List of animated Sesame Street characters

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This is a partial list of the more well known animated characters appearing on Sesame Street. Some are animated versions of Muppet characters, others appear only in animated segments.

Character Description
Abby Cadabby (2009–present) Computer-generated version appearing in the stand-alone animation "Abby's Flying Fairy School".[1]
Adeline (1970) Bumble Ardy's "put-upon mom" in the series of short animations created by Maurice Sendak. Writer Louise A. Gikow further describes her as "sweet but addled".[2]
Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes (Joan Gerber) (1969–1973) Called by Sesame Street's early producers "an arrogant, sanctimonious know-it-all", she frequently opened her segments by announcing, "This is Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes, the smartest girl in the whole world!"[3]
Alligator King (1971) King who challenged his seven sons to cheer him up created by Bud Lucky.[4]
Batman (1970) DC comic character who appeared in Sesame Street's first season.[5]
Bert (2008–present) Clay animation version appearing in "Bert and Ernie's Great Adventure".[6]
Blogg (2009–Present) One of Abby's classmates in the CGI-animated segment "Abby's Flying Fairy School", which was created by the animation studio SpeakeasyFX.[7]
Bumble Ardy (1972) A curious boy who appeared in an animated short created by children's author Maurice Sendak.[2]
Cecille (Michele Marianna) (1990) A Claymation orange ball who turns into different shapes and sizes created by Teresa Drilling and Barry Bruce.
Computer From the "Elmo's World" segment. Crayon-animated, Computer replaced the "Elmocam" home video portion of the segment.[8]
Ernie Clay animation version appearing in "Bert and Ernie's Great Adventure," which was created by Misseri Studio in Italy.[6]
Fruta Manzana (Desiree Goyette) (1978) A animated Carmen Miranda spoof, she sang and danced, wore an oversized fruit hat, and also had a singing mirror created by Irra Verbitsky and Don Duga.
Gonnigan (2009—present) One of Abby's classmates in the animated segment "Abby's Flying Fairy School".[9]
Joker (1970) DC comic character who appeared in Sesame Street's first season.[5]
Julius and Jasper (1972) Animated animated comedy duo that formerly appeared in a comic strip by Cliff Roberts. Julius is short, squat, and wears a hat; Jasper is tall and thin.[10]
King of Eight (1970) King in animated short created by Jim Henson that thought "8 is great".[11][12]
Lucky 13 (Jerry Nelson) (1991) A mouse riding an armadillo singing Thirteen Is My Lucky Number created by Loring Doyle.
Luxo Jr. (1991) An animated moving lamp created by John Lasseter from Pixar Animation Studios.
Pronunciation Guy (or Sign Man) (1970?) An animated guy, looking a lot like Mr. Boffo, who is always coming across a sign with a word that is either jumbled up or separated, and he goes about making it right and trying to pronounce it. Occasionally his sign has two words on it spelled correctly and he just goes about trying to pronounce it. Once he pronounces it right in triumph, something funny happens afterwards relating to the word or words.
Robin (1970) DC comic character who appeared in Sesame Street's first season.[5]
Mrs. Sparklenose (2009—present) Abby's teacher in the animated segment "Abby's Flying Fairy School".[13]
Solomon Grundy (1969) Washes one part of himself each day, but only washes half of himself by the end of the week. Appeared in the premiere episode of Sesame Street.[14]
Superman (1970) DC comic character who appeared in two animated inserts.[15]
Suzie Kabloozie (Ruth Buzzi) (1996-2002) A young girl who appeared in many Sesame Street inserts by Mo Willems.
Teeny Little Super Guy (Jim Thurman) (1982) A typical problem solver created by Paul Fierlinger, this character was cel animated and shifted in increments to create stop-motion action, but painted on a clear plastic cup.[16]
The Lecture Lady (Andrea Martin) (1998-2009) A woman in Elmo's World who originally looked and sounded like Edith Prickley from SCTV. In later episodes, she sounded more like Mrs. Falbo. She appeared on every channel on Elmo's TV, which made Elmo learn more about the subject.
The Typewriter (Jeff Hale) (1970s-1990s) Demonstrates letters of the Alphabet by typing out the letter and a word beginning with it on himself.
Wanda the Witch (Tee Collins) (1969) Demonstrated several uses of the letter "W". Appeared in the first episode of Sesame Street. Comedian Carol Burnett would often appear after Wanda's animation and state, "Wow, Wanda the Witch is weird!"[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gikow, p. 234
  2. ^ a b Gikow, p. 156
  3. ^ Lesser, p. 125
  4. ^ Alligator King & His 7 Sons (video clip). Sesame Street.org. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  5. ^ a b c "Batman Crosses the Street", in Old School, Volume 1 (Disc 1) [DVD] (2006), Children's Television Workshop
  6. ^ a b Moody, Annemarie (2008-07-28). "Original Bert and Ernie Claymation Series Debuts on Sesame Street Season 39". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  7. ^ Gikow, pp. 234-235
  8. ^ Whitlock, Natalie Walker. "How Elmo Works: Behind the Scenes of Elmo's World". Discovery.com. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  9. ^ Gikow, p. 235
  10. ^ Episode 0406 (1972-11-27), in Old School, Volume 1 (Disc 3) [DVD] (2006), Children's Television Workshop
  11. ^ King of Eight (video clip). Sesame Street.org. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  12. ^ Borgenicht, p. 45
  13. ^ "Sesame Street: First Animated Muppets Made with Autodesk Softimage". Computer Graphics World. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  14. ^ a b Episode 0001 (1969-11-10), in Old School, Volume 1 (Disc 1) [DVD] (2006), Children's Television Workshop
  15. ^ "S - Superman", in Old School, Volume 1 (Disc 2) [DVD] (2006), Children's Television Workshop
  16. ^ Gikow, pp. 242—243