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Rumor: New Sesame Street Movie in the Works

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Hubert, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And if they did, they'd've done Muppets Underwater or Muppet Sense and Sensibility or something no one would be excited about.

    I don't think they'd dare to make another movie like EIG. It made a meager 11 million domestic, and is the worst grossing Muppet project of all time (unless you count Buddy, which made slightly less). Not that FTB was a huge success (until it hit home video, anyway)... but just the Elmo stamp on the picture scared a LOT of people away. Not to mention the age group the film was intended for was collectively too young to sit quietly and watch a movie for 90 minutes, regardless of how much Elmo it was.

    If they're smart, they'll play a little nostalgic angle on this film. Sure, I don't see too much of Sherlock Hemlock or Forgetful Jones... but those characters weren't exactly present in the first film, which focused on more common, core characters. As long as there's a good amount of Ernie, Bert, Cookie, Grover, Oscar, and Big Bird, I'm happy. EIG tried to shoehorn some of those characters in (Ernie and Bert's asides were the highlight of the movie, if you ask me), but focused too much on Elmo. And it wasn't as shared as Big Bird's starring role in FTB.
  2. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    I agree, please let this film be an ensemble movie. One that everyone can enjoy, not just it's target.

    Please don't let this be an "Elmo & Abby's Big Adventure" type film. :grouchy:
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    All I can say is THANK GOODNESS. I've been waiting for a new Sesame film for ages.
    Good to see the Success of Muppets 2011 is paying off. To see those vibrant colorful characters on screen again will be nice. Hey, I even saw Elmo in Grouchland, as much as I didnt care for how the whole movie takes place on sets instead of the real world
  4. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Now we have all three big Muppet/Henson franchise making a movie!
    What could get better than this?
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    My suggestion: Have Sesame take place in the real world of New York, like the Murray/Ovejita segments. Have Spike Jonze direct:)

    I agree, gonna be very interesting when a flurry of Muppet related films comes to cinema again. Even though I was disappointed, I loved 1999 for having two Muppet films in cinema.
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  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Is there renewed hope for the Fraggle movie? Im surprised they didnt just make a cheap straight to video FR film, as I would have been happy with that

    Also they still going forward with Happytime Murders?
  7. KingR76

    KingR76 Active Member

    These were my first thoughts when I heard about this Amazing bit of news:

    "Sweet Yoda! It was a week ago today I met Kermit the Frog (true story) and today I hear about Sesame Street coming to the big screen. #EPIC"


    "First we have A #Muppets Film then I meet Kermit the Frog & he asks us about ANOTHER #Muppet Film & then Sesame Street movie announced YAAAY"

    Needless to say I'm over the Moon about this :)
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Lol, #I #believe #we #all #are, #so #much #in fact, let's put #random ##s in front of our #words as we #type! :batty:
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  9. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Super Grover movie, anyone? :)
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm all for and sort of against the idea at the same time. I don't need to state the positives... the positive is a Super Grover movie.

    The problem is, we're literally flooded with Super Hero/Comic Book movies, and while a parody super hero film sounds like a no-brainer, I'm not sure Super Grover can be a strong enough concept for a full movie without QUITE a bit of tinkering. Personally, I'd love to see a concept where it is a Super Grover movie, but it's made by Grover himself. Sort of the Cheapest Movie concept, only with Sesame Street characters. I can see a scene where Grover tries VERY hard to get Oscar to be the villain of the movie while Oscar refuses to do it.

    But then that opens the big question... what would a Sesame Street film need to be to set itself apart from the television show and multiple DTV projects? A Classic retelling? A Character focused piece (like both Sesame Films were)? A Parody film? The Muppets have always had more leeway because the show was only on 5 years, and the movies took them out of comfortable environments to do something extraordinary. Sesame Street has more or less done everything in 42+ years, several TV specials, and a couple DTV projects. I'm sure they have a great script and they pull it off... but like I said, people in this country are absolutely baffled by TV shows as movies. They need something to grab a large audience to make this film successful enough.
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  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Like I said, if not a Super Grover epic, at least give us another Big Bird movie to compensate for Elmo having TWO (a theatrical movie and a TV movie).

    One thing I'm really interested in seeing is how are they going to tackle the actual Sesame Street setting? I'm sure like with both FTB and EIG, they're going to film on a different set than the one used in the Kaufman Studios, but would it be a realistic set built and filmed on-location outdoors like in FTB, or is it going to be a slightly larger and more detailed sound stage set like EIG? I certainly hope the former.
  12. KingR76

    KingR76 Active Member

    I'd copied what I'd put on Twitter on here, hence the hashtags.
  13. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Glad to see that Sesame Workshop (and Henson, but i STILL dought there will be any Fraggle movie!! the JHC has turned into somewhat of a joke!) is deciding go for forward with a NEW Sesame Street movie, EIG was a joke (as much as i STILL hate elmo!) i own it on VHS, im NOT ever gonna bother with an upgrade to dvd (or a blu ray if that ever happens) I bet my vhs had prob been viewed under 2 times! Now FTB i love! If the new SS movie is like FTB for ALL AGES and NOT full of Elmo and Abby (another i CAN'T stand!) like some MCer's have said...focus on the CLASSIC SS muppets! :skeptical:
  14. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I just realized that, if the Fraggle movie gets made, it will likely be distributed by Fox just as this movie is being distributed by Fox if it gets made. I'm guessing Fox is trying to be a big rival to Disney's Muppets now. ;)
  15. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    A Bear in the Big Blue House movie?
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  16. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

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  17. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping there's a Hoobs movie on the way
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  18. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I'm still holding off for a Ghost of Faffner Hall movie myself.
  19. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    This is SO awesome!!! I hope it goes ahead.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wanna see them do an ensemble piece this time. Something that incorporates all the key current and classic characters, all working together. Logic would dictate that they'd consider an Abby focused movie, but that's going to scare away the boy demographic (look at the hoops Disney had and has to jump through marketing Tangled and Brave to boys, because they're clearly allergic to girl characters :rolleyes: ).

    The possibilities are endless, but we won't know the direction for months at the least yet.

    If only Disney did something with that character. Can't see why they bought that franchise if they have no plans for it.

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