SESAME STREET Getting Big Screen Adaptation

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Looks like the classic PBS kids series Sesame Street is heading to the big screen! 20th Century Fox picked up the rights to the show, and longtime show writer Joey Mazzarino has been hired to write the script.

Like many of you, I grew up watching Sesame Street. It's been on the air since 1969 and features several of our favorite characters such as Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and Elmo, most of which were created by the great Jim Henson. It's kind of crazy to think that my kids are watching it now.

Real Steel director Shawn Levy is producing the film, but as of right now there are no story details. This won't be the first time the series was adapted for the big screen. In 1985 we had Follow That Bird and and in 1999 there was The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. Those movies were distributed by Warner Bros., and I have no memory of seeing them.

It's pretty easy to imagine how this movie will turn out, and there's no doubt that the kiddies are going to love it. I hope they come up with a cool story for these characters. How would you make this movie?

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