I received a copy of the DVD The Magical Wand Chase in exchange for this post, however, as always opinions are 100% my own.
The Magical Wand Chase
I can remember going to my grandparents house as a kid and absolutely loving watching Sesame Street while I was there. Since we didn’t have cable it was always a fun treat to get to enjoy watching some of my favorite characters while visiting. My favorite was always a toss up between Big Bird and Elmo. Then, when Liz was a kid, she preferred Elmo, so I was excited to receive a copy of this DVD. While she is a little to big for Sesame Street, Elijah my new grandson will grow up enjoying the older characters in a brand new way for the next generation.
Winner of the 2018 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Program, Sesame Workshop. The primetime special is filmed in three vibrant New York City neighborhoods and marks the first time the show has shot a feature-length special on location since 1994.
It’s up, up and away as Elmo, Abby, and friends take to the skies above Sesame Street in colorful hot-air balloons in this exciting special. When a playful bird, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, snatches Abby’s magic wand, the pleasant ride becomes a high-stakes adventure through the streets of New York City. Between making new friends and learning about different cultures, our heroes must recover the wand in order to return home to Sesame Street!
When Abby and the gang visit new neighborhoods throughout The Magical Wand Chase, they discover new foods, music, and languages. Best of all, they make new friends who help them on their quest to find the missing wand. The Magical Wand Chase is deeply connected to Sesame Street’s mutual respect and understanding curriculum, using the tapestry of the city to show kids that kindness is universal and new friends can be found anywhere.
Bonus features include the full-length feature Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge and another exciting adventure, the full-length episode The Golden Triangle of Destiny.
Currently in its 48th season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television and has received more Emmy® Awards than any other show in television history.
Full-length feature: Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge
Full-length episode: The Golden Triangle of Destiny
Downloadable storybook: Elmo and the Lost Wand
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About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California.
About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve.