Music Works Wonders, known during production as Elmo's Wonderful World of Music, was originally sent out on VHS to educators in partnership with the American Music Conference. The special runs twenty-two minutes long, with a Spanish-language track version following immediately. The cassette came in a kit of additional material meant to aid in teaching kids about and getting involved with music.

The special was later issued on a commercial DVD which was sold in Toys R Us stores for $0.01 with the purchase of another Sesame Street DVD.

It was also included as a special feature on What's the Name of That Song?.

The full video is currently available as a free video download from Sesame Workshop via the iTunes Store as part of the Learn Along with Sesame series.


Kevin Clash as Elmo
John Tartaglia as Hoots
Carmen Osbahr as Rosita
Martin P. Robinson as Telly
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar
Bob McGrath as Bob
Joseph Mazzarino
Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Pam Arciero
Matt Vogel
Jim Martin
Michael Lisa
Frankie Cordero
A JoLee Entertainment Production
Directed by Ken Diego
Written by Annie Evans and Luis Santeiro
Produced by Joseph Pipher
Co-produced by Kevin Clash
Music Composed and Arranged by Mike Renzi
Lyrics by Luis Santeiro
Uzma Arif on guiro
Khalidah Chin on violin
Sarah Lewis on marimba
Ajmal Mirzai on trumpet
Roman Piwinkski on piano
Kelsey Collins, Avery Homer, Tae Markey, Jesse Ortiz, Juliana Velez, Mate Velez
Music therapist in school scene:
Ilene Berger Morris

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