Sesame Street returns to the UK on Cartoonito

The new season will bow on the Turner-owned network next month, featuring a new set, song and cast member.
October 19, 2016

Sesame Street is returning to Turner-owned UK preschool network Cartoonito on November 7. And the long-running series is marking the occasion with new opening and closing songs, segments, an updated set and a new cast member named Nina.

In a departure from Sesame Street‘s traditional format, the new season will air 30-minute topic-based episodes that will focus on preschool-relevant themes like bedtime, boo-boos and animals.

Cookie Monster will star in a new segment called “Smart Cookies,” in which he and a team of cookie friends fight back against the villain The Crumb using some fancy gadgets. The sweet-toothed puppet also has a new place to live after moving above Hooper’s Store—where he can always smell something delicious baking—as part of the changes to Sesame Street‘s set.

Oscar will also be popping up in trash cans, recycling bins and composting receptacles across the street in the new season.

Celebrity guests include Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, Nick Jonas, 5th Harmony, Sara Bareilles, Alan Cumming, Ne-Yo, Aloe Blacc, Tracee Ellis Ross and Gina Rodriguez.

Cartoonito’s preschool lineup includes animated series like Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Masha and the Bear, Baby Looney Tunes, Little People and Molang. 

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