Zhima Jie

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Zhima Jie
Chinese 芝麻街
Literal meaning Sesame Street

Zhima Jie (芝麻街) is the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. The show was produced from 1998 to 2001, for a total run of 130 half-hour episodes. There was an unsuccessful attempt to revive it for the 2004 season, however it returned in 2010 as Zhima Jie: Da Niao Kan Shijie (Sesame Street: Big Bird Looks at the World). The program focused on teaching basic skills, such as literacy, numeracy, and an appreciation of the arts.

Prior to the co-production, Sesame Street's 12th season had been dubbed into Mandarin in 1981 and distributed through CCTV.

Characters and new characters[edit]

  • Hu Hu Zhu
  • Little Plum
  • Da Niao - China's version of Big Bird
  • Tiger Lily
  • Elmo


  • LaLa Ma (Dubbing) and Zhu Ming (Main Performer) as Da Niao


  • Sesame Street School Readiness (11 titles)
  • Sesame Street Thinking Child (6 titles)
  • Sesame Street Learning Environment (4 titles)