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Warner Home Video now distributing Sesame Workshop DVDs

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by D'Snowth, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Nice! I wasn't aware of either release, but always cool to hear about more Sesame Street DVD releases- especially ones with Kermit appearing in them!:)
    Although honestly if the only clip is going to be "Forty Blocks From My Home", I don't think I'll be so worried about getting it.
    I agree that "Caribbean Amphibian" also fits the travel theme well, since Kermit is sitting on a Caribbean island when he's singing the song and he mentions that his amphibian friend sometimes hops to Jamaica - sometimes to Haiti he hops. Sometimes a warm Puerto Rican beach is where he finally stops. He's a Caribbean Amphibian- he likes to hop in the tropical sea. He's a Caribbean Amphibian- a frog in a coconut tree. - love this song.
    I looked on Amazon for the "Wild Words and Outdoor Fun" DVD and it said it released in April 2010. Do they just have the date wrong and maybe they mean April 2011? I sure don't recall seeing this DVD out last year.
    I also like the cover for this one- Elmo is there along with Big Bird and Snuffy, all nice and big in the forefront. And Big Bird has his suitcase with him on the cover and there are stickers from Hawaii, Montana, Puerto Rico and it looks either China or Japan on there. That was a really cool touch. It would be awesome if this DVD would feature clips from any of those episodes/specials.:wisdom:
    Also, I would imagine they might include a number of Global Grover segments on the "Elmo's Travel Songs and Games" DVD.
    It would be great to see "Subway" on there since Kermit appeared in that. I don't know what other Kermit appearances would really be fitting- maybe "On My Pond", but that seems to be stretching it a bit.
    How about "Do Op Hop" as a way of describing frogs' method of transportation?
  2. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    You know I was hoping for a Sesame Street traveling themed DVD, but I was hoping it was more on the lines of Big Bird and Grover, who traveled the most throughout the shows history.

    I was hoping it was more of a history lesson of Sesame street's past with a mixture of a modern day storyline.

    Wouldn't you all think so...:wisdom::super:
  3. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see a travelling-themed DVD with all the various vacation and travel-themed episodes of Sesame Street from the '70s and '80s- like the Montana, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Camp Echo Rock storylines. It would also be great to have Grover's Camp Wannagohoma sketches included as bonuses.
    :wisdom::super:
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, the Muppet Wiki page for Elmo's Travel Songs and Games now has a big description, which confirms my assumption that the DVD will have new linking footage. It also mentions that it will involve the characters on a trip to the zoo... I wonder if the newsflash segment with Kermit at a zoo will be included (I doubt it, but it would be an appropriate choice). And it is confirmed that "Let's Go Driving" will be included (though it's unclear whether it's the segment from the show or a new performance).
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I had thought that all current DVDs used still images on the back, and was confused when I read/heard the interviews with Henry Louis Mitchell talking baout taking photos for the back of Silly Storytime, but then I was looking at the back of that and Elmo's Rainbow... And they do use new photos. They did a good job of making them resemble the clips they are supposed to. Though it's clear that still images are still used on some DVDs (The Best of Elmo 2, C is for Cookie Monster... Hmm, must be something about spotlight videos...).


    I've also noticed that C is for Cookie Monster hardly has any images of Elmo on the packaging. The back cover has a still from the late-1990s C is for Cookie Monster, which does have Elmo... yet the still used shows Cookie Monster's c-shaped cookie in the way of Elmo, where only a little of Elmo's fur can be shown.
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'd expect the DVD would have no images of Elmo on it; it's a Cookie Monster-centric DVD.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They still put Elmo on the SST Christmas Carol DVD, as well as Henson's Place... the first having him only in the flashback clips, and the latter not even having him in the actual content at all.
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's a big deal for a character to be on the cover when all they appear in is past clips. There have been many video and DVD releases over the years where the covers included characters who only appear in inserts. Especially the majority of videos with Ernie, Bert, Grover, and Cookie Monster on the cover. But it is ridiculous for covers to include characters who don't even appear in the productions themselves (Betty Lou on the original Sing-Along cover, and The Count on the Learning to Add and Subtract cover). I especially can't believe that Elmo is on the Henson's Place video, which was released by Lionsgate and is really promoting Jim Henson (another oddity: The back of Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting includes an image of Zoe, who wasn't even around when the special was made).
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Need I even mention this old VHS?

    Sure, instead of Elmo, it's Cookie Monster, but I assure you, his role is just as small as Elmo's is sometimes. He basically appeared in 2 lines of Watermellons and Cheese... someone clearly thought Telly and Oscar weren't strong enough to sell the video, so Cookie was added in last minute. Look closely. You can see a white aura around Telly in front of Cookie, suggesting he was photoshopped in.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    According to Muppet Wiki "Wild Words and Outdoor Fun" will have four street stories: Big Bird being convinced to move to a rainforest, the four bears considering hibernation, Wild Nature Survivor Guy, and the Camoflauge (hope spelling's right there)Kelly episode.

