>> Time for your present.>> Present?>> The creators of Sesame Street->> Rubber ducky I'm awfully found of you.>> Have sued the distributor of a upcoming raunchy Hollywood movie called The Happy Time Murders,->> Looking for some rotten cotton?>> I'm a woman.>> Over an advertising tagline that they say falsely associates itself with the well-known children's television show.
>> You are the best damn cops I've ever seen.>> Aah.>> In the lawsuit, which is asking for punative damages, Sesame Workshop alleges that STX Productions has confused and appaled viewers who believe the film is connected to the show, and that the No Sesame, All Street tagline infringed on the Sesame Street trademark.
>> Do it.>> The production company issued a statement saying, "STX loved the idea of working closely with Brian Henson and the Jim Henson Company to tell the untold story of the active lives of Henson puppets when they're not performing in front of the children". Adding, "while we're disappointed that Sesame Street does not share in the fun, we are confident in our legal position".
The film, about a detective tracking down a serial killer in a world in which puppets and humans coexist, is directed by Brian Henson, the son of The Muppet Show creator, Jim Henson, who also helped develop the puppet characters of Sesame Street when it launched in 1969. The Happy Time Murders is scheduled for release in August.