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Let's Start a Band! is a special direct-to-video that was released on April 1, 2003. Unlike the TV series, this special episode is not a regular episode of Dragon Tales. Instead, it is a conglomeration of Dragon Tales music videos thematically woven together by a story featuring real-life children, their babysitter Nina, and guest musicians. This special was never aired to the public on the PBS channel.

DVD chapters[]

  1. Start
  2. "Wake Up"
  3. "Doodli-Do"
  4. "Cassie"
  5. "The Hello Song"
  6. "Be A Dragon"
  7. "Shake Your Dragon Tail"
  8. "Clap"
  9. Dan Zanes
  10. "Betcha Can"
  11. "Try"
  12. Harry the Drummer
  13. "The Wiggle Song"
  14. "Dance"
  15. "Ord Shuffle"
  16. "The Silly Song"
  17. "Hum"
  18. Look Who's Here!
  19. "Friends"
  20. "The World Goes Round And Round"

Trivia[]

  • The funding credits were different than the TV show airings on PBS.
  • This video originally was filmed in October 2002 on location in New York, home of Sesame Workshop which produced PBS's Dragon Tales.
  • Nina mentions that Sam and Jennifer watch Dragon Tales on PBS.
  • In the second half of this video, we'll notice Central Park which on the same year this video was released, Australian group The Wiggles wrote a song about Central Park.
  • Kellogg's Frosted Flakes sponsor ad and Doodli-Doo were the only particular parts of this video that contained cartoonish sound effects, likewise, the rest of the video didn't contain much cartoonish sound effects, but did contain animated songs and background music.
  • Kellogg's Frosted Flakes sponsor ad appeared at the beginning of the VHS where it appeared at the end of the DVD.
  • This video was dedicated to Nina Elias-Bamberger, who died of ovarian cancer on November 20, 2002 in Orlando, FL. As this title card is shown before the closing credits, the real children shout out Wheezie's catchphrase, "Love it!"
  • In addition, this video came out three years after "10 Years of Thomas".
  • While Dan Zanes and Tiffany (one of Nina's charges) are performing a duet, that thing Dan holds between his teeth and that he boings on is called a jaw harp (or a Jew's harp to some).
  • Max, Emmy, and their dragon friends do not talk in this special, not even in the part where they interact in the real world.
  • This special episode was intended as the series finale until Season 3 premiered and featured 16 songs.
  • Seven Benjamin actually was the name of Erykah Badu's son who was featured in that scene.
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