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Schoolhouse Rock! 

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A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.
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Series cast summary:
Bob Dorough ...  Vocals / ... 28 episodes, 1973-2009
Jack Sheldon Jack Sheldon ...  Vocals / ... 16 episodes, 1973-2009
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This title is the overall name for a series of animated educational shorts that present songs illustrating various subjects for rote memory. These include multiplication tables, history, science and grammar concepts. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>; corrected by Andrea Rabbia

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Official Sites:

Disney | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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ABC Schoolhouse Rock See more »

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Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1973-1984)| Stereo (1993-1995)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The show lasted on ABC until 1986, but was back on the air in 1992. New episodes were released in 2002 for the video and DVD, including "I'm Going to Send Your Vote to College". These episodes were produced by Thomas Yohe Jr., continuing the work of his father who died in 2000. See more »

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Timeless and still informative!
9 December 2009 | by yetSee all my reviews

Even though much of this series dates back to the Nixon-Ford era(!), the tunes are still fresh and the content is still relevant even if the garish Peter Max-ish backgrounds seem a bit much.

For example, "Energy Blues" still rings true today even though it was inspired by a political event.

Yes, I watched these when they first aired and I memorized the (slightly truncated) Preamble and more. Later, the set was restored and reissued on DVD just in time for my son to enjoy. Quite frankly, when it came time to help with science homework, I popped in the previously "banned(*)" Weather Show and in 3 minutes the "highs" and "lows" were as clear as a sunny day! I ripped the audio tracks and play them in the car...electricity, E-LEC-TRICITY! Watch the newest short too...considered "fair and square" my Aunt's fanny! ;) (*) This short was never aired because it contained the words "Greatest Show on Earth," trademark of that famous circus; the reissue cuts those works from the opening and replaces them at the end with circus music. They should have used the music for the opening also.


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