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.
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
In the scene where Big Bird asks two children to contact Sesame Street to save him, he asks them to contact Mr. "Looper's" store, meaning Mr. Hooper's store. This continues a running gag from the TV show in which Big Bird would always mispronounce Mr. Hooper's name. See more »
In the scene where the Dodos and Big Bird are arriving at Canary Road, they turn left in the street. It shows that their bird house is on the left side. However, when pulling into the driveway, they are turning right. 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 See more »
I've had this movie ever since I was a little girl and I remember someone asking me, "Why do you still have a Sesame Street movie in your video collection?" I tell them one, because it has a wonderful storyline attached to it; two, because it features the world-famous Jim Henson's Muppets and three, I don't mind my children watching it with me. Come to think of it, I wouldn't even be embarrassed if my children saw me watching it all by myself. It's that kind of movie, I loved it then and I still love it today.
You have to give Sesame Street credit, it's the longest running children's show on television, it's audience has grown to more than 1 million viewers, many were children when the show began in 1969 and are now introducing it to their children. You can take Barney and Thomas the Tank Engine, Teletubbies or even the Wiggles but give me Big Bird and Kermit the Frog any day.
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