    YouTube has a trailer for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4TTV3QdOGE
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I didn't know about this until I was at Best Buy today, but there was a new release today called "Sesame Street Essentials", including "Ready for School", "Elmo Visits the Doctor", and "Bedtime with Elmo". I haven't seen any of those but didn't pick it up (with the exception of maybe "Bedtime with Elmo" I don't have a big desire to see them). The packaging looks like the packaging for a single-disc release but it looks like it's a three pack to me (would it have really been much trouble to put three existign videos on one disc?).

    I wonder if those videos really are essential. There's a lot of other videos more worthy of the "essential" status (Learnign About Letters, Learning About Numbers, Bedtime Stories and Songs, Sing-Along, Sing Yourself Silly, Monster Hits, Do the Alphabet, A Celebration of Me Grover, the 25th and 35th anniversary videos, and maybe Count it Higher). At first when I saw it I was hoping it was some kind of collectible release, only to be disapointed that it was three existing DVDs (well, my wallet wasn't disapointed).

    An essential collection of Sesame Street segments would be cool, even though it would most likely contain many of the segments that have been released many times (how many segments would such a collection include that can't be found in "A Musical Celebration" or "40 Years of Sunny Days"?). But there are a lot of classic (and recent) segments I view as "essential" that haven't been released yet (I would ay to do a forum search for any wishlists I've made, but then again there are also quite a few segments I put on many wishlists that I don't see as "essential"). I wonder what the chances would be of a big collection like that coming out without us knowing until the day of release.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, you answered your own question with:

    The one thing that I think EVERY company that released SS DVD's has dropped the ball is that they really CAN fit multiple single releases on one disk for a nice price break. I'm not saying we need put 4 or 5 half hour videos on a single disk (they should), but 2 or 3 can fit fine. Wouldn't it be great to have BOTH Sing Yourself silly releases on one disk or both Rock N' Roll and Count it Higher in one collection? Saves on packaging, saves on disks, saves money on all ends, production, wholesale and retail... plus, it would be a great way to get old product out faster than before. Save the single disks for hour + long new releases.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Part of me wonders if they just want to keep all DVD menus in print. Though I don't know how important menu screens are. But regardless it does keep all bonus features in print (though with the exception of bonus clips Sesame DVDs rarely have any good bonus features).
  14. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Okay- this is totally unrelated to this conversation, but I just saw minor muppetz' signature and whoa- that is awesome! Jim Henson's "Wizard of Id" pilot on Youtube? I definitely want to check that out. Johnny Hart always did a great job with "The Wizard of Id" comic strip as well as his most famous one- "B.C." And I love both- it will be great to see this pilot.
    Okay- back to your regularly scheduled conversation.:D
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Problem that I see is that SS DVD's were just ports of old videos and all these companies are apparently too cheap to just completely do them all over and put 2 or 3 into a single DVD. Either that or they absolutely are stuck in the 90's and think that charging 10 bucks for a half hour of footage will really rake in the bucks. That's the reason I don't own any of these except for the 35th anniversary and Big Bird in China. Plus, all the clips of old segments I wanted to watch are on YT.
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Just so you all know, the release following "Elmo's Travel Games and Songs" will be another Elmo's World compilation, "The People in Your Neighborhood." On the WB Shop site, Sonia M and Bob are given credits, so perhaps it will include a classic PIYN bit.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've checked and there are only three Elmo's World segments left that haven't been released on DVD (helping, building things, and transportation). Could this be the content of the release? Of course with a title like that I'd expect it to have the doctors and firefighters episodes.

    Did Bob or Maria ever make cameos in any Elmo's World segments? I'll have to check the wiki's pages on all episodes I'd expect to be included to see if those two were in any.

    Also, it is a slight bit disapointing that there'll be another Elmo's World DVD so soon to the last one. Why not release an Abby's Flyign Fairy School or Super Grover 2.0 DVD? Or another Bert & Ernie's Great Adventures? Or give Murray his own DVD? Or finally give The Count or Oscar their own spotlight releases?
  18. Daffney

    Daffney New Member

    You might have not noticed, but when I was at Wall-Mart a year ago, I saw some past Sesame Street DVD's (at least from the Genius era) and on the back covers there was a white stamp with Warner Home Video's distribution notice covering the outdated copyright information.

    However, at Target I saw the 40 Years of Sunny Days DVD with the WHV logo directly on the back cover. The copyright notice was alerted.

    How WHV is re-releasing past DVD's is confusing me. :confused:
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hey! At least they're keeping them in print.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, Muppet Wiki says that Elmo's World: The People in Your Neighborhood will have the helping, doctors, and firefighters episodes. As far as I can tell from the guides Maria and Bob weren't in those, though there's still no word on any bonus segments.

    Still, I find it odd that the online store would note them but not Bill Irwin or Michael Jeter.


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