of Grouches Around the World
Upated: September 15, 1999
Elmo In Grouchland approaches we will be posting information of what may
be in the film here.
of all ages will delight in following Elmo as he inadvertently falls
into a far-away land full of rude, grouchy, trash-loving creatures and
- One of
the greatest mysteries of the Western World, the inside of Oscar's trash
can, will finally be revealed!
- For those
of you who do think Elmo is overrated you might appreciate this. Apparently,
one day on the set they were using the animatronic Elmo when one of
his "servos" started to malfunction and the little red guy
- Elmo In
Grouchland will feature the entire Sesame Street cast of humans and
Muppets, and will be filmed on an actual street (either in a real city
or a movie lot, not on the lot used on the TV series). The film's opening
scene features Bert and Ernie.
also heard that not ALL of the Muppet characters will be featured in
the new Sesame movie. As is understand from some friends on the set,
Grungetta is not anywhere in the film. If you ask me, it doesn't make
a lot of sense to do a movie about "Grouchland" and not have
her in it!
guest stars are: Vanessa L. Williams ("Eraser,'' the upcoming Columbia
picture "Dance With Me'') and Mandy Patinkin ("Chicago Hope,''
"`Dick Tracy,'' "The Princess Bride'').
the cast of regulars and celebrity guest stars is a variety of new characters
designed by Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop: an annoying bunch called The
Pesties ruled by Bug The Bug; Grouch Girl Grizzy; The Stenchmen, unique
trash monsters who sing and dance under the watchful eye of Grouchland's
Queen of Trash (Vanessa L. Williams); Huxley (Mandy Patinkin), a greedy,
grouchy thief who gives villainy a new name, and many others.
- Elmo In
Grouchland's release date has changed from March 1999 to October 1,
1999. According to some people involved with the film, it was "darker"
than originally anticipated and some of the shots are needing to be
- Sony Pictures
has added their on-line Elmo
In Grouchland page. You can visit that link by going here. The official
title is now "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland."
- John Debney
will be producing the music for "Elmo in Grouchland." Graeme
Revell originally worked on the music for the film through February