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The film was originally announced in 2016 with Marah Strauch as director,<ref>[http://deadline.com/2016/04/marah-strauch-sesame-street-docu-macrocosm-entertainment-citizen-skull-1201730178/ ‘Sesame Street’ Docu ‘Street Gang’ Coming From ‘Sunshine Superman’ Director Marah Strauch], Deadline.com, April 1, 2016.</ref> and its release date has been pushed back several times. When its IndieGogo campaign first launched, it was expected to have "a late 2017 or early 2018 release."<ref>[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/street-gang-a-documentary-on-sesame-street#/ IndieGogo "FAQ: About Street Gang"]</ref> In Fall 2018, the U.S. rights to the film were acquired by [[HBO]] and the worldwide rights by Focus Features.<ref>''Variety'': [https://variety.com/2018/film/news/sesame-street-documentary-street-gang-1203020497/ "Sesame Street Doc ‘Street Gang’ Picked Up by HBO, Focus Features"], November 5, 2018.</ref> The film was later advertised with a 2019 release,<ref>{{popup|StreetGang-2019Poster.jpg|Poster from their official website}}</ref> then 2020.<ref>[https://twitter.com/StreetGangMovie @StreetGangMovie bio on Twitter]: "COMING IN 2020!", accessed October 23, 2019</ref>
 
The film was originally announced in 2016 with Marah Strauch as director,<ref>[http://deadline.com/2016/04/marah-strauch-sesame-street-docu-macrocosm-entertainment-citizen-skull-1201730178/ ‘Sesame Street’ Docu ‘Street Gang’ Coming From ‘Sunshine Superman’ Director Marah Strauch], Deadline.com, April 1, 2016.</ref> and its release date has been pushed back several times. When its IndieGogo campaign first launched, it was expected to have "a late 2017 or early 2018 release."<ref>[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/street-gang-a-documentary-on-sesame-street#/ IndieGogo "FAQ: About Street Gang"]</ref> In Fall 2018, the U.S. rights to the film were acquired by [[HBO]] and the worldwide rights by Focus Features.<ref>''Variety'': [https://variety.com/2018/film/news/sesame-street-documentary-street-gang-1203020497/ "Sesame Street Doc ‘Street Gang’ Picked Up by HBO, Focus Features"], November 5, 2018.</ref> The film was later advertised with a 2019 release,<ref>{{popup|StreetGang-2019Poster.jpg|Poster from their official website}}</ref> then 2020.<ref>[https://twitter.com/StreetGangMovie @StreetGangMovie bio on Twitter]: "COMING IN 2020!", accessed October 23, 2019</ref>
   
In December 2020, [[WarnerMedia]] announced that the film, releasing under HBO's Documentary Films unit and gaining the subtitle "How We Got to Sesame Street," would air on the network and be available to stream on [[HBO Max]] in 2021.<ref>[https://pressroom.warnermedia.com/us/media-release/hbo-documentary-films-debut-street-gang-how-we-got-sesame-street-2021 WarnerMedia Pressroom Media Release - "HBO Documentary Films to Debut STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET in 2021"], December 8, 2020</ref>
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In December 2020, [[WarnerMedia]] announced that the film, releasing under HBO's Documentary Films unit and gaining the subtitle "How We Got to Sesame Street," would air on the network and be available to stream on [[HBO Max]] in 2021.<ref>[https://pressroom.warnermedia.com/us/media-release/hbo-documentary-films-debut-street-gang-how-we-got-sesame-street-2021 WarnerMedia Pressroom Media Release - "HBO Documentary Films to Debut STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET in 2021"], December 8, 2020</ref> The film will make its premiere on January 30, 2021 at the Sundance Film Festival.<ref>[https://fpg.festival.sundance.org/film-info/5fd06b5a8e9fe3962033c571 Sundance.org - STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET]</ref>
   
 
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This article is about an upcoming project, product, or production.

StreetGangFilm-Poster.jpg

Street Gang production team: Heather Kenyon, Mark Myers, Matt Daley, Marah Strauch, Michael Davis, and Trevor Crafts.

Street Gang is an upcoming Sesame Street documentary based on the book of the same name by Michael Davis. Much like the book, the documentary will follow the story of the creation of Sesame Street and the Children's Television Workshop.

The documentary will be directed by Marilyn Agrelo and jointly produced by Macrocosm Entertainment and Citizen Skull Productions. Funding for the production was partially raised via crowd-sourcing among fans on Indiegogo, offering customized Sesame Street perks.

The film was originally announced in 2016 with Marah Strauch as director,[1] and its release date has been pushed back several times. When its IndieGogo campaign first launched, it was expected to have "a late 2017 or early 2018 release."[2] In Fall 2018, the U.S. rights to the film were acquired by HBO and the worldwide rights by Focus Features.[3] The film was later advertised with a 2019 release,[4] then 2020.[5]

In December 2020, WarnerMedia announced that the film, releasing under HBO's Documentary Films unit and gaining the subtitle "How We Got to Sesame Street," would air on the network and be available to stream on HBO Max in 2021.[6] The film will make its premiere on January 30, 2021 at the Sundance Film Festival.[7]

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