List of Sesame Workshop productions

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Sesame Workshop, formerly Children's Television Workshop, is an American nonprofit television production company. It has been involved in a variety of television series and films, in addition to international co-productions of Sesame Street that have been broadcast in over 140 countries.


Television series[edit]

Sesame Street[edit]

The following series are based on or directly related to Sesame Street. Dubs of the original American version have been produced for international markets since 1971, but are not listed. Programs featuring Sesame Street characters that were not produced by Sesame Workshop, such as The Muppet Show, are also excluded.

Year Series Country of origin End year
1969 Sesame Street United States present
1972 Sésamo United States
Sesame Park Canada 2001
1973 Sesamstraße Germany present
Sésamo Brazil
1975 Open Sesame Worldwide 2011
1976 Sesamstraat Netherlands present
1978 1, rue Sésame France 1982
1979 Iftah Ya Simsim Kuwait present
Barrio Sésamo Spain 2000
1981 Svenska Sesam Sweden 1982
1982 Rechov Sumsum Israel 2011
1984 Batibot Philippines 2013
1986 Shalom Sesame Israel present
Susam Sokağı Turkey 1991
1989 Rua Sésamo Portugal 1994
1991 Sesam Stasjon Norway 1999
1996 Ulica Sezamkowa Poland 1997
Ulitsa Sezam Russia
1998 Zhima Jie China 2001
Elmo's World United States present
1999 Sesame English Taiwan
2000 Takalani Sesame South Africa 2009
Alam Simsim Egypt present
2003 Hikayat Simsim Jordan present
Global Grover United States 2008
2004 Sesamisutorīto Japan 2007
2005 5, Rue Sésame France
Sabai Sabai Sesame Cambodia 2006
Sisimpur Bangladesh 2010
2006 Galli Galli Sim Sim India present
2007 Shara'a Simsim Palestinian Territories 2012
2008 Jalan Sesama Indonesia 2016
Sesame Tree Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures United States
Kilimani Sesame Tanzania 2009
2009 Abby's Flying Fairy School United States 2015
2010 Super Grover 2.0 United States present
Zhima Jie: Da Niao Kan Shijie China present
2011 Sesame Square Nigeria 2013
Baghch-e-Simsim Afghanistan present
Sim Sim Hamara Pakistan 2012
2012 Elmo the Musical United States 2016
Fun Fun Elmo China 2013
2013 Cookie's Crumby Pictures United States 2015
2014 The Furchester Hotel United Kingdom
United States
2015 Sesame Amigos United States present
2016 Smart Cookies United States present


Sesame Workshop co-produced all of the Noggin channel's programming with Nickelodeon from 1999–2002 and continued a relationship with the network until 2007. The following series were created for the network with the Workshop's involvement.

Year Production Country of origin End year
1999 Phred on Your Head Show United States 2002
2000 Oobi shorts
2001 Sponk!
Tiny Planets United Kingdom 2006
The URL with Phred Show United States 2002
2002 Play with Me Sesame United States 2007
2005 Pinky Dinky Doo United States 2011
2006 The Upside Down Show Australia 2006

Other series[edit]

Year Production Country of origin End year
1971 The Electric Company United States 1977
1974 Feeling Good[1] 1975
1977 The Best of Families[2] 1977
1980 3-2-1 Contact 1988
1987 Square One Television 1992
1988 Encyclopedia 1988
1991 Sign On![3] 2006
1992 Ghostwriter 1995
1993 Cro 1994
1996 Big Bag United States[a] 1998
1999 Dragon Tales United States
2001 Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat 2002
2003 Out There Australia 2004
2008 Panwapa United States 2009
2009 The Electric Company United States 2011
2018 Esme and Roy[4] United States

Films, telefilms, and specials[edit]

Year Production Country of origin
1974 Out to Lunch United States
1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
1979 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
1983 Don't Eat the Pictures
Big Bird in China
1985 Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird
1989 Big Bird in Japan United States
1990 Basil Hears a Noise[5] United States
1993 Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration
1996 Elmo Saves Christmas
Sesame Street: Lead Away
1997 Sesame Street: A Is for Asthma
1998 Elmopalooza
1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
2001 Sesame Street: Music Works Wonders
2003 Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic
2004 Sesame Street: Happy, Healthy & Ready for School
Elmo's World: The Street We Live On
2006 Sesame Street: Talk, Listen, Connect
The Blood of Yingzhou District United States
2007 Sesame Street: The Get Healthy Now Show United States
2008 Sesame Street: Talk, Listen, Connect: Homecomings
Sesame Street: Talk, Listen, Connect: Changes
2010 Sesame Street: When Families Grieve
Sesame Street: Math Is Everywhere!
2015 The Cookie Thief
2016 Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

Sesame Street Muppets have appeared in cameos in various feature films, including The Muppet Movie (1979), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009). These productions, however, were not produced by Sesame Workshop. Also excluded from this list are Julie on Sesame Street (1973) and A Special Sesame Street Christmas (1978)—while both featured the same elements and characters of Sesame Street, these specials were not produced by CTW.


  1. ^ International versions were produced in the United Kingdom and France.


  1. ^ "The national audience for Feeling Good, conducted for Children's Television Workshop". University of Missouri. 1975. 
  2. ^ John O'Connor (December 15, 1977). "'Best of Families': A Leap in Time". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 
  3. ^ Paul Fierlinger (June 4, 2001). "AR&T animation by Paul and Sandra Fierlinger". Archived from the original on June 4, 2001. 
  4. ^ "Sesame Workshop, Nelvana partner on Esme and Roy". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications. October 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ Scott Blakley (November 3, 1994). "Frightened Bear Gets a Lesson in Basil Hears a Noise". Chicago Tribune. Tronc.