‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about HBO documentary

‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’ will take audiences inside the minds and hearts of the show’s creators, artists, writers, and educators. It will take us back to how it all started


                            ‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about HBO documentary
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A new documentary about the long-running PBS children’s show ‘Sesame Street’ is coming our way! HBO Documentary Films’ ‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’ will take audiences inside the minds and hearts of the show’s creators, artists, writers, and educators who together established one of the most influential and enduring children’s programs in television history. 

Release date

While no release date has yet been mentioned, ‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’ is set to premiere in 2021. The documentary will air on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Watch this space for more information. 

Plot

As per Warner Media, in the late 1960s, socially conscious media executive Joan Ganz Cooney and Sesame Workshop co-founder Lloyd Morrisett took on a revolutionary experiment: To harness the burgeoning power of television and create an educational, impactful, and entertaining show that could reach children nationwide. Cooney recruited visionary Muppets creator Jim Henson and acclaimed children’s television writer and director Jon Stone to craft the iconic and uplifting world of ‘Sesame Street’.

Sesame Street Creator Joan Ganz Cooney (C) and characters Abby Cadabby (L) and Cookie Monster (R) attend the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center on December 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Inspired by the civil rights movement, ‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’ focuses on the first two experimental and groundbreaking decades of ‘Sesame Street’, highlighting this visionary “gang” that audaciously interpreted radical changes in society and engaged children in ways that entertained and educated them like never before.  

About ‘Sesame Street’

The American educational children's television series that premiered on November 10, 1969, combines live-action, sketch comedy, animation, and puppetry. ‘Sesame Street’ has won 189 Emmy Awards and 11 Grammy Awards, more than any other children's show. The show has given us some of the most iconic muppets and characters in American pop culture history. From Abby Cadabby to Bert to Big Bird to Cookie Monster to Count von Count to Elmo to Ernie, each of these characters has become ubiquitous with education and fun for kids in the U.S., and worldwide.

Creators

‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’ is created by HBO Documentary Films. The film is a Macrocosm Entertainment production, in association with the Exchange, Bondit Media Capital, and Citizen Skull Productions. 

‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’ has been directed by Marilyn Agrelo. The documentary was produced by, Trevor Crafts, Ellen Scherer Crafts. The film's executive producers are Brian O’Shea, Nat McCormick, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Mark Myers, and Heather Kenyon. Michael Davis serves as co-executive producer. Ben Gold is the documentary film's editor.

Trailer

No trailer for ‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’ has been released as of yet. Watch this space for more information and updates.

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‘Done the Impossible’, ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project’, ‘Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie’, ‘The World According to Sesame Street’, and ‘Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants’.

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