The normal script for a blog post about a beloved, kid-friendly property getting a modern update goes something like this: “Introductory sentence implying a re-launch is a horrible idea. Derisive description of proposed reboot. Paragraph bemoaning remake, wondering why greedy studios can’t leave our childhoods alone, con-flabbit. Plea for kids to get off my damn lawn.” I should know; I’ve written that blog post before.
But even though I should have been enraged when I heard that The Hub — the kiddie network behind Internet favorite My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic — will premiere a CGI-animated Care Bears program in June, the news didn’t leave me shaking and crying. Instead, I’m looking forward to revisiting old pals like Tenderheart, Funshine Bear, and Cheer Bear — and I’m curious to see if this re-launch will be as charming as the original. READ FULL STORY »