I grew up with Strawberry Shortcake, having many Strawberry Shortcake toys, clothing, stickers and movies featuring my favorite character. I even had a strawberry shortcake banana bike. There was something about her I always loved. For the last year or so Zoe has been Strawberry Shortcake obsessed. It all started with one small doll and progressed from there. So when we had the chance to review the new DVD Strawberry Shortcake: Puttin on the Glitz which hit shelves on March 22, we were more than thrilled.
Fabulous new fashions, sparkling musical ‘Glamicures’ and delightful new ‘Dos’ have Strawberry and her friends ‘Puttin’ on the Glitz’! But all that dazzles quickly unravels with a misunderstanding until the girls find creative and kind ways to be honest with their feelings and with their friends. It’s heart-to-heart makeover magic as the girls learn that nothing looks as beautiful as friendship feels!
Since the movie has arrived at our home, it has been in the DVD player non-stop. Zoe just loves this. There are three episodes in the DVD, and each episode teaches you something. In episode one the girls learn that physically working, is better than technology. Lemon purchased a new machine for her salon that did all the work for her, which made her friends want to purchase machines for their shops. Lemon was going to move away as she had this fancy machine which did the works for her, so she wasn’t needed anymore(or so she thought). In the second episode friendship turns a bit sour when a misunderstanding goes wrong. Strawberry Shortcake explains “rules are rules” which in turn makes all the friends make rules. Their rules are nonsense rules though, and not at all fair. In the last episode Lemon is ecstatic when she has a new fashion for nails called “glamicures.” The nails that sparkle and play music. All the friends cannot wait to get their new glamicures but soon realize these are annoying, and not for them. They didn’t have the heart to tell their friend Lemon, so they just pretend everything is ok and they still love their nails. When they see Strawberry without her glamicures on they ask how she got them off, as they have tried everything. She tells the girls she was honest with Lemon, telling her they weren’t for her, and Lemon removed them. The girls thought Lemon’s feelings would be hurt, therefore kept this inside, so they wouldn’t hurt her feelings. Strawberry gets the girls to the salon so they can tell Lemon their true feelings. Lemon wasn’t upset, and was more upset they didn’t tell her the truth.
Puttin’ On The Glitz is a glitzy, and glammy, full of fashion, friendship, and lessons DVD. I loved the new fashion and the new looks of the girls. This would be a great DVD to put in the Easter baskets this year. There is also free coloring pages as a bonus on the movie. If you have little girls, they would really enjoy this DVD. Younger boys may enjoy it as well, but it’s definitely an all out girly flick for youngsters.
If your child has a Strawberry Shortcake doll or any of her friends, there is a great Puttin’ on the Glitz contest going on until April 18, 2011. American Greetings is hosting a competition in which you can style your Strawberry Shortcake doll’s hair (or any of her friends) and share your flair by sending in a photo of your doll’s glitzy new do. Winners will receive a Strawberry prize package valued at $75!