Move Over, Muppets: A 'Sesame Street' Movie Is on the Way [SLIDESHOW]
How Do You Get to Sesame Street? Via the Big Screen
The Muppets made a comeback with last year's Jason Segel movie, and now Big Bird, Elmo and the gang are looking to do the same thing for Sesame Street with an upcoming Fox movie.
Producer Shawn Levy (the Night at the Museum and Date Night director who's also producing an upcoming Berenstain Bears big-screen project) will work with long-time Sesame Street writer Joey Mazzarino to bring Street to movie theaters, THR.com reports.
The new movie would follow two previous Street movies, 1985's Follow That Bird and 1999's The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.
Sesame Street, which premiered in 1969, has won an incredible 138 Emmys, is broadcast in dozens of countries around the world and, of course, has launched many beloved characters into pop culture, including Big Bird, Elmo, Bert and his buddy Ernie, Grover, The Count, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Snuffleupagus and Telly Monster.
The show has also relied on a steady stream of A-list Hollywood stars as guests, including, in recent years, Amy Adams, Elvis Costello, Nicole Kidman, John Krasinski, Conan O'Brien, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Emma Stone, Craig Ferguson, Mark Ruffalo, Ricky Gervais, Jason Bateman, Oprah, Adam Sandler, Jim Parsons, Ryan Reynolds, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Hugh Jackman.
As for potential storylines for the Sesame Street movie, none has been announced, though, given the show's long history and how many people -- kids and adults -- have loved the show, we're guessing it'll feature a plot that would have as universal an appeal as possible.
Check out our Sesame Street slideshow as you ponder which of your Street faves might make another leap to the big screen:.