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The Blue Bird (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 15 January 1940 (USA)
Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mytyl
... Mummy Tyl
... Mr. Luxury
... Tylette
Eddie Collins ... Tylo
... Angela Berlingot
... Fairy Berylune
... Light
... Tyltyl
... Mrs. Luxury
... Daddy Tyl
... Granny Tyl
... Grandpa Tyl
... Mrs. Berlingot
... Studious Boy
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Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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15 January 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pájaro azul  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(first reel)| (photographed in) (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The picture of Shirley Temple in the opening credits clearly shows her as several years younger than she is in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Obvious young stunt double when Tylette is doing aerial spins in Luxury's living room. See more »

Quotes

Royal Forester: Hey, there! Who goes there?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits listed in hand turned pages of a book. See more »

Connections

Remade as Mon meilleur Noël: L'oiseau bleu (1981) See more »

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Lay Dee O
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Traditional
Sung by Shirley Temple
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The Best Movie Ever
15 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I've seen this movie a couple of times and I just can't get enough. I simply love it, since I was a little child. I watched it for the first time when I was a teenager in the 80's and I still love it. All the characters are special to me, even the cat. She is mean but we can learn from her that we cannot trust everyone that says they're our friend. The dog is amazing. Always trusting. Someone you really can rely on. And the bird, of course, which is a metaphor for happiness. Maybe it's not in the past or future but here and now. Maybe it's within us, but never out there, or somewhere we've never been to, or someone we've never met.


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