Characters / Strawberry Shortcake

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     Introduced in the 1980 series 

Strawberry Shortcake

Voiced by: Russi Taylor (1980-1985); Sarah Heinke (2003-2009); Anna Cummer (2009-present)
Singing voice: Tracey Moore (2009-present)

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.

Custard

Voiced by: Sarah Kolosky (2003); Anna Jordan (2003-2009)

Strawberry's pet cat. She's been her pet from the very start of the franchise.

Huckleberry Pie

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)

The only recurring male character of the series, the original 1980s 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 at a dog rescue, and keeps a hound for himself and names him Tom Tom (originally named Biscuit).

  • Expy:
    • The 1980's version is based on Huckleberry Finn.
    • His appearance in Berry Bitty Adventures is basically a young Justin Bieber.
  • The One Guy: In all versions, though he doesn't appear until season 3 in the 2009 series.
  • The Slacker: The 1980s version.
  • Totally Radical: His 2003 version. He even speaks this way sometimes.

Pupcake

Voiced by Niis Haaland (2003-2009)

Huckleberry Pie's pet dog. In the 2003 and 2009 versions, he becomes Strawberry's pet.

Angel Cake

Voiced by Rachel Ware (2003-2009)

Strawberry first meets her in Pets on Parade in the 1980s specials, where she's new to Strawberryland and the only kid who doesn't have a pet. She ends up adopting a skunk she names Souffle. She's also known for being very polite. In the 2003 version, she's a cake decorator who lives on Cakewalk; she tends to be a perfectionist at times. Her pet in this version is a lamb known as Vanilla Icing.

  • Alpha Bitch: Becomes one near the end of the 2003 series.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She was one of the casualties of Hasbro's "healthy snacks" policy that was in place for the 2009 reboot — despite being one of the core characters in the past iterations of the show, she's not coming back in the 2009 reboot as far as Hasbro's concerned.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her 2003 counterpart had them as well as her 2007 redesign.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In the 2003 series for the first three seasons. Subverted, in Season 4 due to her change in personality.
  • Nice Girl: Although her 2007 redesign changed her personality...
  • Sore Loser: In the 2003 series, the episode "Angel Cake in the Outfield" dealt with this character flaw of hers. She gets better by the episode's end.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her 1980s incarnation has a weakness for sweets. In fact, in Pets on Parade she claims to be on a diet... it's just that when her mind is preoccupied with something else calories don't affect her (she says), so she can still have sweets then.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Near the end of the 2003 series.
  • 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.

Orange Blossom

Voiced by: Diana McCannon (1981); Cree Summer (1984); Dejare Barfield (2003-2009); Janyse Jaud (2009-present)

A major recurring character. In the 1980s series she's a painter who initially lives in Big Apple City, but she and her other friends in Spinach Village decide to move to Strawberryland once they've befriended and helped Strawberry Shortcake win the bake-off. 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.

Blueberry Muffin

Voiced by: Joan Gerber (1980); Susan Roman (1983); Susan Snooks (1984); Bianca Heywood (2003-2009); Britt McKillip (2009-present)

One of Strawberry's friends from the start, she tends 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.

Apple Dumplin'

Voiced by Kate Labosky (2003-2009), Rebecca Shoichet (2015-present)

The first 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 arises. Her pet in the 1980s and 2009 series is Tea Time Turtle and Apple Duckling in the 2003 series. She becomes Strawberry's younger sister in the 2003 series and her adventuresome cousin in the 2009 series.

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Her pet in the 1980s series.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: In "Baby Takes The Cake", she wants to help her sister and friends cook but she just keeps making a mess and getting in their way and this annoys Strawberry's friends a little.
  • Character Focus: "Baby Takes The Cake".
  • Elmer Fudd Syndrome: In the 2003 version. After all, she is a baby.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Gets a pair after the 2007 redesign.
  • Hidden Depths: She has good penmanship in the 1980s specials.
  • Just a Kid: In "Baby Takes the Cake", when Strawberry and friends decide to cook, she wants to helps too but she just keeps making messes and Strawberry tells her in a nice way that she is too little to help which upsets her. However, in the ending, Strawberry tells her that she won't be little forever and that she'll grow up.
  • Off-Model: Merchandise releases of the character within the 2003 series line, such as plush toys, almost inevitably portrayed her with yellow hair. In the television series, her hair was as ginger as her big sister Strawberry.
  • Retcon: She is Strawberry Shortcake's sister in the 2003 incarnation but in the revival, she's her cousin.
  • Tagalong Kid: In the 2003 series but, Strawberry and friends don't mind at all.
  • Third-Person Person: Apple Dumplin', in the 2003 series at least, but it zig-zags quite a bit. She tends to refer to other characters in the third-person also.
  • The Voiceless: In the 1980s series she never speaks, but communicates in scribbles.
  • Walking the Earth: In the 2009 series she's a world traveler and adventurer.

