Licensing the content from the Sesame Workshop, Ape Entertainment is able to continue a beloved series, but in a new way.
“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.”
The comic books will take Sesame Street into a new realm, a medium between text-filled novels and cartoons that’s enjoyed by all ages.
“We look forward to collaborating with Ape Entertainment to create a series of Sesame Street comic books, for all ages” said Jennifer A. Perry, Vice President, Worldwide Publishing, Sesame Workshop. “The Sesame Street Muppets and comic books go together like Cookie Monster and snickerdoodles, 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.”
Not only is this venture hoping to introduce future generations into an industry overshadowed by 3-D movies and interactive video games, but Ape Entrainment will be making the Sesame Street comics easily accessible and enjoyable for both tech-savvy and old-fashioned kids and parents.
Scheduled for a fall 2012 launch, the Sesame Street comics will be available in standard comic book print editions for $3.99, digest-sized hardcover print editions for $7.99, and a digital edition for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. App Store pricing has not yet been revealed. For anyone interested, you can find a local comic book store by visiting comicshoplocator.com.