Thursday, October 22, 2009

GIVEAWAY: The Strawberry Shortcake Movie - Sky's the Limit

UPDATE: The winner of the DVD is Rosa!

The Strawberry Shortcake Movie - Sky's the Limit is sure different than the show I remember watching as a kid in the '80s...and I think it's an improvement.

The big hype on this DVD is that it unveils Strawberry Shortcake and her friends' makeovers. Some websites were aghast at this Bratz-ization of the little girl icon of sweetness. I thought the updated look of the computer animation and drawing of the fruity girls was duly sweet, kid-friendly and contemporary. Much like the new Tinker Bell fairy gang, the Berry Gang girls are a diverse rainbow of skin and outfit colors. They're simply more watchable than the outdated Holly Hobbie-looking bonneted kids circa 1982.

Also, instead of short Smurfs-like episodes, this is a 69 minute feature. And instead of saying "berry" inanely and incessantly (again, much like the Smurfs' use of "smurfy'), the Berry Gang has real conversations and friendships and there's an actual plot about saving the water supply of Berry City. Now, I have to admit I didn't pay that much attention. But the target audience - my very discriminating 3 year old daughter - really enjoyed this show.

The Fox Home entertainment promoters kindly gave us our copy to review and keep, and they're also giving away a free one for one of you guys. Leave a comment below if you'd like to be entered and I'll randomly draw the winner in 1 week.

The Strawberry Shortcake Movie - Sky's the Limit DVD
$13.99 and eligible on Amazon for free super saver shipping

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