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Pitch of the Day: Another 'Sesame Street' Movie

31 March 2010 5:15 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

This August marks the 25th anniversary of Follow That Bird, the first movie based on the Sesame Street TV series. I like to think of it -- though I sometimes forget to -- as a part of the Muppet movie franchise. Yet despite some overlap of characters between Sesame Street and the Muppets, few others ever consider this movie when discussing the true Muppet installments, such as its immediate predecessor, 1984's The Muppets Take Manhattan. The disparity in appreciation for the brands is even evident in the fact that Manhattan (which features much of the Sesame Street cast in cameos) was a relative success, grossing $25 million, while Bird (likewise featuring Kermit the Frog in a cameo) was considered a box office flop with final earnings of only $14 million.

Despite that financial disappointment, as well as the even bigger bomb that was 1999's The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, I'd like »

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