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Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake 2003 Logo.png
Genre Animated series, E/I
Created by Those Characters From Cleveland
American Greetings
Developed by DIC Entertainment
Theme music composer Andy Street, Judy Rothman Rofe
Opening theme Straw Buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake by Peter Lurye (uncredited), Performed by Sandy Howell (Raye) (uncredited)
Ending theme Straw Buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake (Instrumental)
Composer(s) Andy Street, Judy Rothman Rofe, Nick Brown, Sandy Howell
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 22 (40 segments)
Executive producer(s) Andy Heyward
Michael Maliani
Kathy McConaughy
Mike Brown
Producer(s) Karren Brown
Running time 45 Minutes
Production company(s) American Greetings
DIC Entertainment Corporation
Distributor DIC Entertainment
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Picture format NTSC 480i
Audio format Stereo sound
Original release March 11, 2003 (2003-03-11) – September 11, 2008 (2008-09-11)
Preceded by 1980s Strawberry Shortcake specials
Followed by Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures (2010)

Strawberry Shortcake is an American direct-to-video animated series produced by DIC Entertainment Corporation and American Greetings based on the franchise of the same name that debuted in March 2003. The series consists of 44 episodes, plus one short and one movie. Part of the series was broadcast on television including by HBO and HBO Family, and in broadcast syndication. None of the voice actors from the 1980s Strawberry Shortcake animated specials returned to reprise their roles, with producers instead opting for younger and lesser known voice actors.

To coincide with the series' reboot in 2009, the 2003 series was succeeded by Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures in 2010.

Shorts and PSAs

A five-minute Strawberry Shortcake short, "Growing Better All the Time", is available exclusively in the Care Bears: Daydreams DVD (released October 14, 2003) as a bonus feature. Numerous scenes from the short were used in the 2000s (decade) series' second opening sequence, and the song from the short was released on the "Strawberry Jams" CD.

Apart from that, a Public Service Announcement for the ASPCA was produced and aired in the US. The PSA features Strawberry Shortcake talking about the basics of pet ownership.


Actor/Actress Character(s) Notes
Sarah Heinke Strawberry Shortcake
Rachel Ware Angel Cake
Samantha Triba Ginger Snap
Dejare Barfield Orange Blossom
Daniel Canfield Huckleberry Pie Seasons 1
James Street Seasons 2-4
Nils Haaland Pupcake the Dog
Sarah Kolosky Custard the Cat Season 1
Anna Jordan Seasons 2-4
Katie Labosky Apple Dumplin'
Hannah Koslosky Honey Pie Pony
Jerry Longe Licorice Whip
Ryle Smith Raven
Rebecca Noddle Peppermint Fizz
Pam Carter Sea Beast
Susan Collins Papaya Parrot
Abbey Leib Seaberry Delight
Melissa Deni Coco Calypso
Laura Grimm Rainbow Sherbet
Bianca Heyward Blueberry Muffin
Mark Bennett The Singing Lounge Lizard
Susie Baer Collins Fairy Queen
Caroline lliff Crepes Suzette and Tangerina Torta
Haley Hyden-Soffer Raspberry Torte
Marissa Maliani Tea Blossom
Laura Marr Sherry Bobbleberry
Theresa Sindelar Periwinkle and Fairy #2
Cork Ramer Purple Pie Man
Bridget Robbins Sour Grapes
Mary Waltman Lemon Meringue
Andrea Ware Margalo


Game Boy Advance Video

Majesco has also released Strawberry Shortcake episodes as a Game Boy Advance Video cartridge:

Strawberry Shortcake Volume 1
  • Meet Strawberry Shortcake
  • Spring for Strawberry Shortcake
Note: The episodes released on Game Boy Advance Video are the 22-minute edited broadcast version of the episodes (some markets show these episodes as a two-part series without cutting off scenes instead), unlike the video versions which are 45 minutes in length each. Presumably this decision was made to keep the costs of producing the cartridges down (as the need for higher density memory chips would drive the cost of the cartridge up). As a result, two songs and a significant number of scenes from "Meet Strawberry Shortcake", as well as two songs and half of the scenes from "Spring for Strawberry Shortcake" were missing from the GBA Video release if compared to the other videos. Also notable is that the song Friendship Grows Like a Flower was shortened.
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