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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elmo / Pestie / Grouch Jailer / Grouch Cab Driver (voice)
Fran Brill ...
Zoe / Pestie / Prairie Dawn (voice)
Grizzy / Pestie (voice)
Humongous Chicken (voice)
Joey Mazzarino ...
Bug (voice) (as Joseph Mazzarino)
Carmen Osbahr ...
Rosita (voice)
Baby Bear / Fat Blue / Caterpillar / Pestie / Collander Stenchman / Ice Cream Customer (voice)


Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination and courage and heads off on an action-packed rescue mission that plunges him into Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley. Along the way, Elmo learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened. Written by Anonymous

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The Good, The Bad and The Stinky.


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Release Date:

1 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bodzio w Krainie Mruków  »


Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,255,033, 3 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,634,458, 12 December 1999
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| | (Digital DTS Sound) (uncredited)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


February 2000: Soundtrack album won Best Musical Album for Children at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards. See more »


When Elmo is being taken to see the queen of trash the head and back of a puppeteer can be seen. See more »


[first lines]
Ernie: [Ernie hums, then turns to the audience] Hi there everybody! Welcome to the movie. Hey, we're so glad you came. Now...
Bert: [Bert appears, wearing a bath towel and showering cap] Ernie, Ernie.
Ernie: Hm?
Bert: Listen, I'm going to take a shower. Have you seen my antibacterial soap?
Ernie: No, Bert, I haven't.
Bert: Oh, now where did I...?
Ernie: Now, this movie you're about to see is all about Elmo.
Bert: Who are you talking to?
Ernie: The audience, Bert. They're right there.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, Bert and Ernie are on the screen. The credits start and Bert says "Ooh, credits! I want to see who did the catering." See more »


Spoofs Jurassic Park (1993) See more »


I See A Kingdom
Written by Siedah Garrett, Jeff Elmassian and Andy Rehfeldt
Produced by Jeff Elmassian and Siedah Garrett
Performed by Vanessa Williams
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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12 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

First off, i'm a parent. My daughter is 18months old and LOVES Elmo, her grandfather got this movie for her and she already knows how to play it on the DVD player(she pulls it out of the case, opens up the player and puts it in... sometimes upside down though ;) )and sits down with the remote. so she loves it. great she's not voting. I, on the other hand walk around all day after watching this singing the songs from it in my head... they are just so catchy. i never thought i would say this, but i'm starting to love family movies like this one. remember when voting for this, that it is meant for the under 5 crowd. not the 16-35yr old amateur film critics that think they know everything.

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