'Sesame Street - Shalom Sesame – 6 DVD Boxset'
(Sesame Street / 6-DVD / NR / 2015 / SISU)
Overview: This new series from the creators of Sesame Street introduces Jewish holidays, traditions and cultures to viewers of all ages. It features the loveable, well-known cast from Sesame Street, new friends from Israel and celebrities. Join Grover as he explores Israel, its people and places and learns new things.
DVD Verdict: Having already been released as a highly-impressive 12-DVD Box-Set, 'Sesame Street - Shalom Sesame' is now a 6-DVD Box-Set and this year, SISU has also included the digital format of the full series! Indeed, the 12 episode, full series of the Award-Winning 'Shalom Sesame' is out (one assumes, for the Holiday seasons) in a very handy thin pack gift set.
Originally released during 2010-2011, it contains the following 12 programs, along with now a Bonus DVD and a FREE 30-Day Download of the Program “Welcome to Israel.” The Bonus DVD features two programs from the Classic Shalom Sesame series, originally released in the early 90's:
Disc 1: “Welcome to Israel” and “Grover Learns Hebrew”
Disc 2: “The Sticky Shofar” and “Monsters in the Sukkah”
Disc 3: “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah” and “Grover Plants a Tree”
Disc 4: “Be Happy, It’s Purim!” and “Shabbat Shalom, Grover!”
Disc 5: “It’s Passover, Grover!” and “Countdown to Shavuot”
Disc 6: “Mitzvah on the Street” and “Adventures in Israel”
As I'm sure you are all aware by now, watching these discs, one by one, all together means you follow lovable, furry Grover and celebrity host Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven, Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast) as they travel to Israel.
Designed to help bring the vitality of Jewish culture and tradition, as well as the diversity of Israeli life, to American children and their families, each 30-minute, live-action and animated DVD focuses on storylines drawn from Jewish cultural traditions, highlighting lessons on Hebrew letters and words, unique sites in Israel, and Jewish values.
Oh boy, but it doesn't end there, as much like the mainstream TV show, Sesame Street, in addition to Anneliese van der Pol, the series features guest appearances by top name talent: Such as: Jake Gyllenhaal, Debra Messing, Matisyahu, Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate, Greg Kinnear, Debi Mazar and many more! These are all Standard Presentations (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Optional English Subtitles
Trailer of the Series
Bonus Clips and Sing Alongs