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In 1985, Golden Book Video released a short series of videos adapting classic Sesame Street books. The videos apply a small amount of limited animation to the original illustrations, with character voice-overs. The only Muppeteers involved in the voice cast were Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, and Fran Brill.

Three Sesame Street Stories

  • Catalogue no. 13860
  • ISBN: 0307138607
Stories
Notes
  • Some names have been changed on this video. Susan is renamed "Mrs. Washington" and voiced by Fran Brill, and Slimey is renamed "Squiggly" and is voice by someone other than Marty Robinson.
  • Little Bird was added into Everyone Makes Mistakes, via recycling illustrations from Big Bird and Little Bird's Big & Little Book (like Everyone Makes Mistakes, this book was also illustrated by A. Delaney), with a running gag involving Little Bird attempting to make Big Bird tell the truth. This was most likely done to help pad out the story to an extended length to fit the running time for video length. Fran Brill also reprised the role of Little Bird for this video.
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Five Sesame Street Stories

  • Catalogue no. 13863
  • ISBN: 0307138631
Stories
"The Origins of Super-Grover"
"Super-Grover and the Speeding Sled"
"Super-Grover and the Three Bears"
"Super-Grover and the Hole Story"

Notes

  • In the final story, due to the absence of Sonia Manzano in the voice cast, Maria is renamed "Dolores" and voiced by Fran Brill. Similarly, with Jim Henson and Jerry Nelson unavailable to provide voices, the narrator (again voiced by Fran Brill) describes what Count von Count and Ernie are saying, and the Count's bats provide the counting instead.
  • Some things were ommited from The Exciting Adventures of Super Grover. These include Super Grover's demonstration of "Super Flying," a story about Super Grover vs. the "Hot Fudge Man," and an advertisement starring Betty Lou as a "98.oz Weakling" (parodying the old Charles Atlas ads), most likely for timing.
  • Emily Perl Kingsley was also involved with the video adaptation work in this release.
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Eight Super Sesame Street Stories

  • Catalogue no. 14058
  • ISBN: 030714058X

Reissue of the two previous releases.

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Crew

  • Producer: Jim Bousman
  • Editoral Director: Louisa Campbell
  • Video Adaptation: Emily Perl Kingsley
  • Production Design: Virginia Theimer Clapper, Susan J. Schneck, Mary McLean Strohl
  • Art Director: Lance Raichert
  • Audio Production: Studio Consultants, Inc.
  • Video Production: Animagination, Inc.

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