Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures is the 2009 relaunch cartoon of the famous Strawberry Shortcake franchise. The third relaunch precisely as its a remake of the last few series. The series is produced by Moonscoop, Cookie Jar Entertainment, American Greetings (the original creator of Strawberry Shortcake), and the Shari Lewis Company. The cartoon is created by Chris Nee.
A pilot had been created by Chris Nee in 2009, released with a toy of Strawberry Shortcake and her cat, Custard. The series itself took off a year later and currently is in the middle of airing season 2. Each episode is about 29 minutes long. So far many DVD's containing a few episodes have been made, along with a DVD for the movie "Sky's the Limit" The Pilot itself is not considered an episode and is only about 15 minutes long in total.
Plenty of characters who weren't in the series previously were introduced for this brand new series.
This cartoon sometimes may be associated with cartoons of the era such as Phineas and Ferb and Fish Hooks.
The creator from the cartoon, Chris Nee, also created Doc McStuffins, a Disney Junior Original Animated Series
The series takes place in Berry Bitty City, a small "country-like" city near Berry Big City, which is like an actual city full of many famous people according to dialogue. It has many bugs and other animal-like residents, including the Berrykins, the small creatures technically responsible for creating and maintaining Berry Bitty City.
Episodes based on the Berry Bitty Adventures teach Strawberry and her friends all sorts of new lessons about life and friendship~!
Strawberry Shortcake: The main character and star of Berry Bitty City. Strawberry is a girl who is very fair and friendly to everyone. She's smart and wise, and runs the Berry Bitty Cafe. Her episodes often deal with having to learn the importance of being a fair and just leader.
Lemon Meringue: One of Strawberry's long time best friends, Lemon Meringue is a sweet girl who happens to know all of the town's gossip. She runs the Lemon Salon and does hair, makeup, and nails~! Her episodes often deal with wanting to prove herself to others and her semi-competitive nature.
Blueberry Muffin: Another of Strawberry's long time friends, Blueberry is the knowledgeable know-it-all who may sometimes come off as insufferable or nosy, but she means well and is a very concerned friend. Blueberry runs the Blueberry Books and has a book about everything possible, from picture books to cookbooks to books about books! Her episodes often deal with how she learns she may not be as smart as she thinks and the foolish mistakes she tends to make here and there.
Orange Blossom: A trusty friend of Strawberry's who's always there to lend a hand. Though she can be pretty stubborn when she's the one in need of a hand... She's fearless and always ready to try anything new! Orange runs the Orange Mart. Her episodes often deal with Orange learning that she can't just do everything by herself and that she needs to be able to ask others for help.
Raspberry Torte: Strawberry's most fashionable friend. Raspberry is the girl to go to at the last second when you're in need of just the one thing to make a special evening complete: A beautiful, cute outfit! Raspberry is very nice and just a little bit shy when voicing her opinions. Raspberry runs the Fresh Fashions Boutique. Her episodes are about Raspberry challenging herself, no matter how stressful and worse of situations. Learning through this that she may sometimes force herself to do more than what she can handle.
Plum Pudding: Strawberry's smoothest friend~! Plum is the best gal pal, comedian, and dancer around. Anytime you feel sad Plum will lend both a joke and a hug to cheer you up. Plum lives and works at Sweet Beats Studio where she teaches dance lessons both inside and outside, as well as holds recitals. Plum's episode usually deal with Plum learning that her impulsive nature may get her into trouble sometimes, or that she's just more emotionally driven than the other girls as her episode themes aren't really consistent.
Cherry Jam: Appearing in episode 3 of Season 2, Starlight, Star Bright, Cherry Jam is a pop superstar and long time famous girl who decides to move permanently to Berry Bitty City after she discovers the one thing she's been missing for the longest time: Friends. Cherry Jam is very friendly and kind, as well as wise and talented. She gives music lessons, originally in Plum's studio, later near her tour bus. Her episodes play out as Cherry learns more about her friends and tries to deal with the fact she still is a popular girl. Even if she doesn't really like the attention. She is also considered a new main protagonist and star of the season 2 onwards due to his multiple appearances.
Huckleberry Pie: Appearing in episode 1 of Season 3, A Boy and his Dogs, Huckleberry, or Huck, is a puppy caregiver, when he got stuck in the mud outside of Berry Bitty City. During the time he was in Berry Bitty City, he befriends Blueberry who shares the same hobbies as him.
As this series was actually made for greeting cards, by the American Greeting Cards people, Strawberry Shortcake has been driven by merchandise of all sorts of types:
- Coloring Books
- Plush Toys
- Other toys
- Health and body
- Foods and Drinks
- And many more!