Bottom line: Strawberry's foray into the world of CG animation is a flop. The voices sound the same, the story is unimaginative, and the computer animation is not spectacular. Still, little girls will likely enjoy watching the movie because of the colorful imagery and sweet characters with fancifully yummy names.MPAA Rating: NR
Guide Age Recommendation: 2-4yrs
Genre: Children's animated
Runtime: Approx. 69 minutes
The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky's the Limit - Overview
When a storm leaves Berry Bitty City in a terrible predicament, Strawberry and her friends follow the story teller Mr. Longface Caterpillar on a curious quest for a magic stone. When things don't go as planned, though, it looks like Strawberry and the other inhabitants of Berry Bitty City will be forced to leave their homes. But, if Strawberry and the gang can just make one last effort to use their minds and talents, maybe they can solve the problem and save the city.
The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky's the Limit - Guide Review
Disappointing. Don't be fooled by the adorable DVD cover. All of the characters in this movie sound the same, and there is no substance to them or to the story line. Sure, little girls will likely enjoy the sweet girly characters and bright colors, and there are a couple of scenes that will make them giggle. They may get a kick out of watching the CG animated Strawberry Shortcake movie once, but flat characters and mediocre animation is just not going to cut it when kids are used to the amazing animation feats they see on the big screen. Even in the direct to DVD market, there are much better options in Barbie movies and Disney releases. Strawberry Shortcake needs to stick to the classic cartoon animation, at least until the makers of the DVDs can bring the releases up to par and give kids something to get excited about. The franchise still has enormous potential, let's hope that potential is actually recovered some day.