(December 17, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – Get ready to fine tune your music skills with Elmo and friends as Warner Home Video (WHV) and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, release “Elmo’s World: Let’s Play Music” on DVD February 2, 2010. This entertaining DVD teaches preschoolers all about the wonderful world of music using violins, bells and drums. “Elmo’s World: Lets Play Music” is the 19th compilation in the highly successful Elmo’s World series of DVDs and is a combination of animation and live action film. Everyone’s favorite little red monster is joined by his friends Mr. Noodle, Abby Cadabby and Baby Bear for the musical learning. He also is visited by violinist Miri Ben-Ari who shows him how to hold a violin and bow, and a friendly pair of bongo drums to help him make a beat. The DVD includes 16 pages of downloadable activity and story sheets. “Elmo is one of the most recognizable characters in all of Sesame Street history and Warner Home Video is thrilled to bring the latest installment from the Elmo’s World series to DVD,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, of Family, Animation & Partner Brands Marketing. “I could not think of a better group of characters than Elmo and his friends to teach preschoolers all about different musical sounds and instruments.” Celebrating its impressive 40th anniversary this year, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television. The series has received more Emmy awards than any other show in television history, including a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring its 40th year. About Sesame Workshop Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 140 countries, and other acclaimed shows to help bridge the literacy gap including The Electric Company and Pinky Dinky Doo. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org. About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment. About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.
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