Manufacturer: Walt Disney Video
Brand: VHS Tape
Mozart's music, both timeless and lovely, has been shown to affect people of all ages in positive ways. BABY MOZART(R) is a playful, imaginative introduction for infants and toddlers to the music of Mozart. Litle eyes will light up at the images of brightly colored toys and visually captivating objects, while little ears will love the carefully arranged music and amusing sound effects. The best-selling video of its kind, BABY MOZART is a rich source of stimulation that will delight your child time and again.
This special version of Choo Choo Soul is available exclusively at Amazon.com and includes a bonus DVD with 11 videos. Join urban music sensation Genevieve Goings and her dancing engineer, DC, all aboard the Choo Choo Train for a musical adventure! As seen on Playhouse Disney, Choo Choo Soul makes learning fun for preschoolers and parents alike. Here's a preview of the 11 videos on Choo Choo Soul, all of which feature the kids, Genevieve and DC on a train with exciting animated backgrounds: "1, 2, 3": With DC's talented beatboxing leading the way, the Choo Choo Soul gang travels to the land of numbers and learns a dance step. "Jump Jump": Kids travel to the land where all things jump, with jumping animals, pogo sticks, and jump ropes. "Fly Birdy Fly": Genevieve and the kids travel to a place where they help a little birdy get the courage to fly. "ABC Gospel": Everybody travels to the alphabet land and Genevieve and the kids dance around and learn the letters. "Blue Zoo Train": Genevieve and the kids travel to the zoo where the animated animals come aboard and ride the train to fall asleep. "Polite": Genevieve teaches the kids how to be polite. "Do Your Own Dance": Genevieve and the kids find the rhythm to their own dance. "Steam Train": Genevieve and DC show the kids what makes the steam train work. "Bullet Train": Genevieve and the kids travel to Japan and take a ride on the super fast Bullet Train. "Animal Sounds": Genevieve and the kids learn what sounds the animals on the farm make.
Newsies is Disney's 1992 return to that rarest form of film the live-action musical. With original music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman the music tells the story of the 1899 New York City newsboy rebellion against newspaper kings William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The film was dead on arrival and played in some lucky local cinemas for two weeks. This was sad news considering that it could have been the beginning of a whole new musical generation. The music of Newsies has since gained a following and has a timeless appeal joining the roots of a great Broadway musical while attempting to fit the songs to their era. Despite the 1990s production we are expected to believe the songs might have been sung by newsboys in the 1890s. We don't of course -- the songs are too elaborate and pop driven (it is also likely that a newsboy who was more melodic than a hum or whistle would have been put in his place if the newsies are as rough as this film would have us believe) Arguably one of the oddest films to emerge from the modern Disney Entertainment empire, this scrappy 1992 live-action musical tells the tale of a turn-of-the-last-century labor uprising among New York City's newsboys (or "Newsies")--an especially ironic topic given the Mouse House's own historical labor relations problems. It was also a valiant attempt to revive the glory days of the Hollywood musical, and Alan Menken (fresh from his triumphs Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid) serves up a rousing retro slate of songs (with lyrics by Jack Feldman) that both evoke the Ragtime-era story and bring a musical revivalist's fervor to the task of reanimating one of filmdom's most endangered genres; a throwback to be sure, but an energetic and infectious one. --Jerry McCulley
Free To Be... You And Me (1972 Television Cast) There are thousands upon thousands of children's albums out there, but the one that quietly left its mark with more '70s children than perhaps any other album was this disc. Free to Be...You and Me was a pet project of proud feminist Marlo Thomas (a.k.a. "That Girl"), and it was born--according to the liner notes--by the desire to provide her niece with music "to celebrate who she was and who she could be." Harry Belafonte sings "Parents Are People," ex-football great Rosie Grier offers an incredible, touching melody titled "It's All Right to Cry," and Diana Ross waxes future-positive on "When We Grow Up." A great hour of brain food for young--and not-so-young--children. --Denise Sheppard
Manufacturer: Arista / Legacy
Brand: TUNE A FISH RECORDS LLC
The iconic pet project of Marlo Thomas. Features Harry Belafonte, Rosie Grier, Mel Brooks, and Diana Ross.A great hour of brain food for the youngâ€”and not-so-young. There are thousands upon thousands of children's albums out there, but the one that quietly left its mark with more '70s children than perhaps any other album was this disc. Free to Be...You and Me was a pet project of proud feminist Marlo Thomas (a.k.a. "That Girl"), and it was born--according to the liner notes--by the desire to provide her niece with music "to celebrate who she was and who she could be." Harry Belafonte sings "Parents Are People," ex-football great Rosie Grier offers an incredible, touching melody titled "It's All Right to Cry," and Diana Ross waxes future-positive on "When We Grow Up." A great hour of brain food for young--and not-so-young--children. --Denise Sheppard
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Records
Brand: Universal Music Group
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Make sure to experience the soundtrack by legendary, five-time Academy AwardÂ® winning composer, John Williams. Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie and soundtrack release 12/18/15.
Brand: Provident Distribution Group
The very best in songwriting and production have come together to create A Child's Gift Of Lullabyes, nine original and unique lullabies especially for parents and children.This double feature recording includes beautifully performed vocals as well as an instrumental version of each lullaby, allowing you to sing along or just enjoy the wonderful melodies. The full-color, illustrated lyric book will become a fun learning tool as youngsters begin to read and memorize.Designed to instill positive thoughts and encourage children to go to sleep with a bright hope of a wonderful tomorrow, A Child's Gift Of Lullabyes has set a new standard in children's music. It is sure to become your family's favorite recording.1. Playing A Lullaby 2. Tomorrow We'll Go To The Fair 3. Someday Baby 4. Hushabye Street 5. Wings 6. Appalachian Lullaby 7. I L.O.V.E. Y.O.U. 8. Lullaby For Teddy