Strawberry Shortcake is a popular children’s character of American origin, primarily aimed at girls. You can see these cute characters on the Printable Strawberry Shortcake coloring pages below.
She was initially a postcard character created by the American Greetings company, which became so popular that she became a doll and, later, a cartoon character.
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The doll consists of a girl whose hair is strawberry red and has been scented to smell like strawberries. This also includes a toy line of the character’s friends and pets.
The dolls were first produced in 1979 and re-released in 1991 and 2002. The original design for Strawberry Shortcake and her mascot, Custard, was done in 1977 by Muriel Fahrion.
She was a postcard illustrator in the juvenile and humorous postcard department at American Greetings.
After the idea was presented to Bernard Loomis of General Mills (later renamed Kenner) and became a licensing entity, Fahrion designed the following thirty-two characters for Those Characters From Cleveland (the toy and licensing division of American Greetings).
Cindy Moyer Patton and Janet Jones designed other characters in the classic Strawberry Shortcake line.
Lyn Edwards was the line’s editor and, along with the creative group, developed the character profiles, the storyline, and the philosophy.
The characters lived and played in a magical world known as Friesland. Fresiland grew the most significant and juiciest fruits all year round. The children of Friesland were delighted and helped each other.
There was a villain, the Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak, who thought the best way to get strawberries was to steal them from Strawberry Shortcake. And a villainous Sour Grapes who hates all that is good and joyous.
The frenzy for Strawberry Shortcake in the 1980s led to the production of thousands of products, including dolls, video games, sticker albums, clothing, etc.
Several videos were made starring Strawberry Shortcake and his friends, and a television show in Chile where actors impersonated the characters.