Cloudco Entertainment, the proud owner of the iconic Care Bears property, and Aquifer, an innovative instant animation technology for brands and IPs, are excited to announce their partnership to launch Care Bears Shoutouts, a heartwarming initiative that offers personalized animated video shorts featuring fan-favorite Care Bears characters. Families and friends will have the opportunity to order personalized video messages from Cheer Bear, Wish Bear, Grumpy Bear, and Tenderheart Bear to celebrate birthdays, milestones, friendships, and other special moments. The product will initially be available on the Care Bears Shoutouts website, and are expanding to major e-commerce platforms later in the year.
“We’re thrilled to offer fans of the treasured Care Bears a new way to connect with their favorite characters. A Care Bears Shoutout is a perfect way for families to celebrate cherished moments or friends to show each other they care,” said Chen Zhang, CEO and co-founder of Aquifer.
As a leading kids brand for over 40 years, Care Bears has captivated the hearts of millions of fans globally and continues to grow rapidly in popularity. The collaboration with Aquifer further enhances the experience for fans worldwide, with personalized Care Bears Shoutouts bringing the magic of Care-a-Lot straight to their screens.
“We can’t wait to witness the joy and excitement on the faces of fans as they receive personalized video messages from their beloved Care Bears characters,” said Robert Prinzo, Head of Licensing at Cloudco Entertainment. “The Care Bears have been spreading love and positivity for over four decades, and now, through Care Bears Shoutouts, we can touch the hearts of our fans in a whole new way.”
Care Bears Shoutouts will be available on the Care Bears Shoutouts website, offering families and friends a unique and heartwarming experience of connecting with their favorite Care Bears characters. As the holiday season approaches, the product will expand to major e-commerce websites, allowing even more fans to cherish special moments with personalized animated video messages.
Cloudco Entertainment (formerly American Greetings Entertainment) is a children’s entertainment company and the owner of iconic entertainment brands such as Care Bears, Holly Hobbie, Madballs, Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, Twisted Whiskers, Buddy Thunderstruck, Tinpo and its newest IP, Overlord & The Underwoods. Cloudco Entertainment develops multi-platform entertainment franchises across all media channels and creates a wide range of consumer merchandising programs and experiences that immerse children and adults in the brands they love.
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 fall 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.