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Will Sesame Street produce another movie for theaters?

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by mbmfrog, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    I agree. when i was thinking about it i relised it would need to be a little serious. which would be hard for a character like grover.:super:
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The problem is getting that seriousness to work organically. I could see a Super Grover movie being a Naked Gun type deal that doesn't need those tender moments, and if it did, they'd be sarcastic... but the Scary Movie and spinoff franchise totally ruined that kind of film for everyone. Still, you have to wonder if a parody super hero movie will be welcomed with open arms as a refreshing slap to the other mainstream super movies, or will it just flop into the pile? Of course, being a kid's movie, I'm sure it would get different treatment.

    Still, the movie needs to be an ensamble piece no matter who's the star of it. EIG wasn't the ensamble piece FTB was, and it just didn't click the same way... though it was fairly ensamble... still, I wish Oscar didn't spend most of the movie in grouch jail. Had Oscar been pardoned or excused and went off to find Elmo himself, I feel the film would have been that much better.
  3. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    there are actually a lot of unexplored sesame street movie ideas:)
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd wonder if the Classic Retelling bit would work for them. I never saw CinderElmo, so I can't comment on that. Something where one of the main characters (and it's probably going to be Elmo) plays the lead, some celebrity humans play bit roles, and the rest of the cast is in supporting roles.
  5. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    yeah your probably right, but don't you think they will create a better monster to upstage elmo?
  6. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Well-Known Member

    I like the "Super Grover" and "Around the World in 80 Days" ideas.
    It would be great if they did do a new Sesame Street movie.
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Dude...they should make it like Muppets Take Manhattan. I mean I know I LOVVVE all the Murray and Ovejita skits when theyre walking around NY burroughs. I couldnt contain my excitement for a film like that!! :)
  8. I heard rumors that they started planning a Follow That Bird 2. Hopefully they do.
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  9. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Was Follow that Bird in theaters when it came out?
  10. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Well-Known Member

    Yes, I believe it was.
  11. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    Follow That Bird was a theatrical release -- my mom once told me she took her daycare kids when it came out.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing that's either a joke or sarcasm. Ha, I say... but...

    The problem is our American culture of "If it's on TV, I'd rather see it on TV for Free," and a lot of movies based on television shows that are currently on the air (with the original cast no less) just don't get an audience. South Park, Rugrats, The Simpsons and Beavis and Butt-head were lucky. Powerpuff Girls, Hey Arnold, and a bunch of others weren't so lucky. Disney found a niche market in February and sometimes January for Doug, Recess and Teacher's Pet (and a couple of the lousy cheapquels). Too bad they figured that too late for them to make that Rescue Rangers movie they wanted to.

    I compare it all the time to Japan, where every cartoon currently on the air gets, at least, a 20-45 minute one off as part of a holiday movie festival with like 2 other shorts based on shows currently on the air. Very big and established shows get multiple movies, sometimes one a year. If that was the case for the Simpsons, we'd have at least 10 Simpsons movies by now, instead of just one. But then again, it took the Simpsons 20 years for a movie, so it is very labor intensive.

    It would be great to see some sort of annual Sesame Street film theatrically made, but that's never going to happen. It just wouldn't make that much money in the US... it's not cost effective.

    Still, another Sesame Street movie, even though the Muppets was a moderate success, would be a hard sell. But I want it to happen. Just don't have it center around Elmo this time.
  13. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I've actually yearned for a Super Grover movie for quite a while. I think it could be a lot of fun and a great cinematic showcase for the great work Eric's been doing with the character.
  14. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    I would adore a Super Grover movie:super::super::super: . But if Sesame were to make another movie it would most likely star......................wait for it................almost there............................Elmo. BIG surprise.

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