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ORIGINAL COVER[]

EPISODE INFORMATION[]

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE[]

  • October 1996 (Completed)
  • January 31, 1997 (Release) (unconfirmed)
  • October 26, 2004 (2004 Reissue)

COMPOSERS[]

  • Bill Weisbach
  • Julie Aigner-Clark(1996-2004)
  • Gabriele Rewis (1996-2000 & 2000-2004)
  • Ludmilla Zaitsev (1996-2004)
  • Miyuki Tayaka-Paisley(1996-2000)
  • Miho Mettais (2000-2004)
  • Lynne Albertson (1996-1998)
  • Iris Zinger (1998-2004)
  • Erica Silva (1996-2000)
  • Voice Productions International (2000-2004)
  • Freda Guetarni (1996-2000)
  • Bernhard Flies
  • María Fernanda Morales Ponce de León(2004)

DURATION[]

26:00

EQUIVALENT[]

  • Language Nursery CD: 2000, 2004
  • Baby Webster Flash Cards
  • Language Nursery (book)
  • Wordsworth’s Book Of Words

EPISODE GUIDE[]

NEXT[]

Baby Mozart

This article is about the first video in the series, for the series and franchise as a whole, see Baby Einstein, and for the mascot and anthropomorphic colorful rainbow title character it is named after, see Caterpillar.

Language Nursery™: Voices from Many Lands (also simply known as just Language Nursery™, previously titled as Baby Einstein just before its early-2001 rerelease, and also commonly known as just Baby Einstein: Language Nursery after its early-2001 rerelease), is the very first Baby Einstein video in the series ever to be released and the one that started it all. It was completed in Late 1996, but was then released to the public on January 31, 1997 and was later reissued in late-1998. Language Nursery exposes children to the sounds of foreign languages, but is not meant to teach foreign languages and is actually meant "to stimulate portions of the brain that are largely ignored". It is also the video where the Baby Einstein franchise, alongside Caterpillar, was named after.

Video Guide[]

Opening/Hello![]

Voiceover/Music Translation Type Language Visuals
Hello! Greeting English Bear in the Box (in black)
Baby Einstein Theme (Instrumental) N/A N/A Opening titles (in white)
N/A Fish Bowl (in white) (zoom in 1997-2003 versions) (zoom out in 2004 version)
Abdenlied Evening Song Nursery Rhyme German Red, Black and White Shapes and Patterns (Black Rectangles (in white), 3 White Circles (in black), 6 Red Squares in Checkerboard Pattern (in white), 1 Black Thin Donut (in white), Yellow Crescent (in black))
Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Instrumental) Song N/A Roly Poly Cow (in white)
1-20 Counting Sequence Russian Rock-A-Stack (in black) (1997-2003)

Wooden Stacking Rings (in black) (2004)

N/A Sesame Street Express Train Ride-On (in white) (minus Cookie Monster Sticker) (1997-2003)

LGB Train (in white) (2004)↵They go forward to the right

Aiueo Alphabet/Hiragana Exercise Japanese Liquid Motion Tumbler (in white)
Jack and Jill Nursery Rhyme English The Funny Barnyard (in black) (zoomed in)
נומי נומי (Numi Numi) Sleep, Sleep Hebrew Flowers (Yellow, Purple, Red, and Orange)
Backe, Backe Kuchen Bake, Bake a Cake German Musical Mobile (in white) (zoomed in)

Hola![]

Voiceover/Music Translation Type Language Visuals
Hola! Hello! Greeting Spanish Bear in the Box (in black) (footage reused from the opening of this video)
1-20 Counting Sequence French Cardboard Bricks (in white)
Колыбельная песня (Kolybel'naya Pesnya) Mozart's Lullaby Song Russian 3 Spell Candles (Red, Orange, and Blue) (in black) (1997-2003)

Flower Globe Light (in black) (2004)

江戸子守唄 (Edo No Komori Uta) Lullaby Japanese Harmony Baby Doll (in white), Plush Girl Doll (in black), Raggedy Ann (in white) and Betsy Wetsy (in black) (1997-2003)

Groovy Girls: Ciecly (in white), Barbracolle Doll (in white), Raggedy Ann (in white) and Tidoo Doll (in black) (2004)

