Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin with Cherry Jam

  • Review Date: September 13, 2012
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Running Time: 46 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Positive messages about friendship and being yourself.
  • Review Date: September 13, 2012
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Running Time: 46 minutes

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What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn plenty of positive social lessons about being yourself and helping friends.

Positive messages

Strong positive messages, through words and example, about the importance of friendship and what it means to be a friend. The story reinforces the idea that you should always be yourself and not try to change for others. Also, to quote the lyrics of Cherry Jam: "Anything is possible. It's up to me to make my dreams come true."

Positive role models

Strawberry Shortcake always keeps a positive, upbeat attitude. She learns to see the real Cherry Jam, not her show-business persona.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

This DVD is a production of Hasbro and American Greetings, who make Strawberry Shortcake toys and greeting cards. It's heavily marketed, and merchandise associated with the DVD is available for purchase.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin with Cherry Jam is a collection of four episodes that follow Strawberry Shortcake and her friends as they befriend a rock star named Cherry Jam. Aside from consumerism concerns -- the DVD was made by Hasbro and American Greetings -- there's nothing to worry about in terms of content. Like the other Strawberry Shortcake features, this one is filled with positive messages, showing through words and actions the importance of friendship and what it means to be a good friend. Characters also sing and talk about how dreams can come true if you do your best.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

When Strawberry Shortcake (voiced by Sarah Heinke) and her friends plan the grand opening of their marketplace, they decide to email their favorite singing star, Cherry Jam. The girls are "berry" surprised when Cherry agrees to play, and they believe that they need to change their fashion sense, hairstyles, and bedrooms in order to look like something they believe Cherry would like. When Cherry arrives in Berry Bitty City, Strawberry and friends are surprised that Cherry would much rather camp out under the stars and frolic in nature instead of act like a big famous star. Strawberry sees the real Cherry, and they all become friends when they learn to just be themselves.

Is it any good?

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: JAMMIN WITH CHERRY JAM is exactly what you'd expect from a Strawberry Shortcake DVD: Lessons in friendship and being yourself are shown through words and example, and the girls learn these lessons while realizing what hard work it takes to be a successful musician.

While the musical training process the girls undergo isn't entirely realistic, the stories do show both the importance of practicing instruments and how much fun kids can have by learning to play music. It also shows that it takes lots of time and practice to become proficient.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Strawberry Shortcake. What makes her a good friend?

  • How does Raspberry Torte change when the talent agent tries to make her as successful as Cherry Jam? How does this teach why it's important to always be yourself?

  • How is Cherry Jam the singing star different when she meets Strawberry Shortcake and her friends face to face?

Movie details

DVD release date:September 11, 2012
Cast:Rachel Ware, Samantha Triba, Sarah Heinke
Director:Michael Hack
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Friendship, Music and sing-along
Run time:46 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 December 1, 2012
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strawberry shortcake is evil

music. It also shows that it takes lots of time and practice to become proficient. Families can talk about Strawberry Shortcake. What makes her a good friend? How does Raspberry Torte change when the talent agent tries to make her as successful as Cherry Jam? How does this teach why it's important to always be yourself? How is Cherry Jam the singing star different when she meets Strawberry Shortcake and her friends face to face?
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
Teen, 15 years old Written bygodzillafan November 24, 2012
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2
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op

just a cheap marketing movie. if you really wanted too learn about friendship watch et
What other families should know
Too much consumerism

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