Schoolhouse Rock!: Special 30th Anniversary Edition

2002 NR 2h 33m DVD

Schoolhouse Rock!: Special 30th Anniversary Edition

2002 NR 2h 33m DVD
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Reminisce in bliss with all 46 vintage "Schoolhouse Rock" shorts that aired on ABC from 1973 until 1999, from the famed "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill" to all the other rockin' bits left in the recesses of your brain. These all-time favorites about topics like math, science, grammar and history are joined by a new song, "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College," performed by the creators of the original series.
Jack Sheldon, Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Zachary Sanders, Blossom Dearie, Essra Mohawk
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that these mild and warm-hearted songs about grammar, math, history, and science are almost universally fun and smart, and likely to keep kids riveted. Mostly, the cast is diverse and girls are shown as strong and equal to the boys. There are a few exceptions, however: In one song on the number 12, a man is said to have 12 wives, just as he has 12 camels. A song on taxes features scantily clad women in a chorus line. A few of the scenes might be scary for particularly young children, like when a man steps out of his skin to show his bones, or when cartoon people are shocked by electricity. It's also important to note that the songs on American history are reflective of text books from when parents were kids, exploring only the European-American experience.

Sexual Content

Two characters who are in love kiss briefly. In "Tax Man Max," a chorus line of women is dressed skimpily and they have unrealistic bodies. In another song about mathematics, a man is said to have 12 wives, just as he has 12 camels.


Some mild comic violence: White blood cells punch germs. Static electricity shocks people, showing their skeletons. A mouse is hit in the head with a pool ball. A man walks out of his skin to show his skeleton.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Generally, characters learn from their mistakes and are shown as smart. Girls are presented as strong people, and the "cast" of cartoon children is racially diverse.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

In one song, a cat smokes a cigar.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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