Unlock the Magic of Co-Viewing with Your Children and Care Bears

Unlock the Magic of Co-Viewing with Your Children and Care Bears

The Care Bears are back on Cartoonito Africa!

[Johannesburg, SA, 18 June 2024]: Join in on the heartwarming journeys of the Care Bears as they return with an all-new six-episode special titled "Care Bears: Unlock the Magic." Scheduled to debut on Cartoonito Africa from Monday, 1 July to Sunday, 7 July at 8:30 CAT, this special features beloved characters like Tenderheart Bear, Wish Bear, Cheer Bear, Grumpy Bear, and Funshine Bear, along with the introduction of the new character, Togetherness Bear, in one of the episodes. This special promises to introduce exciting new adventures for viewers.

The episodes follow this group of lovable best friends as they embark on adventures and embrace the sweet life. Each episode reveals a unique storyline, pushing the Care Bears into unfamiliar territories where they must rely on more than just their signature belly badge magic and empathy. They lean on each other, learning about courage, determination, and friendship to keep spreading those good caring vibes to the world.

The Benefits of Co-Viewing

We encourage parents to tune in and enjoy the benefits of co-viewing with their little ones, allowing them to reminisce on the iconic generational themes of Care Bears. This programme offers peace of mind with child-safe content and a return to nostalgic 2D animation. Time spent co-viewing is beneficial for parent-child relationships and emotional development, all done in a fun and fulfilling way. Care Bears is the perfect watch to 'unlock the magic' and create memorable moments.

As Amanda Rogaly, founder of Baby Yum Yum, expresses, "Co-viewing Care Bears: Unlock the Magic isn't just about watching a show; it's about creating magical moments together. As parents, we have the opportunity to join our little ones on adventures filled with friendship, kindness, and the power of positivity. Care Bears has been a beloved franchise for generations, and now, through the animated series, we can share its timeless messages of love and compassion with our children, weaving a tapestry of joy and connection that transcends generations."

Care Bears Competition

Along with all the whimsical fun, you have the chance to win some Cartoonito and Care Bears merchandise worth over R2000! Head over to the Cartoonito Africa website https://www.cartoonitoafrica.com/ and answer a simple question to enter. The competition will run from 24 June to 7 July, with the winner being randomly selected.

Tune in to Care Bears and unlock the magic of co-viewing together. Let’s create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime! The special premieres on Cartoonito DStv Channel 302, from 1 to 7 July, at 8:30 CAT. New episodes will air at the same time every weekday. If you miss out, DStv Catch Up has got you covered until 8 August.


Introduced in 1982 through consumer products, greeting cards, and later a series of animated television shows and feature films, Care Bears is one of the most popular and endearing children’s properties in the world. Fans of all ages are drawn to the lovable, huggable bears from Care-a-Lot who inspire all to have fun, share, and care. The Care Bears first appeared in their own television specials in 1983 and 1984, followed by a long-running animated TV series and the leap to the big screen in 1985-87 with The Care Bears Movie trilogy. Care Bears & Cousins, a Netflix original CGI animated series, launched in autumn 2015. In 2019, a brand-new look and mission for the Care Bears was introduced in Care Bears: Unlock the Magic, a 48-episode, 2D animated series currently airing in the US on Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and HBO Max via its Cartoonito preschool block. In 2022, the Care Bears celebrated 40 years of sharing and caring through the launch of new consumer products with key retail partners and a range of new toys with Basic Fun.


Cartoonito in EMEA is the Warner Bros. Discovery Kids & Family preschool channel. Offering the best in original preschool content with key shows Lucas the Spider, Toad & Friends, and Interstellar Ella, Cartoonito is the place for kids and families to enjoy trusted characters, stories, brand new original series, and a whole lot of laughter. Championing compassion, empathy, and inclusion, Cartoonito celebrates preschool kids’ individuality and aims to inspire through positive and playful animated content. Cartoonito offers modern programming that leans into Warner Bros. Discovery’s Kids & Family iconic IP, stemming from Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios.


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