Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise

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Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise
Genre Animation
Comedy
Family
Written by Peter Sauder
Directed by Raymond Jafelice[1]
Animation director:
Gian Celestri[1][2]
Starring Russi Taylor
Chris Wiggins
Theme music composer Patricia Cullen
Songs composed by:
John Sebastian
Performed by:
John Sebastian[1][2]
Phil Galdston[1][2]
Bill Keith[1][2]
Ben Sebastian[1][2]
Sharon McQueen[1][2]
Produced by:
Phil Galdston[1]
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Michael Hirsh
Patrick Loubert
Clive A. Smith
Editor(s) Scott LaBarge[1]
Rob Kirkpatrick[1]
Tom Jorrin[1]
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) MAD Productions[1][2]
Nelvana Limited[1][2]
Those Characters from Cleveland (uncredited)[1][2]
Distributor LBS Communications (TV, 1983)[2]
Release
Original network Syndication
Original release United States:
March 31, 1983 (New York City)[3]
April 1, 1983 (Los Angeles, California)[2]
Chronology
Preceded by Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade (1982)
Followed by Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name (1984)

Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise is an animated television special from 1983, produced by Nelvana. This is the fourth to feature the American Greetings character, Strawberry Shortcake.

Synopsis[edit]

Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise chronicles Strawberry Shortcake's move into a new house. Her friends, including several new ones she met on a recent "around the world" vacation come to visit her. The villains attempt to ruin the fun by stealing all the recipes Strawberry's international friends bring with them.

Cast[edit]

Name Character Source
Russi Taylor Strawberry Shortcake [2]
Robert Ridgely Peculiar Purple Pieman
Jack Blum Captain Cackle / Additional voices
Melleny Brown Lime Chiffron
Jeri Craden Sour Grapes
Jeannie Elias Huckleberry Pie / Parfait / Lem
Susan Roman Blueberry Muffin / Crepe Suzette / Ada
Chris Wiggins Mr. Sun / Narrator

Production[edit]

Housewarming Surprise was the first Strawberry Shortcake special produced by Nelvana, the previous three having been produced by Romeo Muller, Robert L. Rosen, and Fred Wolf.[citation needed] Bernard Loomis and Carole MacGillvray served as executive producers.[1][2]

Release[edit]

The special premiered on March 31, 1983 on WCBS-TV in New York City,[3] and on April 1 on KTLA in Los Angeles.[2] It was subsequently released on VHS by Family Home Entertainment in early 1984.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Hirsh, Michael; Loubert, Patrick; Smith, Clive A. (directors); Sauder, Peter (writer) (April 1, 1983). "Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise". Syndication.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Woolery, George W. (1989). "Strawberry Shortcake's Housewarming Surprise". Animated TV Specials: The Complete Directory to the First Twenty-Five Years, 1962–1987. Scarecrow Press. pp. 403–404. ISBN 0-8108-2198-2. 
  3. ^ a b "Television Listings: Thursday/March 31". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. March 27, 1983. p. G10. 

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