Late last week it was announced that the Sesame Street movie was going to be facing a 5-month delay in release due to production issues.   The film has been moved back from its original January 15th, 2021 date to June 4th 2021.  This comes as a surprise to some that this movie will now be placed in between  an Untitled Disney Live Action Film (May, 28th 2021) and Jurassic World 3 (June, 11th, 2021) not giving the film much room even though being geared towards a younger demographic.

The movie starring Anne Hathaway is said to take place in Manhattan, where our friends from Sesame Street find themselves lost and unable to return to the street many of us grew up on.  The characters are said to join up with a history show host to try and save their show from cancellation and to prove to the world that Sesame Street exists while avoiding an evil mayor that is trying to cancel them.  Which sounds vaguely familiar to the 2011 James Bobin directed The Muppets.

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The 2021 Sesame Street movie will be the second theatrical release for Big Bird and his felt friends.  The first being the 1985 film Follow That Bird which followed Big Bird as he runs away from his foster home to eventually find his new home on Sesame Street.

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Still from 1985’s Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird.

After the success of Eighth Grade, Bo Burham has taken another shot at a big-budget Hollywood film.  It has been recently announced that Bo will return to his roots, and will be bringing his musical talents to the Sesame Street.  It is said that he will be writing the songs to the upcoming movie.

The untitled Sesame Street movie is being directed by Jonathan Krisel who is mostly known for his comedy directing for shows such as Portlandia and Baskets.  Although we are going to have to wait a little longer, we may finally get the answer to the age-old question, “How do we get to Sesame Street”   The Sesame Street movie will be released on June 4th, 2021 in theaters.