish Bear. Dibble the Whiffle accompanies the Care Bears along the way.

The Care Bears are sent on the road for the first time in this series, as they explore wonderful and never-before-seen areas that surround Care-A-Lot called the Silver Lining. Due to this, they meet new creatures and employ their powers and wits.[4]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Cheer Bear (voiced by Alex Hall) is the leader of the group and the pilot of the Cloudseeker. She is a positive go-getter and is always up for a challenge.[5]
  • Grumpy Bear (voiced by Nick Shakoour) is the team mechanic and resident worrywart. He is flippant and smart-alecky, but deep inside is a kind-hearted Care Bear who is tone deaf to his own words.[5]
  • Funshine Bear (voiced by Justin Michael) is the co-pilot of the Cloudseeker. He is blindly optimistic.[5]
  • Share Bear (voiced by Brenna Larsen) is the team communicator. She talks to animals, loves to bake, and also loves connecting with everyone.[5]
  • Good Luck Bear (voiced by Patrick Pedraza) is the mission's navigator. He tackles every task with determination and is determined to succeed by himself with no luck involved.[5]
  • Dibble (voiced by Brenna Larsen) is the team's pet and companion. She communicates through limited words, coos, and sounds. While it is difficult to understand what she is saying, it is apparent what she is feeling.[4] She is as eager as a puppy though clueless as a kitten.[5]

The Bad Crowd[edit]

The Bad Crowd consists of many members, although only four are named. They are led by Bluster to plant the Bad Seeds, and are junior league yes-men toadying up to Bluster and his plans to expand Blusterland.[5]

  • Bluster (voiced by Jason LaShea), the ego-driven, annoying, narcissistic leader of the Bad Crowd and the main antagonist of the series. He is an adolescent prankster and irredeemably mischievous. His plan is to change the Silver Lining into a land of his own, Blusterland.[5]
  • Robbie (voiced by Alex Hall), Bluster's assistant.
  • Malcom (voiced by Justin Michael), a member of the Bad Crowd who dreams of taking over Buster as the leader.

Recurring[edit]

  • Tenderheart Bear (voiced by Nick Shakoour) is the anchor. He supports the crew from afar through the Caring Tower. He is kind, wise, and fatherly.[5]
  • Wish Bear (voiced by Valarie Rae Miller) is the mission's "mom". She is practical, supportive, and full of wisdom.[5]
  • Bedtime Bear (voiced by Harry Chaskin) is the night watch. He is a night owl who loves to read books, and is the enthusiastic scholar and the team's "search engine".[5]
  • The Whiffles, magical creatures who serve the Silver Lining by planting Seeds of Caring. Dibble is one of these creatures.

Minor[edit]

  • Love-A-Lot Bear (voiced by Alex Hall), A member of the Care Bears.
  • Harmony Bear, another member of the Care Bears.
  • Gus and Garath (voiced by Justin Michael and Harry Chaskin respectively), two gnomes who used to be greedy and hogged things, but learned to be nice and share things together, much to their uncle's dismay.
  • Plunk (voiced by Harry Chaskin) a former member of the Bad Crowd who was kicked out of the group by Bluster for being too nice, and now wants to do as much good as possible.

Production[edit]

Care Bears: Unlock the Magic is produced by Cloudco Entertainment and animated by Copernicus Studios Inc. The president of the former, Sean Gorman, has said that "[they] swung for the fences to give the Care Bears the best and most compelling storytelling, animation and broadcaster home."[2]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code [6]
1"The Beginning"Murray BainKarl GeursJanuary 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)101
102

Part 1: Funshine is riding his scooter in Care-A-Lot. He notices a door. He uses his belly badge power and it opens the door, dragging him and his scooter into it. It cuts to Grumpy riding a vehicle as the Bears ask if he should drive it. They notice that he ends up not paying attention and almost crashes into a hill - only with Good Luck's help does he manage to avoid it. After Grumpy lands, they begin to discuss how Grumpy almost crashed the "Cloudseeker". They get a call from Caring Tower about Funshine's situation as he explains it to the Bears. The Care-o-Meter drops. Grumpy, along with Share, Good Luck, and Cheer prepare to leave. They come across the "gate to the Silver Lining". They realize he used his belly badge power. They wake up Bedtime in order to get his help. The group finds Funshine. They prepare to leave. However, they fail to do so. They walk outside to see what is making a noise. They think it’s just a loose piece. A creature pops out and laughs at Grumpy. The creature is called a “Whiffle”. They begin to get the creature (named Dibble) home.

