'Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: Elmo is back and more loveable than ever as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, release 'Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3' on DVD and digital on March 3rd, 2015.
DVD Verdict: As I'm sure you are all aware by now, Elmo is a Muppet character on the children's television show Sesame Street. He is a furry red monster with a falsetto voice, who hosts the last full fifteen-minute segment on Sesame Street, "Elmo's World", which is aimed at toddlers. He was most often puppeteered by Kevin Clash.
'The Best of Elmo 3' DVD is just a delightful trip down memory lane, where Elmo teaches fans, both young and old about the importance of friendship and helping others. Elmo sings and dances his way through numbers, letters, vocabulary, and emotions with his Sesame Street pals and a few famous friends like Michael Buble, Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, and many More!
The release also includes a full-length feature, 'Elmo and Abby's Birthday Fun', alongside over two hours of fun with everybody's favorite furry red monster! We find Elmo doing 'The Elmo Slide,' finding out about 'The Power of Yet' with Janelle Monae, and he sings about the number 5 with the band Train! Elmo also learns about counting, vocabulary and even how to manage his emotions in the hit song, 'Belly Breathe' with Colbie Caillat and Common!
In truth, Elmo was one of my little one's first words! We love Elmo in this house and so this was a lovely treat to be sent to review. We all lined up on the sofa, well, some of us on the floor with our toys, and popped it into the DVD player - and Bam! The room fell silent of idle chit chat and suddenly the little Oohs and Aahs came out, along with en masse of laughs, giggles, pointing at the screen, and shuffling closer to the damn thing to get a closer look (or inside the TV to be with Elmo) too! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.