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Sesame Street movie in the works from Stranger Things producer

It’s the news many of us have been holding out for since childhood: A Sesame Street movie is now in the works.

A new film version of the popular children’s TV show is currently in development, spearheaded by Netflix’s Stranger things producer, Shawn Levy.

The project recently moved from Fox to Warner Bros and is said to be an ‘imaginative and entertaining take on the beloved and decades old global brand.’

“The trick there is to honour these characters that are beloved, but in a movie that feels entertaining for the kids who we might bring to the movie, and humorous for those parents who bring their kids,” Levy told ScreenRant.

“It’s early, we’re still at the treatment stage, but very bullish on that.”

Levy has lent his name as producer on a swathe of successful movies including the Night at the Museum trilogy and recently Netflix’s hit sci-fi series Stranger Things. Levy will return for its second series.

Sesame Street has recently reached its 46th year on US television where it remains one of the country’s most popular children’s shows. It has recently made the move from PBS to HBO in the US.

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