Part 2: The other Whiffles prepare to look for Dibble. However, they argue and create bad vibes. We meet Bluster and the Bad Crowd as they explain their motives and what they prepare to do. The Bears have finally arrived at Dibble’s home, where they find the other Whiffles. All the Whiffles begin to surround Grumpy. The Bears then get to witness a Seed of Caring being planted. Bluster leaves to make the Whiffles unhappy again. The Bears begin to leave and say their goodbyes to the Whiffles. Right as the Bears leave, Bluster arrives. The Bears head back because the Whiffles are in trouble. They meet Bluster and get into a chase, and the Bears end up victorious. Grumpy makes Cheer the pilot. The Bears prepare to leave again, but decide to stay because Bluster will keep coming back.

Note: This episode was released as a 22-minute special. but can also air as two separate 11-minute episodes.
2"A Patch of Perturbed Petunias"Murray BainKarl GeursFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)103
The Bears find themselves involved with a situation between some Flowers and some Whiffles, and Share wonders if she has "lost her touch".
3"Nobody's Perfect"Murray BainCarter CrockerFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)104
After losing concentration in a video game, Cheer wonders if she can do anything right while riding the cloudseeker anymore.
4"A Yoorg Awakening"Murray BainDev RossFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)105
Funshine's joking around and fun accidentally hurts a creature, called a Yoorg's feelings when he makes fun of it, and so it comes to life.
5"Rain Rain Go Away"Murray BainKarl GeursFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)106
While doing important work, Grumpy's Belly Badge goes out of control, so he tries to be happy so it doesn't happen again.
6"Waffle Cones for Whiffles"Murray BainCarter CrockerFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)107
The Whiffles are hot and bothered because they cannot have their favorite treat - as the Icelings have gone missing.
7"The Big Whifflesnooze"Murray BainDev RossFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)108
Cheer doesn't tend onto a problem the Whiffles are having, and end up with them asleep - for over 100 years!
8"Mixed Signals"Murray BainKarl GeursFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)109
Tenderheart informs the Care Bears that their Silver Lining mission is over and that they can return back to Care-a-Lot, but Cheer is certain that something fishy is going on.
9"Funshine's Un-Fun Day"Murray BainCarter CrockerFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)110
Funshine accidentally breaks a necklace that Cheer beloves, so he hides it away after his attempts at repairing it fails.
10"Festival of Hearts"Murray BainDenise DownerFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)117

Two Gnomes steal the gift-making crystal heart, and the Bears, tagging along with the visiting Love-a-Lot Bear, must get it back in time for the Festival of Hearts.

Note: This is a Valentine's Day-themed episode.
11"The Great Giggle"Murray BainCarter CrockerFebruary 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)111
It's the day of the blooming of the Piñata Tree, and the Bears must make sure that the keeper is having a good laugh, but Good Luck's failed attempts at making the keeper laugh almost cause the tree to not bloom.
12"An Almost Eggless Easter"[7]
"A Care Bears Easter"
Murray BainCarter CrockerMarch 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)118

The Easter Bunny's eggs are drained of their color, and the Bears must make sure their color returns or Dibble will miss her very first easter egg hunt.

