The Kidsongs Music Video Stories are a series of sing along music videos for children that were first released in 1984 on home video by Warner Bros. Records and View-Master Video. The series was created by Carol Rosenstein who served as Executive Producer with Bruce Gowers. Carol also wrote the series and Bruce directed it. The duo was previously known for their extensive careers in music video that kicked into high gear when Gowers's landmark video of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" received international acclaim. Their "Together Again Video Productions" was the production company for "Kidsongs". "Kidsongs" was the first program for children ever made directly for the home video market. Distribution rights were acquired by [Sony Wonder]],the children's music and video division of Sony Records. Ultimately a total of 24 "Kidsongs Music Video Stories" were produced, each containing around ten songs joined up by a simple story line on a kid friendly theme like "A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm".
In 1988 Together Again Video Productions and Warner Bros Records produced a television spinoff called "The Kidsongs TV Show" for syndication. The series ran for 2 years mostly on network affiliates on Saturday mornings. These shows were built around the premise of kids making their own tv shows with the motto "Made by Kids, For Kids and Starring Kids". The child hosts presented the Kidsongs Music Videos in a Top 10 Countdown format. After its syndication runs, the series moved to the Disney Channel and ran there for another 4 years.
Creators Rosenstein and Gowers created a new version of "The Kidsongs TV Show" for PBS in partnership with Warner Bros. Records and Chicago Public Television station WTTW. . Public television relaunched the show. Many of the original Kidsongs videos were used in the public television series along with new educational content.
The opening credits were redone every season to show each new cast. Kidsongs kept its same time slot the entire series run. Five seasons were produced and the series ran for 10 years on Public Television. Some of the episodes have been released on DVD.
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