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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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Storyline

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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The blue bird of the title was paid $50 a day, and flew away from a Los Angeles aviary soon after the movie was finished. See more »

Goofs

When Tylette is doing aerial spins in the Luxury's living room, the performer is clearly not Gale Sondergaard but a much younger stunt double. See more »

Quotes

Little Sister: Mytyl, Mytyl! Oh, you're Mytyl! And Tyltyl!
Mytyl: How do you know our names?
Little Sister: That's not very surprising. When I'm born, I'm going to be your little sister.
Mytyl: Our little sister! Oh, when?
Little Sister: I don't know just when. In a year or so.
Mytyl: Oh, that's wonderful!
Little Sister: Yes. In a way.
Mytyl: In a way? There will be three of us! We'll have lots of fun together!
Little Sister: Not for very long.
Mytyl: Why not?
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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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