Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Movie Release Dates For Sesame Street And Tom And Jerry Movies
Warner Bros. has announced the theatrical release dates for the new Sesame Street and Tom and Jerry movies.
The Sesame Street movie, which is yet to be titled, is a live-action musical and is scheduled to be released in the United States on 15th January 2021, and the new Tom and Jerry movie, which is a live-action and animation hybrid and is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on 16th April 2021.
The co-creator of the sketch comedy series Portlandia – Jonathan Krisel is directing the new Sesame Street movie which is based on the long-running children’s TV show (currently airing on WarnerMedia’s HBO in the United States) created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett that features muppet characters created by Jim Henson including Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie and many others.
Mike Rosolio wrote the first draft of the Sesame Street movie screenplay, with Chris Galletta writing a second draft. Shawn Levy is producing the Sesame Street movie with Michael Aguilar. Shawn Levy has been developing the movie since 2012 when 20th Century Fox held the rights. Jesse Ehrman is overseeing the project for Warner Bros. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation the produces the TV show, will be involved with the development of the project.
For the new Tom and Jerry movie, Tim Story (Ride Along, Shaft) has already been announced as director. The movie will be produced by Warner Bros
feature animation division – Warner Animation Group. The movie will be based on the classic MGM animated shorts from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s.