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.
Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »
A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.
Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.
Eccentric and lovable Big Bird lives a very carefree life with his friends on Sesame Street. But his happiness is cut short when a strict social worker named Miss Finch sends Big Bird away to live with a wacky family of Dodo birds. After a long week and feeling homesick, Big Bird decides that he has had enough and sets out back to Sesame Street. Word gets around and Big Bird is totally unaware that his friends are in search of him. But Big Bird better watch out because both Miss Finch and two unsuccessful carnival owners are also after him for their own purposes. Written by
When Big Bird leaves Sesame Street, a sad classical music is playing; it is Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo". It was used in a short film (called "Sad Flower Film" by fans) in an early episode of the original Sesame Street (1969), and after being featured in several episodes through the years, that short film was featured in Sesame Street: Episode #15.4 (1983) (Episode #1839), directly after the segment where Big Bird is told by the people of Sesame Street of Mr. Hooper's (Will Lee's) passing, which augmented its sad atmosphere. With that in consideration, the song may have been selected as a fan service, to similarly permeate the sad, dramatic atmosphere of Big Bird leaving Sesame Street. See more »
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 »
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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In the closing credits, the Count counts the crew members. At the end of the closing credits, the Count gives a final tally. See more »
great music and movie for the whole family even the kids
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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