As a boy, I could never understand my sister's infatuation with rainbow brite toys or her love of the "super-girly" cartoon series. When my mother rented this movie for us to watch I said "No way am I watching this girly...oh there's a robot horse that flies in it and a boy who's wristband shoots lasers?"
As mentioned by another review, the best thing the creators for this movie could have ever done was to leave out all of the usual characters of the normal series and send the main ones to another setting. A healthy dose of more menacing villains, travel to a different dimension, cooler ways to get around, and characters armed with other things besides rainbows, dark clouds, or happy thoughts, means that this movie is suprisingly offbeat from the series. I've also seen both care bear movies and a my little pony one and this was the only one I didn't mind watching with my sis.