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  2. Sesame Street Season 49
    Sesame Street's 49th season officially began Saturday November 17 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

Warner Home Video now distributing Sesame Workshop DVDs

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by D'Snowth, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    I can understand why every DVD this year has been Elmo-themed, but to release yet another Elmo's World one? WHEN IS THIS WHOLE DARN STAGE GOING TO FINALLY COME TO AN END????!!!!
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I thought Elmo's World was finally put to rest, what, three or four years ago?
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Six years ago.
  4. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    @D'Snowth Despite that, they still think it's OK to continue re-releasing all the episodes on DVD...except for Transportation which for one reason or another STILL hasn't been released!
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Maybe because of music rights? I think "Linus and Lucy" is heard when Dorothy imagines Elmo flying a plane . . . but then again, they've done music replacement on DVD before, so that shouldn't be an issue.
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    And I've read that they cut out "Happy Birthday" from video releases of the "Birthdays" episode, so it's not like they're against cutting content from Elmo's World.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Good news: According to Muppet Wiki, the Transportation episode will be included as a bonus feature on the Elmo Wonders DVD. Soon all Elmo's World segments will have been released on DVD!

    And yet I get the feeling that we'll continue to get new Elmo's World DVDs every year...
  8. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    Well, I do have a lot of Elmo's World DVDs already (15 last time I checked), but the inclusion of "Transportation" has sold me on this one!

    Why does the video say "Now available on DVD?" Odd...
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015
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  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    News: March 1, 2016 will see a DVD of The Cookie Thief.
  10. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Well Finally since we've been see nothing but Elmo DVDs for the past year. By the way has anyone seen the extended version of the Comic Con episode.
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  11. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Hot diggity!! :insatiable:
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to know what bonus features will be included, probably an existing video, street story, and clip (based on what we've gotten in the past years DVDs, I won't be surprised if it's a longer-form segment, like a Cookie's Crumby Pictures clip).
  13. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Wondering if the great cookie thief will have any extras like a puzzle or stickers like some of the other SST DVDs I saw at Frys recently.
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I've seen on Muppet Wiki that The Cookie Thief's bonus features will be the Cookie Hood episode (I assume it's the whole hour and not just the street story) and Elmo's World: Drawing (which is a good choice for a bonus).

    And I saw that on the Elmo Wonder's DVD that, unsurprisingly, the Linus and Lucy music has been replaced. What I am a little surprised by is that it's replaced with an instrumental version of the Sesame Street theme. Surprised considering it's been cut from recent releases, though the instrumental version was still included (for the most part) on Old School Vol. 3, so maybe it's not that big a deal.
  15. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Any other news about The Cookie Thief.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I said all that's at Muppet Wiki about it.

    I looked at the Elmo Wonders packaging, and I like how it points out that this is the first time Transportation has been released on DVD. I think it's the first Sesame release to note if a segment is on video for the first time. I'd like to think that somebody in charge read some of our posts about how that's the only Elmo's World not on DVD, or maybe the posts complaining about how they still did new Elmo's World DVDs every year after everything but Transportation had been on video*. Or maybe they saw a list of titles and which ones were on DVD and noticed that one didn't have a release (I can't remember if Muppet Wiki has a page listing all episodes and what DVDs they're on, I feel like the episode listing might do that).

    Or maybe they looked through files for home video clearances on each episode and saw that that one hadn't been cleared for video.

    *And now that every segment is on video, we'll have a more legitimate complain now whenever new Elmo's World videos get announced. Or is the complaint really legit if the complaint comes from those who don't have every Elmo's World on DVD (do any of us here have all the Elmo's World videos? or do any of us have all the Elmo's World segments on DVD but skipped the previous few that were all "video repeats"?)?
  17. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Trailer for Cookie Thief
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  18. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I have mixed feelings about the upcoming Sing It, Elmo! For the most part, it seems skip-able, except I do like that episode with Gordon's father. It's interesting that there's two full episodes from seasons 34 and 35. I wonder if the "My Favorite Sesame Street Moment" cold open will appear (have there been any DVD releases of full season 35 episodes?).

    I feel like a release titled "Sing It, Elmo!" should have an Elmo The Musical segment instead of Elmo's World: Singing. I also feel like maybe it should have Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game or Elmopalooza as a bonus video. Part of me also feels like this should have been a compilation full of songs Elmo has sung (though the number of Elmo song segments that I feel should get a DVD release is small).
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  20. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    Well, I saw according to the Muppet Wiki that on DVD, the "Public Transporation" segment of "Elmo's World" had the Peanuts theme replaced during Dorothy's fantasy of Elmo flying a plane, AND the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" theme replaced during the fantasy of Elmo driving the train.
    Unfortunately, they cut the film with Mark and his mother riding a commuter train to visit his grandfather. I imagine this was also due to music rights, as you can hear the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" song during it, along with an instrumental of "Down By the Station." I uploaded that film segment right here, as it's probably one of the first times a diesel train was depicted on the show (footage of the Long Island Railroad, to be exact.)

    Too bad they couldn't just take this segment without music (if it exists) and simply re-score it.
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