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Sesame Street's Release Date Pushed Further To June 2021

Sesame Street's Release Date Pushed Further To June 2021

The main reason behind the delay in production is because some dates clashed with Anne Hathaway's schedule. The actress is currently working on Robert Zemeckis' The Witches and there may be additional projects and commitments from her end as well.

After a delay in production, Warner Bros. has moved the release date for the upcoming Sesame Street from January 15, 2021, to a summer release on June 4, 2021. According to Deadline, the studio also noted that its legal drama Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan, will get a Christmas Day limited release, and will be released worldwide on January 10. Additionally, the Bruce Springsteen featured movie 'Blinded by Light' is moving back two days and now will open on Friday, August 16.



 

The main reason behind the delay in production is because some dates clashed with Anne Hathaway's schedule. The actress is currently working on Robert Zemeckis' The Witches and there may be additional projects and commitments from her end as well.



 

Jonathan Krisel is set to direct the movie, which will be based on the characters in the long-running series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrissett. The production will be handled by Shawn Levy and Michael Aguilar while Mike Rosolio and Chris Galletta have written the scripts. Sesame Workshop is also involved in the movie since it owns the rights to the show. 



 

Currently, nothing much is known about the movie. As indicated by a report in December by Comicbook, Anne Hathaway had been offered a starring role in the film as a character that is supposedly named Sally, who has appeared in the very first episode of 'Sesame Street'. The report also revealed that Hathaway was weighing her schedule situation as she had also been offered a role in Robert Zemeckis' The Witches adaptation and a report by Variety confirmed that in January that Hathaway had signed to star in the adaptation of 'The Witches' and will play the role of the Grand High Witch. 



 

It is going to be the third Sesame Street film to hit the big screen. The first movie was released in 1985, titled 'Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird'. One in 1999, titled as 'he Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland'. Recently, the movie franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year after the series premiered in 1969. It is famous for its adorable puppets and educational lessons and the characters including Big Bird, Elmo, Snuffleupagus, Cookie Monster, Oscar The Grouch, Bert, Ernie, and more which were widely loved by children and parents everywhere over the years.

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