List of 1980s Strawberry Shortcake specials
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|Genre||Yearly Animated TV specials|
|Created by||Those Characters From Cleveland, a subsidiary of American Greetings|
|Developed by||Murakami Wolf Swenson (1,3)
Perpetual Motion Pictures (2)
|Written by||Romeo Muller|
|Presented by||Muller-Rosen Productions
Schwartz and Company
|Voices of||Russi Taylor
|Narrated by||Romeo Muller (1-3)
Chris Wiggins (4-6)
|Theme music composer||Flo and Eddie (1-3)
John Sebastian (4-6)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Romeo Muller
Robert L. Rosen
|Running time||22 Minutes|
|Original channel||First-run syndication (U.S.) (1980-1985)|
|Original run||March 28, 1980 – 1985|
In the early 1980s, there were six television specials starring Strawberry Shortcake.
The first three specials were produced by Robert L. Rosen and Romeo Muller, who also wrote the specials. The first and third specials were animated by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and Toei Doga, while the second was animated by Perpetual Motion Pictures in New York. Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, of The Turtles and Flo & Eddie fame, wrote the music and songs for these specials. Russi Taylor voiced Strawberry Shortcake, Bob Ridgely voiced the Peculiar Purple Pieman, and writer/producer Romeo Muller voiced the narrator, Mr. Sun.
The next three specials were produced by Canadian animation studio Nelvana. Only Russi Taylor and Bob Ridgely reprised their roles from the first three specials; Chris Wiggins assumed the role of Mr. Sun, and other Canadian talent comprised the rest of the voice cast. Frequent Nelvana collaborator John Sebastian, most known for his music for Nelvana's Care Bears series, wrote the songs for two of these three specials.
In the United States, the first two specials (The World of Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City) were syndicated by LBS Communications. On March 6, 2007, they were released on a single DVD by Allumination FilmWorks.
|The World of Strawberry Shortcake||March 28, 1980:458–459|
|Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City||April 10, 1981:399–401|
|Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade||April 9, 1982:402–403|
|Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise||March 31, 1983 (New York City)
April 1, 1983 (Los Angeles, California):403–404
|Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name||March 24, 1984 (New York City)
March 30, 1984 (Los Angeles, California):398–399
|Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins||Early 1985:401–402[nb 1]|
- Television/Radio Age (Television Editorial Corp.) 29: N/A. 1981.
Lexington Broadcast Services is offering two half-hour animated children's specials: Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City, for which stations will receive compensation; and The Wonderful World of Strawberry Shortcake, on a barter basis
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- Blank, Ed (April 1, 1985). "'Care Bears' movie scores big at the box office; sequels expected". The Pittsburgh Press. p. B7. Retrieved October 22, 2010.