Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City
|Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City|
|Distributed by||Lexington Broadcast Services Company (TV, 1981)
Sunbow Productions (TV, 1987)
Allumination FilmWorks (DVD, 2007)
|Directed by||Hal Silvermintz|
|Produced by||Buzz Potamkin
|Written by||Romeo Muller|
|Music by||Mark Volman
Flo & Eddie
|Editing by||Neil Lawrence|
Perpetual Motion Pictures
RLR Associates (uncredited)
Those Characters from Cleveland (uncredited)
|Release date||April 10, 1981|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Preceded by||The World of Strawberry Shortcake (1980)|
|Followed by||Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade (1982)|
Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City is a 1981 animated television special written by Romeo Muller, produced by Muller and Buzz Potamkin, and directed by Hal Silvermintz. This is the second special to feature the American Greetings character, Strawberry Shortcake.
||This plot section possibly contains original research. (October 2010)|
Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City chronicles Strawberry Shortcake's trip to Big Apple City (an obvious parallel to New York City, also known as the "Big Apple"), so she can compete in a baking contest at "the little theater off Times Pear" (referencing Times Square). Strawberry's journey, however, is in jeopardy due to the constant interference of the Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak, who is her only competition in the bake-off. The Pieman counts on his kohlrabi cookies and a little trickery to beat Strawberry and her famous shortcake. A "Spinach Village" is also mentioned, a reference to Greenwich Village.
|Russi Taylor||Strawberry Shortcake|||
|Robert Ridgely||Peculiar Purple Pieman|
|Diane McCannon||Orange Blossom|
|Bob Holt||Coco Nutwork|
|Romeo Muller||Mr. Sun / Narrator|
|Julie McWhirter||Additional voices|
|Joan Gerber||Blueberry Muffin / Apple Dumplin' / Apricot|
Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City was the second television special sponsored by the Kenner toy company, then owned by General Mills. The special marked the debut of characters such as T.N. Honey, Lemon Meringue and Horse Radish. It premiered on April 10, 1981 on 101 U.S. stations, among them WPIX in New York City and KTLA in Los Angeles.
- 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"
- Woolery, George W. (1989). "Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City". Animated TV Specials: The Complete Directory to the First Twenty-Five Years, 1962–1987. Scarecrow Press. pp. 399–401. ISBN 0-8108-2198-2.
- Mavis, Paul (March 16, 2007). "DVD Video Reviews - Strawberry Shortcake: The World of Strawberry Shortcake & Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City". DVD Talk. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
- Silvermintz, Hal (director); Muller, Romeo (writer) (April 10, 1981). "Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City". Syndication.
- Salmans, Sandra (April 5, 1981). "When Merchandisers Guide the Animator's Hand" (Subscription required). The New York Times (The New York Times Company). p. 27 (Section 2). Retrieved September 6, 2010.
- Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City at the Internet Movie Database
- Bit the Dust Tape - QuickTime files of the first five specials
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