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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. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    For a while there, it seemed like the whole Rocco thing was becoming a once a season thing, no matter how much Elmo would protest, "Rocco is JUST a ROCK!", it never fazed Zoe, because she knew he wasn't JUST a rock, but a SPECIAL (or whatever else) rock. But yeah, in situations like those, Elmo can actually be quite tolerable when we see him lose his cool.
  2. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Active Member

    There was plenty of "But Rocco's just a ROCK!" "A rock who likes to drive!" and all that stuff around Season 35 or so. It really surprised me actually that Elmo would get so angry about Zoe and Rocco though. He likes to pretend too, and Rocco never really hurt him that bad, did he?
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's always easier to see someone else's peculiarities or quirks above their own.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's an episode this season in which Mother Goose was trying to come up with a new Nursery Rhyme and needed Abby and Elmo's help. It got quite competitive, and both got very annoyed at each other. There was tension, it was resolved. It worked. Much better than those repetitive guessing game episodes, where both characters do NOTHING.
  5. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Active Member

    That's true.

    I haven't seen that one yet, but it sounds pretty good. Arguing always seems to strengthen a friendship, and without it Abby and Elmo are a little fake. But there are times when they can be really cute together, and I'm sure this is one of them. I wonder if I can watch it on the SS site.
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  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I have been watching some of the seasons of Sesame on Netflix and they have had some real gold nuggets in there that have been a lot of fun.
  7. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Active Member

    Like the "Y" song, the three primary colors song, and the episode where Bert and Ernie's apartment floods. I love seeing Maria and Oscar together again.

    And the "What's Missing?" segment with Murray. I laughed like a three-year-old when I saw his nose was missing :o
  8. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    what episode number is the one where there apartment flooded?
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well I really hope we can see them play with some new relationships in the movie.
  10. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    I'm going to throw it out there that Joey is one of my favourite writers, period. His sense of humor exceptionally works well with both his characters and his writing and I would be quite frankly disappointed to find out that there was anybody else as the main writer for a new SST film.
    I'm keen for Mr. Johnson as well, although I'm hoping this film won't turn out to be a Spidermonster : The Musical
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    What kind of movies are popular right now, especially in family entertainment? FTB conveniently came out during a period where travel movies and road comedies were popular; the new movie could probably score some points from both kids and adults if it fell into a category like that, only as far as popular movies today are concerned (so long as we don't end up with anything like Sesame Zombies or anything).
  12. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...What movies ARE popular at the moment? I've not seen any good or unique kids movies advertised in ages that arn't just sequels or reboots? Anyone else seen anything?
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, vampires was the big thing for a while, but it seems like the zombie craze is coming into light right now, but again, I don't think any of us really would want to see something like THAT.
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yes, well, true but neither of those are for kids. Pirates came in for kids, but left again. Spies were big for a while, but headed off again.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well even back in the 80s, not ALL of those travel comedies were necessarily for kids either, like the National Lampoon movies.
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ahhh. I get you. You mean the original SS movie spoofed what the popular at the time in all cinema, not just kid cinema. I missed that.
  17. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Are you kidding? I would pay MOVIE THEATRE TICKET PRICE to see that! Hey, in a nightmare sequence, if done the right way and not too scary for the kidlets, it could work!

    Agree with what's been said here: ensemble piece. And I can stand Elmo if he's given some actual tension to resolve and emotion to work through, and isn't just mugging cute for the camera. Here's to obscure characters getting at least background cameos to make the older fans happy -- who here doesn't want to see Don Music or Guy Smiley even in a passing crowd scene?
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  18. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    I think a new movie needs to take on a real issue faced by today's youth. Follow that bird dealt with the very real issue of a child going through the system of child services, ripped away from his home, and being placed in foster homes. Elmo in grouch land dealt with loosing a blanket...in a fantasy land made of garbage...with a giant chicken.

    A new movie needs to deal with a real issue. Perhaps bullying or maybe even child abuse. Something real and hard hitting. Sesame street has turned into this odd fairy tale like setting. It needs to get back to reality. It needs to take place in the real worl where grouches live among us and run cruddy diners, not a weird magIcal world where grouches come from some alternate dimension.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm shocked that there aren't any live action crappy remakes of cartoon shows or halfbaked book adaptions this Summer, relying only on CGI movies and a couple stop motion films. Sure, there are 2 sequels.

    Still, there aren't really any trends in kid's movies other than hit or miss live action CGI hybrids. And even then, Chipmunks was REALLY REALLY lucky. Smurfs more so.

    The thing is, that's what happens when Hollywood finally acknowledges teh internetz. The zombie thing is played. Really really played. Zombies are basically a meme. And zombie movies that cash in off that meme are as lame as the older relative that sent you a Rick Roll 4 years later in the middle of October.

    Vampires are on the way out, as the last Twilight movie is coming out this year, not to mention the horrible HORRIBLE best selling book that's basically poorly written Twilight fan fic with the names changed to avoid a lawsuit. The only monsters left to ruin are Japanese Kaiju (like Godzilla... though the American Godzilla film did damage), The Mummy (though Brendan Frasier tried), and creatures from the Black Lagoons.

    Yes, but that's what the show is for. They already dealt with bullies twice in the current season.

    FTB had the luxury of being a movie about something. The Child services bit, sure... but also about what a family should be (even though Mrs. Finch only had the best of intentions, she thought) and touching a little on the follies of racial supremacy (at the very least, Birds should be raised by birds). Of course the family messages stick out much better.

    EIG didn't for multiple reasons. First of all, like I said, issues are addressed through the show in much more subtle ways (just not that much at that point), and secondly, they just wanted a happy little film for 3 year olds that sold Elmo dolls. It came of very plastic and inorganic compared to FTB, but it was also escapist and made exclusively for 3 year olds who don't care about subtlety, with some gags thrown in to keep the adults relatively awake.

    This next film will no doubt be an escapist cartoony film. There isn't anything wrong with that, but EVERY kid's film has to shove a message in at some point. Even less obvious ones, like the first Chipmunks movie's candy coated blast at the music industry (the part where Uncle Ian tempts the boys with riches and gadgets, then throws them into a cage to force them to perform over and over...that's a standard recording contract!) Soon, people are going to get sick of messages and just want something completely mindless. Especially since most messages in kid's movies are hypocritical and plastic. I especially like the "be yourself! The world loves a unique person" message they shove into franchises and books that that the studio execs make them change the story of.
  20. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    EIG was a giant failure though because it was just a cartoony escapist movie. It made less than half it's budget back in US theater sales. Heck it made less than FTB which was released 14 years prior. A new sesame street movie can't just mindlessly target 3 year olds again. If they do the movie will bomb and it will likely hurt the next Muppet movie as people will again see The Muppets as a baby franchise.


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