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Proud Heart Cat is a Care Bear Cousin who has made sporadic appearances throughout the original Care Bears television and movie series.

Appearance

Proud Heart's original design in 1985 showed an orange-tan body with peach muzzle and inner ears; merchandise such as a UK-only stuffed animal had a very light yellowish-orange body with a white muzzle, inner ears, paw-hearts & palms.

In 1991, the first relaunch of the Care Bears temporarily changed Proud Heart into a white bear with an American flag as a tummy symbol.

In the 2002 revamp, Proud Heart returned to being a cat, but had a turquoise body, white on all four paws, muzzle, tail-tip and inner ears, plus a pink nose.

Personality

During the original DiC animated series, Proud Heart would usually end her sentences with a typical cat sound such as a purr or screech, while in the follow-up Care Bears Family series, she tended to to enunciate her "er" sounds. A staunch "purrfectionist" by nature, she is characterized as being single-minded and practically obsessed with order and cleanliness, especially in her garden, which often puts her at odds with Playful Heart Monkey. Her credo is to remind everyone to do their best in everything.

Original series

The Care Bears Movie

Along with the rest of the Care Bear Cousins, Proud Heart Cat first appeared in The Care Bears Movie as a male, where he is called upon by Brave Heart Lion to help their new friends defeat The Spirit, and stop it from removing all caring from the world. He is among the characters present at the end of the movie that helps seal the villain away once and for all, and is made an honorary member of the Care Bear Family. The Care Bears Movie

Care Bears TV series

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Proud Heart from "Lucky Charm"

Proud Heart's first real appearance in the series involves him planning a party for the Care Bears, only to have the cake stolen by Playful Heart Monkey. The two must learn to put aside their differences to help a girl named Millie who believes she has bad luck. Lucky Charm Later, he was among the Care Cousins who helped stop Professor Coldheart from covering a city park in cement. Concrete Rain.

When a drought threatened a town on Earth, Proud Heart and Swift Heart Rabbit joined the Care Bears in investigating, and were able to break their friends out of a cave using a combined Care Cousin Call. Dry Spell. Later, when a group of children became lost at sea during a storm, he, along with Cozy Heart Penguin, Loyal Heart Dog, and Gentle Heart Lamb, board the Cloud Clipper to save them, with Proud Heart at one point taking the wheel. The Old Man and the Lighthouse

Care Bears Movie II

Proud Heart has a minor appearance in the second Care Bears feature film, where the origin of the Care Bear Family is explained for the first time, and tells of how he and his fellow Cousins arrived in the Forest of Feelings. Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Care Bears Family TV series

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Proud Heart from "Home Sweet Homeless"

Proud Heart is a main character in the episode "Home Sweet Homeless", where his prize garden is ruined by Playful Heart Monkey's antics, and a fountain sent to him by a secret admirer turns out to be a trick by Mr. Beastly to flood to entire Forest of Feelings.

When this incident causes the Care Bear Cousins to move in with the Care Bears at Care-a-Lot, tempers begin to flair between the two groups, which forces Proud Heart and Playful Heart to work together to convince Mr. Beastly to fix the problem. Home Sweet Homeless

2000's series

Proud Heart 2003

Proud Heart is one of nine Care Bear Cousins who received a redesign for their 2003 re-launch toyline. Her appearance is more substantial than some of the others, with her fur color changed from orange to turquoise with white "mittens" on her hands and feet, white inner ears, a white spot at the end of her tail, and a pink nose. This version has not appeared in any form of 2000's Care Bears media aside from merchandise.

Comic series

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Proud Heart, now in print form.

Proud Heart makes only one appearance in Star Comics' Care Bears series in issue 3, "Blue Who". When a group of aliens called The Gloomies turn the Forest of Feelings and everyone in it blue, Proud Heart is among the affected and loses his cheerfulness but later gets it back.

Trivia

  • Proud Heart Cat is the only character to be mentioned by name in two songs from the original series: "When You Care, You're Not Afraid to Try" from the first movie ("We're calling on the proud hearts to come and follow me"), and Flying My Colours from the second film ("Proud Heart Cat doesn't have a lot to say...").
  • Despite the stereotype of dogs and cats not getting along, Proud Heart and Loyal Heart Dog are actually quite good friends, with the latter even giving him a flower as a pup in Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation.
  • While Proud Heart was initially introduced as an orange male in 1985, a marketing decision was made to depict the cat as a turquoise female when the series was revamped in 2000; no indication was given within the films or either series that Proud Heart has any gender identity beyond what is depicted. (Some fans do like to envision the character as genderqueer, transgender, or gender-fluid, however.)

In other languages:

Croatian: Gordana

Dutch: Trotshart ("Proud Heart")

French: Toufier le Chat ("Always Proud Cat")

French (Canadian): Fièrecoeur le Chat ("Proud Heart Cat")

German: Kätzchen Stolzherz ("Proud Heart Kitten")

Japanese: プラウドハートキャット

Norwegian: Kjekke Kalle Katt ("Handsome Kalle Cat")

Portuguese: Orgulhosa ("Proud")

Spanish: Orgullosita ("Pride")

Spanish (Argentina): Corazón de la Buena Estrella ("Luck Heart")

Spanish (Spain): Gata Corazón Orgulloso ("Proud Heart Cat")

Swedish: Stolta Hjärtat ("Proud Heart Cat")

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
1980's - 1990's 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 - Surprise Bear - Take Care Bear - True Heart Bear
2000's 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 - Sweet Dreams Bear - Sweet Sakura Bear - Thanks-a-Lot Bear - Too Loud Bear - Work of Heart Bear
2010's Introductions
Great Giving Bear - Shiver Me Timbear - Wonderheart Bear - Trick-or-Sweet Bear - Christmas Wishes Bear
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

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