MIPJunior Spotlight: Sesame Workshop


Cookie and Gonger hit the road to learn where food comes from and collect ingredients right from the source in Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck, one of Sesame Workshop’s highlights.

Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Rosita set off in hot air balloons to help Abby retrieve her wand after it’s taken by a colorful bird played by Elizabeth Banks in The Magical Wand Chase special. Sesame Workshop is also touting an updated version of Elmo’s World.

The company’s development slate includes such properties as Esme and Roy, produced with Corus Entertainment and set to debut on HBO in the U.S. in 2018. “Last year we launched Sesame Studios, an all-new YouTube channel,” says Steve Youngwood, Sesame Workshop’s COO. “We have an ensemble cast of beloved characters and produce storylines that resonate with kids and their families.”

“We have a broad development portfolio of fun, creative and meaningful programs that will resonate with today’s kids,” adds Youngwood.