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25th Anniversary Follow That Bird Edition!

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by AAO, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. AAO

    AAO Member

  2. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Active Member

    YAY!. No I WILL wait off on buying it at the flea market. :) I wonder what kind of Bonus Features will be on there (hopes for commentary, bloopers, and deleted sceans)
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Awesome-rooney! And from that preview, it says there's an all-new featurette! My only grip is the cover. Elmo is hardly in it except his little cameo (which I can assume they'll dub over with a new voice).
  4. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    YES! Finally a widescreen DVD (hopefully)! There's no way we should pass this up. I hope the special features aren't all just kiddie stuff. :wisdom:

    Perhaps Sony will do a 10th anniversary for Elmo in Grouchland this year if we're lucky.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The cover art is okay. I prefer the beautiful poster cover, but it's already been released that way. I can understand the inclusion of Elmo on the cover, but kids will get fussy when he only appears silent in the background for two seconds. Maybe they'll think the movies so good and forget all about Elmo. I hope it's widescreen.
  6. AAO

    AAO Member

    I accidentally just found that today and had to post it on the here! The cover is a little ... blah on account it's stock footage of the character's profile... Including Elmo.. ugh! But the featurette should be cool. I hope it's like new interviews as well as old and stock footage of the movie being filmed!

    It seems that this DVD will be popular with mom and dad.. and the kids will catch on and be excited about Sesame Street pre-Elmo! Let's hope!
  7. AAO

    AAO Member

    And the Elmo in Grouchland 10th Anniversary... I wouldn't cry if they didn't... lol... :p
  8. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

  9. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    LOL, neither would I but I just want to own a widescreen copy for posterity and being a completist.
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    This is AWESOME news! So good to hear and good to see! Kermit was in the trailer too, which is wonderful! I, like everyone else, am a little miffed by Elmo on the cover. Why not Ernie and Bert? Seriously! :grouchy: They should at least get the back cover then...

    Oh well! Still VERY exciting!
  11. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    :wisdom:Yay! This is great. Although it seems odd Elmo is on the cover, i mean, he's only in there briefly, and doesn't even have any lines. LOL, some kids are gonna be ticked. I hope this DVD exposes kids to Classic Sesame, and back when the street was considered a whole, and EVERYONE played an important part. I already have the original DVD but look forward to buying this one also.

    And I agree, I hope Bert and Ernie are at least on the back of the cover.
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Oh my, that is awesome! Eh, from the way everyone was talking I thought there was a close up of Elmo or something, hehe. The cover's OK, at least all the other guys are in it and Big Bird is most prominent. :)

    I hope parents are inclined to buy it for their kids! It's message of different people living together is still needed today. ;)
  13. AAO

    AAO Member

    A lot of people have been complaining because it's not the original painting of the theatrical release which is amazing! But if you look closely at the "sky"... it's from the original paiting... so there's a piece there... haha.. but i didn't even bert and ernie not there.. ugh! I'm just excited about the features! I'm so thrilled.. i really want to see interviews with caroll spinney...
  14. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah I get you, I like the original painting too. I guess they wanted to differentiate this one, or make it look like all the other SS DVDs.

    I just hope no parents write into Amazon saying, "Nice, but where was Elmo?" Lol. Though I've read the Amazon reviews for the original FTB DVD before, and thankfully most parents say their kids liked it as much as today's SS (sometimes more ;) ).
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Okay, was I the only one who was about to click on one of the links, and seconds later hear:

    "We're no strangers to lo-o-o-ve... You know the rules, and so do I..."

    I felt, jeez... this has to be some sort of prank. Warner Brothers is "re-releasing" the 3 TMNT movies, basically with the same disks that have been around since the 90's with new slip covers. Hearing they'll have special features (and hope beyond hope WIDESCREEN... whooooaaaah) wets my appetite, and gives me a good reason not to buy that 7 dollar regular tape...err...disk.

    Ugh, I HATE people like that. Sesame Street isn't a babysitter you call every 5 minutes. if your child only pays attention to Elmo, get them only Elmo. And if your kid is less than 3 years old, they may not like a full length movie, even Elmo in Grouchland (which is why it tanked).

    That said, I hope Sony takes this as a cue to release a widescreen version of EIG with bonus features. I'm a completest.
  16. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Or expose them to classic Sesame Street as well as the new stuff, so they don't grow up thinking only new is good and old is bad. Believe me, it will pay off later in life. Just because your kid likes one thing now, doesn't mean they shouldn't be shown other things that could be good for them. ;)
  17. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Or get them SS without as much Elmo and just let their tastes widen even if they whine ;)
  18. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Thank you, exactly what I'm saying! :halo:
  19. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Who says that The Muppets had to be SS. Prehaps some fraggles would be the cure...:coy:
  20. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    How true! The point is I'm glad my parents exposed me to a bunch of different books and shows, even when I wasn't immediately enthusiastic, because I eventually learned to love them and enjoy them. Sometimes life is about discovery, not instant gratification. :)


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