The Hollywood Reporter is all about Sesame Street this week. Not only are they featured on the cover of the magazine (seen above), but there are several features dedicated to the brand, the characters, and the people that you can read and watch right now!
First, the feature article details a bit about what’s happening on Sesame Street right now, the history of the show, and interviews with key talent behind the scenes.
Next, an interview with Matt Vogel and what it’s like being the new performer for Big Bird (and many, many others).
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (yeah, the guy from Airplane!) wrote this article for The Hollywood Reporter about his own history with Sesame Street, from being a fan to being on the show.
Ever wonder how Sesame Street makes its money? Well, read this and learn about their licensing deals, their relationship with HBO, and more.
Jonathan Krisel, the writer and director behind Sesame Street‘s upcoming (potential) movie gives a tiny update, with hints about stars (Anne Hathaway!) and plot (Muppets in NYC!).
Learn a little about some of Sesame‘s retired characters like Roosevelt Franklin and Don Music, and why they were retired in the first place!
They also put together this brief collection of photos from Sesame Street‘s history, including pictures of James Earl Jones, Keegan Michael Key, Barbara Bush, Patrick Stewart, and more.
Hollywood Reporter gave us two new videos as well! Below, you’ll find a Q&A with Big Bird, Ernie, Elmo, and Abby where they’re quizzed on fun facts about their friends.
And here’s a brief walking tour through Sesame Street with the one and only Cookie Monster.
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com