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HBO to Launch 47th 'Sesame Street' Season in January

HBO will launch the 47th season of its iconic children’s series Sesame Street, the network said Monday.

The series, which HBO acquired this past January, will feature a “reimagined Elmo’s World segment, which will include live action films and interactive thinking game such as matching, sorting, and counting, said network officials.

The 25 five-minute Elmo installments will feature the beloved character accompanied by an animated cell phone and learning tool as they tackle daily topics, said HBO.

Sesame Street will also introduce an important kindness curriculum to foster behaviors that can have significant outcomes throughout a child’s life.

“We’re excited to bring back an inventive and interactive take on one of the most successful children’s television segments, Elmo’s World, for today’s kids,” said Brown Johnson, EVP and Creative Director, Sesame Workshop in statement. “Kids love to learn with Elmo, and they are sure to enjoy the beautiful new chalk-drawn world Elmo creates in his imagination. We are also thrilled to be working with the legendary ‘original’ Mr. Noodle, Bill Irwin, and proud to bring two new diverse and multi-talented Mr. Noodles into our ‘World.’”