Gatot Kata is a recurring animated segment on Jalan Sesama. The title character is a flying superhero based on a brave and powerful flying knight from a well-known Javanese legend. Gatot Kata transform ala Wonder Woman from a mild librarian to his superhero outfit. The Gatot Kata cartoons show the puppet flying up into the air and drawing a “letter of the day” with his magic pencil for viewers.

Ginger Brown, Sesame Workshop international producer, said the segment is a way for children to learn the alphabet and the character Gatot Kata is also an important part of Indonesian culture that will also helped children learn about their culture.

In new productions, one of the things you can do most for kids is to show their alphabet as being their own, surrounded by local material that feels very much of their region.


  1. Jalan Sesama: “Encouraging Unity Across the World’s Largest Group of Islands” at Sesame Workshop
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