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April Fools: Sesame Street Film Still Happening!

Discussion in 'Games' started by minor muppetz, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, an article at The Hollywood Reporter mentions that the Sesame Street movie announced in 2012 is still happening. Back then it was announced by 20th Century Fox while the company was still in negotiations with Sesame Workshop, which took awhile, and now a couple of drafts of the script have been announced.

    According to the article, the movie will tentatively be titled "Saving Sesame Street". The plot will involve Sesame Street being in danger of being torn down and replaced with a cookie factory. With this in mind, Cookie Monster is the only one not distraught by the news. After the cast talks with the mayor, they learn that the mayor only allowed it because he doesn't think that Sesame Street has any educational value, but makes a deal: If they can prove that Sesame Street has educational value before the construction starts, he'll cancel the construction.

    Filming will begin in Fall 2015. 20th Century Fox hopes to get it out in early Summer 2016. According to the article, the movie will be nostaglia-heavy as well. It will be an ensemble piece, with Big Bird, Oscar, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, and The Count having the main roles. Characters like Elmo, Abby, Zoe, and Murray will be in it, but their parts will be fairly small. Many old-school characters will be featured, and the current draft of the script reportedly specifically mentions appearances by such characters as Herry Monster, The Amazing Mumford, Biff and Sully, Forgetful Jones and friends, Sherlock Hemlock, and Simon Soundman. Sesame Workshop and 20th Century Fox are even in negotiations with Disney to allow a Kermit the Frog cameo.

    The article features this funny quote: "Will Sesame Street be saved? Will Cookie Monster learn that his friends and their homes are more important than cookies? Will this film do better than the previous two Sesame Street films?" Well... (and I think you knew this was coming)

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  2. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I kind of new it was an April Fool's joke. But it's definitely a good thought especially with how popular CM has been these days.
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  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I had debated over whether to have the news be about the Sesame Street movie that was announced, or if it would be about a new Muppet movie. Had these in mind for almost a year. A few weeks ago, I also considered doing a report on the Fraggle Rock movie, saying that Michael Bay would be involved, but then we got actual news about the movie, with Joseph Gordon Levitt being attached to produce and star, so that killed that prank.

    I might make a fan fic based on what I wrote here about "Saving Sesame Street".
  4. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    I agree with Daffy- considering how much popularity our favorite shaggy blue-furred monster with a voracious appetite has been facing at this point in time, he absolutely does deserve a movie like that!

    Few questions...would Snuffy (as well as Prairie Dawn) at least be involved with those who have a main role? Would Telly be involved with those who play a fairly small role? Or would I have to wait for the fan fic, if it happens?
  5. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    The fan fic is a good idea, Minor Muppetz. Plus I haven't seen much more of your Sesame 2.0s lately. Are any of those still in development?
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I would think so. I haven't thought up much for my fan fic beyond what's said in this April fools joke.

    Not sure. I haven't done a new Sesame Street 2.0 in a few years, but you should never say never. I did think up a, idea recently that would work for Sesame Street 2.0, but I actually forgot what the basic idea was.

    There's a few things that I was going to say in the "article", but wasn't sure how likely those things would be mentioned in an article like this at this point in "development" (keep in mind that just because I considered it doesn't mean that it will apply to my eventual fan fic):
    • I was going to say that Elmo, Abby, Zoe, Rosita, Murray, and Baby Bear's parts would be slightly bigger than Rizzo and Pepe's in the last two Muppet movies, with Elmo having the biggest part out of all of them (regardless of how "retro" they want the movie to be, I doubt 20th Century Fox would want a real lack of Elmo).
    • The movie would open with a brand-new "Word on the Street", involving the word "movie" (I doubt I'll open my fan fic with this, as it wouldn't be a movie).
    • I would have said that this movie would show that Cookie Monster doesn't actually live on Sesame Street, or at least not the part that would be torn down. The film would reveal that his home is actually on a connecting street right next to where it turns to Sesame.
    • As with the last two movies, this one would have a more realistic-looking Sesame Street set.
  7. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Here's a plot big bird, Bert and Ernie, grover Oscar the count cookie and elmo going across the country to tell the president of the usa to stop sesame street from being turned into a shopping mall
  8. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    That would be cool. I always thought CM lived in the 123 Sesame Street apartment with the rest of the gang. It's the Count's residence that always confused me though, since they say he lives in Transylvania. Yet he's close enough to SS to make regular visits there.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I hope to get started on writing my fan fic based on this either this week or next, but I must say that although my fan fic most likely won't include everything mentioned in the "press release", one thing I'm thinking about is the fact that I had it say that it reveals that Cookie Monster's home is not actually on Sesame Street but right next to it. It's been announced today that next season Cookie Monster will start living above Hooper's Store, which makes me wonder if I should have it mentioned that Cookie doesn't live on Sesame Street (or at least the part of Sesame Street being torn down) or not.

