Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street reintroduces this visionary “gang” of mission-driven artists, writers, and educators that audaciously interpreted radical changes in society and created one of most influential and impactful television programs in history.
Inspired by the activism of the late 1960s, socially conscious television executive Joan Ganz Cooney and Sesame Workshop co-founder Lloyd Morrisett conducted a revolutionary experiment: to harness the burgeoning power of television and create an educational, impactful, uplifting and entertaining show that could reach children nationwide, especially those living in urban areas.
Cooney recruited trailblazing Muppets creator Jim Henson and acclaimed children’s television writer and director Jon Stone to craft the iconic and beloved world of “Sesame Street.”
The documentary will be in theaters April 23rd and available On Demand May 7th!
California-based geologist Mike Bowers has discovered a rare and unusual looking rock that resembles the Cookie Monster.
The lump of volcanic rock was found in the Rio Grande dol sul region near Soledade in Brazil. On the outside, the egg-like rock looks fairly ordinary, however once split into two, the rock’s sapphire interior seems to form the instantly recognizable shape of Sesame Street’s cookie-loving monster.
Bowers shared that due to the rarity of the stone and its uncanny resemblance to the Cookie Monster, he has received many lucrative offers, with five people willing to pay upwards of $10,000 to acquire the lovable Sesame Street Muppet agate.
Saturday Night Live brilliantly adapted the central theme of the Todd Phillips new film Joker with Grouch.
Guest host David Harbour portrays a grumpy trash man who becomes more and more disenfranchised with the decaying society around him. After sinking into his own reality where he gets his revenge, he takes refuge inside the wretched trash cans that he emptied for a living.
Hasbro announced an exciting new Pulse HASLAB project that gives Sesame Street fans the opportunity to bring home the ultimate collector’s item: a full-sized, poseable replica of Cookie Monster.
In celebration of Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary, fans will have the chance to own this realistic Cookie Monster replica by backing the item via HASLAB, Hasbro’s crowdsourcing initiative designed to target fans directly by putting dream products into their hands. With enough fan support the item will go into production in 2020.
Cookie Monster has been a cherished fan favorite for decades, and fans of Sesame Street will revel in the joy and magic of being able to own their own version of the beloved character. The HASLAB Cookie Monster will be a poseable full-body replica armature. Significant in both size and realism, this Cookie Monster stands 38-inches tall and comes complete with premium retro packaging, two original artwork lithographs and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Beginning today, fans can head to https://hasbropulse.com/products/cookie-monster to back the HASLAB Cookie Monster for $299.99. For Cookie Monster to go into production, HASLAB must meet a minimum quantity of 3,000 backers by August 25, 2019. Once the campaign is fully backed, Hasbro will deliver final products to fans in 2020.
HASLAB is Hasbro’s fan driven platform that aspires to put dream products into the hands of fans. In 2018, more than 8,800 fans successfully funded the first HASLAB campaign, Jabba’s Sail Barge.
Respect Brings Us Together: As part of Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary celebration, they have a campaign highlighting the importance of respecting one another, even in disagreement—and even in the case of sworn enemies.
Remember…respect is important for everyone – people, monsters, Westworld hosts, and Game of Thrones’s Cersei and Tyrion.
The U.S. Postal Service today announced they will release Sesame Street stamps in 2019.
The Postal Service honors Sesame Street as one of the most influential and beloved children’s television shows. For the last 50 years, it has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world.
The stamp art features photographs of 16 Muppets from Sesame Street — Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Rosita, The Count, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Herry Monster, Julia, Guy Smiley, Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Telly, Grover and Zoe. Art Director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.
More details, including dates and locations for the first-day-of-issue ceremonies, will be coming soon.
Ever wonder how the puppets on Sesame Street operate?
The puppeteers for some of Sesame Street’s most famous characters share their insights on how they bring their iconic characters to life. The puppeteers for Elmo, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Abby Cadabby, and Rudy explain the various functions and features of their Muppets.
Dark Hall Mansion is honored to debut their latest official limited edition screen print release for a true and most beloved timeless classic, “Sesame Street” by artist Tom Whalen and available this Friday, Oct 27th at 12:30 PM-PST!
Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Sesame Workshop, is so very pleased to take fans back to a simpler time, or perhaps allow them to share their own memories with family, friends and loved ones, but no matter which, there’s always love for “Sesame Street” and its inimitable classic characters. Artist Tom Whalen gathers all the old friends, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, the Count, Elmo and more, on the friendliest Street, the street and neighborhood where everyone is welcome! Tom’s limited edition screen print is a 14-color multi-monster explosion of joy with old friends and episode memories alike; Ernie’s rubber ducky, Bert’s bottle caps, Oscar’s little friend Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Super Grover in flight, Elmo and best friend Dorothy, the Count, well, counting, they’re all here! Anchored by three of the most unforgettable and beloved friends that have helped shaped lives for the better, brought smiles to millions of children worldwide and helped raise generation after generation, where would we be if not for one wonderfully cranky Oscar the Grouch, the friendliest Big Bird who reminds us all that kindness matters in this world and, of course, the irrepressible and irresistible charm of the one and only cookie crazed Cookie Monster! A legacy quite unlike any other, “Sesame Street” and its characters are a gift to us all, a gift to humankind itself.
“Sesame Street” limited edition Tom Whalen screen prints go on sale this Friday, October 27th, on DHM’s dedicated store page at: http://darkhallmansionstore.com at 12:30 PM-PST with prints available in Standard and Variant “Big Bird” colorway editions as well as two Foil editions printed on silver and gold foil substrate.
Sesame Street Artist: Tom Whalen Standard Edition of 280 18″ x 24″ Screen print $55
Sesame Street Artist: Tom Whalen Variant “BIG BIRD” Edition of 50 18″ x 24″ Screen print $85
Sesame Street Artist: Tom Whalen Silver Foil Edition of 10 (printed on silver foil substrate) 18″ x 24″ Screen print $125
Sesame Street Artist: Tom Whalen Gold Foil Edition of 10 (printed on gold foil substrate) 18″ x 24″ Screen print $125