Big Bird – International Variants
Sesame Street has different versions in quite a few other countries. The character of Big Bird often has a different look or even species. Sometimes it’s a hedgehog or bear, but fills the same role as Big Bird and uses a full-body costume.
Big Bird – USA (Sesame Street)
Abelardo Montoya – Mexico (Plaza Sesamo)
He is a parrot.
La Gallina Caponata – Spain (Barrio Sesamo)
Garibaldo – Brazil (Vila Sésamo)
Kippi Ben Kippod – Israel (Rechov Sumsum / Shara’a Simsim (Israeli/Palestinian coproduction) and the original Shalom Sesame)
He is a hedgehog.
Minik Kuş – Turkey (Susam Sokagi)
Nimnim – Egypt (Alam Simsim)
“nimnim” translates to “tiny”
No’man – Kuwait (Iftah Ya Simsim)
He is a camel.
Pino – Netherlands (Sesamstraat)
Samson – Germany (Sesamstrasse)
He is a bear that fills a role similar to Big Bird, but there is a Big Bird equivalent called Bibo in Germany, too.