Welcome to my blog on the voices behind these lovable and whimsical characters we call The Care Bears. The Care Bears TV Series ran from 1985 – 1988 here in the United States on ABC TV. The Care Bears are from a magical place faraway up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot, which constitutes a part of the Kingdom of Caring. Their cousins live in the Forest of Feelings. Together they care for the human children on Earth, who they watch through huge telescopes from the sky, and come to help whenever there is need.
The voices behind each character consisted of the following actors/actresses: (I also included other TV series/cartoons they have voiced for as well)…
Maxine Miller (True Heart Bear) She appeared in the first three years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and on the animated series My Pet Monster.
Pam Hyatt (Noble Heart Horse) She has starred in the English version of InuYasha as Kaede and voices Campe and Atropos in Class of the Titans. She is the mother of Carson T. Foster and Zack Ward.
Billie Mae Richards (Tenderheart Bear *DIC episodes*, Bright Heart Raccoon *Nelvana episodes*) She was best known for voicing the role of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964’s television special (credited as “Billy Richards” to mask the fact that she was a woman). She is mother to signer and songwriter Judi Richards.
Jim Henshaw (Tenderheart Bear *Nelvana episodes*) He was the voice of Zipper Cat in the early version of The Get Along Gang and Daniel Mouse in the animated film The Devil and Daniel Mouse. He also starred in the Star Wars-inspired animated series, Ewoks, as Wicket W. Warrick.
Walker Boone (Bright Heart Raccoon *DiC episodes*) He was the voice of Mario in Captain N & the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Captain N and the New Super Mario World.
Dan Hennessey (Brave Heart Lion, Loyal Heart Dog, Good Luck Bear *DIC episodes*) He had many voice roles to his credit including Chief Quimby and other characters on DiC’s Inspector Gadget, My Pet Monster, both cartoon spin-offs of NBC’s ALF, Babar, Highlander: The Animated Series, Beetlejuice, Hello Kitty and Friends, Popples, The Neverending Story, X-Men, Garbage Pail Kids, the early version of The Get Along Gang, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Rolie Polie Olie, Noddy, The Berenstain Bears, The New Archies, Star Wars: Ewoks, Star Wars: Droids, and many, many more!
Melleny Brown (Cheer Bear, Birthday Bear, Baby Tugs Bear) She is a singer, songwriter, artist, music producer, video producer and voice actress. She starred on Inspector Gadget and the Star Wars-inspired Ewoks.
Bob Dermer (Grumpy Bear) he appeared on the children’s show Today’s Special, playing a puppet character named Sam Crenshaw, and starred in the animated Raccoons series and specials.
Luba Goy (Lotsa Heart Elephant, Gentle Heart Lamb) She has done voices for various animated TV series featuring Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Babar, AlfTales, My Pet Monster, Sylvanian Families, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, The Rosey and Buddy Show, Rupert, The New Archies, Little Shop and WildC.A.T.S..
Patrice Black (Share Bear, Funshine Bear) She did voices for The Care Bears Movies.
Eva Almos (Friend Bear, Swift Heart Rabbit) She had voice roles in ALF Tales, ALF: The Animated Series, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?. She also did Wild Kratts (TV series) where she was Donita Donata.
Louise Vallance (Proud Heart Cat) She had voice roles in ReBoot s Mouse and Rocky, Donkey Kong Country (TV series) as Dixie Kong, Madeline as Genevive and Miss Clavel, Shadow Raiders as Prince Pyros, Gadget Boy as the nemesis Spydra, InuYasha as Natsuko Fuji, Totally Spies as the computer G.L.A.D.I.S.,Growing Up Creepie as Gnat, Dennis the Menace as Alice Mitchell, Dinosaucers as Princess Dei (as well as Teryx, according to Barbara Lynn Redpath), The Popples as Party Popple, and Sonic Underground as the singing voice of Sonia.
Marla Lukofsky (Good Luck Bear *Nelvana episodes*), Playful Heart Monkey) She has done voices in television series such as The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Babar, ALF: The Animated Series, ALF Tales, Starcom: The U.S. Space Force, The Magic School Bus, Sylvanian Families, Little Shop, My Pet Monster, The New Archies, Police Academy: The Animated Series, Blazing Dragons, Anatole, Rescue Heroes, Wild C.A.T.s, The Neverending Story, Ned’s Newt, Dinosaucers, Ultraforce, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors and an early episode of The Get Along Gang.
