Schoolhouse Rock - Special 30th Anniversary Edition

Schoolhouse Rock - Special 30th Anniversary Edition

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Overview

Pull a box of Captain Crunch from the cabinet, don some pajamas and pop these discs into the DVD player for a trip back in time to those lazy Saturday mornings of our youth. This huge, double-disc set is crammed with almost every three-minute animated episode of Schoolhouse Rock -- that's 52 toe-tapping, tune-jingling ditties teaching young minds the power of conjunctions, the principles of Congress and the beauty of adverbs. From the earliest cartoon short in 1973 through some newer renditions in the early 1990s, this DVD set contains them all in their full form, but with extraordinary sound and color. Delivered in Dolby 2.0 sound, the songs blast from the speakers with crisp tones never quite experienced on television nearly 30 years ago. One negative: Some of the digital transfers aren't top quality. Every episode is here, from the much-loved "Conjunction Junction" to "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" to "My Hero Zero" to "Good Eleven." One caution: the catchy jingles will play over and over again in your head. You might even find yourself in a crowded elevator, humming, "Interplanet Janet she's a galaxy girl, a solar system miss from a future world." Some of the edition's highlights include the all-new song "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College," the top 20 Countdown, a three-song set of "Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips" and the long-lost "Weather Show." The entire four-hour rockfest is nothing shy of brilliant based on the content and the completeness of the collection. This set is a must-own for anyone with children or anyone who was once a child. At the very least, the songs can trigger a relapse into good grammar, especially after watching "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2002
UPC: 0786936157826
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 4:43:00
Sales rank: 1,172

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original 46 animated songs; All-new song "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College"; Play-all feature; Shuffle-all feature; Rockin' top 10 jukebox; Long-lost song "The Weather Show"; Never-before-released on video, "Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips" 3-song set; Behind-the-scenes footage; Top 20 countdown; "Earn your diploma" trivia game; Arrange-a-song puzzles; 4 music videos by contemporary artists; Emmy award featurette; Nike commercial of "Three Is a Magic Number"; Audio commentaries; 5.1 DTS of all-new song "I'm gonna Send Your Vote to College"

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Schoolhouse Rock - Special 30th Anniversary Edition 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
docma23 More than 1 year ago
This video is an excellent tool for the classroom. We all know that it's easier to learn information when it's put to music. These individual lessons create a friendly learning atmosphere for students to learn important lessons in all core areas. I would highly recommend it to every educator, especially in the elementary levels. It is also great review for middle school and high school students.
LGarra360 More than 1 year ago
i loved school house even when i was little and watch them before SAT Morning cartoons ... i always wanted to get this plus it helped a lot back in school and even today . plus the puzzles extra's are still fun to with anyone^^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use the tunes to re-inforce my lessons. It's also fun to just hand over the the remote and let the students pick the subject. After humming a few bars of "Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here.." or "Conjunction Junction, what's your function..." they start to remember and apply what they've learned.
SjamiJ More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter is only 14 months, so she's only really interested in dancing to the music but I know it will be a perfect learning tool. Schoolhouse Rock helped me and my children learn in a fun and engaging way. Well into my 40's, I still remember all the words to the different songs! That's not just memorization, it's learning.
Bryn_Maxwell More than 1 year ago
Just received this in the mail and, it's just as good as I remember it was when I was a kid. My eight-year old is eating this UP!!! I love that he can watch these songs/cartoons over and over again and learn at the same time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is even better today than it was on TV when I was a kid.
mom_of_4_year_old_twins More than 1 year ago
Since we seem to be in the car a lot, I usually have my twin 4 year olds watch educational DVDs while we are out. I bought the Schoolhouse Rock DVD recently and it is amazing how much they have picked up already from watching it.
Lew1960 More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection that brings back childhood memories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed that some of the songs were put to "jazzier music" and not the tunes I remembered and loved and memorized. Still an extremely educational video for the kids. I don't have any and bought it for myself, which is why I will be donating it to a church or library for use by children. After I watch the entire movie and extras at least twice! LOL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just showed the grammar rock to a fourth grade yesterday, not knowing if it would be too out dated music for them, they loved it. They left singing Conjction Junction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been looking for this set for years and was glad to find it on the website. I remember these from my childhood and always wished I could share them with my children. Now I can!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
These songs realy teach. The creaters wanted to find a way to use music to teach school subjects. They really succeeded with this series. Having all the sings on one DVD can make this a handy tool for parents and teachers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has all the classic songs including "I'm only a Bill; Conjunction, Junction What's Your Function?" The songs were great in the 70's. They are still good in 2010 as kids still love them and can learn from them. The Multiplication Rock Series with "Three is a Magic Number" is a classic also. This song helped every kid in the 70's memorize the "Preamble" to the Constitution. "Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs here" helped kids when they got to diagraming sentences. "A Noun is a Person Place or Thing" also was fun and helped kids learn grammar. We have a copy of this DVD and as parents we enjoy it as much as our kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was as great as I remembered it. Great for children up to age 10-12. It's an easy way for them to remember math, great for the explanation of grammar... I only wish that there were a canadian version for the political side but there is enough similarity and prompts them to ask questions about the differences with our politics. The only thing that I found came close to this teaching is "The Electric Company". I have many of mothers which are friends wanting to go out and buy it after seeing their children watch it here.
Guest More than 1 year ago
School House Rock is the best! When I was in 4th greade my teacher used it to help us learn out multiplication fact, it worked! I think it should be used in all elementary classrooms.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been three years ago since I bought this DVD. I knew the DVD would include every single song that Schoolhouse Rock has ever produced and I already know pretty much every song. I first discovered it on ABC in 1997 and I remember watching it in my History class in middle school. No matter the grade levels, this 2-disc set is a must-have for any school or home. Schoolhouse Rock ROCKS!!!
Conjunction_Junction More than 1 year ago
Yes, I am an adult, but I enjoy the Schoolhouse Rock videos! There are a wide variety of videos on this Anniversary Edition. For those who do not know what Schoolhouse Rock is: It's an educational television program that teaches lessons through catchy tunes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a child, we knew these by heart! In high school, our honors history teacher demanded that we learn the preamble by the next day. The whole class responded by singing the School House Rock verison. (Yeah, he was humbled/impressed.) And when I began student teaching, I borrowed the filmstrip (remember those?) to share with the 7th/8th graders I taught. In my regular classroom, the became a hit when they were released on VHS. I can't wait to share this new DVD with my kids (when we get a DVD in class). Until then, It's all mine!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an eight year old third grader.My teacher showed it to us in school.I liked it so much my mom ordered it for me.The catchy tunes really help me understand nouns adverbs adjectives verbs pro nouns
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been about 20 years since I have seen this and I can still sing all of the songs! Every child should watch this! Not only is it educational, but now it serves as a lesson in history of it's own accord. Buy it!