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Sesame Street is on its merry way back to the big screen

06.20.2012
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20th Century Fox has just secured the movie rights to the classic/brilliant/all-around-awesome TV show "Sesame Street." If you don't know what "Sesame Street" is, let me know and I'll happily help you hunt down your lost childhood.

Longtime show writer Joey Mazzarino will take up scripting duties with Shawn Levy (REAL STEEL, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM) producing. Sesame Workshop, the company currently running the show, will also be involved in a producerial capacity.

The adventures of Elmo and friends have been seen on the big screen twice since the show's TV debut in 1969, the first time with 1985’s FOLLOW THAT BIRD and the second with 1999’s THE ADVENTURES OF ELMO IN GROUCHLAND.

What advice would you give the people behind a "Sesame Street" movie?

Extra Tidbit: "Sesame Street" has won 138 Emmys in its decades-long run.

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7:00PM on 06/20/2012
Cool. Give me some The Count on the big screen.
Cool. Give me some The Count on the big screen.
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6:58PM on 06/20/2012
That song Big Bird sang in the cage in "follow that bird" is the most melancholy song I ever heard. Still makes me well the f*#k up....
That song Big Bird sang in the cage in "follow that bird" is the most melancholy song I ever heard. Still makes me well the f*#k up....
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4:35PM on 06/20/2012
Elmo In Grouchland is a classic! CLASSIC!! If you're stoned that is.
Elmo In Grouchland is a classic! CLASSIC!! If you're stoned that is.
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2:20PM on 06/20/2012
I really hope this gets executed well like the Muppets
I really hope this gets executed well like the Muppets
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10:48AM on 06/20/2012

Double Yeah!

Woah. I just got myself a Classic Thundercats Lion-O 8-inch action figure (I couldn't resist!) less than 12hrs ago and now there's news of a Sesame Street movie?! It's like my childhood decided to pay me two visits in the same day!
Woah. I just got myself a Classic Thundercats Lion-O 8-inch action figure (I couldn't resist!) less than 12hrs ago and now there's news of a Sesame Street movie?! It's like my childhood decided to pay me two visits in the same day!
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10:07AM on 06/20/2012
I would go check this out. Sesame Street was and is one of the best children's programs and has been a part of kids' lives for many many years. I just borrowed a book on the history of the show from the library, and there are so many interesting aspects - the simplicity yet poignancy of the characters, the music, the staggering list of superstar guests and even the socio-political effect the show has had. I sincerely hope there is little or no CGI in this movie. The last thing any fan of Sesame
I would go check this out. Sesame Street was and is one of the best children's programs and has been a part of kids' lives for many many years. I just borrowed a book on the history of the show from the library, and there are so many interesting aspects - the simplicity yet poignancy of the characters, the music, the staggering list of superstar guests and even the socio-political effect the show has had. I sincerely hope there is little or no CGI in this movie. The last thing any fan of Sesame Street wants to see is a digital Big Bird.
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9:38AM on 06/20/2012
this is really cool news! I really enjoyed follow that bird. I'd say as long as they spark the same magic as the older muppet movies, then they will be fine!
this is really cool news! I really enjoyed follow that bird. I'd say as long as they spark the same magic as the older muppet movies, then they will be fine!
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