does strawberry shortcake need a CELL PHONE and a more "fruit-forward" diet??!?
i can't read this and take it seriously:
On top of her new toy line, Strawberry Shortcake is getting a new computer-animated movie and a new TV series, starting next year. This time, in keeping with contemporary nutritional concerns, the franchise will downplay the sugary dessert theme and move, as Mr. Conrad put it, “fruit-forward.”
“It’s also about creating a cohesive line,” Mr. Conrad said. “We’re downplaying characters that were part of Strawberry’s world but who didn’t immediately shout out fruit.”
as for her style makeover: while i am enjoying a fahion-forward high-waisted short over striped tights, i miss her brown lace-ups (and pinafore!)
i used to have her record and listen to it on my disco light record player. i remember a song about blue suspenders, unclear if said suspender-wearer was a fruit-shouting character. i will have to wait and see.
from nyt via nymag