Sesame Street Goes to Israel
"Sesame Street" already has an Israeli version called "Rechov Sumsum." "Shalom Sesame" is initially intended for the "North American Jewish community and the rest of the English-speaking Jewish world," according to Labin. The content might be repackaged at some point and translated into other languages, such as Russian and French.
"The idea is that this new content is as broad based as possible" in an attempt to reach the widest number of Jewish people, Labin added.
The new series will be available December 2010 on DVD, online and possibly on broadcast television as well. If that seems like a long time for fans to wait, Labin assures us that it will be worth it. In addition to filming new segments in Israel with Grover and other Muppet favorites, celebrities such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Christina Applegate, Debra Messing and Cedric the Entertainer will appear in sketches that will be filmed in the United States.
Now if only we can get Grover to broker a long-standing peace deal. Talk about sunny days.
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