Elmo, Lin-Manuel Miranda team up for ‘Sesame Street’ coronavirus special

FILE Photo: An Elmo muppet is observed on the Sesame Road float all through the 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving working day parade in New York November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Elmo and Cookie Monster are reaching out to youthful youngsters baffled at remaining trapped at household all through the coronavirus epidemic with a particular “Sesame Street” episode airing subsequent 7 days.

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and actors Anne Hathaway and Tracee Ellis Ross will be celeb visitors in the 30-minute “Sesame Road: Elmo’s Playdate” that is aimed at entertaining young children and their families all through unsure instances, broadcaster WarnerMedia and Sesame Workshop explained on Wednesday.

“We hope ‘Sesame Road: Elmo’s Playdate’ will entertain and delight families at a instant when so many are feeling isolated and confused by present-day functions,” explained Steve Youngwood, president of Sesame Workshop.

The April fourteen show, in a video conferencing type that has become acquainted owing to coronavirus social distancing and quarantine restrictions, will air on HBO, PBS Little ones and other WarnerMedia television channels. It will be broadcast in Australia, Canada and the U.K. at a later day.

In the show, Muppets Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and the magical Abby Cadabby will come across new strategies to participate in and find out together through tunes, games and foolish dance breaks.

Miranda will sing a couple of rounds of “Old McDonald Had a Farm,” Ross will participate in a activity of “Elmo Says,” and Hathaway and Elmo get going with “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”

Colleges and daycare centers have been closed throughout a lot of the United States for numerous weeks, leaving mothers and fathers and spouse and children customers in the role of teachers whilst at the same time working in crucial industries, or from household.

The makers of Sesame Road have also introduced a Caring for Every single Other initiative aimed at encouraging mothers and fathers to offer convenience and handle anxiousness all through the epidemic.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant Enhancing by Cynthia Osterman

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