If you believe in your dreams, anything is possible. Strawberry Shortcake has a dream of fresh new field of berry bushes - enough for everyone. But, when the greedy Peculiar Purple Pieman rolls into Strawberrry Land, he ... more »decides to steal Strawberry's dream - and everyone else's dreams, too! In order to stop the Purple Pieman and his evil plan, Strawberry and her friends must travel to the Land of Dreams. Along the way, these special friends learn the value of working together to make dreams come true.« less
Sherri L. from JACKSONVILLE, FL Reviewed on 1/7/2010...
My Girls really enjoy this DVD!
Strawberry's First CGI Film --- A Different Take
George Buttner | Dayton, Ohio United States | 03/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""The Sweet Dreams Movie" is the first ever CGI film for the "Strawberry Shortcake" series. It was shown in limited release in theatres and is now available on DVD.
- To me, the CGI animation really isn't bad. Though I was thrown off by the look of it at first, I quickly grew used to it. I found some of it to actually be rather nice-looking. I also thought that the characters looked for the most part like they do in the TV show. Certainly a better effort to me than the CGI for "Clifford's Really Big Movie" (mediocre) and "Arthur's Missing Pal." (Not good at all.)
- Music and songs --- the best highlight of the film. "How a Garden Grows" is a fast-paced, standout song and very catchy. A couple of other fun songs include "All it Takes" and "The Land of Dreams." The songs overall are berry nice and drive the plot along.
- Characters - This film introduces a number of new characters to the series. Doing this sort of thing is always a bit of a tightrope, but I think all of the new characters work fairly well here. Raspberry Torte, works well as a reluctant protagonist (looking out for Lemon Meringue) and even though the series doesn't necessarily need villains to make it interesting, Purple Pie Man and his sister Sour Grapes fill the role well enough.
- Story - A decent enough plotline, though a bit slow-starting. The Land of Dreams was a fun place to visit and I wouldn't mind seeing it in the series again.
- No special features other than Spanish subtitles and previews for other releases on this DVD. Most of the other "Strawberry Shortcake" DVDs at least have a music video and other such direct-to-video (or near direct-to-video) DVD releases have managed to put together at least reasonably interesting special features, so there's no reason why this shouldn't have any.
- Strawberry Shortcake's sister Apple Dumplin' is once again absent-without-leave, a disappointment, as she is one of the best characters in the series. Huckleberry Pie and Blueberry Muffin are also nowhere to be found.
This film, per the closing credits, was dedicated with love to Pam Carter, who served as a voice director for the series."
NOT AS GOOD AS THE DIC TV SHOW
Maria Delaar | NJ, USA | 07/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"MY DAUGHTER LOVES STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, SHE WATCHES ALL THE EPISODES FROM BEGINNING TO THE END, BUT THE MOVIE LOOKS DIFFERENT AND SHE LOOSES INTEREST...SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THE TV EPISODES..."
What The Heck Happened To Strawberry Shortcake + Friends?
Kiss + Makeup | Los Angeles, CA | 04/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, after watching this, I'm disappointed! The usually super-cute gang has been annimated into a funky, scary bunch in an attempt to make them seem, well, more life-like. imho, They look fugly! Although the story itself is cute, there are much better choices out there in Starwberry land. Click over to the recent Berry Fairy Tales or Moonlight Mysteries (steer clear of this plot if you have really young ones)."
Rachel Coles | Fitchburg, MA | 03/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Cute movie. It's nice to see the love for Strawberry Shortcake and friends being passed on to a new generation. My two year-old and five year-old love the songs and we find ourselves singing them throughout the day. I wonder why they changed Raspberry Tart to Torte? Has Sour Grapes always been Pieman's sister? Hrmm..
My biggest peeve about the movie is that "ing" does not seem to be in the voice actors' vocabularies. ("Mornin' Comin' Shinin") Also, too many "gottas" as opposed to "haftas"...just a slight peeve of mine. Haha. I loved the computer animation very much so. Sour Grapes looks like Renee Zellweger, hahaha.