Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New SSC Character Revealed!

The Strawberry Shortcake news just keeps coming, as AGP just revealed the name and image of the new character debuting in Berry Bitty Adventure's second season, coming this fall:
Meet Cherry Jam, a singing sensation who moves to Berry Bitty City to find people who'll appreciate her for who she is when she's not on-stage.
While I'm a little disappointed that the newest BBC resident isn't a reimagined 80's character, I have to admit that Cherry Jam is super cute, and I like the pun in her name.  I'm also curious to see what this means for the show's songs, since she's a singing character and apparently goes on to become a music teacher.  What I mean is that the songs in the show so far have all been kind of lackluster and not particularly catchy, aside from the opening and the Berrykins' theme.  And with this new addition of Cherry Jam, there's bound to be more songs.  Will the songwriters step up to the plate and give Cherry Jam better songs?  Will new songwriters be brought in?  Or (more likely) will the songs continue to be mediocre?  We'll just have to wait and see.

Update: Here's an interview with Cherry Jam and a mini-interview with AGP's VP of Production that talks about the development of this new character.  Apparently, the songs are actually the most popular part of the show?  Shows what I know, I guess.

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