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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 of

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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."

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:
331

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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Schoolhouse Rock - Special 30th Anniversary Edition 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
docma23 More than 1 year ago
This video is an excellent tool for the classroom. We all know that it's easier to learn information when it's put to music. These individual lessons create a friendly learning atmosphere for students to learn important lessons in all core areas. I would highly recommend it to every educator, especially in the elementary levels. It is also great review for middle school and high school students.
LGarra360 More than 1 year ago
i loved school house even when i was little and watch them before SAT Morning cartoons ... i always wanted to get this plus it helped a lot back in school and even today . plus the puzzles extra's are still fun to with anyone^^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is even better today than it was on TV when I was a kid.
Bryn_Maxwell More than 1 year ago
Just received this in the mail and, it's just as good as I remember it was when I was a kid. My eight-year old is eating this UP!!! I love that he can watch these songs/cartoons over and over again and learn at the same time!
SjamiJ More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter is only 14 months, so she's only really interested in dancing to the music but I know it will be a perfect learning tool. Schoolhouse Rock helped me and my children learn in a fun and engaging way. Well into my 40's, I still remember all the words to the different songs! That's not just memorization, it's learning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use the tunes to re-inforce my lessons. It's also fun to just hand over the the remote and let the students pick the subject. After humming a few bars of "Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here.." or "Conjunction Junction, what's your function..." they start to remember and apply what they've learned.
mom_of_4_year_old_twins More than 1 year ago
Since we seem to be in the car a lot, I usually have my twin 4 year olds watch educational DVDs while we are out. I bought the Schoolhouse Rock DVD recently and it is amazing how much they have picked up already from watching it.
Lew1960 More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection that brings back childhood memories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed that some of the songs were put to "jazzier music" and not the tunes I remembered and loved and memorized. Still an extremely educational video for the kids. I don't have any and bought it for myself, which is why I will be donating it to a church or library for use by children. After I watch the entire movie and extras at least twice! LOL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just showed the grammar rock to a fourth grade yesterday, not knowing if it would be too out dated music for them, they loved it. They left singing Conjction Junction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been looking for this set for years and was glad to find it on the website. I remember these from my childhood and always wished I could share them with my children. Now I can!!!
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School House Rock is the best! When I was in 4th greade my teacher used it to help us learn out multiplication fact, it worked! I think it should be used in all elementary classrooms.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this DVD specifically to use in my classroom. All of the segments are great, but the history and government/econ portions are what I was after. They are a great way to introduce a topic to my students in an entertaining way and half the time I find them singing the songs to themselves as a study tool later on. As a teacher, I love it when I can find something that makes my job a little easier and fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a child, we knew these by heart! In high school, our honors history teacher demanded that we learn the preamble by the next day. The whole class responded by singing the School House Rock verison. (Yeah, he was humbled/impressed.) And when I began student teaching, I borrowed the filmstrip (remember those?) to share with the 7th/8th graders I taught. In my regular classroom, the became a hit when they were released on VHS. I can't wait to share this new DVD with my kids (when we get a DVD in class). Until then, It's all mine!
Mz.Booksmart More than 1 year ago
When I was a little girl I remember every Saturday morning while watching t.v. during the commercial breaks School House Rock would come on. Parents I recommend this dvd for all children. not only is it fun to watch but it is very educational and, the kids will love to sing the songs.
nycvoter More than 1 year ago
It reminds me of what was best about being a kid in the 70s and my nephews and nieces love it. There is so much creativity in learning and entertainment here that we just don't get with a many media creations today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Schoolhouse Rock is great. I am in the fifth grade and my teacher plays it all the time. When he got the dvd and played it i went NUTS! So my aunt got it for me. Now i can enjoy what i enjoy in school. A must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite one was the history video. The preamble song got me to learn the preamble in elementary school and I passed my history test on it my sophomore year in high school because of it. Now in college I can still sing you that song by memory. Its great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot count the number of times over the years that I have been gathered with my siblings and friends, whether it be at a restaurant, a holiday gathering or an evening playing cards, and someone has burst into a school house rock song. Once we get going, its an all-night schoolhouse song-a thon. Even our children know all the words. We pounced on the opportunity to buy the video and so should anyone else. And it is more than good fun -- If it wasn't for the songs, I would have never remembered my times tables!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember growning up on Schoolhouse rock. I learned the pre-amble to the Constitution by watching Schoolhouse Rock, and just in time because I was in the 6th grade back when it was still considered elementary school(1980) and for our final exam for the 6th grade in Social Studies, we had to recite the preamble to the constitution. I was so excited that when it was my turn, I stood right up and started sing,"We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice insure domestic tranquility eee....." My teacher laughed but at the same time gave me an A+ because he said I used my spare time wisely! That was 25 years ago, and I now have a 6th grader myself, who is in Middle School and I want her to experience the same wonderful part of childhood that I did. Thanks!!!!