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Baby Van Gogh is the 5th video to be released in the Baby Einstein series. It includes music by Satie, Bizet, Rossini, Mussorgsky, Strauss II, Ravel, Offenbach, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. Its counterpart CD is Art Time Classics. It teaches your child about art in six colors, yellow, green, orange, purple, red, and blue. It was released on August 15, 2000. It was also sold in a 'special' pack including the VHS and the book. It was later re-released sometime in 2004, with some alterations.

Video Guide

Opening

  • Cactus Cha-Cha, Weisbach: Carlos the Dancing Cactus
  • Opening Titles (Trois Gymnopedies No. 1 in D Major, Lent Et Doulourex, Satie)
  • Fake VCR/VHS static appears, (before the part where you cannot see what's going on during crashing noises) Vincent Van Goat is covered in paint and paints the letter V on the palette.
  • Music video (Carmen Suite No. 1, Les Toreadors, Bizet): raindrops, strawberries in water, flamingos, chicks, flowers, flower blooming, paint, hot air balloons, purple tunnel, (could either be a whirlpool or a vortex) clouds, trees, parrot, butterflies, bumblebee, flowers blooming, mountain, leaves

Yellow

  • Leaves reveal the word yellow
  • Poem (When yellow sneaks into my day, I race outside to jump and play; I twirl around for dizzy fun, and spin under the yellow sun): Duck spins around in circles while making noises.
  • Music video (William Tell Overture, "Lone Ranger", Finale, Rossini): Vincent prepares to paint, Wind-Up Fuzzy Chicks, sunflowers, food coloring, Sierra smells flowers, Baby's First Car, Vincent continues painting, Acrobats, Puppy Pull Toy, Teddy Mobile, Aspen and Mia throw Easter Plastic Grass at each other, food coloring, Blacklight Mind Bender Blurz in 2 different angles, Gearation, Vincent finishes the painting of Wheat Fields with Reaper at Sunrise
  • Sierra licks a lemon, and says "yellow" (different background in 2004)
  • Inchworm Finger Puppets (replaced by Shufflebugs Finger Puppets in 2004)
  • Auto Shape Sorter

Green

  • Bonkers the Frog plays with green balloons, but when Vincent shows up, he runs away. Then, Vincent pops them one by one, revealing the word green.
  • Poem (Green slithers in to make me cool, I'm floating in a still wet pool with butterflies that dart and pass, surrounded by the glistening grass): Bonkers wears a pool float, and sunglasses as Butterfly Garland Multicolor surround him
  • Music video (Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade I, Mussorgsky): Vincent starts painting, frog, Creeping Caterpillar, Madeline shakes Easter Plastic Grass off her head, Glo Oozy Lamp, Vincent continues painting, Happy Color Musical Toy, Macrae wears Duckbill Headband behind the Daisy Pinwheel, Alien Orbiter, Vincent finishes painting of Lane in the Public Gardens
  • Brad stacks Bag O' Blocks and shouts "green"
  • Fly Finger Puppet (replaced by Shufflebugs Finger Puppet in 2004)
  • Jester-in-the-Box

Orange

  • Baby Bach the Bunny finds himself (in a dual role) in the Magic Hat. They both leave and the word orange appears.
  • Poem (I'm orange and happy, brilliant, bright! My spirit's soaring like a kite! I cartwheel through leaves of fall, they're crunchy orange, they're big and small): Baby Bach plays in leaves
  • Music video (On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314, Strauss II): Vincent starts painting, Gabriel, Aspen, and Brad rock back and forth, Vincent continues painting, Gabriel, Aspen, and Brad continue rocking, Benny the Butterfly (replaced by Hot Bungees Plush Monkey in 2004), Vincent continues painting, Brandon wears a Headband Hat and plays Giraffe Cone Puppet, Lava Lamp, Brandon and Huggy Buggy Car, sunset, food coloring, clownfishes, Blacklight Mind Bender Blurz, Vincent finishes painting of 14 Sunflowers
  • Gabriel, Aspen, and Brad each shout "orange"
  • Mosquito Finger Puppet (replaced by Shufflebugs Finger Puppet in 2004)
  • Level 4 Ramp Racer (replaced by Deluxe F1 Level 5 Ramp Racer in 5 different angles in 2004)

