Hopeful Heart Bear is a Care Bear who was first introduced as a plush toy in 2005 during the early-to-mid to 2000s Care Bears franchise re-launch.
Personality and Appearance
Absolutely brimming with hope, happiness, and positivity, Hopeful Heart is the kind of bear that will tell you everything's going to be all right in the end. She sees the silver lining around every dark cloud, and knows that no matter how dire a situation may seem, there's always chance to make things better. It takes a lot to get this girl down, but even if that happens you can bet she'll be back to her old self in no time flat.
She has light fuchsia fur and her Belly badge is a pink heart emitting multicolored rays of light.
Hopeful heart made her debut as a plush toy in 2005 during the Care Bears franchise re-launch of the early 2000s, and has since been made into a number of different novelty items. These include a 14" large plush, 12" fluffy plush, 10" butterfly costume plush, and a 12" limited edition strawberry-scented plush that is packaged and comes with a Care Bears Family DVD.
While she doesn't appear in the series itself, Hopeful Heart received a re-design just after her debut to match the new character designs of the Adventures in Care-a-Lot cartoon and has been featured in its associated toyline.
She remains mostly the same, except her hair is now tied up in a lavender scrunchie and the light rays on her Belly Badge is now limited to three colors instead of six.
This particular version was released as an 8" beanbag plush and 10" regular plush by Play Along.
Hopeful Heart, along with most of the other Care Bears, received a redesign for the 2012 reboot, Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.
Although she doesn't appear in the series, she has appeared in Just Play's toy range, as 14" regular and 20" "Crystal Eyes" plush toys and as a small figure.
Hopeful Heart appears in Unlock the Magic merchandise, such as in the book The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook and as a plush toy released in Australia.
2005-2006: Hopeful Heart Bear is brimming with hope and happiness. She knows a positive outlook is very important. Hopeful Heart always looks on the bright side and knows how to share her hopeful ways with others. Her tummy symbol is a heart glowing with a rainbow of happy rays!
2007-2011: It's easy to stay happy with a friend like Hopeful Heart bear! She's always smiling and ready to show you the good side of everything. She knows happiness starts in your heart and her belly badge shows that. It has beams of hope glowing from the center of a happy heart!
The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook: Positively brimming with hope and happiness, Hopeful Heart Bear fully believes that everything will always work out in the end. After all, if it hasn't worked out, it's not the end! Constantly radiating rays of joy and cheerfulness toward everyone, Hopeful Heart is forever looking on the bright side. Her positive vibes, luminous smile, and bubbly personality can improve anyone's day.
In other languages:
German: Hoffnungsbärchi ("Hope Bear")