2002年09月14日，一场名为 The Concert for World Children's Day 的演唱会在芝加哥 McCormick Place 的 Arie Crown 剧院举行。参与演出的包括 Enrique Iglesias, Josh Groban, Nick Carter, Yolanda Adams 和 Celine Dion，由 David Foster 主持，于2002年11月14日在 ABC 播出，电视台播出内容仅为1小时。
在2003年01月08日，这场高质量的 DVD(HDTV) 和 VHS 正式发行，包括来自11位歌手的19首歌曲，85分钟的现场和65分钟的花絮。所有 DVD 和 VHS 收入都捐入 Ronald McDonald House 慈善机构。
That's the Way It Is - Celine Dion
The Prayer - Celine Dion and Josh Groban
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Aren't They All Our Children Anthem - David Foster and Cast
而 Goodbye's (The Saddest Word) 并未收录在 DVD 中，而在电视台播出。
1. Winter Games - David Foster
2. World Children's Day Anthem Prelude - David Foster
3. Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Nita Whitaker
4. Hits Medley - Peter Cetera
5. Glory of Love - Peter Cetera
6. I Will Always Love You - Nita Whitaker, Kayla Hinkle, Ann Marie Boskovich
7. Under My Skin - Michael Bublé
8. Spiderman - Michael Bublé
9. Gira Con Me - Josh Groban
10. To Where You Are - Josh Groban
11. Help Me - Nick Carter
12. I Believe I Can Fly - Yolanda Adams
13. Escape - Enrique Iglesias
14. Maybe - Enrique Iglesias
15. Hero - Enrique Iglesias
16. That's the Way It Is - Celine Dion
17. The Prayer - Celine Dion and Josh Groban
18. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
19. Aren't They All Our Children Anthem - David Foster and Cast
- The Making of the World Children's Day Anthem
- A Behind-the-Scenes look at the telecast
- Celine Dion & Nick Carter visit a Ronald McDonald House
- Artist Bios & Photos
Celine Dion and Josh Groban in a rare performance of "The Prayer", plus . . ."Maybe" by Enrique Igelsias, "Hits Medley" by Peter Cetera, "Help Me" by Nick Carter, "Spiderman" by Michael Buble, "I Believe I Can Fly" by Yolanda Adams, "Winter Games" by David Foster, and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Nita Whitaker.
This Primetime Emmy® award-winning 2.5 hour concert DVD is mastered in cinematic high-definition progressive video with Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. It contains 19 songs from 11 artists, including music, performances, and footage exclusive to this concert DVD not found anywhere else in the world. Bonus Materials include: The Making of the World Children's Day Anthem, a David Foster Anthem Solo, a Behind-the-Scenes look at the telecast, Celine Dion & Nick Carter Visit a Ronald McDonald House, Artist Bios & Photos and the Trailer.
Every November 20th, thousands of participating McDonald's® restaurants in more than 100 countries worldwide team up for World Children's Day (WCD) to host an unprecedented simultaneous event for children in their communities. This annual, global fundraiser benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) and local children's causes. World Children's Day is one of the largest global corporate philanthropic efforts of all time, raising millions of dollars and benefiting millions of children through medical, educational, financial and artistic assistance.
Encoding: All Regions
Rated: Family. Appropriate for all ages and audiences.
Number of Discs: 1
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2003
Other Formats Besides DVD: VHS
The concert DVD was produced in 24p High-Definition Television (HDTV), 16:9 widescreen, and Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. It's believed to be the world's first entertainment TV special to be shot, mastered and edited in High-Definition 24-frame progressive scan. It's a wonderful addition to any home entertainment system.
February 1, 2003 issue
The Concert for World Children's Day DVD
RELEASE DATE: January 8, 2003
Hosted by David Foster, the Concert for World Children's Day aired primetime on ABC Nov. 14, 2002, but what network TV was able to fit in one hour pales compared with the full-length (nearly three hours) spectacle released on DVD (and VHS) as a fundraiser for the charity, which raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities® nationwide.
