Something For The Kids: Toonseum To Screen ‘The Care Bears Movie’ As Part of New Exhibit

My first movie memory is my grandmother taking me to see The Care Bears Movie when it came to theaters in 1985. Like any typical three-year old in the ‘80s, the syrupy sweet creatures and their cute little tattooed tummies were like catnip to me, up until I quickly moved on to My Little Ponies and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But I’ll always remember them as my introduction to the era’s abundance of awesome kid-centric pop culture.

On July 7, the Toonseum one of the country’s few venues dedicated to comics, illustration and animation – will screen the feature-length animated film as part of the opening ceremonies for their new exhibit, Care Bears: Thirty Years of Caring…And Hugs. It focuses on the heritage of the Care Bears and presents a retrospective of the artwork from the original greeting card art and animation art to the new CGI version of Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. The exhibit will run from June 29 through August 26.

Described as a family day celebration, the event will feature plenty of kid-friendly activities, such as a meet-and-greet with Cheer Bear, face painting and a caricature artist. Each child will also receive a free stuffed Care Bear. The festivities start at 1 p.m. Admission for adults is $5, $3 for kids.

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