CinderElmo is a Sesame Street television special that aired on FOX on December 6, 1999. It is a retelling of "Cinderella", with Elmo in the title role as a Cinderella-like character.

The special was included as a bonus feature on the DVD Fairytale Fun.


Keri Russell as the Princess, with Kathy Najimy as Elmo's Stepmother, French Stewart as the Prince, and Oliver Platt as the Fairy Godperson.
Muppet performers: Pam Arciero, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Eric Jacobson, John Kennedy, Michael Lisa, Rick Lyon, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Caroll Spinney, James Andrew Stone, John Tartaglia, Matt Vogel, Steve Whitmire
Muppets: Elmo, Zoe, Telly Monster, Baby Bear, Prince the Dog, King Fred Charming, Grover, Ernie, Bert, Mr. Johnson, Cookie Monster, Kermit the Frog, Count von Count, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Prairie Dawn, Rosita, Anything Muppets
Background Muppets: The Amazing Mumford, Baby Natasha, a Dinger, Fred the Wonder Horse, Herry Monster, Mr. Honker, Humphrey, Ingrid, Kermit the Forg


  • Director: Bruce Leddy
  • Writer & Songs Composer: Tony Geiss
  • Executive Producer: Nancy Kanter
  • Co-Executive Producer: Kevin Clash
  • Producer: Jill Danton


  • In several scenes, Grover was puppeteered by Kevin Clash and Steve Whitmire alternating while Frank Oz dubbed the voice. One of Clash's lines, "Yes, sir!", remained undubbed.[1]


International releases

See also


  1. personal correspondence with Rick Lyon.

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