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The Morning Watch: Creating the ABCs of ‘Sesame Street’, The History of The Joker & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, learn how the musical crew of Sesame Street […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ Director Bo Burnham To Write Songs For ‘Sesame Street’ Film Starring Anne Hathaway

If you and your friends play Director Bingo and you have the square that said that Bo Burnham will follow up his critically-acclaimed feature writing/directing debut on “Eighth Grade” with a stint as a songwriter for the upcoming live-action “Sesame Street” film, then congratulations! For the rest of us, let that news sink in. And […]

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Bo Burnham Boards ‘Sesame Street’ Movie for Warner Bros.

Bo Burnham is on his way to Sesame Street.The “Eighth Grade” director is set to contribute songs to a Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the popular children’s show, which will hit theaters Jan. 15, 2021. “Portlandia” director and co-creator Jonathan Krisel is helming the musical, co-financed by Warner Bros. and MGM.Also attached to the film […]

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The Morning Watch: Game of Thrones Edition: Elmo Teaches Respect, Leslie Jones Freaks Out & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, Sesame Street favorite Elmo stops by Westeros to […]

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Sesame Street Doc ‘Street Gang’ in Talks for Focus Features Acquisition (Exclusive)

Focus Features is in advanced negotations to acquire worldwide rights to “Street Gang,” Marilyn Agrelo’s documentary exploring the “Sesame Street” phenomenon. HBO has acquired U.S. streaming and broadcast rights, Variety has learned.Introduced to buyers at the Afm by the Exchange, “Street Gang” is partly based on Michael Davis’ best-selling book of the same name published […]

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‘My Dinner With Hervé’ Review: Peter Dinklage’s Bland HBO Biopic Never Justifies Breaking Bread With Two Bad Men

Hervé Villechaize, the artist best known for playing Nick Nack in “The Man With the Golden Gun” and Tattoo on the TV show “Fantasy Island,” may have been a decent man. With just a rudimentary bit of research, one can see that Villechaize worked extensively with troubled children, helping abuse victims cope with tragedy and […]

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‘Sesame Street’ Movie Taps ‘Portlandia’ Co-Creator Jonathan Krisel as Director (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. has finally found the filmmaker to help them get to Sesame Street.Sources tell Variety that “Portlandia” director and co-creator, Jonathan Krisel, is set to helm the live-action “Sesame Street” movie for Warner Bros. The film will be a musical, according to sources.Shawn Levy is producing with Michael Aguilar. David Guion & Michael Handelman […]

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‘Sesame Street’ is Suing the Dirty Puppet Movie ‘The Happytime Murders’

Dirty, filthy puppet movie The Happytime Murders just got slapped with a lawsuit from the makers of Sesame Street, who aren’t very happy about all this R-rated puppet stuff. Sesame Workshop, the folks who run Sesame Street, are suing the makers of the raunchy puppet movie, claiming the film tarnishes the Sesame Street brand. Big […]

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