Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name

Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name is an 1984 American animated television special that first premiered on March 24, 1984, in New York City and on March 30, 1984, in Los Angeles, California. This is the second Strawberry Shortcake television special produced by Nelvana. This is the fifth to feature the American Greetings character.

Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Family
Musical
Written byPeter Sauder
Directed byArna Selznick
StarringRussi Taylor
Chris Wiggins
Theme music composerPatricia Cullen
Songs composed by:
Bob Chimbel
Merry Loomis
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducersMichael Hirsh
Patrick Loubert
Clive A. Smith
EditorsRob Kirkpatrick[1]
Alison Clark[1]
Don Lauder[1]
Keith Traver[1]
Running time23 minutes
Production companiesMAD Productions[1][2]
Nelvana Limited[1][2]
Those Characters from Cleveland (uncredited)[1][2]
DistributorLBS Communications (TV, 1984)[2]
Release
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseUnited States:
March 24, 1984 (1984-03-24) (New York City)[3]
March 30, 1984 (1984-03-30) (Los Angeles, California)[2]
Chronology
Preceded byStrawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise (1983)
Followed byStrawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins (1985)

SynopsisEdit

Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name chronicles Strawberry Shortcake's annual summer camping trip, where she and her friends encounter a monster in the woods. The Peculiar Purple Pie Man and Sour Grapes attempt to capture it to become rich and famous.

CastEdit

Name Character Source
Russi Taylor Strawberry Shortcake [2]
Robert Ridgely Purple Pieman
Jeri Craden Sour Grapes / Fig-Boot
Melleny Brown Lemon Meringue / Lime Chiffron
Cree Summer[nb 1] Orange Blossom
Monica Parker The Baby
Susan Roman Peach Blush / Blueberry Muffin
Laurie Waller Plum Puddin'
Chris Wiggins Mr. Sun / Narrator

ProductionEdit

As with Housewarming Surprise, Bernard Loomis and Carole MacGillvray served as executive producers on Baby Without a Name.[1][2]

ReleaseEdit

The special aired on March 24, 1984, on WCBS-TV in New York City,[3] and on March 30 on KTLA in Los Angeles.[2]

Home MediaEdit

A VHS cassette of this special was released in 1984 by Family Home Entertainment.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Credited as Cree Summer Francks.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Selznick, Arna (director); Sauder, Peter (writer) (March 24, 1984). "Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name". Syndication. {{cite episode}}: Missing or empty |series= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Woolery, George W. (1989). "Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name". Animated TV Specials: The Complete Directory to the First Twenty-Five Years, 1962–1987. Scarecrow Press. pp. 398–399. ISBN 0-8108-2198-2.
  3. ^ a b "TV Programs Today". The New York Times. March 24, 1984. p. 47.

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