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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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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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Considered Fox's answer to MGM's The Wizard of Oz (1939), the film was an expensive failure and marked the end of Shirley Temple's unimpeachable star power. Audiences found the idea of Shirley playing a nasty character hard to swallow. 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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Referenced in Without Reservations (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

O Come Little Children
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Traditional
Arranged by Edward B. Powell and Frank Tresselt
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A fantastic experience.
6 December 1999 | by (México) – See all my reviews

When I started to see this movie, didn´t expect nothing more but enjoy the wonderful presence of Temple. But watching the entire film, I can only say that is an amazing experience of fantasy, spectacular set decorations, unforgettable characters (Tylette and Tylo are lovely!)...and the most important thing: the beautiful meaning of the blue bird at the end of the movie. In one word: unforgettable! Thanks.


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