A new Sesame Street movie is being developed by writers David Guion and Michael Handelman for Warner Bros.
According to Deadline, the writers are working on a script treatment for the movie based on everyone’s favorite fictional New York City street.
Sesame Street was a mainstay of children’s programming on PBS for over 40 years, and last year the series moved to its new home on HBO.
Since the movie’s script treatment hasn’t been handed in, it’s safe to say the movie is very early in development. It also wouldn’t be the first movie based on the characters and lessons of the Sesame Street cinematic universe.
In 1985 Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird was the first Sesame Street movie to hit the big screen. In it, Big Bird’s life among humans, monsters, and a brown elephant-like creature is questioned by a council of well-meaning but misguided birds.
The council of birds decides it would be best to relocate Big Bird to a family of dodo birds in Illinois. What follows is a heart warming adventure of Muppets driving cars, among other things.
As the new film is so early on in its development, there’s no news of plot, release, or even a name. One can hope it’s some manner of follow-up to Follow That Bird.