Note: This is an Easter-themed episode.
13"If It's Broke, Fix It"Murray BainCarter CrockerMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[c]112
Grumpy is tired of Dibble's happy-go-lucky nature while he is working on an important invention, so he tells Dibble that she cannot work with him anymore.
14"The Grumpy Effect"Murray BainDon GilliesMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[c]113
Grumpy gets trapped in a large maze created by Bluster in order to create a Bad Seed.
15"Things That Go Plunk"Murray BainDenise DownerMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[c]114
A shy member of the Bad Crowd claims he is kicked out of the Bad Crowd for being too nice. Grumpy thinks he might be up to something.
16"On the Trail of the Cloud Bouncer"Murray BainDon GilliesMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[d]115
Spores take control of the Cloudseeker and attempt to find their home, but the Bears think they will destroy the garden, so they build a barrier to protect it.
17"Riffle the Whiffle"Murray BainCarter CrockerMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[d]116
The Bears find a Whiffle who can only say the word "Riffle".
18"A Wish-full Reunion"Murray BainDev RossMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[e]119
Mysterious hearts lead Wish Bear into the Silver Lining.
19"The Big Rumble"Murray BainDon GilliesMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[e]121
A family of rocks move into the Silver Lining and inadvertently cause no one to get any sleep.
20"Three Cheers for Cheer!"Murray BainDenise DownerMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)122
When Cheer starts to overwork herself, the other Bears decide to help her out in an attempt to get her to relax. However, in the process, Share accidentally duplicates Cheer, which works herself (and the others) too hard.
21"The Badge of Courage"Jay SilverPhil HarnageMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)123
Dibble pretends to be a superhero.
22"One Wise Bear"Jay SilverCarter CrockerMay 30, 2019 (2019-05-30)124
The Bears get stuck in the Valley of Whispering Winds and are led to believe they are useless. Tenderheart, feeling protective, goes off to protect and give them the advice they need to get through the valley.
23"Neon Beach Party"Murray BainKarl GeursJune 27, 2019 (2019-06-27)131
132

The Bad Crowd and the Care Bears are trying to enjoy their vacations, but end up having trouble doing so after Malcom puts a force field over their sides of the Beach.

Note: This episode was released as a 22-minute special, but can be aired as two separate 11-minute episodes.
24"The Birthday That Wasn't"Murray BainTBAAugust 1, 2019 (2019-08-01)[e]120
The Care Bears decide to gift Dibble a plush Wiffle for her "Un-Birthday", but she wonders if the plush is actually replacing her.
25"Share Your Care"Jay SilverDev RossSeptember 5, 2019 (2019-09-05)127
Dibble accidentally plants an invasive species, so the Whiffles and the Bears have to round up all the seeds and remove all the trees.
26"Monsterplant"Jay SilverPhil HarnageOctober 26, 2019 (2019-10-26)[f]130
A creation of Bluster's turns out to be a Friendly Monster who wants to make friends with the Whiffles, but Monsterplant wonders why they are scared of him.
27"Snow-verload"Jay SilverKarl GeursDecember 2, 2019 (2019-12-02)151
152

A Tropical Valley beyond the Silver Lining is turned into a Winter Wonderland, and the Bears are on the case on what has caused this. Afterwards, Bluster, Robbie and Malcom invade Care-a-Lot and attempt to steal the Care-O-Meter to try and foil the Care Bears' mission.

