It’s Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary — time to celebrate the street where the air is sweet! On December 3, 2019, Shout Kids and Sesame Workshop proudly present a star-studded birthday bash with the home entertainment release of Sesame Street: 50th Anniversary Celebration. The eagerly anticipated special comes to DVD and digital download following its broadcast presentation November 9 on HBO and November 17 on PBS.
Join host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the residents of Sesame Street —humans and monsters alike — to celebrate 50 years of learning, laughter, and love. Familiar felt faces like Roosevelt Franklin, Don Music, Sherlock Hemlock, and The Amazing Mumford join original Sesame Street cast members and celebrity guests like Norah Jones, Nile Rodgers, Sterling K. Brown, Meghan Trainor, Patti LaBelle, Elvis Costello and more in this heartwarming special.
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration reimagines classic segments and songs as the Sesame Street gang gets ready for a big party to celebrate the neighborhood’s 50th birthday. When the famous street sign goes missing before the party, it’s up to Elmo, Rosita, Grover, and Abby to track it down, while Big Bird and Snuffy plan a surprise of their own. The special will feature fresh performances of beloved songs like “People in Your Neighborhood” and “Bein’ Green,” plus retrospective flashbacks to fan-favorite moments. This music- and memory-filled event for the whole family celebrates how relevant and beloved this iconic show continues to be today, in the United States and all over the world.
Sesame Street’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebrates the timeless lesson that Sesame Street has always taught: everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, is equally deserving of respect, opportunity, and joy. Throughout 2019, families everywhere have joined all their furry and feathered friends in celebrating Sesame Street’s past, present, and future with a nationwide road trip, celebrity- and fan-fueled social media campaigns, and new social impact initiatives, and this star-studded primetime special that will kick off the show’s 50th season.
Fans are encouraged to share their favorite Sesame Street memories across social media this year using the hashtag #ThisIsMyStreet.
Bonus Features (DVD Only):
Elmo’s World: Celebration
50 Years In 50 Seconds