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Elmo illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

SKOOG x SESAME WORKSHOP – A NEW WAY TO PLAY

SKOOG Inc., a media tech company with a mission to enrich children’s lives through creative and immersive play, today announced a global partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, introducing a new interactive platform that merges tactile technology with an ever-expanding content library featuring Sesame Street characters. The platform combines multi-sensory play with fun, interactive content and meaningful learning experiences.

Originally focused on helping children with disabilities express their creativity through music, the team at SKOOG created a suite of unique hands-on technology devices that children of all abilities can enjoy. SKOOG’s patented platform includes a parent-controlled app with unique cube-like hardware that lets kids play and create without relying solely on a smartphone screen.

Sesame Street is SKOOG’s first children’s brand collaboration; the new platform will combine SKOOG technology with Sesame Workshop’s early childhood expertise and educational content to create a new hands-on – and screen-independent – way to play. By pressing soft, squeezable, interchangeable RFID buttons on their SKOOG Cube, little ones will be able to enjoy interactive songs, games, and stories featuring the voices of beloved Sesame Street characters.

“Children’s interactive play has never been as important as it is right now. In today’s complex digital world, we set out on a mission to help motivate and inspire children, leading the shift from passive consumption to active engagement—while enabling children of all abilities to play, engage, and consume safe and smart content independently,” said Gregg Stein, SKOOG Inc., CEO.

“As huge Sesame Street fans, we’re thrilled to be collaborating with Sesame Workshop, a community of creators, educators, and unforgettable characters built on diversity, equity, and inclusion,” continued Stein. “Together, we have created a best-in-class physical and digital creative sandbox that will empower millions of children to experience the joy of infinitely expandable personal play patterns, enabled by stories and audio books, branching adventures, games, musical instruments, songs and so much more.”

“Playful learning is at the heart of everything we do at Sesame Workshop, so we’re thrilled to work with SKOOG, Inc. to bring this enriching new play experience to life,” said Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop’s Senior Vice President & General Manager, North America Media & Licensing. “We hope that our unique combination of SKOOG technology and Sesame Workshop’s powerful content will inspire kids and families to get creative together – with a little help from the Sesame Street Muppets!”

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About Skoog, Inc.

A multi-award winner and sold at Apple stores worldwide, SKOOG is on a mission to enrich children’s lives through creative and immersive play. SKOOG Inc.’s  technology has developed from education and disability-led innovations to technology that helps motivate and inspire children, leading the shift from passive consumption to active engagement while enabling children of all abilities to actively play, engage, consume safe and smart content independently. Inclusive and accessible, learn more athttps://skoog.media/

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org

SKOOG CES 2021 Photo
SKOOG CES 2021 Photo
SKOOG CES 2021 Photo

CHUCKY × NY COMIC CON

CHUCKY TERRORIZES NEW YORK COMIC CON 2017

WHAT: Wanna play with the world’s most demonic doll? Universal Pictures Home Entertainment dares you to join everyone’s favorite “Friend ‘Til the End” Chucky, in the heart of his latest haunt, the Harrogate psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, for a very special, NYCC-exclusive photo opp in celebration of release of Cult of Chucky, the all-new, unrated movie coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on Oct. 3!

But, Chucky’s reign of terror doesn’t stop there, as fans can also catch Chucky creator, director and writer Don Mancini, as well as franchise favorites Brad Dourif, the iconic voice of Chucky for nearly 30 years, Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly and Alex Vincent, who first appeared as Andy in the very first Child’s Play film at the age of six in 1988, for a very special New York Comic Con panel experience. The panel offers attendees the chance to see the panelist reflect on nearly 30 years of Chucky’s bone-chilling killing spree, share insights into genre-bending story behind the latest film, and discuss the future of the Child’s Play legacy.  


WHEN: Chucky’s Photo Booth OpportunityThursday through Sunday, October 5-8, 2017; Daily, between 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Child’s Play/Cult of Chucky Panel – Thursday, October 5, 2017; Panel runs 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

WHERE: Javits Convention Center

655 West 34th Street

Main Booth #241

Panel #1A06


CONTACTS:

Think Jam: Mandy Rodgers & Geovani Rocha, (323) 761-2333, cultofchucky@thinkjam.com