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SchoolHouse Rock- Earth [On DVD 3/31/09]

 

The Diva's review of 
Schoolhouse Rock! Earth DVD(2009)

 

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WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

The Digest From the official Press Release:
Original Tunes and Animation Offer a Fun and Funky Take on “Green” Topics Including Conservation, Recycling and Solar Energy Premiering on DVD March 31, 2009 New Music Video for Updated version of Iconic Song “Three Is A Magic Number” Now Called “The 3 R’s” Recorded by Mitchel Musso (Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, Phineas and Ferb) Premiering on Disney Channel Spring 2009

Plus a DVD Premiere of the Digitally Remastered Version of the Schoolhouse Rock Classic song “The Energy Blues”

Kids across America will be rockin’ out while learning about the environment when Schoolhouse Rock! Earth comes to DVD on March 31, 2009. Schoolhouse Rock educated a generation of kids about grammar, math, science, economics and history, winning four Emmy® Awards in the process. Now, the creators of the original series have created all-new songs for today’s kids. Schoolhouse Rock! Earth introduces lots of new fun characters and also brings back several iconic characters including Interplanet Janet and Mr. Morton for a 21st Century take on the classic Saturday morning TV series. Perfectly timed for Earth Day (April 22) 2009, the DVD features eleven original songs and contemporary animation.

Kids will love learning about global warming from a polar bear’s point of view, carbon footprints from an animated Sasquatch, the importance of tropical rain forests, the benefits of solar and wind power and other important “green” concepts in this entertaining collection of planet-friendly songs.

During Spring 2009, Disney Channel will premiere the new music video for the first-ever Schoolhouse Rock tune, “Three is A Magic Number.” This updated version of the iconic song, now called “The 3 R’s” will be recorded by Mitchel Musso (Hannah Montana, Phineas and Ferb) and will feature a sneak peek of clips from Schoolhouse Rock! Earth.

Plus, as a special bonus, Schoolhouse Rock! Earth features the DVD premiere of the digitally remastered School House Rock classic song “ The Energy Blues”! The Dish

Oh boy. I’m sad to say that I did not like this at all. One of the beautiful things about School House Rock is catchy songs that make you sing them over and over again. I can’t remember one new song on that DVD. Not one. And I might say that I believe in global warming, but the message was lost within in the borders of tedious songs.

The DVD

DVD EPISODES

• Schoolhouse Rock! Earth all-new original songs include:
• Report from the North Pole
• The Little Things We Do
• The Trash Can Band
• You Oughta Be Savin’ Water
• The Rainforest
• Save the Ocean
• FatCat Blue: The Clean Rivers Song
• A Tiny Urban Zoo
• Solar Power to the People
• Windy and the Windmills
• Don’t Be a Carbon Sasquatch
• And more!
STREET DATE: March 31, 2009
Feature run time: Approx. 50 minutes
Rated: Not rated
Technical specifications may only apply to feature
Aspect ratio: Full Screen (1.33:1)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Languages: English, French
FastPlay: yes

The Directive 
I don’t understand it. It would appear that the same team of writers and musicians were on board, but this one totally missed the mark.;

3BC Ratings

green

 

Why on Earth….


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