Strawberry shortcake characters Strawberry, the show’s star, is a newcomer to Berry Bitty City when the series begins, but she makes fast friends with her fellow citizens. The main strawberry shortcake characters are a blueberry muffin, orange blossom, lemon meringue, raspberry torte, plum pudding, cherry jam, huckleberry pie, and sweet & sour.
Strawberry, the show’s star, is a newcomer to Berry Bitty City when the series begins, but she makes fast friends with her fellow citizens. Custard, her kitty, and Pupcake, her dog, are her two furry family members and Strawberry Shortcake’s Princess is another name for her.
Blueberry muffin is the town’s de facto librarian due to his extensive book collection and voracious reading habits. When Mr. Longface uses one of his long or overly elaborate terms, she is the only one who can understand him. Scouty is the name of her puppy.
Orange Blossom works in a general store and offers a wide variety of goods for purchase. There are several orange, glittery things, from laundry detergent to a vase. Her kindness and generosity are refreshing, and she rarely acts in a self-centered manner. Marmalade is the name of her puppy. Generally speaking, she is a highly bi-ethnic young lady.
The salon owner and vivacious Blonde in Berry Bitty City. While her pals are great, she eventually comes to realize that the real reason they keep coming back is that they want to be with her, not because of anything she’s invented to aid them.
Exceptional skill with a pair of shears. Henna is the name of her new pet.
The sweet, generous, and original fashionista. She prioritizes their needs before her own and is willing to put in extra hours if it means reaching her goals. The unique clothes that the women wear are almost always made by her.
She may not be as competitive as Lemon, but she does have a competitive streak. Chiffon is the name she gave her pet.
The wacky but affable dancer. She cares deeply about the people around her, but she also has a streak of stubbornness, and if she believes she is right, she will not back down. Plum is a dedicated worker who always provides her best. Pitterpatch is the name of her puppy.
She is a famous singer who moves to Berry Bitty City in the hopes that her new friends there will finally accept her for who she is. She is the proud owner of a puppy named Cinnapup.
He’s the only male protagonist we’ve met thus far. Huckleberry initially attempted to make friends by telling them they were good or that they were his favorite. Finally, he gave his word that he would be honest. Tom Tom is the name of his new puppy.
Strawberry has a pair of twins that assist her in the café with the baking.
A caterpillar in the mini-golf industry. Too often, people are confused by his use of inflated language until they hear it translated. When Strawberry is not there, he is also responsible for the day-to-day operations and cleaning of the Berry Bitty Cafe.
The adorably little citizens of Berry Bitty City. They’re much smaller than the girls and can be anyone’s age, from a baby to an elderly person, which gives them the appearance of being a type of strawberry. They are non-growable and available in a wide range of hues. Glimmerberry picking is a common sight for them.
The Berrykins’ Princess, and possibly their sole female among her people. She has their general appearance, except she adorns a crown and totes a magical staff. She’s lovely to talk to and is always polite.
They’re like two little ladybugs who are always at each other’s throats, arguing about who is better or more right. In most cases, this leads to complications for others around them.
If they don’t get their way, they might become impolite and even nastyy. Jadeybug’s kinfolk, so to speak.
One of the Berry Bitty City mail carriers. This ladybug is the eldest of a pair of identical sisters. Frequently spotted wearing her mail cap and/or transporting mail.
An elder berrykin who is in charge of plants like fruits and vegetables.
A person in charge of construction for the Berrykins.
A Berrykin who specializes in the assembly and repair of mechanical devices.
Two berrykin engineers and constructors.
Strawberry Shortcake is a newcomer to Berry Bitty City when the series begins. Custard, her kitty, and Pupcake, her dog, are her two furry family members. Orange Blossom works in a general store and offers a wide variety of goods for purchase. Strawberry has a pair of twins that assist her in the café with the baking.
American Greetings uses a cartoon figure named Strawberry Shortcake in their greeting cards. Dolls, posters, and other merchandise featuring the character and his or her friends, family, and pets were eventually added to the range.
The franchise has also inspired animated series and feature films in addition to television specials. Through the company Shortcake IP Holdings LLC, the current owners of the franchise are the Canadian children’s television network WildBrain and the American brand management firm Iconix Brand Group.
