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Follow That Bird (1985)

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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

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Cast

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Cookie Monster / Bert / Grover (voice)
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Gladys the Cow / Feathered Friends Owl (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ...
Feathered Friend's Magistrate / Grouch Diner Patron (voice)
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Grouch Cook
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Grouch Waitress
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Newscaster
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Sid Sleaze
Waylon Jennings ...
Truck Driver
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Sam Sleaze
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Mommy Dodo (voice)
Brian Hohlfeld ...
Daddy Dodo (voice)
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Storyline

Oscar, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, and the rest of the Sesame Street residents join Big Bird on a cross country adventure. Miss Finch, a meddling social worker, sends him off to Ocean View, Illinois, for the comforts of family life with his "own kind," the Dodos. But he is a disaster as a Dodo and, lonely and homesick, he soon sets off on foot for Sesame Street. Can his old friends find him before he runs "afowl" of trouble en route? Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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The First Sesame Street Movie Ever. See more »


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2 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Count's license plate actually reads 12345678910. See more »

Goofs

When Big Bird is first arriving with the Dodos' home by car, they turn onto the street where they live and the speed limit sign says 40 km/h. They are supposed to be in the USA where all speed limit signs say mph. (The movie was filmed in Canada.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, would you please rise for the Grouch Anthem.
Oscar the Grouch: No, no, no! With the Grouch Anthem, you stay sitting down! Down in front there!
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The movie is sponsored by the letters W and B (Warner Brothers). See more »

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Referenced in Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 1 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

All Together Now
By Wood Newton and Michael Noble
Performed by Alabama
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great music and movie for the whole family even the kids
28 June 2007 | by (United States florida) – See all my reviews

Follow That Bird is a five star event that has spectacular music. In my opinion Follow That Bird is a movie the whole family will enjoy. My favorite part is when the Muppet patrons order tossed salad and the Muppet Grouch cook gives them what they ordered via slingshot. Big Bird of Sesame Street is much smarter than the DoDo family of Canary Road. Like their name the Dodos behave extremely ridiculous and Big Bird would rather return to his familiar surroundings Sesame Street. Sandra Berhnard played a Grouch waitress and John Candy played the state trooper both were excellent. The movie was filmed in Canada. The scenery was peaceful rural farmland with fields of corn. Other notable characters, Sally Kellerman sweet voice suited Miss finch. Buy the movie you will love it!


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