You’d figure that, with The Muppets being a massive hit, a Sesame Street movie would get the go-ahead before, say, Fraggle Rock, but it only the collective power of 20th Century Fox and Shawn Levy‘s 21 Laps could resurrect Big Bird. Now, however, THR has learned that the two will join forces to translate this beloved childhood staple into a bright, cheery cinematic experience, one which the series’ own Sesame Workshop is expected to also produce.
Nothing’s been revealed when it comes to plot or structure — we can all presume this won’t be dark and gritty… I’d hope — though it’s natural to expect something that veers away from their typical format and, rather, is in line with the previous Sesame Street films, Follow that Bird and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. (The former of those, with appearances by Chevy Chase and John Candy, put the characters out into the real world and played with it all from there on out.) While that might be the only way I could tolerate this kind of film in the first place, if you’ll allow me to be a grouch for just one second, it definitely wouldn’t exclude some of the classic Sesame Street characters; you could still have as much of Oscar and the counting vampire as you want.
Do you want a Sesame Street film? Is there anything interesting that one could do with these characters and their world?
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The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
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