Sesame Street is introducing its first Asian-American muppet and it’s doing so with the help of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu. On Monday, Sesame Workshop announced the introduction of Ji-Young, a Korean American muppet who will make their debut on See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special that will debut on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25. The special will air on Cartoonito on HBO Max, PBS Kids, and Sesame Street’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

The special will follow the Sesame Street characters as they celebrate “Neighbor Day”, including Ji-Young, performed by Sesame Workshop puppeteer Kathleen Kim. The special will feature celebrity guests including Liu as well as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before‘s Anna Cathcart, DC Comics’ Jim Lee, and more.

“Sesame Workshop’s mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Today, we uphold that mission by empowering children and families of all races, ethnicities, and cultures to value their unique identities,” Kay Wilson Stallings, Sesame Workshop’s Executive Vice President of Creative and Production said in a statement. “See Us Coming Together continues Sesame Street’s proud legacy of representation with an engaging story that encourages empathy and acceptance and uplifts Asian and Pacific Islander communities. With the generous support of The Asian American Foundation, Ford Foundation, and P&G/Pampers, we’re proud to bring this special to life.”

The special is also part of Sesame Workshop’s “Coming Together” initiative and will include an opportunity to talk about anti-Asian racism with Ji-Young experiencing another child telling her to “go home” off-screen. After the incident, Ji-Young seeks out friends and trusted grown-ups to help her know she’s exactly where she belongs. A viewing guide and materials for adults and children to do together will be available the week of the special.

“It’s a powerful thing when kids see people like themselves represented on screen and in stories-it supports them as they figure out who they are and who they want to be,” Alan Muraoka, longtime Sesame Street cast member and co-director of See Us Coming Together said. “We can’t wait for families to get to know Ji-Young-in this special and in future seasons of Sesame Street-and celebrate some of the Asian and Pacific Islander people in our neighborhood!”


It was announced earlier today that Simu Liu will take on hosting duties for Saturday Night Live for the first time on Nov. 20. Saweetie will serve as the musical guest for the episode, marking her first visit to the program as well.

The People’s Choice Awards have revealed their 2021 nominees, and Simu is featured in two different categories!

Simu has received his individual nominations for Male Movie Star and Action Movie Star for his role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He is competing against Vin Diesel, John Cena, Florence Pugh, Daniel Craig, and fellow MCU actors Chris Pratt and Scarlett Johansson.

Additionally, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is nominated for Best Movie and Best Action Movie.

The awards ceremony will air live on NBC and E! on December 7 at 9 p.m. ET. Voting is currently open on the People’s Choice Awards website until Nov. 17.

With temperatures going back to single digits, it’s fair to say we are well and truly welcoming in autumn, and what better way to stay warm than with luxury outerwear brand Nobis. Known for their innovate jackets and cosy styles, the brand are celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, and they’re enlisting Canadian actor Simu Liu as their new global brand ambassador. From his stand-out role in Kim’s Convenience to Marvel’s latest hit Shang-Chi and the Legends of The Ten Rings, the actor has brought his vision for representation and perspective to his new partnership with the brand, combining them with Nobis’ culture and ethos.

Speaking on the new venture, Liu said, “To me, this new adventure with Nobis is personal – it has provided me with the chance to help continue to pave the way for those who are denied opportunity based on their ethnicity, in ways that bring their voices and stories to the forefront. I truly stand behind Nobis and the notion of defying society’s parameters through fashion.”

Announcing the news alongside the introduction of a new collection, we see the brand redefine its classic silhouettes, incorporating contemporary styling that channels Simu’s authentic style.


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 4K

Disney has officially announced that it will release Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray. The two releases will be available for purchase on November 30, 2021.

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Description: Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must face the past he thought he left behind and confront his father, leader of the dangerous Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, and Florian Munteanu, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu.

Special Features

  • Gag Reel – Take a look at some of the fun mishaps on set with the cast and crew of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • They’re Waiting – Shang-Chi and Katy connect with Xialing over a call.
    • Take a Shot – Katy has a moment of resolve during a battle.
    • Apology – Years after his sudden absence, Shang-Chi tries to apologize to Xialing.
    • I’m Here – Shang-Chi and Katy have a conversation in the alley. Katy reassures Shang-Chi that she will always be his support system.
    • Pep Talk – In order to turn the tide, Razor Fist encourages Katy during the middle of a battle.
    • Greatness – Trevor and Katy bond over passions in their getaway car.
    • Escape Tunnel – The gang slips out through Trevor’s escape tunnel in order to secure a getaway vehicle.
    • Two Sons – Xu Wenwu compares Shang-Chi and Razor Fist during a tense dinner.
    • Postcard – Shang-Chi and Xu Wenwu reunite as father and son. Shang-Chi makes it clear he disagrees with Xu Wenwu’s philosophy.
    • Just Friends – Katy and Xialing get to know each other. Xialing asks Katy some personal questions.
    • Do It Yourself – Xu Wenwu returns to his empire after the Iron Gang boss is captured.
  • Building a Legacy – Go behind the scenes and explore Shang-Chi’s explosive debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Family Ties – A deep dive into the rich but complicated legacy of Shang-Chi and Xu Wenwu.
  • Audio Commentary – View the film with Audio Commentary by Destin Daniel Cretton and Dave Callaham.
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature.

No news on any retailer exclusives have been announced yet, though the film will likely receive several.