Purple

  • Vincent falls in love with Vivian Van Goat, and they leave to reveal the word purple
  • Poem (Purple feels wacky, wild, crazy, tricky, mellow, and mild; it makes me want to paint my face, and kick a ball, and run a race): Vivian is hit by a Purple Gertie 9" Ball
  • Music video (Bolero in C Major, M. 81, Ravel): Vincent starts painting, Butterfly Crystalites, Sand Picture, Modified Tornado Lamp, Magma Lite Lamp: Midnight Oil (replaced by Fiber Optic Butterfly in 2004), Vincent continues painting, Mia and Sierra catch bubbles while wearing Butterfly Headbands, The Wave Machine, Doodletop, Vincent stops painting Orchards in Blossom, View of Arles, and Duck completes it.
  • Aspen, wearing a princess costume and princess cone, says "purple"
  • Inchworm Finger Puppets (replaced by Shufflebugs Finger Puppets in 2004)
  • Funny Train in 3 different angles

Red

  • Morris Moose drops in with a cape, and drags in the word red
  • Poem (When I wake up feeling red, I swoop down from my little bed, throw on a cape, rush out the door, and leap across the scarlet floor): Morris leaps across the screen with a cape on
  • Music video (Gaite Parisienne, Vivo, Offenbach): Vincent starts dancing, Grand Prix in 4 different angles, Morris in a triple role, Spiral Comets (replaced by Gemini with added Hi-Bounce Balls: Swirls and Hi-Bounce Balls: Hot Rainbow in 2004), 32 Figures Flashing UFO (replaced by Super Yoyo Laser Top in 2004), Morris in a triple role and at least one Morris looks around.
  • Vincent sighs upon his incomplete painting of Fishing Boats on the Beach, and hears a timpani noise and Vincent yawns feeling tired, turns off the light and leaves and has to go to bed. Duck returns to turn it on and finish the painting.
  • Maddison says "red" with the Girl Cone Puppet
  • Fly Finger Puppet (replaced by Shufflebugs Finger Puppet in 2004)
  • Voice-Controlled Euro Train in 3 different angles

Blue

  • Hickory Dickory Dock, Traditional: Misty Mouse finds blue in all the Paint Buckets
  • Poem (If my feelings turn to blue, I toss some happy in my stew, and slurp it up without a spoon, and gaze out at the milky moon): Misty pours sprinkles into a Blue Liquid Bowl and looks at the moon.
  • Music video (Wiegnlied, Op. 49, No. 4, Guten Abend, Gute Nacht, Brahms): Vincent starts painting, Seagull Balance Toy, Color Maze Liquid Timer, Brad and Gabriel get balloons dropped on the umbrella, Teardrop Jewel, Kinetic Rocking Dolphins, Vincent continues painting, Whale Motion Wave, Brad and Huggy Buggy Car, Whale Motion Wave, sunset, Vincent finishes The Starry Night. Brad ends the show by saying "blue".

Closing

Discovery Cards

  • Yellow (Wheat Fields with Reaper at Sunrise)
  • Green (Lane in the Public Gardens)
  • Orange (14 Sunflowers)
  • Purple (Orchards in Blossom, View of Arles)
  • Red (Fishing Boats on the Beach)
  • Blue (The Starry Night)

Crew

Job Employee
Creator Julie Aigner-Clark
Video Producers Bill Clark

Mark Burr

Illustrator Helen Ulan
Sound design Bill Weisbach
The Players Bill Weisbach

Clive Smith

Tom Nazziola

Music Erik Satie

Georges Bizet

Gioachino Rossini

Modest Mussorgsky

Johann Strauss II

Maurice Ravel

Jacques Offenbach

Johannes Brahms

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Poems Julie Aigner-Clark
Puppeteer Markie Scholz
Kids Aspen Clark

