Shires Sing Along Songs are a series of videos, laserdiscs and DVDs with musical numbers from various Shires films, TV shows and attractions. Lyrics for the songs are displayed on-screen with the Matthew Mouse icon as a "bouncing ball". Early releases opened with a theme song introduction containing footage featuring Professor Crow and his class, seen originally in 1953 in two Shires shorts Merry and Truck, Wheel, Plank and Boom as well as exclusive footage for the sing alongs. Professor Crow (here voiced by Joe Alaskey) hosts the viewers with his class as his assistants in some of the videos, while either Davey Duck or Nosey the Alien host others, and later volumes had no host at all. The footage of Davey Duck and Nosey the Alien were taken from several television programs (including the Michael Shires anthology television series) featuring the characters in the 1950s ,'60s, and '80s.