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Puppet Makers Rise Up Against the Puppet Masters

On his first day on set in November 2019, a puppet wrangler on Disney+’s Earth to Ned — a talk show spoof starring an alien puppet and produced by The Jim Henson Company — was told by another, more senior wrangler not to address one of the show’s star puppeteers, Kevin Clash, directly. “Amongst other […]

Emilio Delgado, ‘Sesame Street’ Actor, Dies at 81

Emilio Delgado, an actor who appeared on Sesame Street for more than 40 years, has died. He was 81. Delgado died Thursday in New York after a battle with cancer, his wife, Carole Delgado, told The Associated Press. In statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Attermann, CEO of A3 Artists Agency, said of Delgado’s passing: […]

‘Sesame Street’ Veteran Sal Perez Named Show’s First Latinx EP

Sesame Street is getting a new boss. Sesame Workshop production veteran Sal Perez has been named the show’s new vice president and executive producer going into the iconic children’s television series’ 53rd season. As a first-generation Mexican American, Perez is the first Latinx executive produce in the show’s history. He will replace Ben Lehmann, who […]

‘Sesame Street’ Debuts Asian American Muppet

What’s in a name? Well, for Ji-Young, the newest muppet resident of Sesame Street, her name is a sign she was meant to live there. “So, in Korean traditionally the two syllables they each mean something different and Ji means, like, smart or wise. And Young means, like, brave or courageous and strong,” Ji-Young explained […]

Frank Oz Says Disney Shunned Him for Muppets Projects Because He “Won’t Follow Orders”

Frank Oz, the iconic puppeteer and director, is persona non grata with Disney, he revealed in a recent interview with The Guardian. Known for his work on Muppets projects alongside the late, legendary Jim Henson, as well as for helming such classic films as Little Shop of Horrors and What About Bob?, Oz said in […]

John Boyega’s ‘Naked Singularity’ to Open San Francisco Film Fest

The SFFILM's hybrid event will show 103 films online and at physical drive-in screenings.

‘Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Director Marilyn Agrelo traces the first two decades of 'Sesame Street' in a feature-length documentary that will air on HBO.

Emmys: Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Lena Waithe Set to Appear During 2020 Ceremony

Anthony Anderson, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, J.J. Watt, Lena Waithe, Oprah Winfrey, Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox, Sesame Street’s Count Von Count, Morgan Freeman, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, D-Nice, Randall Park, RuPaul, Patrick Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany and Bob Newhart are all set to appear on the 2020 Emmys on ABC.

Audible Unveils ‘Sesame Street’ Podcast

Audible and nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop unveiled on Wednesday an original Sesame Street podcast for kids and families.

How Children’s Shows Lead the Way in Diversity on TV

More than half of kids series on major networks and streamers are inclusive, a fact that execs say attracts similar talent behind the scenes and can "create loyalty for life" among viewers.