- May 2, 2008
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To quoth the Workshop themselves:
I don't see what the big deal is. In the grand scheme of things, Oscar's can moved a few feet, Big Bird has no doors and Elmo lives in 123 now. I hardly see that as cause for alarm. If you even watched the video with David Gallo, he explains the purpose behind all the changes and they do make sense.In today’s world where changes are fast and frequent, a sense of place and belonging is more important to kids than ever. Sesame Street is expanding upon this notion with more than just a fresh take on its signature features, the redesigned set aims to familiarize preschoolers with the homes of their Sesame friends by anchoring them in places around the neighborhood.
“In this redesign, since being a real place was a quintessential part of Sesame Street, we sought to emphasize the realness of our world,” said Carol-Lynn Parente, Executive Producer of Sesame Street. “Elements like Abby’s Garden, the water tower area on top of the carriage house and even the redesigned Hooper’s Store, are all intended to make the street feel current and colorful in a way that reflects the world kids see around them every day. Furthermore, anchoring our core characters in places around our neighborhood will help kids build an even deeper bond with our characters by better understanding who they are, where they live, and what they do.”
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