Sesame Street creators sue backer of raunchy puppet film

Sesame Street creators sue backer of raunchy puppet film

Sesame Street creators sue backer of raunchy puppet film

He remains confident that the production company won't give into Sesame Street's demands, which is to permanently pull the advertising and reward them with unspecified monetary damages. The Wrap reports that Sesame Workshop, who own and operate the beloved institution that is Sesame Street, are filing a lawsuit against the upcoming Melissa McCarthy film, which features Muppet-like puppets cursing and...*checks notes*...ejaculating.

"The Happytime Murders" is an R-rated buddy-cop movie set in a world where humans and Sesame Street-style puppets co-exist.

Producers for Sesame Street Workshop filed the lawsuit on grounds the movie used their name in the tagline without permission.

A cheeky statement from STX widely circulated on United States media - attributed to a lawyer puppet named Fred, Esq. - said that "while we're disappointed that "Sesame Street" does not share in the fun, we are confident in our legal position".

"We were surprised and disappointed that Sesame Street, a show dedicated to educating young children, is being exploited to market this R-rated film", Sesame Workshop said.

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It added that the marketing material "irreparably harms" Sesame Street.

They say they don't want to shut down the movie, but STX Entertainment's misuse of the Sesame Street name is tarnishing their reputation.

The red band trailer released earlier in May features an explicit scene of two puppets having sex that involves (what appears to be) ejaculation, McCarthy's character snorting ecstasy surrounded by gangster-like puppets, and a whole lot of bad-mouthing.

It is the use of the tagline "No Sesame". "While the trailer at issue is nearly indescribably crude, Sesame is not trying to enjoin defendants' promotion or distribution of their movie", the suit states. That trust, although built over a span of generations, is too easily lost and is now in jeopardy.

Along with Melissa McCarthy, The Happytime Murders' cast includes Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Jimmy O. Yang, and Leslie David Baker. "All street" - "deliberately confuses consumers". The film is directed by Brian Henson, the son of Jim Henson and the chairman of the Henson Company, who also directed Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island and the TV series Muppets Tonight. "All Street." tagline, would Sesame Workshop drop the suit?

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