A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Viewers will learn about the importance of working together and perseverance.
Follow your dreams. Choose collaboration over competition. Persevere to overcome obstacles.
Positive Role Models
Strawberry Shortcake pursues her big dream, works hard towards her goes, persists through obstacles, and remains mostly positive through it all. Her friends own and operate food trucks. Aunt Praline passes on words of wisdom.
The "berry besties" represent various ethnic backgrounds.
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Products & Purchases
Strawberry Shortcake is a ubiquitous character marketed to children, but there is nothing marketed in this particular film.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City is a funny, modern twist on a beloved classic. Those who are looking for remnants of the old-school Strawberry Shortcake won't find much here. Besides familiar names, outfits, color schemes, and of course dear Custard the cat, this update takes the franchise in a new direction. Strawberry Shortcake and her friends are female entrepreneurs, and the girls represent various ethnic backgrounds. The episodes are short, which is perfect for the attention span of the 3-6-year-olds the show is marketed to. Because the episodes are so short, the show is very fast-paced, and some parts may be better suited for kids in the 7-8 year old range.
Is It Any Good?
This modern depiction is bringing girl power to the youngest generation. Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City celebrates girls in so many ways, subtly encouraging them to follow their dreams, support one another, overcome challenges, and own businesses. Though the plot isn't the most exciting (or realistic), these depictions of strong females are.
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