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The Blue Bird (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 15 January 1940 (USA)
Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

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Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Release Date:

15 January 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pájaro azul  »

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Technical Specs

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| (TCM print) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(first reel)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The production utilized 300 children between the ages of 4 and 10. They also hired 30 nurses and 30 studio teachers to look after the children, all under the supervision of assistant director Henry Weinberger. See more »

Goofs

Obvious young stunt double when Tylette is doing aerial spins in Luxury's living room. See more »

Quotes

Mytyl: Oh Daddy, I don't want you to go.
Daddy Tyl: I have to go, darling.
Mytyl: Why do they have to have war? What makes war, anyway?
Daddy Tyl: The same things that make trouble everywhere. Greed. Selfishness. Those who aren't content with what they have.
Mytyl: But you're not like that, Daddy. Why should you have to go?
Daddy Tyl: That's what's wrong about it, Mytyl. You can't be unhappy inside yourself without making others unhappy, too.
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Connections

Version of The Blue Bird (1918) See more »

Soundtracks

O Come Little Children
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Edward B. Powell and Frank Tresselt
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The Best Movie Ever
15 April 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie a couple of times and I just can't get enough. I simply love it, since I was a little child. I watched it for the first time when I was a teenager in the 80's and I still love it. All the characters are special to me, even the cat. She is mean but we can learn from her that we cannot trust everyone that says they're our friend. The dog is amazing. Always trusting. Someone you really can rely on. And the bird, of course, which is a metaphor for happiness. Maybe it's not in the past or future but here and now. Maybe it's within us, but never out there, or somewhere we've never been to, or someone we've never met.


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