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Lions Gate Cares a Lot With New 'Journey to Joke-a-Lot'

11 May, 2004 By: Brendan Howard

The stuffed-animal Care Bears were popular decades ago, but as with other 1980s toy franchises — G.I. Joe, the Transformers, etc. — the colored bears are getting a 21st century makeover.

The first Care Bears-branded movie in 15 years will street from Lions Gate's Family Home Entertainment Oct. 5 (prebook Aug. 31).

Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot will be $14.98 on VHS and $19.98 on DVD. The story follows Funshine Bear, who goes in search of a legendary land where his sense of humor will be appreciated. When he finds it, will he be happy without his old friends?

DVD extras for the title include games, a sing-along feature, a full DVD-ROM video game, Spanish audio, Dolby 5.1 and 2.0 audio and a trailer gallery as well as a kid-friendly, remote-free direct-play feature.

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