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Warner Bros. working on Sesame Street live-action movie

Published on: 14th March 2019

The musical is set for release on 15th January 2021, and starts shooting in July.

Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel is set to direct the family musical, with 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy producing with Entertainment 360’s Michael Aguilar. Anne Hathaway is reportedly on board for the revival which would bring Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Elmo and other residents of Sesame Street to the big screen for the first time in this century.

Sesame Street, which airs on WarnerMedia-owned HBO, turns 50 this year. The television production of the Children’s Television Workshop has yielded two previous theatrically released feature films: Follow That Bird in 1985 and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland in 1999. Both were live-action films incorporating puppets with The Jim Henson Company producing, alongside the Children’s Television Workshop and Warners.

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