The main heroine of the series. Both her 1980's version and 2003 version has her tending to a field of Berry Patches and going on adventures. The 2009 version has her more grown up and now runs the Berry Bitty Cafe.
Voiced by: Russi Taylor (1980-1985); Sarah Heinke (2003-2009); Anna Cummer (2009-present)
The only recurring male character of the series, the original 1980's version had him live down the road from where Strawberry lives, and enjoyed fishing. His 2003 version had skateboarding as his main hobby, lives in a tree fort in Huckleberry Briar and often used his skateboard to get around Strawberryland. His pet was Pupcake in the 1980's series, but since 2003, has Shoofly frog as his pet. After two seasons of being absent, he shows up again in the 2009 series working a dog rescue and keeps a hound for himself and names him Tom Tom (Originally named Biscuit).
Voiced by: Julie McWhirter Dees (1980-1981); Jeanne Elias (1983); James Street (2003-2007) ; Daniel Canfield (2003 for the first four episodes, then returned for 2007-2009); Adian Drummond (2013)
Strawberry first meets her in "Pets on Parade" in the 1980s specials, where she gets a pet skunk named Souffle Skunk. She's also known for being very polite. In the 2003 version, she's a cake decorator who lives on Cakewalk though she tends to be a perfectionist at times. Her pet in this version is a lamb known as Vanilla Icing.
Voiced by Rachel Ware (2003-2009)
Alpha Bitch: Becomes a mind-screwy version near the end of the 2003 series.
Nice Girl: Although her 2007 redesign changed her personality...
Sore Loser: In the 2003 series, one episode dealt with this character flaw of hers. She gets better by the episode's end.
Sweet Tooth: Her 1980's version had a weakness for sweets.
Verbal Tic: Begging your pardon, but Angel Cake's unfailing politeness provides her with her own tic in 1982's Pets on Parade, thank you. She constantly incorporates the phrases "begging your pardon", "please", "ma'am", and/or "thank you" into her speeches, thank you please.
A major recurring character. In the 1980s series, she lives in Big Apple City when Strawberry came to visit her. Her 2003 version lives in Orange Blossom Acres and lives in an orange tree. She appears in Berry Bitty Adventures where she manages the Orange Mart general store. She has a pet butterfly named Marmalade in the first two series, but adopts a Cocker Spaniel she names Marmalade in Season three of Berry Bitty Adventures.
Girlish Pigtails: Her 2003 version before being redesigned midway through the run.
One of Strawberry's friends from the start, she does tend to be a little forgetful once in a while. This was downplayed as the series went on. She reappears in the 2003 series as a bookworm. Both versions, she has a pet mouse named Cheesecake. Her 2009 incarnation runs a book shop and is into mysteries, and adopts a Husky puppy she names Scouty in the third season.
Voiced by: Joan Gerber (1980); Susan Roman (1983); Susan Snooks (1984); Bianca Heywood (2003-2009); Britt McKillip (2009-present)
One of the many baby characters to appear in the series. She's smaller and less independent than the others, but is capable of taking care of herself when the situation desires. She becomes Strawberry's younger sister in the 2003 series. Het pet in the 1980s series is Tea Time Turtle and Apple Duckling in the 2003 series.
True to her name, she has a mean streak, but eventually becomes nicer as the series progressed. Her pet is a monkey named Rhubarb in this version. She returns in the 2003 series as a tomboy and is very brash, but not to the extent of Peppermint Fizz, and has a close friend in Lemon Meringue. Her pet has the same name Rhubarb, but this time it's a raccoon. In the 2009 series, she runs the Fresh Fashion's Boutique where she designs, makes and sells her own merchandise, though she tends to be competitive when it comes to fashion with Lemon Meringue. She adopts a Chihuahua and names it Chiffon in season 3.
Voiced by: Pamela Anderson II (1980), Susan Snooks (1983-1984), Greer McCain (2006); Haley Hyden-Soffer (2006-2009); Ingrid Wilson (2009-present)
Spell My Name with an S: When Raspberry "Tart" was reintroduced in the 2003 incarnation, her name was changed to Raspberry "Torte" (also used in the 2009 version). There are various fan theories on the reason for this change, with the most likely being the unfortunate connotations the term "tart" has garnered.
AGC and Hasbro has released a 30th Anniversary doll set, with Raspberry's last name restored to Tart in that version. Given that it's targeted at adults who're nostalgic though...
Tomboy: Though this character aspect was dropped in the 2009 series.