N/A Sesame Street Express Train Ride-On (in white) (1997-2004)

LGB Train (in white) (2004)↵They both go backwards to the left

Oye! Mira! Hey Diddle Diddle Nursery Rhyme Spanish Pull-Along Wiggly Caterpillar (in black)
1-20 Counting Sequence German Spiral Bead Lamp (in white)
J'avais I Had Nursery Rhyme French Baby's Music Box (in black) (1 shot) (1997-2003)

Musical Push n' Go Merry (in black) (4 shots) (2004)

האבי בייבי (Habi, Beybi) Hush, Baby Hebrew Fun Links (in white)

Shalom![]

Voiceover/Music Translation Type Language Visuals
שלום (Shalom!) Hello! Greeting Hebrew Bear in the Box (in black) (footage reused from the opening of this video)
אלפבת (Aleph-bet) Alphabet Hebrew Foam Alphabet Blocks (in white) (1997-2003)

Big Blocks (in white) (2004)

Brilla, Brilla, Estrellita Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Nursery Rhyme Spanish Red, Black and White Shapes and Patterns (Black Bullseye (in white), 6 Red Lines (in white) and Black/White Chessboard)
Humpty Dumpty English Curious Creatures: Happy Starfish (in black)
Alphabet French Bright Starts Musical Mobile (in white) (normal view)
Mary Had a Little Lamb (Instrumental) Song N/A Wind-Up Musical Lamb (in black) (1997-2003)

Lily Lamb (in black) (2004)

N/A Sesame Street Express Train Ride-On (in white) (1997-2003)

LGB Train & Groovy Girls: Cicely (in white) (2004)↵They go forward to the right, stop at the middle temporarily then keep going to the right

Маленькие гуси (Malen'kiye Gusi) Little Geese Nursery Rhyme Russian The Funny Barnyard (in black) (normal view)
Kinderpredigt Children's Sermon German Seedling Colorful Windmill (in white)
1-20 Counting Sequence English Musical Teaching Clock (in black) (1997-2003)

Tick Tock Musical Clock (in black) (2004)

Konichiwa![]

Voiceover Translation Type Language Visuals
こんにちは (Konnichiwa) Hello! Greeting Japanese Bear in the Box (in black) (footage reused from the opening of this video)
Bo Peep Little Bo Peep Nursery Rhyme French Bright Ball (in white), Jellybeans (in black), Curious Creatures: Happy Starfish (in white), Red & Yellow Strings (in black), My First Christmas Bear (in white), and Leggy Larry The Octopus (in black) (1997-2003)

Pipsqueak the Pup (in white), Jellybeans (in black), Curious Creatures: Happy Starfish (in white), Red & Yellow Strings (in black), Sherberts Pig Plush (in white) and Octotunes (in white) (2004)

Do You Know The Muffin Man? (Instrumental) Song N/A Wooden Xylophone (in white)
Alfabeto Alphabet Spanish The Original Gyroscope (in black) (24fps in 1997-2003) & (50fps in 2004)
1-20 Counting Sequence Hebrew Fish Bowl (zoom out)
N/A Sesame Street Express Train Ride-On (in white) (1997-2003)

LGB Train & Groovy Girls: Cicely (in white) (2004)↵They go forward to the left, stop at the middle then reserves to the left in their directions

כולם מוחאים כפיים (Kulam) Everyone Clap Hands (Game Song) Nursery Rhyme Hebrew Rock-A-Stack (in black) (1997-2003)

Stacking Wooden Rings (in black) (2004)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star English 3 Spell Candles (Red, Orange, and Blue) (in white) (1997-2003)

Venus Rotating Fiber Optic Lamp (in black) (doesn't spin) (2004)

1-20 Counting Sequence Japanese Red, Black and White Shapes and Patterns 3 White rectangles (in black), Black, White and Red Stripes, 3 Black Circles (in white), Red Rectangular Bullseye (in white) and White Circle Bullseye (in black)
Тише Малыш (Tishe Malysh) Hush, Baby Nursery Rhyme Russian Julie Aigner-Clark's Left Hand (in white)

Bonjour![]

Voiceover Translation Type Language Visuals
Bonjour! Hello! Greeting French Bear in the Box (in black) (footage reused from the opening of this video)
Alphabet Song German Rock n' Roll Top: La Bamba (in white) (1997-2003)