Note: This is a Christmas-themed 22-minute special. When aired as two separate 11-minute episodes, the episodes are titled "The Big Freeze" and "Return to Care-A-Lot". It was also was intended to be the season finale, but was released during Christmas 2019.
28"Return of the Gnomes"Murray BainDenise DownerMay 1, 2020 (2020-05-01)[g]128
The uncle of Gus and Garath returns and attempt to make them greedy again. This leads the Bears to convince them that being kind and generous is the right thing once again.
29"Power Outage"Jay SilverPhil HarnageMay 1, 2020 (2020-05-01)[g]133
When the Whiffles spread such bad vibes in an argument that not even a regular Care Bear Stare can fix, Grumpy creates a device to amplify the effects of it, however he doesn't feel confident in using the device.
30"Where Oh Where Has Our Funshine Gone?"Jay SilverDev RossMay 1, 2020 (2020-05-01)[h]134
Funshine gets so far into a superhero character he's created that he dozes off on a mission and puts Good Luck in danger.
TBA"Dibble's Dust-Up"Jay SilverDev RossTBA[i]125
Dibble finds some dust bunnies while cleaning the Cloudseeker and doesn't want to get rid of them when they become her friend. Grumpy, however, disapproves.
TBA"Hide and Sneak"Jay SilverDon GilliesTBA[j]126
The Bad Crowd ends up trapping the Bears in the Cloudseeker using a device Robbie created while Dibble plays an important game of Hide and Sneak with the Whiffles, so she has to find and free them.
TBA"The Light in the Forest"Jay SilverCarter CrockerTBA[g]129
A stowaway creature named a Sparklewing gets lost, so the Care Bears let it stay in the Cloudseeker. Over time, Cheer befriends it.
TBA"Water, Water Everywhere"Jay SilverDenise DownerTBA[k]135
When Funshine spots the Bad Crowd taking away the Whiffles' water from the sky while invisible, Grumpy doesn't believe him because of all the pranks he pulls.
TBA"The Ultimate Bad Seed"Jay SilverDon GilliesTBA[k]136
When Malcom manages to trick Bluster (and Robbie, by accident) into putting their bad vibes into a Bad Seed that he will use to give him their bad vibes, the Bears must retrieve it and get the vibes back to Bluster and Robbie.
TBA"Rise and Funshine!"Jay SilverDev RossTBA[l]137
When the group (except for Funshine and Dibble) end up falling asleep, Funshine must learn how to pilot the Cloudseeker in order to wake them up on time.
TBA"Road Trip"Jay SilverCarter CrockerTBA[l]138
When Cheer doubts Bedtime's directions, the other Bears back him up. However, when he realizes he's accidentally sent them the wrong way, he starts to worry.
TBA"The Incredible Shrinking Bears"Jay SilverPhil HarnageTBA[k]139
When a fog comes and shrinks the Bears down to a minuscule size, Dibble must aid them in order to get them back to regular size.
TBA"Finders Keepers"Jay SilverDon GilliesTBA[k]140
When Dibble loses her beloved ball and finds that a creature named the Keeper has taken it, she and the Bears must retrieve it.
TBA"Sorry Not Sorry"Jay SilverDev RossTBA[m]141
Grumpy accidentally trips over a plant and has to apologize for it "Whiffle-style". However, his apology ends up so good the Whiffles crown him leader of the garden.
TBA"Plunk to the Rescue"Jay SilverDenise DownerTBA[m]142
Plunk tries to help on a mission with the Bears, but ends up inadvertently causing things to go wrong in the process.
TBA"Once Upon a Rainbow"TBATBATBA[m]143
When the garden (and Grumpy) end up going pale, the Bears must figure out why this is happening, while also trying to retrieve the color.
TBA"After the Klatternack!"TBATBATBA[m]144
A creature named the Klatternack is causing some chaos with the Whiffles, so the Bears (along with a mysterious creature named Tracker) must track him down. However, Share finds something that shocks them all.
TBA"Let the Fun Shine"TBATBATBA[n]145
When the Bears take a day to relax, Funshine attempts to mimic the cloud that Dibble makes when she feels pure joy.
TBA"Valley of the Shamrocks"Jay SilverDenise DownerTBA[n]146
Grumpy replaces Good Luck with a robot as the navigator, making him feel useless, until he discovers the Valley of the Shamrocks.
TBA"Some Luck"TBATBATBA[n]147
While helping to deliver spores to an area that really needs it, Good Luck seems to suffer some bad luck, making him think he's been cursed with bad luck.
TBA"Out of the Cheer Zone"Jay SilverDev RossTBA[n]148
Cheer takes time off her duties in order to babysit 2 Whiffles that are with Dibble. However, when she can't seem to do it, she believes she isn't good enough.
TBA"The Last Laugh"Jay SilverDon GilliesTBA[o]149
When the rest of the Bears don't laugh at his jokes, Funshine wanders off and finds the Laffinpuff, a creature that makes everything he says funny. Funshine, however, soon grows exasperated at how they laugh at everything he says.
TBA"Say What?"Jay SilverDenise DownerTBA[o]150
When Share (and later Grumpy) loses her voice in a batch of flowers, the rest of the Bears search to find the cause of it.

Shorts[edit]

ShortsEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
Cloudco Shorts20January 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)May 22, 2019 (2019-05-22)
Unlock the Music3June 30, 2020 (2020-06-30)TBA

Cloudco Shorts (2019)[edit]

20 shorts were produced for the Care Bears YouTube channel. These are used during the end credits when Unlock the Magic is broadcast on Boomerang.