    Decisions, decisions...
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

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  11. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I have the feeling that they were inspired when they saw this gag and decided to continue production on the movie. Hey, do you mind doing an April Fool's gag about a new Muppet movie next year?
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I want to love this idea, but I just can see it falling into the same preschool movie ghetto the last 2 Sesame Street films fell into. Let's face it. FTB, great movie as it is, didn't make that much. Less than most Muppet films, to be precise. It's only after it hit home video and TV reruns that it became a cult classic. EIG basically hit when the DVD's hit the 5 dollar bin. Even then, it's because it was a cheap DVD with Elmo on it to shut kids up for 80 minutes.

    Now, I would absolutely love to see a bigger budget Sesame Street theatrical movie. I'm sure everyone here would. I just don't see it being successful enough to pull parents into theaters for 80-90 minutes for something they can see for free that's still on television and in production to this day. Though, Spongebob's popularity made his second film a modest success, so I could hopefully be wrong.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Don't know if they were inspired or not, but it's interesting that this next one has been announced to take place in New York, while the others had the characters traveling (though going to Grouchland wasn't really far from Sesame Street, considering it's inside a portal in Oscar's can). Of course they could still be traveling from Sesame Street to another part of New York. But my idea would have pretty much took place on the street (with the characters leaving and coming back as often as the average person laves their house and comes back).

    I did consider doing one about a new Muppet movie this year - it was a toss-up between a new Muppet movie, a new Sesame Street movie, or the Fraggle Rock movie that's been announced on-and-off over the years (the recent news of that put an end to that idea).

    I do have a few ideas for next year, but unfortunately I forget what they are at the moment. I'm sure they'll come to me by then, or maybe I'll think up some better ones (even if I'm the only one who thinks they're better).
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  14. minor muppetz

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  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Back to this question, now that I have started the fan fic (though it's not finished yet), I feel like so far I've given Telly the most to do, though Cookie Monster is starting to catch up in terms of being the character used most. I've already given Prairie a bit of screen time as well, but Snuffy hasn't been in much yet. Of course, some of the characters I mentioned as being among the main characters (especially The Count and Oscar) I actually haven't included in much of the story. With so many characters involved, it has been a bit hard for me to find ways to use Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Oscar, and The Count (not to mention the humans) for this story.

    Of course I've started developing more to the story as I've been writing. I'm now getting into ideas I came up with after starting the fan fic. It's now starting to get more of the Cookie Monster focus that the story needs.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If there are actually any real updates of this new WB helmed Sesame Street movie, we should move it to a real thread. And I hope to hear those updates soon.

    If this does happen, I hope the strong Sesame brand manages to carry this film better than it did FTB and EIG. One of these things deserves to do well in its initial release, and not waiting forever to become a cult classic on home video.
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  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm surprised there isn't a separate thread regarding the real announcement that it's still happening.
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I know it's been a while but,this article says that they plan to make the movie more like the recent Muppet movies.


    I know of course the article is eight months old but it's still from this year,so the film could very well still be happening. Keep in mind that most films take at least two years to develop,so there's still hope that it is still being made. Hopefully it'll come out within the next few years or so.
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

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