Whirlwind Air-Powered Gyro Top (in white) (2004)

לך לישון (Laila Tov, Yedidi) Go to Sleep Nursery Rhyme Hebrew JW Stannard: Sleigh Bells (in black) (1997-2003)

Yellow Wind Chimes (in black) (2004)

N/A Metronome with Red Circle Sticker (in white) (1997-2003)

Different Metronome with Yellow Circle Sticker (in white) (2004)

1-10 (1996-2003)

1-20 (2004)

Counting Sequence Spanish Shake n' Shine Rattle (in black)
Little Miss Muffet Nursery Rhyme English Sesame Street Express Train Ride-On & Plush Girl Doll (in white) (1997-2003)

LGB Train & Groovy Girls: Cicely (in white) (2004)

桜 (Sakura) Cherry Blossoms Japanese Healthy Food:

Orange Bell Pepper (in black), Peas (in black) and 3 Carrots with Celery (in black) (1997-1999)↵Banana (in black) (footage reused from Baby Mozart), Peas (in black) and Red Apple (in black) (footage reused from Baby Mozart) (2000)

Алфавит (Alfavit) Alphabet Russian Julie Aigner-Clark's cat (in white)

Hallo![]

Voiceover Translation Type Language Visuals
Hallo! Hello! Greeting German Red German Hat and Small Plush Duck Rattle (in black) (1997-2003)

Yellow Feathered Green Hat and Baby Einstein Duck from Discovery Play Melody Mirror (in white) (2004)

虹 (Niji) Rainbows Nursery Rhyme Japanese Floppy Fairy Tales: Hey Diddle Diddle (in white) (1997-2003)

Cow Jumped Over the Moon Plush (in white) (2004)

Closing[]

Visuals
Baby Einstein Lullaby (Bill Weisbach) Song English Aspen plays Peekaboo and then shakes a Hammer Rattle with Julie (in black). (1997-2004)

NOTE: In 2004, audio of Aspen's footage has been muted.

Discovery Cards[]

2003-2004:

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Clock (Electronic Teaching Clock in 2003/Tick Tock Musical Clock in 2004)
  • Cow (Roly Poly Cow)
  • Duck (Small Plush Duck Rattle in 2003/Light-Up Melody Mirror Duck in 2004)
  • Grapes
  • Lamb (Plush Lamb in 2003/Lily Lamb in 2004)
  • Peas
  • Star (Curious Creatures: Happy Starfish)
  • Train (Amtrak Super Spiral in 2003/Casey Train in 2004)

Black, White and Red Shapes[]

  • Black Rectangles on in white
  • White Circles on in black
  • Red Checkerboard
  • Black Donut on in white
  • Yellow Moon on in black
  • Black Circle Target on in white
  • Red Lines on in white
  • Black Checkerboard
  • White Rectangles on in black
  • Red and Black Stripes on in white
  • Black Circles on in white
  • Red Square Target on in white
  • White Circle Target on in black

Crew[]

Video Bill Clark

Raplh Heigl

English Julie Aigner-Clark
French Freda Guetarni (1997-2000)

Voice Productions International (2000)

German Gabriele Rewis (1997-2000) (dialogue re-recorded in 2000)
Hebrew Lynne Albertson (1997-1998)

Iris Zinger, Elrom Studios (1998)

Japanese Miyuki Tanaka-Paisley (1997-2000)

Miho Mettais (2000)

Russian Ludmilla Zaitsev
Spanish Erica Silva (1997-2000)

Voice Productions International (2000)↵María Fernanda Morales Ponce de León (2004) 1-20 (2004)

Kids Aspen Clark (credits)

Sierra Clark (1997 video discussion only)

Voice Actresses[]

Language 1997-2004 2004
English Julie Aigner-Clark
French Freda Guetarni (1997-2000) Voice Productions International (2000)
German Gabriele Rewis (1997 & 2000)
Hebrew Lynne Albertson (1997-1998) Iris Zinger, Elrom Studios (1998)
Chinese (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Version Only) Angela Kung-Mei Young
Japanese Miyuki Tayaka-Paisley (1997-2000) Miho Mettais (2000)
Russian Ludmilla Zaitsev
Spanish Erica Silva (1997-2000) Voice Productions International (2000) &

