Strawberry Shortcake is planning a first birthday party for her sister Apple Dumpling, so she sets off on an adventure to find the perfect party supplies (juice, cookies, a cake and party hats) and makes five new friends (... more »Orange Blossom, Angel Cake, Ginger Snap, Honey Pie Pony and Huckleberry) along the way.« less
Ursula S. from BRANFORD, CT Reviewed on 7/8/2011...
My kids love it!
Jasyn A. Rigdon | Stafford, VA | 10/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Folk's sometimes you just have to leave your past in the past. Seems this is a new version of the dessert kid, revived for the current generation. That's right the movie was made for our kids, it's ok to let your childhood rest peacefully. Look I'm personally still upset that Duke's no longer head hancho at GI Joe. With that said lets just give the new kid a chance.I've got three preschoolers and one in big K, all four of them really like this movie. It has a decent story and nice, well written music and songs. I could see this becoming yet one more cartoon I'm forced to watch regularly. My kids love it and that's who it's made for so I'm giving it five stars (even though I want to put my boot in the cat's furry little butt, every time she opens her mouth)."
A Slightly Modernized Version
Jools1900 | California | 04/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got to curl up with my five-year-old daughter last night and watch this DVD with her, something she has been begging me to do since I brought it home for her the other day. I myself was never a big fan of the original, but my daughters both love all things sticky-sweet! And this filled the bill.
Strawberry Shortcake has never been strong on story line, and apparently never will be judging by this new version. It's basically a silly story about two sisters, (one a baby!) who live in a world completely devoid of adults. They decide to celebrate Apple Dumpling's birthday, (this being the baby sister) and set off to journey around their strange child-world looking for things they will need- cake, cookies, juice, ect. And surprise- they make many new friends along the way!
The things I like- the animation is lovely and colorful, the interaction between Strawberry Shortcake and her baby sister is great- every mother's unrealized dream for their sibling children. (Too bad they don't have one to appreciate it!)
The things I don't like- her horrible cat, Custard. Her puppy can't talk, and you'll quickly wish this rude cat couldn't, either. And of course, a little story line improvement wouldn't hurt!
Still, I have to give it four stars because Strawberry Shortcake never claims to be more than it is, which is the purest form of entertainment for little girls. Nothing more, nothing less! My daughter was completely captivated, giggling and glowing through the entire program- which was at least her fifth or sixth viewing. She especially loves Pupcake, the little blue puppy that is always getting into trouble. I smiled a lot too, but mostly at my ridiculously happy daughter!"
Fun introduction to Strawberry Shortcake.......
Marcy Gomez | Kansas City, USA | 10/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My daughter just started taking an interest in Strawberry Shortcake after we purchased a SSC book for her. We gave her this DVD for her 3rd birthday and she has watched it countless times since!This adorable DVD introduces Strawberry Shortcake and her friends to new SSC fans. Pupcake, Custard, Ginger Snap, Angel Cake, Orange Blossom and Huckleberry Pie are introduced in this story as Strawberry goes on a hunt for treats for her sister Apple Dumpling's bday. She meets Ginger, Angel, Orange and Huckleberry along the way.My daughter and her big brother enjoy watching this DVD with its colorful and bright visuals, bouncy songs, cheerful characters (excepting Custard, that is) and themes of friendship and helping one another. As a parent, I give it two thumbs up!! The only complaint I may have would be the portrayal of Custard as a grumpy, whiny little cat but at least by the end she learns to appreciate differences in others. And why does Custard talk but Pupcake doesn't? Anyway, my kids love the show so - my curiosity aside - in the end this is all that really matters."
Purely for little kids
Brian Hulett | Oinklahoma | 07/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My 6-year-old, like many these days, has a fine collection of videos. Some of these we can watch and enjoy together. Not so with "Strawberry Shortcake," but that's not a problem. Fact is, this introduction to Strawberry, little sister Apple Dumpling, friends Ginger Snap, Angel Cake, etc., and her pets Pupcake and Custard, is as sweet as the characters' names suggests, and everything is aimed at the level of the pre-gradeschool set. It shows these characters working together and solving problems even when they occasionally disagree. It also has a bouncy musical track and a music video after the end titles.
OK, so the animation is the cheapo kind that the aficianado will carp about. OK, so the plot is silly and the characters one-dimensional. It reaches its audience nicely, tells a positive story, and, frankly, creates a desire for tied-in merchandise. What else is new? My daughter loves it and yours probably will too."
Berry, Berry Sweet Movie
Brian Hulett | 12/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great movie to watch with your little girl. I love the moral of the story. Strawberry World is kind of like walking through Candyland. It's very nice that when Strawberry Shortcake meets a new friend they have a theme song. My only complaint would be the rude and grumpy cat Custard. Pupcake tries to play with her and she acts like a snob. This is a yummy movie and can't wait to watch the others with my daughter!"