While this character has been around since the beginning, he first appeared as a boy, disappeared, then came back as a girl. She's really intelligent and has a pet owl named Elderberry in the 1980's version. She returns in the 2003 version, but she comes off a clumsy sometimes. She returns as a main character in the 2009 version with her clumsiness gone but her intelligence intact. However, she now runs a The Sweet Steps Studio, a dance studio in Berry Bitty City. She adopts a German Shepard puppy and names her Pitterpatch in season 3.
In the 1980's series, she comes from Big Apple city, the same place as Orange Blossom, and is a famous model there. She has a pet frog named Frappé. The 2003 version has her running a beauty salon in Lemon Lane and her pet in that version is now a skunk named Sourball. She personality remains unchanged in Berry Bitty Adventures, and in season 3, she adopts American Cocker Spaniel named Henna.
Voiced by: Melleny Brown (1981-1984); Mary Waltman (2006-2009) and Andrea Libman (2009-present)
One of the many international friends Strawberry Shortcake met in the 1983 special. She lives in China Cup and is said to have Psychic Powers to see into the future. She has a pet named Marza Panda who does the same thing, but in reverse with flashbacks. When she returned in the 2003 series, her home was changed to the Plum Blossom Province near the Great Wall of Chocolate, and her name was changed to Tea Blossom.
Voiced by Marissa Miliani (2006-2009)
Hair Decorations: Her headband in the 2003 redesign. She later wears hairbands to go with her pigtails.
The main villain of the series. In the original 1980's specials, he's known for having an "evil conscience", and having berry birds which steal berries. He returns in the 2003 series as Sour Grapes brother.
Voiced by: Robert Ridgely (1980-1984); Cork Ramer (2006-2009)
Lethal Chef: This is a big plot point in Big Apple City, in which he and Strawberry are pitted against each other in a Bake-Off — since he knows he can't honestly win, he comes up with plan after plan to keep things from getting to that point.
Literal-Minded: With the exception of the three examples listed below, it's usually subtle. It's also not consistent, so while it is used for humor and/or drama of plot when it does occur, his literal mindedness was realistically written.
Is a chocolate mousse a moose? Do berries actually grow right before ones eyes in Strawberryland? Is literally stealing dreams a logical course of action?
Revenge Before Reason: Purple Pieman never had dreams. For this, and for his literal thinking causing him to actually try to literally snatch Strawberry Shortcake's dream away from her, he storms the Land of Dreams, deceives its inhabitants, basically boots out the Sandman, takes over the dream factory, holds the main Dream Builder hostage in a cage dangling over a black hole to blackmail the other dream factory workers, announces that dreams will no longer be shipped out, and then mentions that he never dreamed. After all of this, he continues ruining everything for the Land of Dreams, but he sure finished up a lot of revenge before explaining himself.
Spell My Name with a "The": Subverted. While he is a villain who speaks of himself using his full name (and following up with his song and dance), he couldn't care less that everyone else calls him by shorter versions of his name.
The Peculiar Purple Pieman: Ms. Grapes, what time do you get up in the morning?
Sour Grapes: No earlier... than noon.
However, not long before said episode, Grapes was awake by early morning. Most likely, she jolted her brother awake with her shrieking. She was also awake early in the mornings (and late into nights and mornings) for what could have been as long as a month's time in a later episode, Down On The Farm. Justified by the explanation that she may sleep in on her days off, which are... probably frequent, in a bad way, all things considered. (You would be sourly depressed, too, if you were too genre savvy for your lot in life and consequently not allowed to use your talents. Makes sense that she would sleep away her days when possible.)
Team Mom: Starting with her first heel face turn in the episode Dancin' In Disguise, she when not in the role of villain essentially replaced Honey Pie Pony regarding this position with the main cast.
One of the more prominent fillies from Strawberryland, she's the only one who can talk in this series. Her rider of choice is Strawberry Shortcake and she has a pet/friend bee named Honey Doodle. She moved to Ice Cream Island in year 4 and the send off was in one of the books, but never the TV series.
The first villain in the 2003 series, he's a traveling horse napper who appears in Adventures on Ice Cream Island and proceeds to kidnap Honey Pie Pony and the other fillies on Ice Cream Island. He has a pet bird named Raven who later undergoes a Heel Face Turn. While he doesn't return in the cartoon, he comes back in the Game Boy Advance game Strawberry Shortcake:Ice Cream Riding Camp.
Hoist by His Own Petard: In the GBA game, he's drilling the cookie crust foundation of Ice Cream Island to and attempts to sell it as snacks. His reckless drilling ultimately gets him into trouble which Strawberry and co. must help him out of.