“The Cookie Thief,” an All-New One-Hour Movie With Guest Star Rachel Dratch, Debuts Monday, February 16 on PBS KIDS, Kicking Off a Week of New Episodes of the Iconic Series
PBS KIDS and SESAME STREET will premiere an all-new one-hour special on February 16, 2015. “The Cookie Thief,” Cookie Monster’s first special, builds on SESAME STREET’s 45-year history of helping children grow smarter, stronger and kinder. The nail-biting, cookie-munching thriller guest stars Rachel Dratch of Saturday Night Live fame and celebrates the arts. “The Cookie Thief” is a fun, action-packed special in which Cookie Monster explores self-regulation concepts – such as impulse control, following directions and managing emotions. New episodes from SESAME STREET will also premiere on PBS KIDS during the week of February 16 (check local listings).
In “The Cookie Thief,” a cookie art museum has just opened on Sesame Street. Surrounded by beautiful cookie paintings, like “Girl With the Cookie Earring” and the “Muncha Lisa” Cookie Monster and his friends feel as if they’re in a whole new world. But when art suddenly starts to disappear, Cookie Monster quickly becomes a suspect. Can Cookie Monster clear his name? Will they find the missing art in time or will Cookie Monster be banished from the museum forever?
On digital platforms, PBS KIDS will also debut new content from SESAME STREET in February. “The Cookie Thief” clips and the full-length special will be available starting February 16 on pbskids.org/video, the PBS KIDS Video App and on PBS KIDS on Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Roku. A new “Cookie Thief”-themed game will also launch on pbskids.org/sesame in early February. Parents can also download Cookie Monster’s Challenge, an app designed for children ages 3-5 that builds on SESAME STREET’s 45th anniversary season’s curricular focus: self-regulation and executive function skills that teachers identify as critical for school readiness. Available on iPad, Kindle and Android tablets, Cookie Monster’s Challenge offers a series of games designed to engage children and challenge them to practice self-control, focus, memory, following directions and problem-solving.
“The Cookie Thief” Airdates and Additional New Season Episodes Descriptions
(Viewers should check local listings for more details.)
“The Cookie Thief” – premieres Monday, February 16 and repeats February 18 and 20
“Chaos at Hooper’s Store” – premieres Tuesday, February 17
Alan and Telly use math to figure out how to take care of The Old Lady Who Lives in a Shoe’s 12 kids when she drops them off. Educational objective: Math/Self-Regulation
“Bert’s Sign Painting Challenge” – premieres Thursday, February 19
Chris helps Bert calm down as he struggles with letters that look similar while trying to pass Vincent Van Stop’s sign painting test. Educational objective: Literacy/Self-Regulation