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, and has since made a few cameos in the Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot series. She has blue-green fur and her Belly badge is an upward-angled shooting yellow shooting star with a red heart in the middle and a rainbow trail.

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.


2000's series

2002-2006 toyline

Giving Thanks

Thanks-a-Lot on the cover of Giving Thanks

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, and is voiced by Sherry Lynn.

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.

2010's series

Welcome to Care-a-Lot

Thanks-a-Lot makes her television debut in the Welcome to Care-a-Lot episode "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, Thanks-a-Lot and Secret Bear of the Care Bear Detective Agency are called in to investigate. Sleuth of Bears 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. Cub Bouts


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!"


  • 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.

In other languages:
German: Dankeschön-Bärchi ("Thank You Bear")
Japanese: サンクスアロットベア
Swedish: Tack-och bocknalle ("Thanks and Bow Bear")

Spanish: Agradeceosita ("Thank You Bear")

Care Bears Family
Care Bears
Original Bears
Bedtime Bear - Birthday Bear - Cheer Bear - Friend Bear - Funshine Bear - Good Luck Bear - Grumpy Bear - Love-a-Lot Bear - Tenderheart Bear - Wish Bear
1980s - 1990s Introductions
Baby Hugs Bear - Baby Tugs Bear - Champ Bear - Daydream Bear - Forest Friend Bear - Grams Bear - Harmony Bear - I Love You Bear - Perfect Panda - Polite Panda - Sea Friend Bear - Secret Bear - Share Bear - Take Care Bear - True Heart Bear
2000s Introductions
All My Heart Bear - Always There Bear - America Cares Bear - Amigo Bear - Bashful Heart Bear - Best Friend Bear - Do-Your-Best Bear - Heartsong Bear - Hopeful Heart Bear - Laugh-a-Lot Bear - Me Bear - Messy Bear - Oopsy Bear - Pink Power Bear - Play-a-Lot Bear - Shine Bright Bear - Smart Heart Bear - Superstar Bear - Surprise Bear - Sweet Dreams Bear - Sweet Sakura Bear - Thanks-a-Lot Bear - Too Loud Bear - Work of Heart Bear - True North Bear
2010s Introductions
Great Giving Bear - Shiver Me Timbear - Wonderheart Bear - Trick-or-Sweet Bear - Christmas Wishes Bear - Rainbow Heart Bear - Piece of Heart Bear
2020s Introductions
Care Bear Cousins
Brave Heart Lion - Bright Heart Raccoon - Cozy Heart Penguin - Gentle Heart Lamb - Lotsa Heart Elephant - Loyal Heart Dog - Noble Heart Horse - Playful Heart Monkey - Proud Heart Cat - Swift Heart Rabbit - Treat Heart Pig


  • from the german language Thanks-a-lot bear has a Xmas ID called "Thank you ang babait ninyo" from the ABS-CBN corp. in the Philippines
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