Sony Wonder (Special Previews Bumpers)

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

1st Bumper (September 2, 1997-February 29, 2000, September 11, 2001-January 31, 2006)


Visuals: On a color-changing background (a la Paramount Home Entertainment's "Acid Trip" warning screen) is yellow text (in the Lemonade Bold font) that reads:

Please stay tuned
following this video
presentation for previews
of other Sesame Street
home videos and
audio products

Variant: Starting with Elmo's World: Wild Wild West!, the bumper plays at a faster rate.

Technique: 2D animation.


  • On 1997-1998 videos, a jazzy flute theme combined with violins is heard. This is actually the theme song to the Sesame Street home video "William Wegman's Mother Goose".
  • On 1999-2000 videos, the ending of the 1969-1992 Sesame Street closing theme is heard.
  • None for later releases.

Availability: Seen on the following releases:

  • Variant 1 (September 2, 1997-February 3, 1998): Elmo Saves Christmas (1997 reprint), William Wegman's Mother Goose, Fiesta!, and Big Bird Gets Lost.
  • Variant 2 (January 12, 1999-February 29, 2000): Let's Eat!: Funny Food Songs, Kids' Favorite Songs, Count it Higher (Sony Wonder issue), The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland: Sing & Play, Sesame Street Family Feature Starring Elmo!, Sesame Street Family Feature Starring Big Bird and Ernie!, Elmo's World: Dancing, Music, Books! and CinderElmo.
  • Variant 3 (September 11, 2001-January 31, 2006): Elmo's World: Wild Wild West!, Kids' Favorite Songs 2, Computer Caper, Elmo's World: Springtime Fun, Elmo's World: Wake Up With Elmo, Bert & Ernie's Word Play, Elmo Visits The Firehouse, Elmo's World: Happy Holidays, Elmo's World: Head To Toe With Elmo, Zoe's Dance Moves, Elmo's World: The Great Outdoors, Sesame Sings Karaoke, Three Bears & a New Baby, Elmo's World: Elmo Has Two, What's The Name Of That Song?, A Magical Halloween Adventure, Elmo's World: The Street We Live On, A Celebration Of Me, Grover, Happy Healthy Monsters, Elmo Visits the Doctor, Friends to the Rescue, Elmo's World: Food, Water and Exercise, All-Star Alphabet, and Elmo's World: Reach for the Sky.

2nd Bumper (April 14-July 7, 1998)


Visuals: On the same color changing background (and with the same font, Ashley Crawford Regular) as the Only From Sony Wonder bumper from the period, the same text from the bumper above is used.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: An instrumental version of the theme song from the Sesame Street video "Elmocize".

Availablity: Seen on the 1998 VHS releases of Elmopalooza!, The Great Numbers Game, and The Alphabet Jungle Game. This lasted shorter than its ending counterpart.

3rd Numper (1999, May 2, 2000-May 15, 2001)


Visuals: Over a light blue background is the following text in a blue Helvetica font:

Please stay tuned
after this program
for other exciting
shows from
Sony Wonder

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on Sesame Street videos from the era, such as Elmo's World: Babies, Dogs & More, Elmo's World: Singing, Drawing & More, Let's Make Music, Elmo's World: Flowers, Bananas & More, Elmo's Musical Adventure: The Story of Peter and the Wolf, Elmo's Magic Cookbook, and Elmo's World: Birthdays, Games & More. Besides appearing on Sesame Street videos, it also appears on the 1999 VHS of Mama, Do You Love Me?.

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