So when I received the franchise's latest DVD, "Care Bears: Share-a-Lot in Care-a-Lot" ($14.98), from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, CC tested her own sharing capabilities when she tore open the plastic wrapping and shoved it into the DVD player.
The eight episodes in "Share-a-Lot in Care-a-Lot," which hit shelves on May 4, are adorable and, of course, kid-friendly. Geared toward ages 2-5, the shows tackle such themes as sharing (natch), and how to make up with friends after they've hurt your feelings. Mostly, the little bears want to teach others -- be it Grizzle, the power-hungry mini bear or little girl McKenna -- to just care.
In the first episode, "Re-Booted," the robot-obsessed Grizzle has been kicked out of his floating lair by his own new robot and lands in Care-a-Lot grumpy and confused. The Care Bears, being the sweet cuddle bears that they are, welcome Grizzle and actually play with him. Will all that caring soften up the little grumpster?
When little girl McKenna arrives in Care-a-Lot in the episode "Here Comes McKenna," one of the Care Bears tells his friends that they have their work cut out for them when it comes to teaching her how to share. But when Grizzle tries to steal all of the Care Bears' belly badges, McKenna has a chance to test what she's learned.
I'm giving away 2 copies of the "Care Bears: Share-a-Lot in Care-a-Lot" DVD.
To enter, leave a comment here telling me your favorite Care Bear and why. If you add yourself to my Facebook Fan Page, I'll enter your name twice.
Good luck, and I'll announce the 2 winners on Friday, May 21!