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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Released: July 6, 2021
- Originally Released: 2021
- Label: Screen Media
- Encoding: Region A
- Note: [CC]
- "Jerry and Richard" - the puppeteers
- When it Went Wrong" - muppet outtakes
- "Joe Raposo" - musical genius
- "Sunny Days" - Origin of a song
- "Sounds of Sesame street" featurette
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
- Dolby Digital 5.1
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Marilyn Agrelo|
3 stars out of 4 -- The tone is like a family home movie; there may be some conflicts but they are almost always resolved with good humor and one of the show's favorite words, 'cooperation.'
Buoyed to a tremendous degree by the participation of series creators Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett, spry legends in their 90s, STREET GANG traces the earliest origins of the Children's Television Workshop...
After more than 50 years, SESAME STREET still has something to teach us....Even those resistant to easy nostalgia will find plenty to think about.
New York Times
[A] comprehensive look at the origins of the influential children’s educational program...[and] how it became a cultural phenomenon, and its steadfast commitment to inspiration and inclusion.
As a narrative and as a piece of creative film, it's strangely incurious about its own self - superficial and even ambivalent in moments that seem to demand more excavating. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- A documentary you won't be mad you watched. Full Review
Little White Lies
It's not the rousing celebration I had hoped for; however, Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street is well-researched, big-hearted, and high-minded, which makes it a pretty solid tribute. Full Review
Documentarian Marilyn Agrelo investigates one of the longest-running children's programs in American television history. Originally airing in 1969, Agrelo charts the origins of Sesame Street and its subsequent influence on both children's programming and its role in the television industry as a whole. Candid interviews with the program's creators, its creative team, and the consulting educators offer new perspectives on the significance of crafting quality educational television for children. Based on the book by Michael Davis.
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