The Family of Julia, the First Sesame Street Character With Autism, to Debut For Autism Awareness Month

Sesame Workshop/Richard Termine
Sesame Workshop/Richard Termine

In April 2017, the world met Julia, the first Sesame Street character with autism. Now, two years later, Sesame Street will introduce to Julia's family in honor of Autism Awareness Month in 2019, ABC News reports.

When Julia joined the cast of Sesame Street, she made history. She was the first new Muppet to appear on the show in nearly a decade, and one of the only characters with autism on a mainstream children's program. By showing Julia interacting with Elmo, Big Bird, and the rest of the residents of Sesame Street, the show's creators offered a positive depiction of autism for both kids on the spectrum and their families, and children who may not be familiar with the disorder.

This April, Julia's whole family will debut in online videos for Sesame Workshop's Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative. The new Muppets include her mother Elena, her father Daniel, her brother Samuel, and her dog Rose. Sherrie Westin, Sesame Workshop's president of global impact and philanthropy, says in the video below, "Our goal is to increase understanding, to increase awareness, to increase empathy, and by helping others understand, and by helping autistic children feel less alone, Julia is changing the world."

Julia is just one way Sesame Street is improving the world for kids with autism. Last April, Sesame Place became the first theme park designated as a Certified Autism Center, and recently, the Sesame Workshop published videos and other free digital resources for families of kids with autism.

[h/t ABC News]

Look Back at All 23 MCU Films With the Infinity Saga Box Set Trailer

Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios

While there had been plenty of popular Marvel movies prior to 2008’s Iron Man, everything changed when Robert Downey Jr. stepped into the role of Tony Stark and began the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that came the Infinity Saga, the culmination of all 23 films of phases one, two, and three of the MCU, concluding with the bittersweet Avengers: Endgame earlier this year. While fans are no doubt excited to follow Phase 4 with all the new, exciting films to come, nothing will ever be the same again.

Now that it’s all over, Marvel Studios is releasing an Infinity Saga box set of all the MCU films so far, and according to, the upcoming release has also come with an emotional trailer. After debuting at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer, fans can now see the trailer on YouTube. 

The trailer features the biggest moments in the Infinity Saga leading up to Iron Man snapping the universe back into place, and sacrificing himself in the process. “What a world—universe, now,” Tony’s voice narrates. He’s got that right.

With Phase 4 of the MCU not picking back up until May 2020 with Black Widow, buying this box set might not be a bad idea. A release date has not been announced yet.

El Camino, the Breaking Bad Movie, Is Coming to Theaters

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Doug Hyun/AMC

On October 11, Netflix will unleash El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on the world at midnight. But for those Los Pollos Hermanos-loving fans who want the theatrical experience, Entertainment Weekly reports that the film will also screen in cinemas across 68 cities from October 11 to October 13.

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter that he filmed the movie—his feature film directorial debut—in CinemaScope 2.39 wide-screen format, making it an ideal film to watch in a theater. “Every time we’d put out a new season of Breaking Bad, we would have a premiere in a big movie theater,” Gilligan said. “I always thought, ‘This thing, it looks like a movie. It doesn’t look like a show.’ I really want to be able to share that with fans.”

Not much is known about the Jesse Pinkman movie, which filmed in secrecy last year. However, during this Sunday’s Emmys broadcast, a longer trailer will be released.

Here’s what we do know, though: Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter he worked with a fairly high budget and was able to film outside of Albuquerque. Ten “familiar” Breaking Bad characters will make appearances, including Jesse's beloved pal Badger. No matter what, the movie—whether watched in theaters, on your couch, or at your desk—will be an epic event.

To find tickets, click here and type in your city. Several shows in NYC are already sold out, so it’s best to purchase tickets sooner rather than later.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]