NEWS - New Sesame Street Movie Coming
Reported by OptimusSolo at 12:33 AM on Sat Jun 23 2012

[As reported in the source below]


"20th Century Fox wants to tell you how to get to Sesame Street.


The studio has picked up the movie rights to the long-running and iconic children’s television show and has tapped longtime Street writer Joey Mazzarino to pen the script. Producers are Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps banner, Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Film 360's Guymon Casady


The educational series, which premiered in 1969, airs mostly on PBS stations and features a combination of live-action and puppetry, as well as animation. It is best known as the home of the Jim Henson creations Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and Elmo. It's estimated that about one in three Americans has watched the show, and the format is broadcast in dozens of countries. Sesame Street also has won 138 Emmys during its run.


The series has generated two previous big-screen adaptations, 1985’s Follow That Bird and 1999’s The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. Bird featured John Candy, Chevy Chase and Dave Thomas as well as the marquee puppets. It was distributed by Warner Bros.


Sesame Workshop, the company behind the show (and formerly known as Children’s Television Workshop), likely will be involved in a producer capacity as well.


Fox had no comment on the news."

Source: Hollywood Reporter
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2cat007
said at 8:03 PM on Sat Oct 6 2012
I can't wait to see it! I'm happy to see sesame street make a movie,I will say now I will be seeing that movie when it hits theaters. :)
JayGirl10
said at 7:00 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
Sorry, *Follow That Bird, not Catch That Bird
JayGirl10
said at 6:59 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
I wonder if it'll be like Catch that Bird!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:30 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
Can't wait to see it. Hopefully it's as great as he Muppets movie was.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 5:33 AM on Sat Jun 23 2012
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