What Happened to lil' Strawberry Shortcake? Written By Sarah V. Hayes

Posted by Sarah V. Hayes on Jul 7th 2021

What Happened to lil' Strawberry Shortcake? Written By Sarah V. Hayes

What makes July so special, other than our National Independence Day on the 4th? Strawberries of course! And strawberries wouldn’t be complete without shortcake. At Phenomenal Fudge, we have created the best-of-both flavors: strawberry shortcake fudge. If you haven’t had yours yet, bring on the toppings because this flavor will have you jumping and smiling as if you were Strawberry Shortcake herself!

When I think of strawberry shortcake, I think of the cute girl wearing the pink bonnet atop her head. Unsure of where you’ve seen such a cute girl? Many of us can’t remember back to 1973, but the figure was created on an American Greetings card by freelancer Barbi Sargent. Subsequent drawings had been created over the next decade by others looking to give the cute girl a new look. Finally, in 1979, Kenner Products had licensed and released the first Strawberry Shortcake doll.

The doll had then flourished into other products such as sticker albums, clothing, bedding, video games, television characters, etc.

Several lawsuits had been filed by entertainment industries claiming ownership of Strawberry Shortcake, including one such lawsuit by Barbi Sargent and American Greetings. In conclusion, Sargent had decided to give her copyright status to American Greetings to allow Strawberry Shortcake to continue.

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