Strawberry Shortcake (2003 TV series)

2003 animated television series

Strawberry Shortcake is an direct-to-video animated series. It was made by Nelvana. The series is based on the franchise of the same name. It was first broadcast in March 2003. The series has 45 episodes. There is also one short and one movie. Parts of the series havee been broadcast by Nickelodeon, and Nicktoons. The series has also been broadcast in syndication.

Strawberry Shortcake
GenreAnimated series, E/I
Created byThose Characters From Cleveland
American Greetings
Kent Osborne
Developed byNickelodeon Viacom Media Networks
Written byKent Osborne
Carter Crocker
Directed byKent Osborne
Creative directorBob Boyle
Theme music composerAndy Street, Judy Rothman Rofe
Opening themeStraw Buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake by Peter Lurye (uncredited)
Performed by Sandy Howell (Raye) (uncredited)
Ending themeStraw Buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake (Instrumental)
ComposersAndy Street
Judy Rothman Rofe
Nick Brown
Sandy Howell
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes235 (40 segments) [1] (list of episodes)
Executive producersMichael Hirsh
Andy Heyward
Michael Maliani
Kathy McConaughy
Mike Brown
Scott Dyer
ProducerKarren Brown
Running time45 Minutes[2]
Production companiesNelvana Limited
DIC Entertainment Corporation[a]
Original release
NetworkTVOKids (Canada)
Nickelodeon (United States)
ReleaseMarch 11, 2003 (2003-03-11) –
December 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)[3]

Release information change

Home Video change

Nickelodeon began releasing the series direct-to-video in the United States in March 2003. The first few episodes were released on both TV DVD and VHS. Some of these were also bundled with toys. Later episodes are DVD-only. They are also available on VideoCD in South-East Asia and in some other places. The first four episodes have only one story. They were twice the length of other episodes.

From Season 2 onwards, the DVDs and VHS's are "compilations". In them, Strawberry tells the story of her adventures using her "remembering book". In Season 4, the stories were shown as simple flashbacks.

22 Volumes have been released for the series in total. One of these includes the movie.

Broadcast change

Notes change

  1. Animation outsourced to Hong Ying Universe Company Limited.

References change

  1. Season 1 featured 4 single 45-minute episodes (which when aired on TV, air as two part series or are shortened to 22 minutes, which don't apply here), while Seasons 2-4 featured two related 22-minute segments which were shown in a "Compilation" format (which are also separated when aired on TV). A promotional 5-minute short episode was also made, but doesn't count as an official episode.
  2. The segments, when separated, air for 22 Minutes.
  3. The date listed is when the final episode: "Lights... Camera..." aired in Asia. In the show's home country of the United States, the final DVD for the series - Berry Brick Road, containing the last two episodes, was not released until March 6, 2012. Season 4 never aired on television in the United States