First Care Bears-themed experience opens in Shanghai
This past weekend, entertainment and experience developer Harves teamed up with Care Bears IP-owner and entertainment studio Cloudco Entertainment to announce the opening of Kalidico, the world’s first Care Bears-themed experience of its kind in Shanghai.
By Emily Ryan
Designed by award-winning architectural design firm, X+Living, friends and families can make their own special adventures in an enchanting space.
Kalidico is designed to inspire creativity and imagination by offering whimsical interactive and content-driven games and activities, shopping for the entire family, and a dining experience appealing to all ages – all overlooking The Bund in Central Shanghai and based on the beloved Care Bears and their adventures.
Harves and X+Living plan to open several more of the experiential destinations in China, allowing families and lovers of design to experience the globally recognized brand in a new, immersive way, and while also bringing the characters to life in a growing region for the brand.
“We are thrilled to open the doors so families can enjoy this very special place,” said Francis Person, CEO of Harves Global Entertainment. “Our creative teams focused on interpreting the magic the Care Bears have offered to families for nearly 40 years. We wanted to create a completely new way to experience the brand. Kalidico fits into the Harves mission of bringing global experiences to the next generation in immersive and exciting ways designed to increase connection.”
“We’re excited to introduce this new Care Bears-themed experience to fans of all ages in Shanghai,” said President of Cloudco Entertainment, Sean Gorman. “The Care Bears represent values that are needed more than ever today. Kalidico brings these values to life and offers a beautifully designed experience where fans can enjoy meaningful time together and have fun.”
The launch of Kalidico coincides with the debut of the animated series, “Care Bears: Unlock the Magic” in Mandarin on the Chinese Video on Demand platform, Tencent.