Brad Boller

Gabriel Mazon

Sierra Clark

Brandon Calbart (does not speak)

Macrae Long (does not speak)

Maddison Long (does not speak)

Madeline Pluto (does not speak)

Mia Mettais (does not speak)

Toys

2000-2003 2004
Carlos the Dancing Cactus by Great American Fun
Billie/Vincent Van Goat Bath Puppet by Legends & Lore
Yellow Ducky Duck/Duck Bath Puppet by Legends & Lore
Paint Buckets by Crayola
Wind-Up Fuzzy Chicks by Iwaya
Yellow and Orange Food Coloring (Manufacturer Unknown)
Baby's First Car by Ambi Toys
Acrobats by Ambi Toys
Puppy Pull Toy by Brio
Teddy Mobile by Ambi Toys
Yellow and Green Easter Plastic Grass (Manufacturer Unknown)
Blacklight Mind Bender Blruz by AADLP
Gearation by TOMY
Inchworm Finger Puppets by Nancy Carlson/Mary Meyer Shufflebugs Finger Puppets by Manhattan Toy
Auto Shape Sorter by Chicco
Surfin' Sea Turtle/Bonkers Bath Puppet by Legends & Lore
Green Party Balloons (Manufacturer Unknown)
Butterfly Garland Multicolor by Zibby Zabby
Creeping Caterpillar by Jimson
Glo Oozy Lamp (Green) by Spencer's Gifts
Happy Color Musical Toy by Chicco
Duckbill Headband by The Great Pretenders
Daisy Pinwheel by Garden Plast
Alien Orbiter (Green) by Uncle Milton
Bag O' Blocks by Ryan's Room
Fly Finger Puppet by Nancy Carlson/Mary Meyer
Jester-in-the-Box by Schylling
Magic Hat by The Great Pretenders
Sunny Bunny/Baby Bach the Rabbit Bath Puppet by Legends & Lore
Benny the Butterfly Bath Puppet by Legends & Lore Hot Bungees Plush Monkey by Aurora
Giraffe Cone Puppet by Morvaska Ustredna
Headband Hat by The Great Pretenders
Lava Lamp (Red-Orange) by Lava
Huggy Buggy Cars by Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co.
Mosquito Finger Puppet by Nancy Carlson/Mary Meyer
Level 4 Ramp Racer by Maxim Enterprises Deluxe F1 Level 5 Ramp Racer by Maxim Enterprises
Van Goat a la Pink/Vivian Van Goat Bath Puppet by Legends & Lore
Purple Gertie 9" Ball by Small World Toys
Butterfly Crystalites by White Eagle
Sand Picture (Purple) by Golden Island
Modified Tornado Lamp (One of a Kind, Unavailable)
Magma Lite Lamp: Midnight Oil by Lava Fiber Optic Butterfly by Spencer's Gifts
Butterfly Headbands by The Great Pretenders
Bubble Catcher/Blower (Manufacturer Unknown)
The Wave Machine (Purple/Green) by Lava
Doodletop (Purple) by University Games
Funny Train by MSD
Morris Moose Bath Puppet by Legends & Lore
Grand Prix by Chicco
Spiral Comets by Spencer's Gifts Gemini by Golden Island

Hi-Bounce Balls: Swirls & Hi-Bounce Balls: Hot Rainbow by Ja-Ru

32 Figures Flashing UFO (Manufacturer Unknown) Super Yoyo Laser Top by Toy Quest
Girl Cone Puppet by Morvaska Ustredna
Voice-Controlled Euro Train by Chicco
Misty Mouse Bath Puppet by Legends & Lore
Blue Liquid Bowl (Manufacturer Unknown)
Seagull Balance Toy (Manufacturer Unknown)
Color Maze Liquid Timer (Blue) by Carlisle
Teardrop Jewel (Manufacturer Unknown)
Kinetic Rocking Dolphins by Carlisle
Whale Motion Wave by Carlisle
Max Lamb Bath Puppet by Legends & Lore