Pauline Rennie (Cozy Heart Penguin, Treat Heart Pig, Grams Bear) She was the voice on Maggie Muggins as Fizgerald Fieldmouse, Just Mary, Popples, Star Wars: Ewoks, The Raccoons.
Janet-Laine Green (Wish Bear) She had voice roles on Jacob Two-Two, Franklin, Little Bear (as Mother Bear), Babar, The Neverending Story, WildC.A.T.S.
Susan Roman (Champ Bear *Nelvana episodes*) She had voice roles on Sailor Moon as Lita/Sailor Jupiter, The Magic of Herself the Elf as Wood Pink, Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends as Cookie, The Raccoons as Melissa Raccoon.
Terry Sears (Champ Bear *DIC episodes*) She was the voice as Ingrid Bellamour on The Raccoons.
Linda Sorenson (Love-a-Lot Bear) She had voice roles on Popples as Pretty Bit, The New Archies as Miss Grundy, Garbage Pail Kids, ALF Tales, ALF: The Animated Series, Captain N & the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Kid vs Kat.
Laurie Waller-Benson (Bedtime Bear) She had voice roles on the TV movie Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name, Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins as Plum Puddin’, Plum Berrykin,Orange Blossom.
Chris Wiggins (No Heart) He was the voice in the TV movies Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise, Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name, Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins as Mr. Sun, Babar as Cornelius, Rupert, The NeverEnding Story as Mr. Correander, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Franklin as Mr. Groundhog.
John Stocker (Beastly) He had many voice roles to his credit including Star Wars: Ewoks as Dulok Scout/Hoom/Widdle, Star Wars: Droids as Vlix, My Pet Monster. AlfTales, Babar as Basil/Zephir, Little Bear, Muppet Babies, Jacob Two-Two as Zaidy Sol/Sgt. Order, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin as Newton Gimmick, Sylvanian Families as Gatorpossum / Grandpa Gruff Timbertop / Papa Chester Thistlethorn, JoJo’s Circus as Federico Froggina, Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends as Rocky, Garbage Pail Kids, Franklin, Stroker and Hoop as Asle, The Magic School Bus, WildC.A.T.S., Rolie Polie Olie, ALF: The Animated Series, Toot and Puddle, Busytown Mysteries, The Berenstain Bears, Hello Kitty and Friends, Bratz, Noddy, Sylvanian Families as Grandpa Smoky Wildwood/Gatorpossum, Madeline as Vendor, The Busy World of Richard Scarry as Father Cat/Mr. Humperdink/Scotty Dog/Pedro/Wolfgang Wolf, Donkey Kong Country as Kutlass, The Neverending Story as Gluckuck, Beetlejuice as Mr. Monitor/Bartholomew Batt, Garfield and Friends as Rabbit, The Real Ghostbusters as Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, The Tom and Jerry Show, Higglytown Heroes as Nacho Brother Nick and many many more!
Terri Hawkes (Shreeky, Baby Hugs Bear) She had voice roles on X-Men as Polaris, Sailor Moon R the Movie: The Promise of the Rose Sailor Moon, S the Movie: Hearts in Ice Sailor Moon Super S the Movie: Black Dream Hole, Sailor Moon as Serena/Sailor Moon.
Len Carlson (Professor Coldheart) He was the voice in Popples as Putter, Garbage Pail Kids as Announcer / Dan Rattle / Green Dean, Sylvanian Families as Packbat / Papa Herb Wildwood / Papa Wade Waters, Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater as Papa Kitty, ALF Tales, ALF: The Animated Series as Cantfayl / Sergeant Staff, The Raccoons as Bert Raccoon / Pig Three / Pig Two, Beetlejuice as The Monster Across the Street / Poopsie / Mayor Maynot, The NeverEnding Story as Vermin, X-Men as Senator Robert Kelly / Senator Robert Kelly Phalanx, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Pippi Longstocking as Thunder-Karlsson, Rolie Polie Olie as Pappy and many others.
Tony Rosato (Frostbite) He had many voice roles including The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Hello Kitty and Friends, Pippi Longstocking, Rolie Polie Olie, Bad Dog, Little Bear, The Neverending Story, Flash Gordon, Sailor Moon, Highlander: The Animated Series, Franklin and many others.
Well, I hope you liked finding out about these great people who lent their voices to our beloved childhood friends The Care Bears and many other favorites! I really had a lot of fun researching and learning myself, one that stands out for me was Billie Mae Richards (Tenderheart Bear *DIC episodes*, Bright Heart Raccoon *Nelvana episodes*) who was the voice for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964, brings back fond memories for me, as I hope this blog has for all of you! Take care and see you all in a few days!
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