Fox to Produce Sesame Street Movie

Hours after 20th Century Fox retained the rights to the children’s show Sesame Street, the Hollywood Reporter has revealed the studio has plans to produce a full length movie.

According to the report, the studio has tapped the show’s longtime writer, Joey Mazzarino to streamline the script. Producers Shawn Levy of Night at the Museum, Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Film 360’s Guymon Casady will produce the film.

This isn’t the first time Sesame Street has made its way to the big screen. The show has garnered two movies in the past, 1985’s Follow That Bird and 1999’s The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.

Sesame Street first premiered in 1969 and was the launching pad for Jim Henson-created characters such as Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Since its inception, Sesame Street has won 138 Emmys and has been broadcasted in various formats all over the world. It has been estimated that one and three Americans has watch the show in their lifetime.

Fox has yet to comment on the report.