Rediscover the infectious music, witty lyrics and colorful animation from the Emmy-winning animated series that rocked America for more than a decade, when Schoolhouse Rock! The Election Collection hits DVD tomorrow, September 23, 2008 from Walt Disney Studios. Rather timely release with a historic presidential election in front of us. For me, the DVD brought back such a sense of nostalgia, and reminded me of the days when animation for television was done right. It wasn’t about brands and sarcasm, but enlightenment, wonder and knowledge.
As all eyes turn to the presidential election, it couldn’t be a better time for this collection of classic election-themed tunes including I’m Just a Bill, Shot Heard ‘Round the World and I’m Gonna Send Your Vote to College, the timeless songs that taught a generation of Americans that learning can be fun. The limited edition DVD also features the entertaining new to DVD song Presidential Minute with two surprise endings and an exclusive Election Tracking Kit with stickers to help viewers keep track of the actual voting results in all 50 states.
From 1973 until 1986, and then in the early nineties, Schoolhouse Rock! used catchy music and sassy lyrics to teach kids the basic principles of grammar, arithmetic, history, science, government, computers and money management. The show became a smash hit and won four daytime Emmys (Outstanding Children’s Instructional Series, 1976,1978, 1979 and 1980) and one daytime Emmy nomination (Outstanding Children’s Instructional Series, 1977) for its charming and informative musical lessons.
From the original creators of Schoolhouse Rock!, executive producer George Newall, producer Radford Stone and music director Bob Dorough, Schoolhouse Rock! The Election Collection introduces youngsters to important information, fills the holes left by high school civics classes or provide a moment of pure nostalgia for grown up fans of the show.
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