Barbi Sargent, a freelance artist at the time who worked for American Greetings, came up with the idea for Strawberry Shortcake. In 1972–1973, the character debuted on a Laurel Valentine’s Day card.
In those days, she was known simply as Girl with a Daisy or Strawberry Girl, and she was always shown with a daisy in her hand, along with a strawberry-patterned orange bonnet. The card’s popularity was predicted by American Greetings’ staff art director, Rex Conners, who noticed the card’s strawberry pattern and concluded that it was the reason for the card’s success.
For the Mega Test Market, he had Barbi design four cards in a “strawberryish” theme. At the beginning of July 1977, Sargent sent four color leader cards to American Greetings using the Strawberry Shortcake image.
The American Greetings company uses “Leader cards” for market research. These trials were the first time that Strawberry Shortcake’s updated look was seen by the general public, and it was well welcomed.
During the late 1970s, American Greetings illustrator Muriel Fahrion created new Strawberry Shortcake concept art for their humorous greeting cards. After that, Fahrion created 32 more figures for Those Characters From Cleveland, the toy and licensing design group at American Greetings.
Cindy Mayer Patton and Janet Jones created the designs for the further characters added to the collection. Several independent artists contributed to the series’ visuals, but Frances Kariotakis did the bulk of the painting.
Throughout the series’ development, editor Lynn Edwards was an integral part of the process of shaping the plot and characters. All the Strawberry Shortcake characters had sweet-sounding names and wore sweet-sounding clothes, and even their pets had sweet-sounding names.
All the characters’ dolls, including Strawberry Shortcake, had sweetly scented hair. Strawberryland was the enchanting place where the characters lived and had adventures. Strawberry Shortcake originally appeared as a doll in 1979, produced by Kenner Products under license.
Strawberry Shortcake originally looked like any other rag doll of the time: she had freckles, a head full of red yarn curls, and a strawberry-patterned bonnet. So, the doll was a rag doll, created by Fahrion and sewn by her sister, Susan Trental.
Strawberry Shortcake was an American phenomenon among pre-teen girls in the 1980s. Sticker albums, clothes, and even a video game for the Atari 2600 called Strawberry Shortcake Musical Match-Ups by Parker Brothers were just some of the many connected products that were available at the time.
Several television specials starring the characters were produced between 1980 and 1985, but by that time, the characters’ popularity had already begun to decline. After that, Kenner stopped making any further dolls or toys.
Following a legal battle in May 1983, American Greetings Company agreed to transfer Strawberry Shortcake copyrights to Barbi Sargent. Barbi eventually gave American Greetings the right to continue using the Strawberry Shortcake name and likeness, allowing the company to build on the franchise’s previous success.
Strawberry Shortcake ornaments, made by American Greetings, can be found in the Clara Johnson Scroggins collection, one of the largest ornament collections in the world. THQ revived the Strawberry Shortcake brand with a new range of dolls in 1991.
Strawberry and her five traditional pals were given makeovers that included new threads, a spruced-up do, and a few cosmetic tweaks to the eyes. Although it was somewhat popular for a while, the line ultimately failed after only one year.
The series was brought back to life in 2002, but this time with a new look created by a different artist. Numerous fruitful license agreements were reached. The latest home video releases were incorporated into a television series. The episodes also had their soundtrack albums.
Strawberry Shortcake toys and dolls are produced under license to Bandai and KellyToy. It had been nearly two decades since new video games had been released, but now The Game Factory was releasing titles for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. We also made PC educational CD-ROMs.
The rights to produce and sell Strawberry Shortcake toys were acquired by Playmates Toys in 2006. They called their collection “A World of Friends.” In 2006, a feature-length film called Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie debuted, and in February 2007, its DVD version was made available to the public.
Upon American Greetings’ revival of the Strawberry Shortcake franchise in the fall of 2009, Playmates Toys lost the manufacturing rights and Hasbro began making new Strawberry Shortcake-themed toys. At the beginning of 2014, Hasbro stopped being able to produce The Bridge Direct.
Iconix Brand Group paid American Greetings $105 million in February 2015 to purchase the Strawberry Shortcake brand. DHX Media stated in May 2017 that it would pay $345 million to acquire Iconix’s entertainment brands, including Strawberry Shortcake and the rights to Peanuts. The deal closed on June 30, 2017.
