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Sesame Street’s Maria Says Goodbye

posted by Nell Minow

Sonia Manzano has announced that she is leaving Sesame Street after 44 years.  She was 22 years old when she auditioned for the brand new series that would revolutionize children’s programming. She became Maria, one of the first Latina characters […]

Game of Chairs — Sesame Street Adorably Takes on Game of Thrones

posted by Nell Minow

Janelle Monae Tells Sesame Street About the Power of Yet: Just Keep Trying

posted by Nell Minow

I told you this was going to be great! Janelle Monae sings about “The Power of Yet” to remind us that if we can’t do something, we just have to keep trying.

Bert and Zachary Levi Remind Us to Put Our Devices Away and Enjoy the Outdoors — Sesame Street

posted by Nell Minow

Many thanks to my friend Leslie Combemale for sharing this adorable reminder that we are better off experiencing the world directly instead of staring at screens.

Benedict Cumberbatch on Sesame Street

posted by Nell Minow

Janelle Monae on Sesame Street and the Power of Yet

posted by Nell Minow

Sesame Street Does “The Hunger Games”

posted by Nell Minow

Smile of the Week: Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Sesame Street

posted by Nell Minow

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Murray discuss the word “reinforce” — to make something stronger.

Sesame Street Takes on Downton Abbey

posted by Nell Minow

“Carol of the Bells” With Jennifer Hudson and Sesame Street

posted by Nell Minow

Sesame Street Celebrates Hanukkah!

posted by Nell Minow

Shalom Sesame DVD Club

posted by Nell Minow

The popular Shalom Sesame DVD series has announced a Shalom Sesame DVD Club.  Grover the Muppet and Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven, Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast) travel to Israel to meet new people and learn new things in this 12-part DVD series co-produced by Sesame […]

Big Bird Halloween Costumes — The Good, The Bad, and The Very, Very Yellow

posted by Nell Minow

Mitt Romney’s comment about cutting funding for PBS at the first Presidential debate has made Big Bird one of the most popular costumes for Halloween this year.  But that’s not all good news.  The Children’s Television Workshop, producers of “Sesame […]

Tribute: Sesame Street’s Jerry Nelson

posted by Nell Minow

We bid a sad farewell to Jerry Nelson of Sesame Street, and the Muppets, who has died at age 78.  He will probably be best remembered for providing the voice of The Count. He was also featured as Sherlock Hemlock. […]

Sesame Street Celebrates Kwanzaa

posted by Nell Minow

Warm holiday greetings to those who celebrate Kwanzaa, honoring the seven principles, including unity, collective work and responsibility, creativity, and faith.

New Sesame Street Character Teaches Kids About Food — And Hunger

posted by Nell Minow

In observance of World Food Day, “Sesame Street” has a new toolkit to help families make good decisions about food, so that even those on a limited budget can make meals that help families grow and stay healthy.  A new […]

Sesame Street Does ‘The Heaviest Catch’

posted by Nell Minow

This adorable parody of “The Deadliest Catch” has the cutest squid ever!

Smile of the Week: ‘Sesame Street’ Does ‘Glee!’

posted by Nell Minow

Elmo and Cookie Monster Do ‘The Office,’ ‘CSI:Miami,’ ‘Bored to Death,’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’

posted by Nell Minow

Be sure to check out Elmo and Cookie Monster as they perform their versions of the hit TV shows whose stars will be appearing on the new season of “Sesame Street!”

Kwanzaa from Sesame Street

posted by Nell Minow

Follow that Bird

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:G
Movie Release Date:1985
DVD Release Date:2009
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: G
Movie Release Date: 1985
DVD Release Date: 2009

Celebrate the birthday of Caroll Spinney, the man behind (or, I should say, inside) Big Bird. 1985’s “Follow That Bird,” features all of the show’s favorite characters and an array of guest stars but focuses more on gentle humor and […]

Happy 40th Birthday, Sesame Street!

posted by Nell Minow

40 years ago today, I watched the very first episode of “Sesame Street” and I have been a big fan ever since. My dad, Newton Minow, helped the show’s creator, Joan Ganz Cooney, get the funding for its first season, […]

TV Theme Songs (Part 4)

posted by Nell Minow

Cartoons! When I was a kid, the cartoon theme songs were light pop jingles and we could all sing along. But then some of them got more electric, more rock power ballad-style, even some hip-hop. Listen to the sweet original […]

Sesame Street’s TLC Series for Military and their Families

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR

Sesame Street salutes the members of the United States Armed Forces with a series of DVDs and other educational materials and resources to help friends and families cope with absence, loss, and change. This bilingual (English and Spanish) multimedia outreach […]

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Preschool
MPAA Rating:G
Movie Release Date:1999
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Preschool
MPAA Rating: G
Movie Release Date: 1999

When Elmo’s favorite friend, his beloved blanket, is tossed into Oscar’s trash can, Elmo goes in after it, only to find himself transported to Grouchland, where grouches cut off the flowers and keep the stems and you get put in […]

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The Declaration of Independence -- Happy 4th of July!
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For the 4th of July: Singing Founding Fathers in "1776"
Happy Independence Day!  Every year, I recommend the rousing musical about the Declaration of Independence. "1776" makes the Founding Fathers vivid, human, and interesting characters, and is so involving that you almost forget that you already ...

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Sesame Street's Maria Says Goodbye
Sonia Manzano has announced that she is leaving Sesame Street after 44 years.  She was 22 years old when she auditioned for the brand new series that would revolutionize children's programming. She became Maria, one of the first Latina ...

posted 1:20:21pm Jul. 02, 2015 | read full post »

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