Friday, August 17, 2012

Now Available on DVD: Elmo's Alphabet Challenge (Review and Flash Giveaway)

Closed. Congrats to Tammy S. who said Juanes.

Sesame Street: Elmos Alphabet Challenge

Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge Features Over 50 Minutes of Brand-New Sesame Street Content and Hilarious Video Game Spoofs!

Elmo is up for a new challenge as Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and Warner Home Video (WHV) release Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge on DVD August 14, 2012 at a SRP of $14.98. Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge features brand new made-for-video content including seven hilarious video game spoofs and five catchy new Sesame Street songs.

Elmo and friends are up to the challenge – an Alphabet Challenge – as they embark on an all-new learning adventure. Abby is excited to show her friends her new Fairy Fly Pad, a magical tablet loaded with cool games. But with a simple tap they accidentally get trapped inside the video game world of A. B. C-more, a mischievous elf obsessed with the alphabet. In order to return to Sesame Street, the friends must defeat A.B.C-more in different video game challenges that test their knowledge of the entire alphabet.

Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge is much more than just ABC-related fun! The DVD focuses primarily on early literacy skills; and through these skills children begin to recognize the name of letters in the alphabet and understand letter-sound relationships. Children will also learn about task persistence and overcoming obstacles as they stay focused on a task until completion. Additionally, kids will learn about self-confidence and friendship as the video focuses on the positive and supportive interaction between Telly, Abby, and Elmo. The characters encourage one another and praise each other during the different challenges.

Spoofing several old school, and new school video games in an animated world, Elmo, Abby and Telly have never been seen like this before! Can an 8-bit-Elmo “munch” his way through a maze-like game where he must find objects that start with certain sounds? What happens when the friends encounter some letters from “Angry Words?” Can Elmo dance his way through a game where his moves need to match movements that start with certain letters? Will Abby be a “hero” as she rocks out with a guitar in another game? With seven challenging games to play the friends will discover it is not as easy as A-B-C to win against A. B. C-more!

“Warner Home Video is excited to bring Elmo’s latest never-before-seen adventure to DVD with the release of Sesame Street: Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge,” said Jeff Brown, WHV Executive Vice President and GM of Non-Theatrical Franchise. “Kids will love to play along and learn in a series of fun video game spoofs that will teach both letter recognition and sounds in a fun and entertaining way.”

Special bonus materials include a free poster[1], 26 alphabet storybook animations, parenting tips and activity pages.

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:

I love when Sesame Street and Warner Home Video releases videos like this.  Savannah just loves Elmo and Abby Cadabby, and goes crazy when she sees me getting DVDs in the mail with her favorite characters.  This DVD came at just the right time as Savannah is beginning to recite the alphabet.  She doesn't have the entire alphabet down, but with the help of this fun filled DVD, she is getting the letters in chronological order now.  Her favorite parts of this jam packed DVD was Dancing with Elmo and Abby's Letter Race.  This is where I saw her more excited and engaged.  And, when Abby pulled our her magical Fly Pad, Savannah right over to her Daddy's iPad and showed it to Abby and Elmo. She was so happy seeing Abby use her special tablet, just like Savannah does. 

Who knew that learning the alphabet could be so much fun.  With the help of Elmo, Telly and Abby Cadabby, your kids will be reciting the alphabet from A to Z in no time. :-)  Young children will love the video game feel of this new release, which makes it great for both young boys and girls to enjoy.


The first person to email me and let me know a star that appeared on Sesame Street this week will this new release. 

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

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 the DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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