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The Blue Bird (1976)

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by... See full summary »

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Cast

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The Night
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Grandfather
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Father Time
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Oak
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Tylo
Richard Pearson ...
Bread
Steven Warner ...
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A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A cavalcade of magic. A carnival of fun. The Blue Bird is magic for everyone.


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5 April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Pássaro Azul  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$887,000 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The financial figures related to the film were rendered a state secret in Russia. See more »

Quotes

Tylette: I love you both as much as you deserve.
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Connections

Referenced in Un genio en apuros (1983) See more »

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See that cast list? Those are not typos! These people do play objects in this oddball mess!
24 November 1998 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

The first co-production between USSR and Hollywood would have to be this strange kiddie film that is so icky sweet, it makes "Barney" look like "Penthouse Forum" in comparison! Some kids meet up with their fairy Godmother (Elizabeth Taylor dressed like a Mafia wife gone insane). With a wave of her magic wand, household pets, and inanimate objects come to life. The most disgusting has to be what happens to a pitcher of milk! It turns into a ballerina. To remind audiences of its milk origins, whenever the ballerina dances, we hear milk splash in a pitcher. It sounds as if the poor ballerina has a stomach disorder! The story goes that the production of this film was very rough. It went on forever. Jane Fonda supposedly kept on pestering the Russian workers, and it became an expensive mess.


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