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Following Muppet Trend, Sesame Street Gets a Movie

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04:  Sesame Street characters Ernie, Bert, Elmo and Abby Cadabby attend the temporary street renaming to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sesame Street Live on 31st Street & 8th Avenue on February 4, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ernie;Bert;Elmo;Abby Cadabby

From the department of Recently Resuscitated Muppets and Forthcoming Fraggles, Sesame Street is getting a new movie, with 20th Century Fox presenting a big-screen adaptation of the 43-year-old series. (Depending on your age, you may or may not remember 1985’s Follow That Bird and 1999’s The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland). Joey Mazzarino, a veteran writer on the show, will handle the screenplay. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the show's Sesame Workshop company should be involved in a production capacity as well. Start digging to figure out how much Big Bird gets offered to do this thing.

Photo: Jason Kempin/2010 Getty Images