Puppets

Kids

  • Aspen Clark (wearing a yellow tank top with black polkadot leggings, orange and purple shirts and black pants and purple socks and a princess dress and hat)
  • Brad Boller (wearing a green, orange and blue T-shirts)
  • Brandon Calbart (wearing a red cap, orange and red T-shirts)
  • Gabriel Mazon (wearing an orange and blue jacket and khaki pants)
  • Macrae Long (wearing a green button shirt and duck hat)
  • Maddison Long (wearing a red T-shirt)
  • Madeline Pluto (wearing a green tank top)
  • Mia Mettais (wearing a yellow and white striped T-shirt, yellow skirt, purple shirt and butterfly hat)
  • Sierra Clark (wearing a yellow tank top, pink pigtails, purple shirt, butterfly hat and a pink sweatshirt)

Puppeteer

Songs

Video Songs

  1. Cactus Cha-Cha, Weisbach (Dancing Cactuses)
  2. Trois Gymnopedies No. 1 in D Major, Lent Et Doulourex, Satie (Opening Credits)
  3. Carmen Suite No. 1, Les Toreadors, Bizet (Overture)
  4. William Tell Overture, "Lone Ranger", Finale, Rossini (Yellow)
  5. Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade I, Mussorgsky (Green)
  6. On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314, Strauss II (Orange)
  7. Bolero in C Major, M.81, Ravel (Purple)
  8. Gaite Parisienne, Vivo, Offenbach (Red)
  9. Hickory Dickory Dock, Traditional (Blue)
  10. Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4, Guten Abend, Gute Nacht, Brahms (Blue)
  11. Pictures at an Exhibition, Great Gate at Kiev, Mussorgsky (Finale)
  12. 1812 Overture in E Flat Major, Op. 49, 5th Movement, Tchaikovsky (Closing Credits)

Bonus Songs (Art Time Classics CD and Concert Hall)

  1. William Tell Overture, Call to the Cows, Rossini (found in Wild Animal Safari)
  2. Gaite Parisienne, Barcarolle, Offenbach
  3. Waltz No. 6 in D Flat Major, Minute, Op. 64, No. 1, Chopin
  4. Swan Lake Suite, Act II, No. 13, Dance of the Swans, Tempo di Valse, Op. 20a, Tchaikovsky
  5. Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade II, Mussorgsky (found in the World of Colors Discovery Kit)
  6. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 in E Major, Op. 46, Morning Mood, Grieg
  7. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 46, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Grieg (found in World Animals)
  8. The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Flight of the Bumblebee, Op. 57, Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. by Rachmaninoff) (found in Neighborhood Animals)
  9. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C Sharp Minor, S. 244/2, Liszt
  10. Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade III, Mussorgsky
  11. Suite Bergamasque No. 3 in D Flat Major, Clair de Lune, L. 75/3, Debussy (found in the Baby Neptune Aquarium Segment and Baby Galileo)

Paintings

  1. Wheat Fields with Reaper at Sunrise (Yellow)
  2. Lane in the Public Gardens (Green)
  3. 14 Sunflowers (Orange)
  4. Orchards in Blossom, View of Arles (Purple)
  5. Fishing Boats on the Beach (Red)
  6. The Starry Night (Blue)

