May 12, 2010


Groundbreaking Educational Series Comes to DVD and Digital
Download For the First Time Ever To Celebrate 20th Anniversary!

Hosted by Bill Cosby With Special Appearances by Ray Charles,
Jim Henson, Placido Domingo, the Muppets and More!

Street Date: 7/13/10
DVD SRP: $14.98 

Jim Henson celebrated the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking educational series, Sesame Street, by producing this special Sesame Street: 20 Years and Still Counting, available to fans from Lionsgate Home Entertainment for the first time on DVD and digital download. Hosted by legendary comic Bill Cosby and featuring special appearances by Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog, Ray Charles and famed tenor Placido Domingo, the special includes classic Sesame Street scenes and interviews with those who were involved with the series’ early years and created a foundation for a show as relevant today as when it first debuted in 1969. The Sesame Street: 20 Years and Still Counting DVD will be available on July 13, 2010 for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Experience this captivating special that marked the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking children’s series that taught us our ABCs, 123s, and so much more! Hosted by Bill Cosby, Sesame Street: 20 Years and Still Counting includes appearances by favorite Sesame Street residents like Big Bird, Grover, Bob and Maria. It also features timeless clips from past episodes; performances by Ray Charles and famed tenor Placido Domingo (with his operatic Muppet™ counterpart, Placido Flamingo); and in-depth interviews with the series’ creators. Sweep the clouds away and rediscover the carefree days of childhood with this delightful special! Sesame Street is produced by the non profit educational organization, Sesame Workshop.

Year of Production: 1989
Title Copyright: ™ & © 1989, 2010 The Jim Henson Company. JIM HENSON’S mark & logo, certain characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved. © 1989, 2010 Sesame Workshop. “Sesame Street” and its characters are trademarks of Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved. MUPPETS, KERMIT THE FROG and other Muppets characters and elements TM & © 1989, 2010 The Muppets Studio, LLC. All rights reserved.
Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
Genre: Family, Children
Rating: Not Rated
Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 48 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

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The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated “Sid the Science Kid,” “Dinosaur Train,” “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America” and “Pajanimals.” Features include “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth,” “MirrorMask,” and “Unstable Fables” and television productions include “Fraggle Rock” and the sci-fi cult series “Farscape.”

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand has recently launched the national tour of “Stuffed and Unstrung,” a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 “Best Stage Shows of 2010” by Entertainment Weekly.
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