The iconic and loveable patch berries are back from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and American Greetings with “Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bake Shop!”

berry-bake-shopCinnapop the pup wants to go play with his pup friends. When they make a mess of things, Strawberry and the girls — Lemon, Plum, Blueberry and Raspberry — want to fix it.

Getting the idea for a dog park, Strawberry calls Huck for help! They also discover that Cherry’s singing keeps the dogs calm, but she needs a special token to hit the high notes. Huck finally arrives with sketches for the dog park that thrill the Berry-kins.

As the build begins, Huck worries that since what he builds seems to fall apart that he will be letting his friends down. When he finds Cherry’s good luck charm, Huck must decide between what he wants and what is right.

Having a party for the opening of the park, everyone gets to dress up but something strange is happening. It’s a mystery the gang will have solved toot-sweet!

Finally, they all get ready for the big bake off as each girl tries to make the most special cupcake of all.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment continues to bring amazing films that can be added to the family library. To find more of what they have to offer visit www.foxconnect.com.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bake Shop” five tubs of popcorn out of five. Once again, Strawberry Shortcake along with the gang and Berry-kins bring a powerful story of friendship and loyalty for fans. The DVD is fun, entertaining, funny and yes, absolutely adorable.

The animation is bright, crisp and pretty darn cool. My granddaughter watches wide-eyed at the screen simply because the animation is so well done. The characters do seem so approachable and relatable which, in my humble opinion, is why “Strawberry Shortcake” has been so hugely successful.

The stories are based on working together, problem solving, being creative, furry friendships and all the things children want to know more about. Strawberry Shortcake was created by Muriel Fahrion, an illustrator for American Greetings in 1997. From that moment on the ideas went as far as their imaginations would let them.

From toys to dolls, bedding, television, DVDs, CDs, video games and even full length features, Strawberry Shortcake continues to be an amazing and iconic part of a huge fan base that includes adult as well as children.

In the end — fun is the secret to their recipes!

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