Netflix is set to reboot the iconic 1980s animated franchise “The Care Bears” with the series “Care Bears and Cousins” which will premiere in 2016.
Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos announced the revival during an interview with CNN Money, saying they have gravitated toward well-known franchises and trusted brand names to bolster their growing slate of children’s series.
The original creations started off on greeting cards, became plush bear toys and soon had their own TV shows and films. Each bear came in a different color and sported an insignia on its belly which represented its personality.
The news follows on from recent announcements by the company for a “King Kong” animated series, a revival of the 1980s toy line “Popples,” and a revival of the 1990s kids series “The Magic School Bus”.
Source: The Live Feed