"Sesame Street" features the first Asian American Muppet Character In Upcoming Special

"Sesame Street" features the first Asian American Muppet Character In Upcoming Special ...

Sesame Street's first Asian American Muppet character will be featured in an upcoming event on Thanksgiving Day and its Come Together: A Sesame Street Special.

The new character called Ji-Young is a spunky seven-year-old who likes to play her electric guitar and always always willing to meet her friends on Sesame Street.

A family of a family of two who is a close member of her family and proud of her Korean heritage like that one loves play with her grandma and playing her favorite food tteokboki. Besides her family, she makes dinner every night at the table with the table in Korean and English, chatting in Korean and in English.

One Sesame Street Special, part of the ongoing racial justice initiative, will debut on Thursday, November 25 on platforms like Cartoonito, Netflix Max, PBS KIDS, and Sesame Streets YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

How Ji-Young is written by Sesame Workshop puppet Kathleen Kim, and in the spirit of humor, the new character will encourage viewer discussion about anti-Asian racism. In an offscreen incident, one boy tells Ji-Young to go home. According to the workshop, Ji-Young seeks out trusted grown-ups and friends who unite to help him know that she is exactly where she belongs.

Celebrity guests including actors Simu Liu and Anna Cathcart, comic book artist Jim Lee, chef Melissa King, television personality Padma Lakshmi and athlete Naomi Osaka will join with their Sesame Street friends.

The Neighbor Day celebration culminates with a new song, the name "See Us Coming Together" written by Ji-Young and dubbed by full cast.

A great thing for kids to see people like themselves with stories, to make them even more interesting and more interesting together, say Alan Muraoka, a longtime Sesame Street cast member and co-director of See Us Coming Together. It's a powerful thing when kids see people who are represented and they know the personalities they want to be, and to celebrate them in this special and in future seasons of Sesame Street, and to meet some Asian and Pacific Islanders in their neighborhoods, said Muraok

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