No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Wake Up, Grumpy Bear"
"Alarm"
January 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)
Grumpy attempts to sleep, but his alarm clock keeps startling him. He ends up breaking it, but Dibble begins to make noises, which leaves Grumpy annoyed.
2"Slam Dunk"January 18, 2019 (2019-01-18)
Good Luck and Cheer are playing basketball, but Good Luck keeps using his belly badge power. However, as he begins to celebrate his victory, it begins to rain.
3"Sour"January 19, 2019 (2019-01-19)
Grumpy's lemon-lime sour smoothie is stolen, so he asks the rest of the gang who took it. He gets no answers until he comes to Funshine, who was the one who took it!
4"Dancing"
"Cleaning"
January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)
Share cleans the Cloudseeker when she believes nobody is watching, but unwittingly finds an audience in Dibble. This leads her to become shocked when Dibble reveals herself.
5"BFF Handshake"
"Handshake"
January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)
Good Luck and Funshine practice their handshake but continue to fail. Cheer is not amused as she's ready to move and ends up exasperated.
6"Rainy Day"
"Rain"
February 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)
Funshine keeps on trying to read a comic but Good Luck keeps disturbing him with his beatboxing. When Good Luck does this too many times, Funshine goes outside with an umbrella to get some peace and quiet.
7"Surprise"February 23, 2019 (2019-02-23)
Cheer and Share make pancakes for Grumpy for all his hard work, unaware that he has done the same. Both parties end up surprised and throw their pancakes into the air, which splatter all over them!
8"Ballooned"March 2, 2019 (2019-03-02)
Dibble's balloon pops, which leaves her very sad. Grumpy continuously attempts to find a balloon, until he manages to find one: his Belly Badge!
9"Sneeze"March 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)
Bedtime attempts to order his books, but keeps on sneezing due to the dust. When he tries to clean them, however, he ends up sneezing so hard that all the books fall.
10"Pancakes"March 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)
When Grumpy makes pancakes for Dibble when she's cold, she keeps on asking for more. When he runs out of pancakes, he finds out why: Dibble's using them for a blanket!
11"Bedtime Club"March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
When Share asks Bedtime what he does at night, he just tells her he reads books. This turns out to be a lie, however, when it is discovered that Bedtime rocks out!
12"Belly Booms"April 24, 2019 (2019-04-24)
When Share and Cheer combine their belly badge powers and make the Cloudseeker a mess, Grumpy orders them to clean it up. However, when Dibble likes it, he ends up saying it can stay for a little while.
13"Hide"April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
Bedtime can't seem to find Dibble anywhere when they play a game of hide and seek - that is, until Bedtime turns on all of his cameras and discovers where Dibble is!
14"Reminders"April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
When Bedtime wakes up, he ends up having to do a lot of chores as his alarm keeps reminding him. At the end, we discover that he's done all this in only 10 minutes as he goes back to sleep.
15"Grumple Gym"April 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
When Dibble continuously rocks back and forth on Grumpy's arms as he does work, he builds her a gym. However, she's content to just keep on playing on his arms.
16"Work Out"May 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)
Share and Bedtime begin to work out together. However, Bedtime quickly ends up exhausted and falls asleep, which amuses Share.
17"Hair"May 14, 2019 (2019-05-14)
Grumpy shapes his hair in many funny ways while he's in the shower. When he goes to eat pancakes, however, he hasn't fixed his hair, which leads Funshine to make fun of him.
18"Magic"May 15, 2019 (2019-05-15)
When Bedtime attempts to do magic tricks (with Grumpy as his audience), it appears to fail. However, unexpected consequences happen when Grumpy's chair begins to float when Bedtime isn't paying attention,
19"Jigsaw"May 16, 2019 (2019-05-16)
Good Luck is finishing a jigsaw puzzle but is missing the final piece. He and Funshine continue to look for it until Funshine finds it - it's stuck to his fur!
20"Good Books"May 22, 2019 (2019-05-22)
Cheer and Share ask Bedtime as to what his favorite book is. Bedtime says he has a lot of favorites - comic books (for an adventure), a map (when he needs to know about Care-a-Lot), and a time book ("time...for lunch").

Unlock the Music (2020)[edit]

Care Bears: Unlock the Music is a series of original music videos uploaded onto the official Care Bears channel, which uses clips from this series.

