After Jason Segel’s successful reinvention of The Muppets last year, a green light has been given to Shawn Levy’s (Night At The Museum) movie version of Big Bird, the Grouch, Elmo, the Count (above) and co. 

Joey Mazzarino, a longtime writer for the TV show, is on board as the film’s writer. 

Photo: Everett Collection / Rex Feature.