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Thanks-a-Lot Bear is a Care Bear who first appeared as a plush doll in 2004 during the early 2000's franchise relaunch toyline.

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Appearance[]

Thanks-a-Lot Bear has dark teal fur and her Belly Badge is an upward-angled shooting yellow shooting star with a red heart in the middle and a rainbow trail.

Personality[]

Probably the most thankful Care Bear of them all, Thanks-a-Lot wholly believes in the power of magic words, and that saying the right thing in the right way can make anyone's day better. Aware enough to know that neither she nor anyone can do everything alone, she expresses her gratitude whenever possible, and encourages others to do the same.

Appearances[]

2004 toyline[]

Thanks-a-Lot debuted in toy form beginning in 2004, and has since been made into a variety of products, including beanbag plush, "troll hair plush", and 8" and 13" plush varieties. The 13" plush also has a talking feature.

She is also the subject of the 2005 children's book Care Bears: Giving Thanks by Scholastic, a Thanksgiving story that also happens to features a rare 2000's appearance of the Care Bear Cousins.

Welcome to Care-a-Lot/Care Bears & Cousins[]

Thanks-a-Lot makes her television debut in Welcome to Care-a-Lot. She frequently adds the phrase "Thanks a lot!" into her speech as part of her persona.

  • She debuts in "Sleuth of Bears", When a slumber party thrown by female Care Bears in interrupted by news that Grumpy Bear's "Care-a-Van" was attacked, she was among those who witnessed it.
  • In Shunshine, she once had her birthday party ruined when a vain Funshine Bear blew out the candles on her cake before she could.
  • In Cub Bouts, She is later seen among a crowd of spectators during the annual Belly Badge Bout competition witnessing what appears to be Wonderheart Bear's new powers, but it turns out the cub was just secretly using some of Tenderheart's Care 'N Share Charms to grant her own wishes.

Unlock the Magic[]

Although she doesn't appear in Unlock the Magic, she has appeared in supplementary material.

Despite her Unlock the Magic-style appearance lacking eyelashes, The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook still refers to her with female pronouns.

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Descriptions[]

2002-2006: Thanks-a-lot Bear is the special bear who reminds us to thank people who have been nice to us. She is quite thoughtful and loves to write notes and give gifts. Her bright symbol shows us that we make our world a brighter place whenever we say a single magic word - "Thanks!"

The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook: This grateful bear is full of gratitude for everyone around her. Of course, Thanks-a-Lot Bear loves saying "thank you" as often as she can, but showing her appreciation doesn't stop there. She encourages her friends to spread the thankfulness: After all, a simple thank-you can go a long way. This bear has a lot to be grateful for, but she's especially thankful for her friends.

HeadStart UTM products: Possibly the most thankful Care Bear of them all, Thanks-a-Lot wholly believes in the power of magic words, and that saying the right thing in the right way can make anyone's day better. Aware enough to know that neither she nor anyone can do everything alone, she expresses her gratitude whenever possible, and encourages others to do the same.

Trivia[]

  • Her Belly Badge is very similar to Wish Bear's, but Thanks-a-Lot's shooting star is angled up instead of down.
  • Thanks-a-Lot shares a similar naming structure with other bears such as Love-a-Lot, Laugh-a-Lot, and Play-a-Lot.
  • Thanks-a-Lot is one of few female bears who isn't pink, purple, orange, or red.

In Various Languages[]

German: Dankeschön-Bärchi ("Thank You Bear")

Japanese: サンクスアロットベア ("Sankusuarotto Bear")

Swedishe: Tack-och bocknalle ("Thanks and Bow Bear")

Spanish: Agradeceosita ("Thank You Bear")

