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Promo art shown at an HBO Max event

The Monster at the End of This Story is an animated Sesame Street special which premiered on HBO Max on October 29, 2020. The special is an animated adaptation of The Monster at the End of This Book and features Grover, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Rosita, Abby Cadabby, Oscar the Grouch, and Grover's Mommy.

An animated short based on the special was released on September 22 starring Grover and Elmo. (YouTube)

The special was originally to be promoted around a Grover-centric campaign called "The Year of the Monster."[1] The campaign was since changed to focus on all the monsters of Sesame Street, now called "Furry Monsters."[2]

The program won a Rockie Award at the 2021 Banff World Media Festival, in the category "Animation: Preschool (0-4)".[3]

The special will debut on PBS on March 11, 2022.