Raspberry Tart (Torte)

Voiced by: Pamela Anderson II (1980), Susan Snooks (1983-1984), Greer McCain (2006); Haley Hyden-Soffer (2006-2009); Ingrid Wilson (2009-present)

True to her name, she has a bit of a mean streak, but eventually becomes nicer as the 1980s series progresses. Her pet is a monkey named Rhubarb. 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.

  • Anti-Hero
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Girliness Upgrade: In the 2009 series.
  • The Fashionista: Her 2009 version.
  • Jabba Table Manners: In the 2003 series, at least until her friends teach her otherwise.
    Raspberry: I'll reach across the table / Won't even try to share / I'll eat with just my fingers / I’ll stand up in my chair / And if that makes 'em angry / That’s how it's gonna be / 'Cause the only one I care about / Is me, myself, and me.
  • 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), though a 30th anniversary doll reverted the change.
  • Tomboy: Though this character aspect was dropped in the 2009 series.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Lemon Meringue in the 2003 series, but Girly Girl to Plum Pudding in 2009.

Plum Puddin' (Pudding)

Voiced by: Laurie Waller (1984); Ashleigh Ball (2009-present)

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 1980s version. She returns in the 2003 version, but she comes off as 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.

Lemon Meringue

Voiced by: Melleny Brown (1981-1984); Mary Waltman (2006-2009) and Andrea Libman (2009-present)

In the 1980s 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. Her personality remains unchanged in Berry Bitty Adventures, and in season 3, she adopts an American Cocker Spaniel named Henna.

Almond Tea (Tea Blossom)

Voiced by Marissa Miliani (2006-2009)

One of the many international friends Strawberry Shortcake met in the 1983 special Strawberry Shortcake's Housewarming Surprise. 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.

T.N. Honey

A British scientist who appears in the Big Apple City special.

Cafe Ole

Crepes Suzette

Voiced by: Susan Roman (1983) and Caroline Iliff (2006-2009)

A friend of Strawberry's who lives in Pearis. She owns a pet poodle named Eclair in both versions.

Mint Tulip

Lem and Ada

Lucky Bug

Mr. Sun

The narrator in the 1980s specials, who keeps a watchful eye over the residents of Strawberryland.

  • Deus ex Machina: Has acted like this in the specials sometimes.
  • Narrator: He narrates the specials and introduces the characters.

Escargot

Maple Stirrup

The Berry Princess and the Berrykins

The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak

Voiced by: Robert Ridgely (1980-1984); Cork Ramer (2006-2009)

The main villain of the series. In the original 1980s 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, and in IDW's comic series for the 2009 series.

  • Added Alliterative Appeal
  • Anti-Villain
  • Breakout Villain: In the original series, he appeared in the first TV special and came to be the main villain of the series.
  • The Cameo: A picture of him appears in the 2009 series' Dress-Up Dreams app.
  • Character Tic: In the 1980s version, he does a tap dance while going "Yah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah, tah-tah-tah-tah! Cha!"
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Particularly in the 1980s and 2003 series; he even twirls his mustache at times.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Actually agreed to become a good guy at the end of the first special when Strawberry and her friends extended their friendship to him after they'd defeated him, but by the time of the second his "evil conscience" causes him to return to villainy.
  • Lethal Chef: This is a big plot point in Big Apple City, in which he and Strawberry are pitted against each other in the 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: On occasion, though it's fairly realistic in that he isn't always literal-minded. It helps that Strawberryland is weird anyway.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he's generally a bumbler in all incarnations, in the first special he floods Strawberryland and steals all the berries, and is only foiled by the Narrator, Mr. Sun, helping Strawberry out. In the Sweet Dreams movie he also nearly ruins dreams for everyone.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In the Sweet Dreams movie, Purple Pieman never had dreams. For this, and for his literal thinking causing him to try to literally snatch Strawberry Shortcake's dream away from her, he storms the Land of Dreams, deceives its inhabitants, 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.
  • Third-Person Person
  • Verbal Tic: When the Pie Man mentions himself, he always says it as dramatically as possible, then follows with a quick song and dance. According to The Sweet Dreams Movie he even includes this in his signature.
  • Visionary Villain: He has lofty dreams of taking over Strawberryland, but never gets to achieve them.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In the 1980s specials, berry talk, which undoes his plans in two specials in a row.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He plays this trope pretty straight, though in the IDW comics his hair is dark purple.

Sour Grapes

Voiced by: Joan Gerber (1982); Jeri Craden (1983-1984) and Bridget Robbins (2006-2009)
Another villain and the Peculiar Purple Pieman's partner in crime when she shows up in the third 1980's special. In the 2003 version, she's his sister and accomplice, and in the 2009 version she's a young friend of Strawberry's and a sister to Sweet Grapes. She has a pet snake named Dregs.

