Ever since Sesame Street first hit the airwaves in 1969, it’s been enchanting kids and parents alike with its irresistible blend of heart, whimsy, and wholesome educational programming. And although the show has evolved gradually over the years, it looks like it’s in for a major shake-up starting next season. The Jim Henson Company has announced that they will be making Big Bird’s fingers 15 times longer so that he can point at the children on the show from farther away.
It looks like this is going to be a great new era for the Sesame Street universe!
With a screenplay by Rhianna Pratchett, daughter of Terry Pratchett, we’re finally going to see an adaptation of The Wee Free Men.
The Wee Free Men introduced Tiffany Aching, the young witch who starred in several of Pratchett’s last Discworld books. It also features a group of Discworld characters who seem absolutely perfect for a Jim Henson movie: the Nac Mac Feegle, a community of foul-mouthed and gleefully violent gnomes.
If you’re a fan of the Muppets (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), then you’ve got to take a look at this! Jim Henson’s estate just released the Muppet creator’s unpublished early journals in which he recorded the backstories of his beloved characters. They’re absolutely incredible.