María Fernanda Morales Ponce de León (2004)

Kids[]

  • Aspen Clark (wearing a black dress) (credits only) (first appearance)
  • Sierra Clark (1997 video discussion only) (first appearance)

Distribution[]

  • I Think I Can Productions (1996-1998)
  • The Baby Einstein Company (1998-2000)
  • Artisan Home Entertainment/Family Home Entertainment/F.H.E. Kids (2000-2001)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (2002-2004)

Trivia[]

  • This is the very first Baby Einstein video ever made.
  • This video, along with Baby Bach, are the only videos not to feature any official Baby Einstein puppets.
    • It is also the only video to not have any puppets at all.
  • This is the only video that doesn't have any classical music, except the CD has classical music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the CD was released three years after the video was originally released to the public.
  • Originally, it was released under I Think I Can Productions, along with Baby Mozart.
  • Some of the toys in this video were later seen in other videos: both versions of the Casey Toy Train Engine, People Car, Smiley Face Gondola and Circus Caboose, as well as the 2004 Big Blocks were later seen in Baby Shakespeare; and the Curious Creatures: Happy Starfish was seen in Baby Mozart and Baby Lullaby (Bonus Features).
  • A Korean 1999 VHS was made as a combo of Baby Bach and Language Nursery (still known as just Baby Einstein).
  • This is the only video to have a Gymboree logo at the beginning, as it is only shown on a 1997 Gymboree VHS of this video.
  • This is the only video to not have any classical music.
  • Around 1998, the Hebrew was re-recorded by Iris Zinger, replacing Lynne Albertson.
  • Gabriele Rewis re-recorded most of her dialogue for later releases, with only the two songs she sang remaining untouched.
  • The Japanese release of the video replaces Hebrew with Chinese, read by Angela Kung-Mei Young. It also features re-recorded dialogue from Miyuki Takaya-Paisley.
  • Starting with the 2000-2002 DVD release, the Japanese dialogue was re-dubbed by Miho Mettais, though she remained uncredited until 2004 and the French and Spanish voices were re-dubbed by a company called Voice Productions International, though they remained uncredited until 2004.
  • The cat seen near the end of the video belonged to Julie Clark.
  • Julie Aigner-Clark hired Erica Silva, an employee at a local Mexican restaurant, after she fired the original Spanish narrator for not being conversational enough.
  • The 2004 DVD saw many changes, including the replacement of several toys, redone page transitions, etc. Julie Clark and her family's voices were also muted during the credits.
  • Around 2003, some photos featured the 2003 VHS with a label of "Baby Webster". This could mean that Language Nursery was going to be renamed until they decided not to.
  • In the 2000-2002 DVD, this is the first Concert Hall to have classical music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Ludwig van Beethoven. All versions of the VHS from 2000-2003 come with the Language Nursery CD except 2004, which comes with the Language Audio Sampler CD.
  • Lynne Albertson's version of the Hebrew Alphabet scene features music while the foam blocks are being stacked, along with a falling noise when they are knocked over. Iris Zinger's version has no music, but the falling noise remains. In addition, Albertson sings the letters, while Zinger recites them normally.
  • The same color credits later return in Baby Noah and Baby's First Sounds.
  • Beginning on November 27, 2002, Caterpillar, the official mascot of Baby Einstein, officially made his very first appearance, considering to be the host of Language Nursery. He did not appear in the aforementioned video, most likely because it is the only video not to feature any of the official Baby Einstein puppets, as shown in Trivia #2. He has also appeared (including three children, in the playroom) on the DVD menu. He's also seen on a cover of a 2004 CD counterpart of Language Nursery. He also appears on covers of 2003-2007 VHS/DVD releases of the video of the same name (Language Nursery).

