First, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road follows Strawberry and her friends as they retell the classic “Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” When a cyclone blows Strawberry to the strange land of Oz, she runs into trouble with the Wicked Witch and must journey to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard how to find her way back home.
My Take: First I have to point out that these movies were two different generations of Strawberry Shortcake. The first Berry Brick Road was an older version of Strawberry Shortcake with the talking cat Cupcake and the little dog who doesn't talk. I just never understood that one. The movie was a remake of the classic Wizard of Oz story complete with the witches, flying monkeys, tin woodswoman and more! My daughter didn't really care for it but my son has asked almost every day to watch the movie with the witch...LOL.Next, Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden shows that it’s time for garden growing fun with Strawberry and her friends as they prepare for the Spring Flower Festival! But when magical sparkles make the Berrykins grow tall and the girls shrink down small, they discover that even when they’re tiny, they can make a big difference.
The second movie, Bloomin' Berry Garden was more up my daughter's alley. It was the most recent generation of characters (the ones she watches on TV now) and I guess she could just relate to it more. She loves the Berrykins and how funny they are. She also just loves all the colors. In fact we have a Strawberry Shortcake app on my husband's iPod that she plays simply because it's just like Strawberry making drinks and it's all about colors!
So if you're looking for two bright and enjoyable cartoons for your daughter or son then I would totally recommend these movies. They aren't too long (46 min for one and 66 for the other) and they also have great special features. You can put the DVD into your computer and print off cute little pictures to color. We actually printed some to color while they watched the movie!
Buy it: Both movies are available now from Twentieth Century Fox. You can usually find them in your local Walmart or Target along with many other retail stores nationwide.
Disclosure: Both DVDs were provided to me at no charge by Twentieth Century Fox in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.