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Sesame Street: Learning Letters With Elmo

Warner Bros. // 2011 // 57 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // September 4th, 2011

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson is brought to you by the letter C. For "Cool!"

Editor's Note

Our reviews of Sesame Street: 20 Years And Still Counting (published September 4th, 2010), Sesame Street: Abby In Wonderland (published March 3rd, 2010), Sesame Street: Being Green (published April 6th, 2009), Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie's Great Adventures (published May 8th, 2010), Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie's Word Play (published April 9th, 2010), Sesame Street: Bye-Bye, Pacifier! (published January 1st, 2012), Sesame Street: C Is For Cookie Monster (published November 3rd, 2010), Sesame Street: Dinosaurs! (published May 26th, 2008), Sesame Street: Elmo And Abby's Birthday Fun (published June 10th, 2009), Sesame Street: Elmo's Shape Adventure (published October 16th, 2011), Sesame Street: Elmo's Travel Songs And Games (published May 8th, 2011), Sesame Street: Firefly Fun And Buggy Buddies (published June 1st, 2010), Sesame Street: Love The Earth! (published June 4th, 2008), Sesame Street: P Is For Princess (published August 11th, 2010), Sesame Street: Preschool Is Cool! ABCs with Elmo (published July 6th, 2010), Sesame Street Spoofs! Volumes 1 and 2 (published July 10th, 2011), Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo 2 (published May 19th, 2010), and Sesame Street: Wild Words And Outdoor Adventures (published April 17th, 2011) are also available.

The Charge

Brought to you by the letter A for awesome.

The Case

Because that's what Elmo thinks he is: awesome. And who can blame him? He's moved past even the mighty Big Bird as the most powerful resident on Sesame Street. What a testament to the Founders' vision of our country that a small red puppet with an adorable name can become a best-selling Christmas children's toy!

So while there may be plenty of characters on board the letter-learning campaign here, Elmo gets top billing and his segments are highlighted.

It's good to be the king.

Now, if you've ever seen one of these Sesame Street release, you can expect the same with Learning letters with Elmo. It's an anthology, with segments from different shows cut and pasted together to fit in the governing theme, which, this go-round, is "letters."

Which are the bread and butter of Sesame Street of course. And here are 57 minutes worth of letter-lauding tomfoolery, as brought to you by such luminaries as Oscar the Grouch, Telly, and Elmo. There's also the occasional guest star, like Ryan Reynolds who shows up as a giant "A" to introduce "The A-Team."

While the content is flush with the expected charm and education one would expect, these DVDs remain frustratingly mediocre. I know the diminutive target audience doesn't care, but the technical merits leave little to be excited about. You're looking at full frame (with a fake widescreen tossed in), stereo and no extras.

The Verdict

Not Guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 80

Perp Profile

Studio: Warner Bros.
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• None
Running Time: 57 Minutes
Release Year: 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• All Ages
• Instructional
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• None

Accomplices

• IMDb
• Sesame Street








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