The Hollywood Reporter relates that 20th Century Fox wants to release a new version of the movie “Sesame Street”. The works for the production have already begun as the company bought the movie rights for the TV show that has kept children entertained for years.
Given that many remakes have turned out to be very successful , 20th Century Fox has decided to bring another famous children’s show back in the spotlight. This time, is the TV series “Sesame Street” that will be transformed into a big screen production with the help of screenwriter Joey Mazzarino, as well as producers Shawn Levy, Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.
“Sesame Street” was a famous educational series which was broadcast for the first time in 1969. In case you are new to the format of the show, “Sesame Street” was a combination of live performance, puppetry and animation. The main characters of the series were Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and Elmo. The serial became a hit soon after the first episode and it is estimated that one in three Americans has watched the show. The format was sold to international television networks and the educational program grew popular around the world. During the period it was broadcasted, “Sesame Street” gathered 138 Emmys, thus, being one of the most awarded series.
This is not the first time that the TV show has inspired the production of a big screen adaptation. The first one, “Follow That Bird” was released in 1985, whereas the second one, the 1999’s “The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland” featured John Candy, Chevy Chase and Dave Thomas. The movie, which was distributed by Warner Bros. also starred the marquee puppets.
Although 20th Century Fox did not make any release in order to confirm or deny the news, there are many chances to see the famous puppets on screen as the movie rights have already been bought. In addition, Sesame Workshop, the company behind the series might get involved in the production, as well.