Zhima Jie (芝麻街) is the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. The show was produced from 1998 to 2001, for a total run of 130 half-hour episodes. There was an unsuccessful attempt to revive it for the 2004 season.
Prior to the co-production, Sesame Street had been dubbed into Mandarin in 1981 and distributed through CCTV.
Hu Hu Zhu is an ageless, furry pig who is quite proud of his blue fur. He's also very proud of the long line of blue pigs from which he is descended.
Xiao Mei Zi ("Little Plum") is a bright red monster who is curious and level-headed. She also snores very loudly!
Tie-in merchandise included assorted school materials, such as erasers, pencils, ballpoints, and binders. Tyco produced a line of Zhima Jie plush in 1996.