Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Now Available on DVD: SESAME STREET: ELMO’S MAGIC NUMBERS (Flash Giveaway)

CLOSED. Congrats to Samantha's Mom 211!!!

JULY 10, 2012

“Up All Night” Star Will Arnett Makes Special Guest Appearance in This Hilarious
New DVD That Promotes Math

Add some learning fun and multiply the laughs with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and Warner Home Video (WHV) new release, Sesame Street: Elmo’s Magic Numbers on DVD for $12.99 SRP.  Join Elmo, Big Bird, Zoe and Rosita as they learn the importance behind counting, numbers and early math skills. Sesame Street: Elmo’s Magic Numbers contains two full-length Sesame Street episodes with over two hours of content including bonus footage, celebrity appearances and spoofs!

In Sesame Street: Elmo’s Magic Numbers, Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Up All Night) plays Max the Magician and visits Sesame Street to put on a spectacular magic show for Elmo and his friends.  As the crowd watches in amazement, Chris points out that Max’s magic is actually based on match concepts that everyone can learn. Each hilarious lesson highlights a different aspect of the subject, including addition and subtraction.  The episode also includes favorite segments such as “Elmo’s World,” “Murray Had A Little Lamb” and “Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures.”

The second Sesame Street episode “Hat Day” features Elmo and Zoe’s wacky contest to see who can wear the most hats! During this episode, kids are encouraged to count, estimate and use multiples as they seek to crown a winner of the challenge. Parents can also get in on the action during a hilarious, counting-themed spoof of NBC’s hit show 30 Rock entitled “30 Rocks.” A 15-minute extra of “Elmo’s World” about hats is also included on the DVD. As an added bonus, each unit contains a special offer from the Personalized Elmo & Friends CD.  Kids will delight in hearing their name spoken and sung by Elmo in three free customized tracks.[1]

Sesame Street: Elmo’s Magic Numbers is the perfect addition to any family’s summer schedule,” said Jeff Brown, WHV Executive Vice President and GM of Non-Theatrical Franchise. “Even though kids are out of school, it doesn’t mean they need to stop learning.  Elmo and his friends will keep kids entertained and educated while having fun in the process.”

Now in its 42nd season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television. The series has received more Emmy awards than any other show in television history (138), as well as a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award honoring the 40th year.



My Thoughts:

What child, or adult for that matter, doesn't love Elmo or Sesame Street?  I remember watching it as a child, and now get to watch it again with my daughters.  Savannah is smitten with Elmo, just as I was.  You should see our house.  She has a whole corner of her bedroom filled with plush and talking Elmo dolls.  And, I can't count the number of books and movies we have.  But, we can't get enough of Elmo and his friends.  So, when I was recently sent the new “Sesame Street: Elmo’s Magic Numbers, which arrived on DVD on July 10th, I couldn't wait to watch it with Savannah.  This DVD features two full length Sesame Street episodes, along with a bonus episode and animation.  We watched the entire DVD in one sitting, and have since watched it a handful more times.  

I have to say Savannah's favorite part was counting the hats, which was part of the bonus episode.  I sat there in awe, as she counted along.  Then, when she was done and proud of herself, she began clapping, and had a huge grin on her face.  I am so proud of my baby girl, and thankful that Sesame Street is still around today to help educate my children.

As a bonus, the DVD came along with a code to use, that we were able to use to create and download three Sesame Street tracks with Savannah's name.  She was so excited when she heard her name being said on these tracks.  

So, if your child is a fan of Elmo and Sesame Street, why not pick up a copy of this DVD today?  Savannah's counting has gotten much better as a result of this new DVD release.                                  


The first person to email me and let me know when Sesame Street first aired on public television will win a copy of this DVD.  Good luck!

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows, including The Electric Company, to help bridge the literacy gap. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.

About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.                             

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.             

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