Nineteen songs are performed by a wonderful variety of talented vocalists, including Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Josh Groban, Yolanda Adams, Nick Carter, Peter Cetera (who doesn't even appear in the TV version), and a handful of burgeoning unknowns that Foster chose to showcase such as Michael Buble. He also debuts his World Children's Day anthem, "Aren't They All Our Children," the kind of misty, over-the-top ensemble piece that has become obligatory at these kinds of affairs.
Heaps of bonus material run alongside, including visits to Ronald McDonald Houses by Dion and Carter, a making-of-the-anthem feature, behind-the-scenes footage, and plenty of information about the cause and participants. For those who saw the telecast and want a memento, this DVD (or VHS) offers quite a bang for $20, and all for a good cause, too. -CT
DVD Awards & Recognition：
Among the accolades bestowed on the production of The Concert for World Children's Day, produced by Executive Visions Inc., is a Primetime Emmy® for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the World Children's Day Anthem from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Song Title: Aren't They All Our Children, Music by David Foster, Lyrics by Linda Thompson. Awarded at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 13, 2003, the renowned songwriting team composed the anthem as the creative centerpiece of the concert. The song was showcased as the grand finale of the star-studded entertainment television special that aired in November 2002 on ABC Television.
The International Recording Media Association (IRMA) recognized EVI for The Concert for World Children's Day DVD at its 5th Annual DVD Awards, hosted by Leonard Maltin. Nominated for "Best DVD-Audio" and "Best DVD-Video Music," the IRMA awards are recognized by the Hollywood community as the most prestigious awards in the DVD industry and celebrate the art and science of creating DVD titles.
Producer: Executive Visions Inc. (EVI)
Network: ABC Television Network
Network Premiere Date: November 14, 2002
Network Rebroadcast : ABC Family
Date Rebroadcast : November 19, 2002
Network Rebroadcast : PBS (Public Broadcasting System) - 171 member stations
Dates Rebroadcast : July 2003 - August 2004
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2003
Run Time: 85 minutes of concert footage, plus 65 minutes of bonus material
Production Company: Executive Visions Inc.
Package Type: Amaray case for DVD, sleeve for VHS
Aspect Ratio(s): Widescreen (16:9 Letterbox) - 1.78:1
DVD Encoding: All Regions
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound)
24p High-Definition Television (HDTV), 16:9 widescreen
Mastered and edited in High-Definition 24-frame progressive scan video with 12 cameras.
The concert is believed to be the world's first entertainment special shot, mastered and edited in High-Definition 24-frame progressive scan video with 12 cameras live switched. The Producer chose this leading-edge approach to allow the DVD to retain the highest quality of picture and sound possible. EVI worked with long-time friend and 14-time GRAMMY®-winning producer David Foster and his team of top recording engineers (Humberto Gatica, Dave Reitzas) to master the sound with the same quality level as a major record release.
About the Producer
Executive Visions Inc. is a leading producer and entertainment production company creating music-related strategy and programming for television, specials, concerts and notable live events. EVI's Brand-Immersive Experiences and corporate communications for Fortune 500 companies and other top U.S. and global firms are integrated programs utilizing celebrity entertainment as a vehicle for corporate brand building. These one-of-a-kind marketing & communications platforms may include broadcast television shows, live events, Internet initiatives, public relations, celebrity endorsements, merchandise and promotions. Since 1986, EVI has enabled clients to maximize shareholder value with innovative communications approaches. Services include the strategic development, creative design and production of celebrity entertainment events, broadcast & high-definition television, award shows, corporate meetings, product launches, training, DVD and multimedia. Its clients have included Anheuser-Busch, Apple Computer, BellSouth, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, Holiday Inn, IBM, Merck, Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars, Turner Broadcasting, and McDonald's. Headquartered in Atlanta, EVI can be found online.
Edited by kevincheung410, 04 January 2010 - 09:09 AM.