Sesame Street Buddies Get New Series

The fun antics of Bert and Ernie will be featured in a new claymation series in a deal between Sesame Workshop and German public broadcaster NDR and Kika, and UK Five’s preschool block, Milkshake. Slated for two seasons, The Adventures of Bert and Ernie finds Bert and Ernie recalling stories sparked by photos and memorabilia in their scrapbook. The series will be available in March 2008 with season two due in March 2009. Misseri Studio, based in Florence, Italy, will animate the stories, which qualify as European content. Broadcasters ABC (Australia), Cartoon Network India, DR-TV (Denmark), Disney Asia, Disney Spain, HOP (Israel), NPS/Zeppelin (Netherlands), NRK (Norway), and SVT (Sweden) each made pre-sale deals.