Schoolhouse Rock - Special 30th Anniversary Edition

Schoolhouse Rock - Special 30th Anniversary Edition

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Pull a box of Captain Crunch from the cabinet, don some pajamas and pop these discs into the DVD player for a trip back in time to those lazy Saturday mornings of our youth. This huge, double-disc set is crammed with almost every three-minute animated episode of Schoolhouse Rock -- that's 52 toe-tapping, tune-jingling ditties teaching young minds the power ofSee more details below

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Pull a box of Captain Crunch from the cabinet, don some pajamas and pop these discs into the DVD player for a trip back in time to those lazy Saturday mornings of our youth. This huge, double-disc set is crammed with almost every three-minute animated episode of Schoolhouse Rock -- that's 52 toe-tapping, tune-jingling ditties teaching young minds the power of conjunctions, the principles of Congress and the beauty of adverbs. From the earliest cartoon short in 1973 through some newer renditions in the early 1990s, this DVD set contains them all in their full form, but with extraordinary sound and color. Delivered in Dolby 2.0 sound, the songs blast from the speakers with crisp tones never quite experienced on television nearly 30 years ago. One negative: Some of the digital transfers aren't top quality. Every episode is here, from the much-loved "Conjunction Junction" to "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" to "My Hero Zero" to "Good Eleven." One caution: the catchy jingles will play over and over again in your head. You might even find yourself in a crowded elevator, humming, "Interplanet Janet she's a galaxy girl, a solar system miss from a future world." Some of the edition's highlights include the all-new song "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College," the top 20 Countdown, a three-song set of "Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips" and the long-lost "Weather Show." The entire four-hour rockfest is nothing shy of brilliant based on the content and the completeness of the collection. This set is a must-own for anyone with children or anyone who was once a child. At the very least, the songs can trigger a relapse into good grammar, especially after watching "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here."

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
This indispensable two-volume set is a nostalgic blast from the past, reviving for the DVD generation the Emmy Award-winning Schoolhouse Rock that aired Saturday mornings on ABC from 1973 to 1985. Its irresistible three-minute ditties introduced the basic concepts of grammar, science, math, and history. Songs such as "Three Is a Magic Number," "Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function," and "I Am a Bill" (which was affectionately spoofed on The Simpsons) are era-defining classics poised for discovery by a new generation. This collection contains all 46 Schoolhouse Rock songs, including the long-lost, legally entangled "The Weather Song," and a new song no doubt inspired by the 2000 Presidential election, "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College." Other archival treasures include four "Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips" songs and the Nike commercial set to "Three is a Magic Number." A tad dated, perhaps, but it's reassuring to know that after all these years, Schoolhouse still rocks!

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
UPC:
0786936157826
Rating:
NR
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
4:43:00
Sales rank:
5,650

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original 46 animated songs; All-new song "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College"; Play-all feature; Shuffle-all feature; Rockin' top 10 jukebox; Long-lost song "The Weather Show"; Never-before-released on video, "Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips" 3-song set; Behind-the-scenes footage; Top 20 countdown; "Earn your diploma" trivia game; Arrange-a-song puzzles; 4 music videos by contemporary artists; Emmy award featurette; Nike commercial of "Three Is a Magic Number"; Audio commentaries; 5.1 DTS of all-new song "I'm gonna Send Your Vote to College"

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