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Mainstream - Dad Reviewed - Strawberry Shortcake The Glimmerberry Ball Movie and Berrywood Here We Come

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Strawberry Shortcake - The Glimmerberry Ball Movie
Strawberry Shortcake - Berrywood Here We Come
Fox Home Entertainment 2010

Although highly predictable, as any cartoon ought to be, these Strawberry Shortcake DVD will make you want to have a second helping! As a parent, I really appreciate the fact Strawberry Shortcake The Glimmerberry Ball Movie and Berrywood Here We come are non-violent (which is hard to find these days) and that several important values are promoted such as friendship, trust, empathy, etc.  My 4 year-old daughter, who has the attention span of a dog on coffee(!), managed to sit still for 45 minutes at a time.  That, in itself, says it all.  I think that this should be an incentive for parents to purchase these two episodes already!  Visually, it was pure delight.  The colours are vivid as usual, and my living room was quickly filled with joy and pure innocence!  Isn't that what childhood is all about?

In The Glimmerberry Ball Movie Strawberry Shortcake and friends are preparing for the First Frost celebration.  Each year, the whole village gathers for the Glimmerberry ball to commemorate the founding of their village, exchange presents (which teaches kids empathy), and have a ball of course!  Strawberry Shortcake and her friends thus have to prepare the celebration.  They find the perfect ballroom inside a hollow tree, but unfortunately, 2 chipmunks who had already decided to spend the winter there will ruin their plans...Fortunately (I hate to brag, but I saw it coming!!!) everyone will finally get along and have their First Frost celebration! Hurry!

In Berrywood Here We Come Strawberry Shortcake and her friends go to Berrywood (Hollywood, if you hadn't made the connection!).  Strawberry Shortcake and her pals renew with an old friend now actress, Limelight(!), who much to their dismay, will have become some snobbish, self-centered stereotypical actress.  As the story unfolds, so does the moral of it:  everyone is a star!  Hurry...

Once back from Berrywood, the girls decide to put together a movie.  Everyone will collaborate to this huge task.  All is well until an ‘evil' pie man comes and ruins everything...The girls all accuse one another and the project goes down the drain...Eventually, of course, the girls finally make up and finish their blockbuster movie (which should be available at Blockbusters soon...).   The moral of the story:  talk it out, don't shout!  Hurry!

All in all, I really enjoyed these movies and so did my daughters.  Like I said before, both movies were predictable, but doesn't a little (cream)cheese icing make a Strawberry Shortcake even tastier?

Louis Bergeron

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