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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
This movie is intended to entertain, not educate.
If you believe in your dreams and work hard to achieve them, anything is possible.
Positive Role Models
Strawberry Shortcake and her friends think positively, work together, and are good friends. Strawberry appears pre-makeover in this movie -- looking more like a girl than a teen, like in newer Strawberry Shortcake features.
Products & Purchases
The character of Strawberry Shortcake, as well as her friends, are also sold as toy figures by the Hasbro Corporation.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this animated adventure story with Strawberry Shortcake and her friends goes to great lengths -- through song, example, and conversation -- to discuss the importance of the power of dreams and imagination to create the lives we wish for ourselves. For younger viewers and their parents, this movie should provide ample opportunities to discuss aspirations and how they can be achieved. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The themes of believing in your dreams and working hard to make them real are repeated so many times, older viewers may want to shout "OK, we get it already!" But STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: SWEET DREAMS is filled with enough songs and positive feelings to provide younger viewers with hours of entertainment.
As in all the movies in the series, Strawberry Shortcake is a positive leader who practices what she preaches when working and playing with her friends. She always does her best to settle differences between her friends, differences that don't seem too far off from disagreements young kids often have between friends. Strawberry Shortcake: Sweet Dreams should inspire discussion between children and parents about the differences between dreamt-at-night dreams and growing-up ambitions.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.