  • Anti-Hero: In the 2009 series, where she's quick to bicker but still supports her sister and friends deep down.
  • Anti-Villain: In the 2003 series.
  • Becoming the Mask: In Dancin' in Disguise, she starts going through the Heel–Face Revolving Door before finally settling on a Heel–Face Turn because of this.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Evil Diva: Complete with Opera Gloves and the purple outfit.
  • Feather Boa Constrictor: Sour Grapes wears her pet snake like this.
  • Freudian Excuse: In the Sweet Dreams Movie she invokes this to a degree, mentioning she could have been completely different if she'd gotten the doll she wanted as a child.
  • Genki Girl: Though she is grown, she is certainly (in)famous for being this.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door
  • Hartman Hips
  • In-Name-Only: Her 2009 incarnation has little in common with her other selves except the name.
  • Literal-Minded: Much less so than the Pie Man, though she falls into it at times.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: In the 1980s series one of her powers was to cackle and make a horrendous noise that could stagger people.
  • Makeup Is Evil: In the fifth 1980s TV special, her obsession with making the perfect perfume causes a huge, rotten-smelling cloud to form and threaten Strawberryland and the Berrykins, and she tries to capture and shake the scent out of the Berrykins to get it right.
  • Man Child: In the 2003 series, which she justifies as she never had a doll when she was a child.
  • Not a Morning Person: Stated In Queen For A Day.
    The Peculiar Purple Pieman: Ms. Grapes, what time do you get up in the morning?
    Sour Grapes: No earlier... than noon.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While her plans are always foiled, in the 1980s specials she's generally more dangerous than the Pieman, and more willing to threaten people to get what she wants. She also boasts of having successfully committed crimes when he hasn't.
  • One of the Kids: Becomes this over time in the 2003 series.
  • 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.

Raisin Cane

Sour Grapes' niece, who only appears in a comic book and an illustration. She has a pet worm named Durt.
  • Anti-Villain: Unlike her aunt and the Pieman, she's torn between wanting to help them out in their evil plans and wanting to befriend Strawberry Shortcake.
  • Daddy's Little Villain

     Introduced in the 2003 series 

Ginger Snap

Voiced by Samantha Triba (2003-2009)

An inventor who lives in Cookie Corners and bakes cookies. Her Pet is Chocolate Chipmunk, who she (And the other residents of Strawberryland) can understand despite just chattering.

Rainbow Sherbet

Voiced by Laura Grimm

Coco Calypso

Voiced by Melissa Deni

Peppermint Fizz

Voiced by Rebecca Noddle (2003-2009)

Another new character, she was introduced in year 2. She has a pet named Cola Chameleon.

  • Alpha Bitch: Though she outgrows it later on.
  • Anti-Hero: She serves as one in her introductory episodes. She drops this after her redesign.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Five Stages of Grief: She hits all five stages throughout "The Costume Party" in accordance to her negative reaction toward Rainbow Sherbert. She is unwelcome towards her arrival in Strawberryland (denial), repeatedly lashes out at everyone because she's not like them (anger), her words hurt Rainbow and she considers moving away (bargaining), she attends a costume party held by Strawberry where everything's the same and breaks down when she doesn't get what she wants (depression), and apologizes to Rainbow and finally accepts her as a friend, even though she's different (acceptance).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Ineffectual Loner
  • No Indoor Voice: Tends to have this when she gets mad.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives out a few of these to Strawberry in "The Costume Party" expressing her thoughts of Rainbow Sherbert being different.
  • Tomboy
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She gains this in her 2008 redesign.

Seaberry Delight

Frosty Puff

Tangerina Torta

The Berry Fairies

Banana Candy

  • The Aloner
  • Expy: Of Banana Twirl. Interestingly, Banana Twirl had a toy but never appeared in the 1980s specials.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Subverted in that she tries to keep Strawberry and Co from leaving her city so she's not alone.

Watermelon Kiss

Annie Oatmeal

Caramel Corn

Lime Light

Honey Pie Pony

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.

Sea Serpent

Licorice Whip

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.

  • Beleaguered Assistant: Has one in Raven.
  • Dark Is Evil
  • Heel–Face Turn: At the end of the game when you rescue him.
  • 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.
  • We Will Meet Again: At the end of "Festival of the Fillies," he swears "You haven't seen the last of me!" The promise could be said to be fulfilled in the GBA game.

     Introduced in the 2009 series 

The Berrykins

The Ladybug Twins

Voiced by Nicole Oliver

Known as Katiebug and Sadiebug, they are two ladybug relatives of Junebug, the mail bug. While they don't live in the city itself, they do visit and usually get into lots of mischief.

Cherry Jam

A new character who's an idol signer to travels to Berry Bitty City.

Mr. Longface Caterpillar

The Mayor of Berry Bitty City who owns a mini golf course.
Voiced by Scott McNeil

Princess Berrykin

Voiced by Andrea Libman

Sweet Grapes

Sour Grapes' nicer twin sister.
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