‘Care Bears’ will make a comeback
Boomerang announced Thursday that “Care Bears: Unlock the Magic,” a new animated series featuring the familiar cuddly, color-coded bears, is headed for its subscription streaming service.
In “Unlock the Magic,” the Care Bears will hit the road and explore the areas around their home, Care-a-lot, called the Silver Lining. Their new adventures means encountering new creatures, as well as landing in situations that require them to use their powers in new ways.
One of the new creatures the Care Bears will meet is Dibble, who is described as being “as eager as a puppy and as curious as a kitten” and definitely does not look like a bear (or even a Care Bear Cousin).
Unlike the Care Bears, Dibble communicates more using coos and sounds and can travel on her own tiny personal cloud. She joins the Care Bears team as their adorable pet and companion.
Forty-eight 11-minute episodes and two 22-minute specials of “Care Bears: Unlock the Magic” (as well as a number of shorts) are in production at Cloudco Entertainment (formerly known as American Greetings Entertainment, which produced the original series). Though a premiere date for the series has not been announced, select episodes of the show will air on the Boomerang TV network for a limited time following its debut.
Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen
Roy Moore, the former Senate candidate from Alabama, has followed through on his threat to sue Sacha Baron Cohen after Moore was duped into appearing on Cohen’s Showtime series, “Who Is America?”
Moore said he was seeking more than $95 million in damages for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud in a suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. Showtime and CBS, which owns it, are named as defendants along with Cohen.
The segment aired at the end of July. In it, Cohen, appearing in character as “Erran Morad,” an Israeli anti-terrorism expert, interviewed Moore. A former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and a popular if polarizing figure in the state, Moore had been accused by several women of having pursued them sexually when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers, accusations that came to light during his Senate campaign. The allegations contributed to his upset loss in the election last December to Doug Jones, who became Alabama’s first Democratic senator in a quarter century.
In the interview, Cohen brought out a device, which appeared to be a metal detector wand, but which he claimed was an Israeli invention that could detect pedophiles. When the device signaled that Moore could be a pedophile, he became angry and ended the interview.
The lawsuit says that the interview had “falsely painted, portrayed, mocked and with malice defamed Judge Moore as a sex offender, which he is not.”