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Schoolhouse Rock!: Election Collection

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1973-1984

Republican, Democrat or independent, there's one thing voters can agree on in this election year: "Schoolhouse Rock!" was a great Saturday-morning staple in the Seventies and Eighties. Although the entire series of animated educational shorts already has long been available on DVD, Disney has taken advantage of the country's campaign fever with a politically focused "Election Collection."

This limited-edition disc rounds up 15 songs from the show, all with government and historical themes. The number of them still ingrained in my brain is remarkable, with the American Revolution bit "Shot Heard 'Round the World" and the all-time favorite "I'm Just a Bill" proving nostalgic highlights.

Rather than being just more of the same, the disc includes one "new to DVD" song, "Presidential Minute," which "? being actually one minute "? is nothing special, certainly nothing to plunk down $20 for, when you get the whole series for the same amount.

"?Rod Lott

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