Toys[]

1997-2004 2004
Bear in the Box by Ambi Toys
Roly Poly Cow by Iwaya
Rock-A-Stack by Fisher-Price Wooden Stacking Rings by Schylling
Sesame Street Express Ride-On Train by Tyco Casey Train, Short Island R.R. Yellow Passenger Car, LG&B High-Side Gondola, Blue and Circus Caboose by LGB
Liquid Motion Tumbler by Toysmith/Sunstar Industries
The Funny Barnyard by DYTOY
Bright Starts Musical Mobile by Kids II
Cardboard Bricks by Rolyco
Spell Candles by Lady Robyn Flower Globe Light by Spencer's Gifts
Harmony Baby Doll by Ideal Groovy Girls: Cicely by Manhattan Toy
Girl Doll by Baby Gap Babicorolle Doll by Corolle
Raggedy Ann by Applause
Betsy Wetsy by Ideal Tidoo Doll by Corolle
Wiggly Caterpillar by The Fun Years/Blue Box
Spiral Bead Lamp by Kenart
Baby's Music Box Animal Carousel by Shelcore Musical Push n' Go Merry by TOMY
Fun Links by Kids II
Foam Alphabet Blocks by Lee Chyun Big Blocks by Schylling
Curious Creatures: Happy Starfish by The First Years
Wind-Up Musical Lamb by Bantam Lily Lamb by Eden
Seedling Colorful Pinwheel by Summer Lane
Musical Teaching Clock by Fisher-Price Tick Tock Musical Clock by Tolo Toys
Bright Ball by Playskool Pupsqueak Puppy by Lamaze
My First Christmas Bear by Eden Sherbert Pig by Eden
Leggy Larry the Octopus by Jolly Toys Octotunes by Lamaze
Wooden Xylophone by Plan Toys
Original Gyroscope by Tedco
N/A Venus Rotating Fiber Optic Lamp by Spencer's Gifts
Rock N Roll Top La Bamba by Maui Toys Whirlwind Gyroscope by Uncle Milton
Sleigh Bell Wind Chimes by J.W. Stannard Yellow Wind Chimes (Manufacturer Unknown)
Metronome by Witter
Small Circle Sticker (Manufacturer Unknown)
Shake N Shine Rattle by The First Years
Red German Hat (Manufacturer Unknown) Yellow Feathered Green Hat (Manufacturer Unknown)
Mini Plush Duck Rattle by Brio Light Up Melody Mirror Duck by Kids II
Floppy Fairy Tales: Hey Diddle Diddle by Eden Moon Stuffed Cow by Eden
My First Playset by Battat

Gallery[]

Language Nursery/Gallery

Transcript[]

Language Nursery/Transcript

Goofs[]

  • When it shows Bear in the Box, if you look to the right side of the screen, you can see a tiny piece of a finger - which they made the freeze late, hence the interlacing combing artifacts.
  • In Little Geese, the sheep slips down the toy's track.

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Toys in Language Nursery
Original : Bear in the Box, Roly Poly Cow, Rock-A-Stack, Sesame Street Express Ride-On Train, Liquid Motion Tumbler, The Funny Barnyard, Bright Starts Musical Mobile, Cardboard Bricks, Spell Candles, Harmony Baby Doll, Girl Doll, Raggedy Ann, Betsy Wetsy, Wiggly Caterpillar, Spiral Bead Lamp, Baby's Music Box Animal Carousel, Fun Links, Foam Alphabet Blocks, Curious Creatures: Happy Starfish, Wind-Up Musical Lamb, Seedling Colorful Pinwheel, Musical Teaching Clock, Bright Ball, My First Christmas Bear, Leggy Larry the Octopus, Wooden Xylophone, Original Gyroscope, Rock N Roll Top La Bamba, Sleigh Bell Wind Chimes, Metronome, Small Circle Sticker, Shake N Shine Rattle, Mini Plush Duck Rattle, Floppy Fairy Tales: Hey Diddle Diddle, My First Playset

Introduced in 2004 : Wooden Stacking Rings, Casey Train, Short Island R.R. Yellow Passenger Car, LG&B High-Side Gondola, Blue, Circus Caboose, Flower Globe Light, Groovy Girls: Cicely, Babicorolle Doll, Tidoo Doll, Musical Push n' Go Merry, Big Blocks, Lily Lamb, Tick Tock Musical Clock, Pupsqueak Puppy, Sherbert Pig, Octotunes, Venus Rotating Fiber Optic Lamp, Whirlwind Gyroscope, Yellow Wind Chimes, Light Up Melody Mirror Duck, Moon Stuffed Cow

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