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Cookie Monster to Take Part in TV Kids Summer Festival


A panel at the TV Kids Summer Festival will feature Sesame Workshop’s Ed Wells discussing what’s new at the organization, with Cookie Monster set to appear as a special guest.

The TV Kids Summer Festival, which is being held from June 7 to 10, will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the children’s content community today. The event, which is free to attend, will be streamed live and available on-demand on (Missed our winter edition? Catch up on all the sessions here.)

Wells serves as executive VP and head of global media and education for Sesame Workshop, where he is responsible for developing the organization’s long-term strategic vision for media and education in the U.S. and around the world while maximizing audience engagement and growing the Workshop’s commercial and educational endeavors.

Cookie Monster made his Sesame Street debut in the show’s first episode, in 1969. He solidified his place on the series in the first season and has become beloved by audiences with his signature phrases (like “Me eat cookie!”) and songs (including “C Is For Cookie”).

The conversation will highlight Sesame Workshop’s development slate, new shows, new distribution partners and its social impact work.

Cookie Monster and Wells are the latest additions to the TV Kids Summer Festival roster, alongside previously announced speakers 9 Story’s Vince Commisso, Aardman’s Sean Clarke, Total Drama Island creators Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch and CAKE’s Ed Galton.

Look for more announcements in the coming weeks about key speakers and panels taking place during the TV Kids Summer Festival. Registration will open shortly.

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