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Follow That Bird (1985)

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

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 Blazer346

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It's Big Adventure! It's Big Laughs! It's Big Bird on the Big Screen! 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 Feathered Friends' letterhead states that their headquarters are at 45 Peabody Street, Boston, Massachusetts. See more »

Goofs

When Big Bird points to the keys to the cage, Sam Sleaze is holding them with one finger. In the next shot, he is using four. 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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Ain't No Road Too Long
By Jeff Pennig, Jeff Harrington and Stevan Pippin (as Steve Pippin)
Performed by Waylon Jennings, Roscoe Orman (uncredited), Alaina Reed-Hall (uncredited), Frank Oz (uncredited), Jerry Nelson (uncredited), and Caroll Spinney (uncredited)
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My first movie!
22 March 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the very first movie I ever saw at a theater. I was six years old and my grandma took me to see it. We both loved it. My memories are kind of fuzzy, as I haven't seen Follow That Bird since. But I remember being really sad because Big Bird was separated from his loved ones at Sesame Street. And I remember the gang trying to find him. And I remember, when the movie was over, how happy I was and how much fun I had.


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