Channel 5’s Milkshake! Picks Up Sesame Street Mecha Builders


Sesame Workshop has licensed Sesame Street Mecha Builders, the first fully animated Sesame Street spin-off series, to Channel 5’s Milkshake!

The 3D animated series reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby as robot heroes-in-training who use their STEM superpowers to solve wacky, larger-than-life problems. The 52×11-minute show is due to premiere on the channel in spring 2023.

To provide an added sense of localization and relatability, all the secondary characters featured in the series will have British voices.

“These much-loved characters have been children’s icons for decades, and we are excited to be taking them into the future in these fun robot versions and bringing them to the Milkshake! audience,” said Louise Bucknole, general manager for kids and family at Paramount UK and Ireland. “The stories are a great mix of energetic entertainment and STEM-related learning with a valuable message that it’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how kids learn, so the series will be hugely relatable for them.”

Stefan Kastenmüller, Sesame Workshop’s general manager for Europe, added, “Sesame Workshop Europe is thrilled to partner with Milkshake! on Sesame Street Mecha Builders to help inspire children across the U.K. As kids get older, they’ll continue to grow with these much-loved characters but now as dynamic, superpowered robots. Mecha Elmo, Mecha Cookie and Mecha Abby have the same lovable personalities as their Sesame Street counterparts with shiny new gadget-laden guises, ready to enthuse kids about STEM-related subjects and teach them the value of teamwork and perseverance.”