Sesame Street Mecha Builders | Source: Sesame Workshop

Elmo is so happy to see you … in several new animated originals and episodes! WarnerMedia Kids & Family and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, announced the next phase of their growing content partnership. 

Sesame Street Mecha Builders is the first of many new Sesame Workshop originals for WarnerMedia’s Cartoonito program. Set to debut on HBO Max and Cartoon Network on May 9, the series reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as robot heroes-in-training who rely on their STEM powers to solve wacky, larger-than-life problems. Animated in a 3D style, the series will introduce preschoolers to foundational critical thinking skills.

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Also launching later this year on Cartoonito is a new animated series from the creators of Sesame Street called Bea’s Block. Featuring diverse wooden block characters, Bea and her friends will tumble, stack, and roll their way through kindness-filled adventures. In typical Sesame Workshop fashion, the series will include fully integrated educational curricula, engaging music, and a whole lot of heart. 

Looking ahead, Sesame Street: The Nutcracker is an animated special that will follow Elmo and his new puppy, Tango, on a fantastical holiday adventure that will premiere during the holiday season. Production for the new Charlotte’s Web miniseries based on the classic children’s book by E.B. White is also set to begin in the coming weeks. 

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Danielle is an editorial intern for the Pop Insider, the Toy Book, and the Toy Insider. When she’s not giving an incredibly off-key performance of her favorite Disney soundtracks, you can find her going on walks, binge watching New Girl, or reading a book in a local coffee shop! Danielle is excited to immerse herself in the world of toys and unleash her inner child!