Why We Disagree With a Sesame Street Feature Film

TVOvermind | 3/21/2012 | Tom
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It might not be the popular consensus, but it seems fair to at least offer some dissent when it comes to making a movie about something that seems as sacred as Sesame Street. People can argue this up or down and the feeling won’t change since the whole idea behind Sesame Street being a beloved kids’ show is that it stays small enough for kids to really enjoy and not have to think so much when it comes to the big screen. It might be a treat for some since the big screen is after all where a lot of ideas go to become something even bigger, but in terms of shows that have been bound to TV for so long the result is usually hit or miss, as has been seen with The Muppets over the years.

Sesame Street is one of the few shows that resonated with both kids and adults when it appeared on the scene in 1969 and gave a very innovative look at educational entertainment. There were sketch comedies, there was animation, and the puppetry was unbelievable. It also managed to give the public some very notable characters, such as Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, and of course, Elmo. The show is turning 50 this year and is still seen as one of the all-time best children’s programs on TV despite a few moments of controversy here and there. But bringing it to the theater might, for some people, seem like a grand idea, though for others it does seem like it would ruin it just a bit.

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Maybe it’s the idea that there’s simply too much content to the show and the thought that something might get left out that has some people grimacing at the idea of a full-length movie, or maybe there’s...
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