American Greetings uses a cartoon character named Strawberry Shortcake in their greeting cards. Dolls, posters, and other merchandise featuring the character and his or her friends, family, and pets were eventually added to the range.
Annual Strawberry Shortcake TV specials were made from 1980 to 1985. Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and Toei Animation animated the 1980 and 1982 specials, while Nelvana animated 1983, 1984, and 1985 episodes. New York’s Perpetual Motion Pictures animated that one-off spectacular back in 1981.
When the characters were relaunched, they underwent a big makeover. Strawberry Shortcake has claimed both Pupcake and Custard as her own.
With the departure of Pupcake, a new character, Shoofly Frog, was introduced as Huckleberry Pie’s companion, and Apple Dumplin’ was reintroduced as Strawberry Shortcake’s younger sibling. Additionally, “districts” such as Cakewalk, Orange Blossom Acres, Huckleberry Briar, and Cookie Corners have been established in Strawberryland.
Fillies were first included in the series after its resurrection in 2003. Honey Pie Pony, the protagonist, is the only filly with the ability to speak and keep a pet, and the others all have to be attached to specific characters.
After acquiring the dolls license from Bandai, Playmates opted to replace the original fillies with brand-new ones. Though widespread, the purge appears to have been limited to a certain line of toys.
The Strawberry Shortcake franchise was given a major relaunch by DIC Entertainment in 2003, and a Direct-to-Video/TV series was made, 19 years after the last special. The series’ instructional purpose is indicative of the franchise’s new course.
A total of 44 episodes were made, including four hour-long specials. The series was made available on VHS and DVD by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment around the world.
Produced and directed by Paula Venditti and Jonathan Hofman, the 36-episode Argentine live-action TV series starred Laura Anders as Strawberry Shortcake, Camila Offermann as Angel Cake, Luz Luccarini as Ginger Snap, and Alan Ferraro as Huckleberry Pie. It aired on El Nueve in 2005.
In October 2006, Kidtoon Films released the first Strawberry Shortcake feature, The Sweet Dreams Movie, in limited theatres. The movie brings back the series’ villains, the Purple Pieman and Sour Grapes, who were conspicuously absent from the TV series.
In preparation for the Sweet Dreams Movie, however, Sour Grapes is presented again, this time as Purple Pieman’s sister. Since its initial DVD release on February 6, 2007, the film has seen widespread distribution via television broadcast, home video release (both DVD and VideoCD), and online streaming services.
American Greetings stated in June 2008 that Hasbro had acquired the license from Playmates and would be restarting the series. A complete reset of the franchise’s universe was part of the massive relaunch, which also featured numerous major redesigns.
The relaunch started in the summer of 2009 with the release of the computer-animated film The Sky’s the Limit, in which Anna provided the voice of Strawberry Shortcake. On October 10, 2010, Discovery Family premiered a new series called Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures.
There were 65 total episodes made. The relaunch’s merchandising debuted around the middle of 2009. Developed by Georgia Ball and illustrated by Amy Mebberson, IDW Publishing’s ongoing Strawberry Shortcake comic book debuted in 2016.
Mebberson and Ball both claimed to be fans of the 1980s show, with Ball saying she was encouraged by the “doubts and struggles but their friends back them up and support them” trope.
Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Meringue, Orange Blossom, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding, and Blueberry Muffin are the main protagonists of the show. In Season 2, the original series character Cherry Jam makes her debut.
Season 3 saw the return of fan-favorite Huckleberry Pie, while Season 4 saw the introduction of Sweet and Sour Grapes, who are in no way related to the villainous Grapes.
The Bridge Direct, who also produces Pinkie Cooper and The Jet Set Pets dolls, purchased the toy manufacturing license for Strawberry Shortcake from Hasbro in 2014, and the news was announced during The New York Toy Fair.
Several series of dolls containing pets, doll furniture, and musical instruments were displayed, all of which looked to preserve the designs of the 2009 Strawberry Shortcake relaunch.
WildBrain Studios, a division of DHX Media, released a brand-new 2D animated Strawberry Shortcake series in May 2018 for streaming on YouTube and YouTube TV. In this season, fan favorites including Raisin Cane and the Purple Pieman make a comeback.
