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Follow That Bird (1985)

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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker named Miss Finch. Unhappy, he runs away from there, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director:

Ken Kwapis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch / Bruno the Trashman (voice)
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Frank Oz ... Cookie Monster / Bert / Grover / Additional Muppets (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Gladys the Cow / Feathered Friends Owl / Additional Muppets / Grouches (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ... Feathered Friend's Magistrate / Grouch Diner Patron / Little Girl / Additional Muppets (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Count von Count / Herry Monster / Additional Muppets (voice)
Paul Bartel ... Grouch Cook
Sandra Bernhard ... Grouch Waitress
John Candy ... State Trooper
Chevy Chase ... Newscaster
Joe Flaherty ... Sid Sleaze
Waylon Jennings ... Truck Driver
Dave Thomas ... Sam Sleaze
Laraine Newman ... Mommy Dodo (voice)
Brian Hohlfeld 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 him away to live with a wacky family of Dodos. After a long week and feeling homesick, he decides that he has had enough and sets out to get back to Sesame Street. Word gets around and he is totally unaware that his friends are in search of him. But he better watch out because both Miss Finch and the Sleaze Brothers are also after him for their own purposes. Written by Blazer346

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Taglines:

It's Big Adventure! It's Big Laughs! It's Big Bird on the Big Screen! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the Count is counting the end credits he says "Hi, Mom" when Joan Ganz Cooney's name appears. She is the creator of Sesame Street (1969) and the founder of its production company, the Children's Television Workshop. She is sometimes referred to as the mother of Sesame Street. 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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Crazy Credits

Big Bird pumps up a inflatable W and it floats up to become the Warner Bros logo. He then makes a Sesame Street (1969) announcement: "Sesame Street is brought to you today by the letters W and B!" See more »

Connections

Followed by Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

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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What a great childrens film that is fun for parents too!
4 October 2002 | by Michael1958See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film for children ages 8 and under. Parents of children that age will be very grateful for a childrens film which has zero bathroom humor or any other crudity. Now I am no prude, but in a day and age when young children are treated to scenes of wart hogs with gas (Lion King) or the sight of a dog hiking it's leg to relieve itself with a commentary(Homeward Bound), it is just nice to have something completely harmless for the little ones. I had to comment because this film deserved more than just to have a listing of: In Memory of Waylon Jennings. This film is a credit to the wonderful creativity of people like Jim Henson, who put quality children programs ahead of the easier, poorly made childrens fare.

Michael


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,415,626, 4 August 1985

Gross USA:

$13,961,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,961,370
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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