March 13 : Warner Bros. And MGM have officially announced the release dates for the upcoming Sesame Street movie.
According to reports from the ”The Hollywood Reporter”, Sesame Street will be released on January 15, 2021. Principal Photography for the movie is set to begin in the coming month of June. The movie will be directed by Jonathan Krisel, known for his directorial work on the comedy series, Portlandia. He has also directed episodes on other comedy television series like, ”Kroll Show” and “Man seeking Woman”.
The movie is said to be a musical which does make sense, as per the nature of the show which incorporates fun and learning through songs sung by the muppet and human characters. Shawn Levy(Night at the Museum) and Michael Aguilar are going to produce the musical. Writers, Mike Rosolio and Chris Galletta have completed writing both the first and final drafts for the movie.
Sesame Street premiered early in 1969 and combined elements of live action, puppetry/muppetry, and animation and went on to become of the most successful children’s educational programmers till this day. The show introduced the world to characters like Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Grover and Elmo, all of who were created using Jim Henson's Muppets.
Created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morissette, the TV series was produced by the Sesame Workshop, also known as the Children’s Television Workshop until the year 2000.
Further reports have claimed that Actress Anne Hathway is starring and will have a big role in the movie. Several Hollywood actors are also rumored to be joining the movie shortly. Guess we’ll find out when the movie hits theaters on January 15, 2021.