NEW YORK (AP) As the new season of Sesame Street rolled out in theaters, it was clear the show was gaining a following among children.
“We’re trying to bring people in with a smile and a big laugh,” said Jeff Deen, the head of production for Sesame Workshop, which is in the process of rolling out its second season.
“They’re looking for the fun.”
The app has also helped Sesame create a larger audience than ever before.
The show’s third season averaged more than 15 million viewers a night, compared to more than 1.5 million viewers for last season.
Sesame’s latest hit, “The Sesame Stitch Experience,” was downloaded more times than any other show on the streaming service, according to Deen.
The app also has helped the show reach audiences in countries that are not as big as the United States, where Sesame has grown its reach.
“Our kids are watching it in China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Canada, France, Australia and more,” Deen said.
“The audience is growing so fast.
The growth of kids across the world is amazing.”
Deen has said he is committed to the show’s long-term future, and he expects the show to continue to grow.
“I believe we’ll continue to be here for a long time,” he said.
The Sesame brand, created in 1978 by the late Ted Turner, has become one of the most recognized and respected in the world.
The iconic characters are part of a long line of Disney-created children’s brands, including the beloved Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse, as well as the Emmy Award-winning sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
“Sesame Workshop is the most recognizable and successful brand in the entire world, and its continued success reflects the strong brand leadership we’ve established over the last 35 years,” Disney said in a statement.
“With an ever-growing, diverse and connected audience, we’re excited to continue our legacy of delivering timeless stories that engage, educate and entertain.”
Deens first steps at Sesame, he said, came as a result of an ad campaign for the new Sesame World. “
In our first year, we reached an audience of more than 30 million, and we continue to see a growing number of people looking to connect with our characters and see the world through their eyes.”
Deens first steps at Sesame, he said, came as a result of an ad campaign for the new Sesame World.
“There were so many things I wanted to do with it, but I was not prepared for the passion of the people and the commitment of the brand,” he told the audience.
“When we first started this, we thought it was a bunch of marketing people.
We thought it would just be an opportunity to do something to get a piece of the pie.”
Sesame started in 1977, when the family owned a chain of candy stores.
Deen helped to found the company in 1986.
He joined Disney in 1993 and became CEO in 2009.
The Disney brand is the largest in the United State, and the company’s top brand in China.
Disney said its annual sales in China totaled $4.5 billion last year.
“What Sesame means to so many people around the world, both children and adults, is that we have a passion for storytelling, for understanding the human experience, for making things that people love, and that they can take home,” Deens said.
Sibel Kekilli, the chief operating officer of Disney, said in an email that the show has a special place in Disney’s DNA.
“This is the first of many Sesame shows we’re doing with Sesame and we are delighted to have such a great brand partner in the Sesame family,” she said.
Deens is also a Disney executive who helped to create the show that became the most successful show in the history of the Disney Channel, starring the late Robin Williams.
“He and I are incredibly close, and I think they are both incredibly proud of what we accomplished together,” Deene said.