Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie



Strawberry and friends work together to achieve goals.
  • Review Date: February 29, 2012
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 83 minutes

What parents need to know

Educational value

This movie is intended to entertain, not educate.

Positive messages

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.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
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The character of Strawberry Shortcake, as well as her friends, are also sold as toy figures by the Hasbro Corporation.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

What's the story?

All is not well in Berryland. There is an infestation of berry birds who are decimating all the crops in the berry patch. As if that wasn't bad enough, The Peculiar Purple Pie Man of Porcupine Creek has arrived, intending to take over Berryland and turn it into a pie-making factory. In order to make their dreams of growing their berry patch real again, Strawberry Shortcake (Sarah Heinke) and her friends must go to the Land of Dreams, where the Peculiar Purple Pie Man has taken over, intending to keep everyone's dreams all too himself.

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the importance of having dreams and making them a reality. Kids: What are some of your goals? How can you accomplish them?

  • In the film, one of the characters says, "To believe in dreams, first you have to believe in yourself." What does that mean?

  • When her friends get mad at each other, Strawberry must figure out a way to make them friends again. Has there ever been a time when you were upset with one of your friends? How did you make up?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:September 4, 2006
DVD release date:February 6, 2007
Cast:Rachel Ware, Samantha Triba, Sarah Heinke
Director:Karen Hyden
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
Genre:Family and Kids
Run time:83 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Teen, 14 years old Written byDarky'sReviews August 4, 2014

Bad Cheesecake

I remember those good ol days where Boomerang was my number one stop for Saturday morning cartoons. Horseland, Scooby Doo, Baby Looney Tunes, the cartoon of this and most of the other Hanna Barbara cartoons you can think of. However, when I found my 8 year old sister watching this movie this afternoon, I discovered this 'charming' show does NOT age well with older fans. Strawberry shortcake is probably one of the corniest, cheesiest and most stupid shows around, and the reboot didn't help much at all. It's really a shame really, because having all of the characters and places based off desserts is pretty darn awesome. As for this movie; the CGI is hideous, the whole 'dream' stuff is unbearably cheesy, The Peculiar Pie Man is still just as stupid as he is in the show, but his minions are particularly dumb in this movie, they don't even know what side they're on and Ginger Snap will not SHUT UP! Seriously stop talking fast all at once and actually BREATHE! Speaking of going too fast, these girls jump to conclusions WAY too quickly, and why have musical numbers pop out of nowhere? Do we really need the Pie Man to SING his motives? If you're over the 9 year age limit, forget about this movie. Don't even stop for the chocolate coated sundaes.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Parent Written byShugocharafan88 February 18, 2013

OTAY! *hugs*

BTW I got you a postcard! Im gonna give it to you soon. XD
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models


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