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A Slightly Modernized Version
on April 8, 2003
I got to curl up with my five-year-old daughter last night and watch this DVD with her, something she has been begging me to do since I brought it home for her the other day. I myself was never a big fan of the original, but my daughters both love all things sticky-sweet! And this filled the bill.
Strawberry Shortcake has never been strong on story line, and apparently never will be judging by this new version. It's basically a silly story about two sisters, (one a baby!) who live in a world completely devoid of adults. They decide to celebrate Apple Dumpling's birthday, (this being the baby sister) and set off to journey around their strange child-world looking for things they will need- cake, cookies, juice, ect. And surprise- they make many new friends along the way!
The things I like- the animation is lovely and colorful, the interaction between Strawberry Shortcake and her baby sister is great- every mother's unrealized dream for their sibling children. (Too bad they don't have one to appreciate it!)
The things I don't like- her horrible cat, Custard. Her puppy can't talk, and you'll quickly wish this rude cat couldn't, either. And of course, a little story line improvement wouldn't hurt!
Still, I have to give it four stars because Strawberry Shortcake never claims to be more than it is, which is the purest form of entertainment for little girls. Nothing more, nothing less! My daughter was completely captivated, giggling and glowing through the entire program- which was at least her fifth or sixth viewing. She especially loves Pupcake, the little blue puppy that is always getting into trouble. I smiled a lot too, but mostly at my ridiculously happy daughter!