Care Bears Family
Care Bears
Original Bears
Bedtime Bear (1982) - Birthday Bear (1982) - Cheer Bear (1982) - Friend Bear (1982) - Funshine Bear (1982) - Good Luck Bear (1982) - Grumpy Bear (1982) - Love-a-Lot Bear (1982) - Tenderheart Bear (1982) - Wish Bear (1982)
Introduced in 1980s/1990s
Forest Friend Bear (1980s) - Sea Friend Bear (1980s) - I Love You Bear (1980s) - Baby Hugs Bear (1983) - Baby Tugs Bear (1983) - Grams Bear (1983) - Secret Bear (1984) - Share Bear (1984) - Champ Bear (1984) - Harmony Bear (1985) - Surprise Bear (1985) - Daydream Bear (1985) - Prize Bear (1985) - True Heart Bear (1986) - Perfect Panda (1986) - Polite Panda (1986) - Gramps Bear (1986) - Take Care Bear (1987) - America Cares Bear (1991)
Introduced in 2000s
Laugh-a-Lot Bear (2003) - Bashful Heart Bear (2004) - Best Friend Bear (2004) - Thanks-a-Lot Bear (2004) - Do-Your-Best Bear (2004) - True North Bear (2005) - Sweet Dreams Bear (2005) - Hopeful Heart Bear (2005) - Smart Heart Bear (2005) - Me Bear (2005) - Messy Bear (2005) - Too Loud Bear (2005) - Amigo Bear (2006) - Always There Bear (2006) - Heartsong Bear (2006) - Play-a-Lot Bear (2006) - Shine Bright Bear (2006) - Superstar Bear (2006) - Work of Heart Bear (2006) - All My Heart Bear (2006) - Oopsy Bear (2007) - Pink Power Bear (2008) - Heart of Gold Bear (2008) - Sweet Sakura Bear (2009)
Introduced in 2010s
Wonderheart Bear (2012) - Shiver Me Timbear (2012) - Great Giving Bear (2012) - Trick-or-Sweet Bear (2013) - Christmas Wishes Bear (2014) - Rainbow Heart Bear (2017) - Piece of Heart Bear (2018) - Sparkle Heart Bear (2019) - Watchful Bear (2019)
Introduced in 2020s
Unity Bear (2020) - Togetherness Bear (2021) - Dream Bright Bear (2022) - I Care Bear (2022) - Care-a-Lot Bear (2022) - Sweet Message Bear (2022) - Sweet Celebrations Bear (2022) - Dare to Care Bear (2023) - Calming Heart Bear (2023) - Spooky Sparkle Bear (2023) - Destiny Bear (2023) - Be Me Bear (2023) - Always Here Bear (2023) - Good Vibes Bear (2023) - Flower Power Bear (2023) - Friends Forever Bear (2024) - True Friend Bear (2024) - Love Song Bear (2024) - Blissful Heart Bear (2024) - Peaceful Heart Bear (2024) - Kind to All Bear (2024) - Good Wishes Bear (2024) - Love to Care Bear (2024) - Sweet Serenity Bear (2024) - Blossom Heart Bear (2024)
Peel & Reveal Bears
Best Secret Bear (2023) - Wishful Heart Bear (2023) - Lucky Star Bear (2023) - Dreamtime Bear (2023) - Always Heart Bear (2023) - Champ-Shine Bear (2023) - Love Song Bear (2023) - Charm Bear (2023) - Friend Share Bear (2023) - Grump-a-Lot Bear (2023)
Metaverse/NFT Bears
Hello Fren Bear (2022) - Self Care Bear (2022) - Warm Fuzzies Bear (2022) - ILY Bear (2022) - I Can Bear (2022) - Investor Bear (2022) - Enjoyer Bear (2022) - Collector Bear (2022) - Bad Crowd Bear (2022) - Cyborg Bear (2022) - Glitch Bear (2022) - Magic Sparkles Bear (2022) - Metaverse Bear (2022) - Zombie Bear (2022) - Pixie Bear (2022) - True Light Bear (2022) - Fun Dream Bear (2023) - Care Heart Bear (2023) - Always Grumpy Bear (2023) - Harmony Song Bear (2023) - Birthday Sparkle Bear (2023) - True Dreams Bear (2023) - Cheerheart Bear (2023) - Lucky Wish Bear (2023) - Super Love Bear (2023) - Best Heart Bear (2023) - Ocean Breeze Bear (2023)
Other Bears
Question Mark Bear (1980s) - Unnamed Pink Panda (1980s) - Unnamed Blue Panda (1980s) - Precious Heart Bear (1991) - Recycling Bear (1991) - Bo the Take Care Bear (2013) - International Day of the Girl Bears (2019) - Black Lives Matter Bear (2020)
Trademarked Bears
Dandy Bear (1990) - Fun Play Bear (1990) - Giving Bear (1990) - Munchie Bear (1991) - Melody Bear (1991) - Princess Heart Bear (1994) - Hollyheart Bear (1995) - Happyheart Bear (1995) - Peppermint Bear (1995) - Heart Shine Bear (2021) - Believe Bear (2021) - Caring Heart Bear (2022) - Warm Hug Bear (2023) - Lots-a-Pride Bear (2023) - Share Your Care Bear (2023)
Care Bear Cousins
Brave Heart Lion (1985) - Bright Heart Raccoon (1985) - Cozy Heart Penguin (1985) - Gentle Heart Lamb (1985) - Lotsa Heart Elephant (1985) - Loyal Heart Dog (1985) - Playful Heart Monkey (1985) - Proud Heart Cat (1985) - Swift Heart Rabbit (1985) - Treat Heart Pig (1985) - The Koala (1980s) - Noble Heart Horse (1986)
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