Live-Action ‘Sesame Street’ Movie Set for January 2021

Warner Bros. and MGM’s live-action Sesame Street movie will be released on Jan. 15, 2021.

The studio also announced Tuesday that it will open its live-action animation hybrid Tom and Jerry on April 16, 2021.

Sesame Street is expected to begin shooting in June. Director and co-creator of Portlandia, Jonathan Krisel, will direct the musical with Shawn Levy and Michael Aguilar producing. Mike Rosolio and Chris Galletta have both written drafts for the film. Since they hold the rights to the television show, Sesame Workshop will also be involved in the project’s development.

The educational television show made its premiere in 1969 and features classic Jim Henson creations like Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and Elmo, some of which are expected to make an appearance in the live-action musical.

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