It?s Big Bird on the big screen! A film version of Sesame Street is currently being developed. And at the helm would be one of the producers of ‘Arrival’ and ‘Stranger Things’, Shawn Levy. The planned film, which has no working title yet, was moved from Twentieth Century Fox to Warner Bros.?
According to Levy, he wants to honor the beloved characters of the popular children?s show. This he’ll do in a movie format that would be entertaining for kids, and humorous for parents. These are the very same parents who at one point in their lives had been kids themselves who grew up with the TV show.
?Sesame Street is at Warner Bros and we are right now working on a treatment for what I think is going to be a really imaginative and entertaining take on that beloved and decades-old global brand,? Levy said.
There were previous?film adaptations?for Sesame Street before. One in 1985 where Big Bird tried to return to Sesame Street. This was after being sent to live with a family of dodos in?Follow That Bird.?The other one is?The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, where the Sesame Street residents came together to rescue Elmo who was teleported to a land filled with grouchy grouches.
Sesame Street lessons
Sesame Street was created in 1969 by Children?s Television Workshop and Jim Henson. It tells the story of residents in a street populated by humans, talking animals and other characters. Both actors and elaborate puppets portray characters in the show, and it has featured famous celebrities as guests as well. The show is also known for taking well-known pop songs and turning the lyrics into?lessons, which aims to reinforce civic and academic learning in children.?
Shawn Levy is the creative force behind hit family movies like the Night at the Museum trilogy and Cheaper by the Dozen. Under his helm, expect Sesame Street the Movie to receive similar treatment that could lead to major box office sales.