Sesame Street’s Turning 50!

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Jarrod Fairclough – That’s right, Sesame Street turns the big 5-0 this year, and things are ramping up already!  Sesame Workshop recently announced a line up of amazing year-long adventures to celebrate the milestone, including;

  • 50th season on HBO
  • A nationwide road trip, in which the Sesame Street Muppets can interact with kids across America
  • An expansion on the “Sesame Street in Communities” initiative, which addresses issues like substance abuse and foster care to better support kids and families in need
  • The launch of a new international Sesame Street co-production for displaced kids in Syria and the surrounding Middle East region
  • Celebrity and fan-fueled social media campaigns (keep an eye on the #ThisIsMyStreet hashtag!)
  • New collaborations across fashion, lifestyle, and themed entertainment
  • A star-studded prime-time special to air in November

To celebrate the 50th season, Sesame Street and singer Thomas Rhett have gotten together to create their new anthem, ‘This Is My Street’, which you can watch below.  it’s super catchy.  I only take issue with one thing – this Elmo puppet doesn’t look right.  The long fur on the side of the face gives Elmo a look that they’re probably not going for.  Besides that though, this thing is solid.

Thanks to ToughPigs for having the information in such a nice and share-able way.