Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Blossom Festival
Country United States
|Release date May 1, 2007 (2007-05-01)|
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Blossom Festival is an animated film from DiC Entertainment, released in select markets by Kidtoon Films on March 13, 2007. This is DiC's second film to have a theatrical debut in the 2000s, after Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie in October 2006. 20th Century Fox's DVD of the movie premiered on May 1, 2007; every copy comes with a Berry Blossom Festival Crown, as seen in the movie.
Basically, the film is just the episodes "Mind Your Manners" and "Queen For a Day" shown back to back.
Mind Your Manners
Strawberry Shortcake's friend, Raspberry Torte, shows absolutely no regards towards manners. So Strawberry and Company decides to teach her a lesson by first inviting her to a party where everyone shows disregard for manners, and another where everyone is polite and courteous. Raspberry still fails to see the significance of manners, however, until she holds a conversation with a bluebird who talks some sense into her. Finally, she understands how important good manners are.
Queen for a Day
Strawberry and Company are preparing for the Berry Blossom Festival. However, the Pie-Man and Sour Grapes comes around, and by cheating, they manage to wrestle the crown from Strawberry, and intend to use it to take over Strawberry's fields. However, through a song, the other characters managed to win the crown back for Strawberry. In progress, Strawberry is named Strawberryland queen.
Berry_Blossom_Festival was released as part of Kidtoon Films' monthly program, during weekend matinees in select venues. The film was only shown digitally, and not printed on traditional 35mm stock; had no major press reviews during its stay in theaters; and was designated as a direct-to-DVD feature in the first place. Hence, as with all of Kidtoon's past movies, it is not considered a legitimate theatrical release, according to animation expert Jerry Beck on his Cartoon Research site.
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