The series stars Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld as Strawberry Shortcake, Amanda Barker as Orange Blossom, Dylan Jones as the Purple Pieman, Kaylin Lee Clinton as Raisin Cane, and Laurie Hymes as Sour Grapes.
After acquiring the property in 2016, Iconix Brand Group and DHX Media (now WildBrain) announced in May 2016 that the development of a fifth installment is underway. Similar to the 2009 show, this one was supposed to run for three seasons and a total of 39 episodes using 3D computer animation.
However, neither the show’s creators nor a premiere date has been revealed. WildBrain announced the return of Strawberry Shortcake on September 9, 2021, with revamped visual style and character redesigns. Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City, a 2D-animated web series by WildBrain Spark Studios, premiered on YouTube on September 18, 2021, with 40 episodes planned for the first season and a second in the works.
Additionally, WildBrain Studios is working on a series of 45-minute CGI-animated specials set to debut on Netflix in 2023. In April of 2022, Netflix premiered the series. It made its debut on Tiny Pop on March 7, 2022, in the UK.
Strawberry Shortcake, Custard, Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, and the ever-returning Lime Chiffon form the core cast of this iteration.
The Strawberry Shortcake franchise was given a major relaunch by DIC Entertainment in 2003. A Direct-to-Video/TV series was made, 19 years after the last special. The 36-episode Argentine live-action TV series starred Laura Anders and Luz Luccarini. A complete reset of the franchise’s universe was part of the massive relaunch.
Strawberry Shortcake and her calico cat Custard reside in Strawberryland, where their home is shaped like a giant strawberry shortcake. Her neighbors are Apple Dumplin’, Huckleberry Pie, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Tart, Plum Puddin’, and a young child named Apple Dumplin’.
Custard underwent a drastic transformation in the 2003 Series, becoming a female with newfound abilities and a new outlook on life. Custard has developed a more masculine persona and is now fluent in English. She has a deep affection for Strawberry and spends as much free time as possible with her.
Café Ole is a Mexican girl with petite, dark brown eyes. She wears a tan-themed cloth hat, complete with a dark bow on top and a thin zig-zag line around the white flap. Her short, curly, dark brown hair is pinned up in a bun.
Apple Dumplin’ was Strawberry Shortcake’s younger sister in the 2003 reboot, and her pet duck was called Apple Ducklin’. Although she is still a “baby” figure, she is more like a toddler now that she can walk and talk than she did in the 1980s.
In every iteration of the Strawberry Shortcake series, Orange Blossom makes an appearance. Oranges are her motif. Strawberry can always count on her, and she also counts Ginger Snap among her dearest friends. One of Strawberry Shortcake’s closest companions is a character named Orange Blossom.
There were a total of 21 characters, and the success of the brand spawned several spin-offs, such as video games, sticker albums, clothing, movies, and more. The popularity of Strawberry Shortcake has survived two rereleases (1991 and 2002) and continues to this day.
The ears and tail of Pupcake, a brown dog, are striped with green and white. His torso is covered in stitching, and his ears appear to be fashioned from the same patterned fabric as Huckleberry’s scarf, giving him the illusion of a live stuffed animal.
Juicy fruits can be found alongside those with bitter seeds. Since huckleberries and blueberries are very closely related, their flavors often comparable to those of specific varieties of blueberries. Since they share a common ancestor, both look and act similarly.
Strawberry Shortcake has a buddy in Orange Blossom. She has dark brown eyes and wavy black hair. That’s because she’s the only black person ever to appear in a Strawberry Shortcake story.
It wasn’t until the early 1970s that greeting cards featuring Strawberry Shortcake first appeared. Her lovable and inquisitive character eventually grew into a village of 32 berry-like sweeties, each with their quirks and pets.
Strawberry Shortcake is a newcomer to Berry Bitty City when the series begins. Custard, her kitty, and Pupcake, her dog, are her two furry family members. Orange Blossom works in a general store and offers a wide variety of goods for purchase. Strawberry has a pair of twins that assist her in the café with the baking. The Berrykins are adorably little citizens of Berry Bitty City. They can be anyone’s age, from a baby to an elderly person, which gives them the appearance of being a type of strawberry. Strawberry Shortcake was created as a doll in 1979, produced by Kenner Products under license. Strawberryland was the enchanting place where the characters lived and had adventures.