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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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Studious Boy
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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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15 January 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pájaro azul  »

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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

Shirley Temple's producer, Darryl F. Zanuck, decided to make this film after he mistakenly took the success of The Wizard of Oz (1939) as a sign that children's fantasy films were popular. With World War II fast approaching, however, audiences had no interest in Temple's unsympathetic character. See more »

Goofs

When the group is in the Cemetery, Tylo jumps in the shallow grave instead of falling in. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Luxury: Why didn't you think to get each of them a pony? Then they'd have nothing to quarrel over!
Mr. Luxury: Why didn't you? Well, don't stand there gaping! Go and get another pony!
Footman: Yes, sir.
Tyltyl: All right, you can have this old pony! They'll get me a better one!
Mytyl: Oh, no! You keep this one, and I'll take the better one!
Tyltyl: I'll get there first!
Mytyl: Oh no, you won't!
Mrs. Luxury: There just seems to be no satisfying them.
Mr. Luxury: If you ask me, they're spoiled.
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Connections

Version of The Blue Bird (1918) See more »

Soundtracks

Lay Dee O
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Traditional
Sung by Shirley Temple
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