Ape Entertainment and Sesame Workshop to create educational comics for young readers in print and Apple flavours
Ape Entertainment announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation, to produce a series of print and digital comic books featuring the cast of the beloved children's show Sesame Street. The new and original comic book series will emphasise educational and entertaining content for younger readers.
Ape Entertainment will portray the characters that millions of parents and children have come to know and love in a comic series available this autumn in printed editions and as a digital comic book on Apple's App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
'We are excited about our new relationship with Sesame Workshop to bring the Sesame Street characters to comics, which is a dream come true for all of us here at Ape,' said Ape Entertainment COO Brent E. Erwin. 'Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Grover, and the whole Sesame Street gang have always been a part of our lives, now we feel like a part of their family, and that's a great feeling.'
Said Jennifer A. Perry, vice president, worldwide publishing, Sesame Workshop: 'We look forward to collaborating with Ape Entertainment to create a series of Sesame Street comic books, for all ages. The Sesame Street Muppets and comic books go together like Cookie Monster and snickerdoodles [Ed says: snickerdoodles – a type of cookie made with butter or oil, sugar, and flour rolled in cinnamon sugar], so we can't wait for Sesame Street fans to have the chance to learn and laugh in the unique way comics draw readers in and keep them turning the page.'
Ape Entertainment's mission to grow the comics industry by increasing awareness about comics among a new generation of readers.