Friday, November 2, 2012

Arriving on DVD, November 6th -- SESAME STREET: OLD SCHOOL VOLUME 3 (Review and Giveaway)



ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012!

Sesame Street: Old School 3 

Relive Some of the Show’s Greatest Moments On and Off the Street with
All of Your Favorite Sesame Street Friends!

Radical!  Far Out!  Sesame Street is turning back the clock as Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group release Sesame Street: Old School Volume 3 on DVD on November 6, 2012 for $29.87 SRP.  Take a trip down memory lane! This DVD picks up right where Volume 2 left off and allows fans young and old to kick it old school with unaired behind-the-scenes footage and five of the grooviest full-length episodes of all time.

The Sesame Street gang is ready to rock out 80’s style – Sesame Street: Old School Volume 3 features all of the most beloved memories from 1979-1984. Now you can re-live all those happy times from your childhood - remember when everyone surprised Maria in Puerto Rico for her birthday? Or when Snuffy and Gordon ran the New York City Marathon? Who didn’t love sending Big Bird off to his first day of school or join in on Big Birds’ tearful goodbye as he left for Camp Echo Rock?

With over six hours of episodes and bonus features including five full-length episodes and an interview with Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch), this DVD rediscovers classic stories and offers the untold tales of cherished characters. Additionally, fans will get a special bonus – one of the most requested stories of all time, “Goodbye, Mr. Hooper,” where Big Bird learns of Mr. Hooper’s death. Recall the days of learning to count, sing and play with over an hour of extra bonus clips and audio commentary with Sonia Manzano in the episode “Sesame Street Goes to Puerto Rico.”

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group is thrilled to release Sesame Street: Old School Volume 3 as the third installment of the wildly popular Old School series,” said Jeff Brown, WBHEG Executive Vice President and GM of Non-Theatrical Franchise. “Adults can now have the opportunity to share some of their favorite classic TV characters in a DVD packed with memorable segments.”

Now in its 43rd season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television. Continually evolving, the series introduced a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum, and a new segment “Elmo the Musial” to get children better prepared for school.  The series has received more Emmy awards than any other show in television history (146), as well as a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award honoring the 40th year.


My Thoughts:

 I was excited to receive an advanced copy of this DVD, as these episodes aired when I was child and were some of my favorites.  Having not seen the previous two volumes, I didn't know what to expect.  Was the DVD going to be filled with full episodes or just clips?  Once I received it, I found that it contained 5 full episodes, as well as over 110 minutes of bonus extras, including clips and more.  If you grew up watching Sesame Street and loved classic episodes that featured Monsterpiece Theater and Beatle Bailey, then you will have to pick up this new release, as it contains these Sesame Street favorites.  As I sat watching the DVD, I couldn't believe how well I remembered each episode, eve though they aired over 30 years ago.  I found myself smiling as Telly, Big Bird, the Honkers, and other popular Sesame Street characters appeared on the screen.  

What made watching this DVD special was that I was able to share my childhood favorite episodes of Sesame Street with my daughters, and loved how Savannah was able to point out Big Bird, Telly and others.  Her eyes lit up with each episode, just like mine did as a child, and again when I watched these classic episodes and clips with her.

I have to say my favorite part of this DVD release was all the bonus material, including a tribute to the original Mr Hooper, as well as interviews with Caroll Spnney, who lives in Woodstock, CT, just down the street from me. :-)  If you loved Sesame Street as child, and have children who enjoy watching this popular educational series, why not surprise them by sharing some of your favorite moments from the show, thanks to Sesame Street: Old School, Volume 3. I can't wait for future volumes to come out, as well as pick up the previous 2, to start a collection.


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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 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.                                                                           

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