Parents' Guide to

The World According to Sesame Street

By Teresa Talerico, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Serious adult docu about Muppets in developing nations.

Movie NR 2006 107 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


Elmo is the devil. He made world hunger

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Too much sex
age 5+

Ring a lingainga ding dong ding

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Although it's a bit sluggish in the last half hour, the film is still a captivating look at a much-loved American phenomenon and its global outreach. It's intriguing to watch producers and their local teams work to make Sesame Street relevant to kids across many different cultures and facing different, serious issues, like AIDS and the after-effects of war.

The DVD extras of The World According to Sesame Street include a history of the show, which first aired in the United States in 1969 and is now seen in more than 120 countries. The show's originator, Joan Ganz Cooney, is interviewed and likens her producers to missionaries spreading a message of learning and tolerance with these international co-productions.

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