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|Sesame Street - What's the Name of That Song|
Actors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Sonia Manzano, Jerry Nelson
Directors: Jim Henson, Bob Schwarz, Eva Saks, Jim Martin, Jon Stone
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Studio: Genius Products Inc Release Date: 04/06/2004 Run time: 50 minutes Rating: Nr
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Fun Sesame Street clips make it good...extras make it great!
Michele S. Hays | Evanston, IL United States | 05/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although, like other Sesame Street made-for-sale products, the storyline is a little weak (Super Grover looks for the Song Everyone Can Sing,) this DVD is still great fun. It's mostly comprised of song clips from the show, including a montage of "Sing," Wayne Brady singing "Between" from the 2003 season, "Operatic Lullaby" with Denyce Graves, "Soul Alphabet" with Patti LaBelle, "The Letter O" with Queen Latifah, and "Everybody's Song" with Diana Krall. Muppet clips include "Do de Rubber Duck," "Doin the Pidgeon," "Eight Balls of Fur," and "You Made Me Love You" with Cookie Monster.Performances on this DVD are terrific: it's great to see SuperGrover crashing his way through the screen again. If not for the credits, you'd never know Frank Oz isn't a performer - Cookie and Grover are rock-solid, just like I remember them! They could have skipped the letters/numbers homage to West Side Story, but otherwise, it's great to see Oscar and Big Bird interact with Elmo and SuperGrover,The extras on this DVD really made it worth buying for this vintage Sesame Street fan, though: There are four vintage clips in their entirety: "ABC-DEF-GHI," "I Like You," "Captain Vegetable," and, best of all, a montage of the "Pinball Number Count"(same as the song on the 35th anniversary CD.) I also like the cover - it opens into a board book with lyrics to several songs; a great plus if you have a preschooler!"
Very cute, except for a few annoying parts
R. Earl | Gilbert, Arizona | 02/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very cute movie, and I especially love the packaging, as it comes packaged in a board book with the songs written out. The story centers on Super Grover trying to find one song the whole world can sing together (good because then everyone will know the words for karaoke...). Big Bird and Elmo join him in his search. Some of the great songs include "Between" featuring Wayne Brady, the full version of "Do De Duck" (partial version is in the 25th anniversary DVD), and "What's the Name of that Song?" The only part that gets somewhat annoying is the West Side Story-like showdown between the letters and numbers, although the "Letter Song" is fantastic, and features most of the muppets. There are a few songs in there that we could do without, but it is worth buying for the good songs. Also, the storyline is better written than the 25th anniversary DVD (although that one is slightly better). This one is a good deal, though, at nearly an hour of viewing time."
Excellent... our favorite sesame street dvd.
Sandy Lopez | 08/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd has a run time of 50 minutes whereas most others are 30 minutes. I mostly love how so many different talents come together in this dvd. There are songs by Patti La Belle, Queen Latifah, Diane Schuur, Wayne Brady, Diana Krall, & Denyce Graves. The song "Sing" has appearances by Vanessa Williams, The Dixie Chicks, Fran Drescher, Gloria Estefan, Conan O'Brien, Ben Stiller, REM, Katie Couric, and more.
My 20 month old daughter loves this DVD. She's completely enthralled by it and after countless viewings, she hasn't gotten tired of it. It has lots of great songs that I can't get out of my head. She's so active while watching this video. She claps, sings, and dances all around to all of the songs. This is a must-have for toddlers.
Excellent for WHOLE family!
Terry M McCormick | Elmira, NY United States | 05/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 20 month old LOVES this video! Elmo is his favorite character and the Patti LaBelle Alphabet has been his favorite clip since he first saw it a few months ago on PBS. We have other videos and many tv channels and this is by far one of his favorites. He loves music performed by his favorite characters. My husband and I watch this with him. We enjoy the great artists such as Diana Krall and Diane Shuur. It brings back my own childhood memories of Sesame Street. The Pinball counting clip has always been my favorite. The characters performances are flawless, Frank Oz and Jim Henson would be proud to see their tremendous work carried on for new generations!"