Monday, May 22, 2006

Classic Sesame Street DVD Box Set in October!

In September, Sesame Workshop stated that they were considering the possibility of releasing "classic" Sesame Street material on DVD. Sesame Workshop said they wanted to release a DVD with "classic" Sesame Street material at some point in time, but they said not to expect anything anytime soon due to (as they said) necessary development time, many legalities and several other organizational issues that would need to be addressed first.

I've contacting Sesame Workshop about the issue of "classic" Sesame Street on DVD, and I've been waiting for some development or further information on the potential project. I am happy to say that there is now a light at the end of the tunnel. Recently I received the following response from Sesame Workshop on the issue:

Thank you for your inquiry. We are planning to release a "Sesame Street Nostalgia Box Set", however this is something that will not happen until October '06.

In the meantime, we released a boxed set of The Electric Company in February '06, and there are plans for a second volume of The Electric Company as well.

Sony Wonder is our domestic licensee for audio and home video products. I would encourage you to visit their website (http://www.sonywonder.com/) where you can peruse titles and purchase products. There are various (25th, 30th, and 35th) anniversary editions available, which feature classic clips, as well as some "best of" titles, which feature specific characters.

I hope that this has been helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions, comments, or concerns.

So there you go; that says it all! The first DVD box set of "classic" Sesame Street material should be release (if all goes as planned) in October, 2006 (just less than five-months). There are no further details on the set available at this time, but I'll be sure to keep you all updated as more information is reviled on this exciting upcoming release.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes! I have two young nephews (2 and almost 4) with a niece on the way and it kills me that they know nothing of Mumford the Magician or Sherlock Hemlock or Guy Smiley. It'll be great to show them a time before Elmo.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention Roosevelt Franklin, the Martians (yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-yip), and the various number songs (the pinball machine and the ones that end with the line of spies)...

Ivanhoe said...

I hope Sony Wonder does as good a job with classic Sesame Street as Shout! Factory did with The Electric Company. Shout! really puts a lot of love into everything they do, and Sony should try to follow that example.

RT said...

Let's hope they get some of the other members of the very talented cast involved this time. Judy, Jim, Luis, Hattie and Skip. They are all alive a kickin'....more behind the scenes, outakes and such. Morgan dissed this show for years until it became cool and Bill's first year was just 'ok'. So, let's hear the good memories the others have. I sat around the TEC set and watched for 3 years, it was great fun.

Later TEC Fans!

- RT

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I loved Sam the Robot, and I can't wait to see him again!

Nic Kraramer said...

I hope they will put some guest star moments especially James Taylor and Oscar singing "Your Grouchy Face" that's one of my favorite moments from the show.

Anonymous said...

I WOULD buy this box set for myself....since I like "Kermit's Mystery Box", "ABCDEF Cookie Monster", "Inside Henry Monster's Body", "Grover Counts to 2", etc. But my dad already dissaproves Muppets Season 1 since he commented, "Would a college person be watching Muppets?" (Im in 12th, and a person called me about college when I was watching my Muppets DVDs.

Jesse Oliver said...

Aside from the Classic Sesame Street coming to DVD. I wish the people from Saturday Night Live would make a DVD of The Best Of The Land Of Gorch. That would be cool. They could call it "SNL The Best Of The Muppets" or "The Land Of Gorch Collection", and as a bonus feature it can have the bits that had Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo and Animal on the SNL episode that Robert DeNiro hosted around Xmas time. "What do you think folks?"

Jesse Oliver
(A Muppet Fan)

Mozey said...

Does anyone remember the words to the song, "The Lowercase N"? It has been driving me nuts for 2 decades...

Anonymous said...

Lower case N standing on a hill
the air is very still
Lower case N!!

That's all I remember

Anonymous said...

Personally, I love the Capital I song, but don't remeber the words either.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember the King of Eights?

jme