“Sesame Street’s” first-ever 3D CGI spinoff features a STEM curriculum for older preschoolers.

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April 25, 2022

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To celebrate the upcoming launch of “‘Sesame Street’ Mecha Builders,” Sesame Workshop and Warner Bros. Discovery are previewing the STEM-centric animated series on YouTube. The first eleven-minute story, “Sesame Street Mecha Builders: They Sent Us a Pie,” can be found on the ‘Sesame Street’ YouTube channel now. The series officially debuts in May on Cartoonito, Warner Bros. Discovery’s preschool programming block on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. 

“Kids and families turn to Sesame Workshop for fun, educational, and safe content with a whole lot of heart. Sesame Street Mecha Builders is all that and more … with giant robots,” says Ed Wells, executive vice president, head of global media and education, Sesame Workshop “We can’t wait for fans of all ages to dive into this innovative and timely series to see their favorite ‘Sesame Street’ friends like they’ve never seen them before – all while practicing STEM fundamentals, too.”  

“’Sesame Street’s’ iconic characters lend themselves to endless reinvention with humor and stories kids adore, and learning models that families can trust implicitly,” says Amy Friedman, head, kids and family programming, Warner Bros. “This time, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and Elmo are saving the world in animated-superhero-robot form, and it will be MECHA BIG!” 

The new spinoff is part of an expanding animation slate for Sesame Workshop, part of their ongoing content partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery. Upcoming projects include original preschool series Bea’s Block and a family holiday special based on “The Nutcracker” – both debuting later this year. A miniseries adaptation of classic children’s book “Charlotte’s Web,” also animated by Guru Studio, is in the early stages of production.   

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