Gallery

Baby Van Gogh/Gallery

Transcript

Baby Van Gogh/Transcript

Distribution

Trivia

  • Baby Van Gogh was the first BE video distributed by Family Home Entertainment, who distributed the videos until 2001, after World Animals, when The Baby Einstein Company was acquired by Disney.
  • This is the first BE video to have the Baby Einstein caterpillar logo in its original release.
  • This video was the basis for the World of Colors discovery kit.
  • This is the first BE video to be released in the 2000's decade.
  • This is the first BE video to feature the 2000 Baby Einstein Tutorial promo.
  • This is the first video to feature music by more than one composer.
  • Several toys here were seen in other videos: Blacklight Mind Bender Blurz in Baby Bach, Baby Shakespeare, and Baby Beethoven; the Gearation in Baby Shakespeare and Baby da Vinci; the Alien Orbiter and The Wave Machine in Baby Mozart; the Bag O' Blocks in Numbers Nursery, Baby Shakespeare 2004 and Baby Newton 2004; the Jester-in-the-Box and Giraffe Cone Puppet in World Animals and Meet The Orchestra; the Huggy Buggy Cars in Numbers Nursery; the Fiber Optic Butterfly in Baby Mozart 2004 & 2008; and the Teddy Mobile in Baby Lullaby.
  • This is the first appearances of Duck in Legends & Lore form, Baby Bach the Bunny (as a puppet), Morris Moose, and Misty Mouse. This is the only appearance of Vincent Van Goat, Bonkers the Frog, Benny the Butterfly, Vivian Van Goat, and Max Lamb (footage of them was reused in World of Colors, except for Benny).
  • This is the only appearances of Brad, Gabriel, and Brandon (footage of them was reused in Baby's First Sounds and World of Colors). This is the first appearances of Mia, Macrae, and Maddison.
  • This is the last appearance of Madeline.
  • This is the first video to have classical music by Bizet, Rossini, Strauss II, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.
  • This is the only video to have classical music by Satie, Mussorgsky, Ravel and Offenbach.
  • This is the first BE Video to include a Toy Chest at the end of VHS Releases.
  • This is the first video with babies and boys.
  • This is almost the shortest video ever made.
  • This is the second video where the opening and closing themes are not in C Major or G Major. The opening theme, Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie is in D Major and the closing theme 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is in E Flat Major before Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade I by Modest Mussorgsky is in B Flat Major during the showing of pictures at the end of the video.
  • This is the only BE video where the letters in the word "baby" in the title logo are in different colors from what they usually are:
    • The first "b" is green instead of red
    • The "a" is bigger and is red instead of yellow
    • The second "b" stays blue
    • The "y" is purple instead of green
  • The 2004 version on the opening titles is the only one that has Baby Mozart the Koala instead of Baby Vivaldi the Mallard.
  • The 2000 DVD Concert Hall has music from the Art Time Classics 2000 CD, but Bolero by Maurice Ravel is shown on the 2000 DVD but not in the 2002 DVD. However, the Art Time Classics CD enclosed on the VHS contains Bolero by Maurice Ravel, but not the Baby Van Gogh Soundtrack CD, which is enclosed on the 2001-2002 VHS that features almost all the classical music from the Baby Van Gogh Soundtrack CD, in which the Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie isn't on the Art Time Classics 2000 CD or the Baby Van Gogh Audio Sampler CD enclosed on the 2003-2004 VHS, that BabyEinstein12702 is the only enthusiast to have the VHS w/CD. However, some copies of the 2003 VHS come with the Baby Van Gogh Soundtrack CD because the 2003 VHS is the same as 2002, besides the cover.
  • In some foreign releases, the kids behind the scenes in the credits were removed.
  • Vincent is the first character to talk. If you listen closely at the end of the Yellow Music Video, he's heard saying "Oui!" (Which is French for "Yes!") And of the Purple Music Video, "Merci Beaucoup!" (French for "Thank you very much!") Implying that he may be French. (Even though the real Vincent Van Gough was Dutch.


Baby Einstein Videos
Pre-Disney Videos : Baby Einstein, Baby Mozart, Baby Bach, Baby Shakespeare, Baby Van Gogh, Baby Santa's Music Box, Neighborhood Animals, World Animals


Disney Videos : Baby Newton, Baby Beethoven, Baby Neptune, Baby Galileo, Numbers Nursery, Baby MacDonald, Baby da Vinci, Baby Noah, Baby Monet, Baby Wordsworth, On The Go, Meet The Orchestra, Baby's Favorite Places, Baby's First Moves, My First Signs, Discovering Shapes, Lullaby Time, Baby's First Sounds, World Music, World Animal Adventure

Discovery Kits : Animals Around Me, Wild Animal Safari, World of Words, World of Colors, Baby Lullaby, Neptune's Oceans, World of Rhythm

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