With the big success of The Muppets, 20th Century Fox has followed the trend and is currently developing a Sesame Street film. According to several sources, the studio has recently acquired the movie rights to the iconic children’s television show.
Sesame Street has already hit the big screen several times in the past. The legendary show was portrayed in the 1985 film Follow That Bird, which was distributed by Warner Bros. Back in 1999, Columbia Pictures also made its rendition of the show in their The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland project.
Sesame Street is a long-running American children’s television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and creativity communicated through the use of Jim Henson’s Muppets, animation, short films, humor, and cultural references. The series premiered on National Educational Television (NET) stations on November 10, 1969 to positive reviews, some controversy, and high ratings (Wiki).
Joey Mazzarino will write the script for the film, which will feature the famous characters from the show including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and Elmo, among others. The producers are Shawn Levy, Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Film 360’s Guymon Casady.