No.TitleOriginal release date
1"The Magic of Caring"June 30, 2020 (2020-06-30)
The Care Bears and the Whiffles dance to a song about how caring is good and how you can help around your neighborhood.
2"I Really LOVE Tacos"July 7, 2020 (2020-07-07)
When Bedtime oversleeps and misses Taco Tuesday, he becomes extremely frustrated and begins to crave tacos (while singing a song about it).
3"Party on a Rainy Day!"July 14, 2020 (2020-07-14)
Even though it is a rainy day, the bears decide to go outside and dance and sing about all the fun things you can do in the rain.
4"Dance Like There’s No One!"July 21, 2020 (2020-07-21)
The Bears take control of their rhythm as they dance to the beat.
5"I Like to Ride My Bike"July 28, 2020 (2020-07-28)
Funshine and the other Bears sing a song about riding their bikes, while they ride on them!
6"Do the Scrub"August 4, 2020 (2020-08-04)
The Bears clean the Cloudseeker, inside and out!

Broadcast[edit]

Original Broadcasters[edit]

Care Bears: Unlock the Magic was co-commissioned by Turner and Tiny Pop, and so the series was first broadcast in the United States and the United Kingdom.

In the United States, the 10 episodes of Care Bears: Unlock the Magic were released to Boomerang's mobile app service on February 1, 2019.[2][3] A sneak peek release of the first episode was added early to the app on January 28, 2019. The series premiered on the main TV network on March 30, and premiered on Cartoon Network on April 16, 2019.[21]

In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on Tiny Pop on April 6, 2019.[22]

International[edit]

On September 30, 2019, Cloudco Entertainment announced they had sold the series on to many broadcasters including WildBrain's Family Jr.[23] and Télémagino television channels, and Radio-Canada's Ici TOU.TV streaming service in Canada, TiJi in France, Grupo Globo in Brazil, BeIN in EMEA, Hop! Channel in Israel and e.tv in South Africa.

On the same day, Cloudco also announced that Bomanbridge Media would be the content agent for the series in Southeast Asia, with the two selling the show to TVB in Hong Kong, ABS-CBN's Yey! in The Philippines[24] and KT Telecom’s KT HITEL in South Korea.[25]

Later foreign deals that would go into 2020 would include StarzPlay in Arabia, and ViacomCBS's Noggin Streaming Service and Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. television channels in Latin America.[26]

Merchandise[edit]

A comic book based on the series was announced by IDW Publishing in March 2019. It was released in July 2019.[27]

In May 2019, Toy company Basic Fun! announced they had acquired the master toy rights to the Care Bears franchise, with the toys being based on this series.[28] FiGPiNs were released in March 2020.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The episodes "The Beginning", "Neon Beach Party", and "Snow-verload" are released as 22-minute double-length episodes, although they can be split up and ran at the normal 11-minute length.
  2. ^ Various episodes have aired/released early on Tiny Pop in the UK, TiJi in France, Family Jr. and Télémagino in Canada, Hop! Channel in Israel, e.tv in South Africa, Yey! in the Philippines, StarzPlay in the Middle East, and the Noggin app in Latin America.
  3. ^ a b c These episodes first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on April 10, 2019.[8]
  4. ^ a b These episodes first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on April 11, 2019.[9]
  5. ^ a b c These episodes first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on April 12, 2019.[10]
  6. ^ This episode first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on July 14, 2019.[11]
  7. ^ a b c These episodes first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on November 10, 2019.[12]
  8. ^ This episode first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on November 16, 2019.[13]
  9. ^ This episode first premiered worldwide in French on TiJi in France on October 11, 2019. The English version premiered on Family Jr. in Canada on October 22, 2019.[14]
  10. ^ This episode first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on October 30, 2019.[15]
  11. ^ a b c d These episodes first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on November 17, 2019.[16]
  12. ^ a b These episodes first premiered worldwide in French on TiJi in France on December 13, 2019. The English version premiered on Family Jr. in Canada on March 9, 2020.[17]
  13. ^ a b c d These episodes first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on November 23, 2019.[18]
  14. ^ a b c d These episodes first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on November 24, 2019.[19]
  15. ^ a b These episodes first premiered worldwide on Tiny Pop in the UK on November 30, 2019.[20]

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