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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.

Director:

Gary Halvorson

Writers:

Mitchell Kriegman (story), Mitchell Kriegman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Clash ... Elmo / Pestie / Grouch Jailer / Grouch Cab Driver (voice)
Mandy Patinkin ... Huxley
Vanessa Williams ... Queen of Trash
Sonia Manzano ... Maria
Roscoe Orman ... Gordon
Fran Brill Fran Brill ... Zoe / Pestie / Prairie Dawn (voice)
Stephanie D'Abruzzo ... Grizzy / Pestie (voice)
Dave Goelz ... Humongous Chicken (voice)
Joey Mazzarino Joey Mazzarino ... Bug (voice) (as Joseph Mazzarino)
Jerry Nelson ... Count / Pestie / Grouch Mayor / Grouch Cop (voice)
Carmen Osbahr Carmen Osbahr ... Rosita (voice)
Martin P. Robinson ... Telly / Pestie / Laundromat Guy (voice)
David Rudman ... Baby Bear / Fat Blue / Caterpillar / Pestie / Collander Stenchman / Ice Cream Customer (voice)
Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Ernie / Stuckweed / Football Stenchman / Ice Cream Vendor / Parrot (voice)
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Storyline

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.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony DVD

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bodzio w Krainie Mruków See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (Digital DTS Sound) (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elmo's Blanket was specially made. It was simply a large square sheet of aqua-blue and white-shaded 100% fuzzy cotton cloth with individual patches and beautiful white satin trim sewn onto it. It appears to be a hybrid of a Comfort Silkie Original Security Blanket, a Lullaby Club Thick Plush Blue Baby Blanket, a Little Giraffe Blue Baby Security Blanket, a Jesus Loves Me Baby Boy Security Blanket and a Little Me Baby-Boys' Plush Stroller Blanket. See more »

Goofs

When Huxley grabs Grizzy with the the vacuum nozzle on his helicopter after attempting to steal her doll, Elmo shouts at Huxley to stop and Huxley promptly drops Grizzy off to Elmo's left. However, during the "Wooby! Blanket!" debate, Grizzy is completely out of Elmo's direction and she is now directly behind him. However, shortly after Huxley takes off with Elmo's Blanket, Elmo encounters Grizzy while going to his left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ernie: [walks by humming, then turns and notices 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 »

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More likely towards kids!
13 December 2006 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

Everyone loves that furry, lovable red monster, Elmo. Ever since "Follow That Bird", "Elmo in Grouchland" is a way more colorful version for kids, and there's more fun to it. Elmo has this blanket that he loves very much, and after a tug-of-war with Zoe, Oscar the Grouch tosses the blanket after he blows his nose with it. Where does it goes, in Grouchland. On Sesame Street, there was a place called GrouchyTown. In this movie, Grouchland is being run by a really rude man named Huxley(Mandy Patankin). He the worst person to be around. When Elmo goes to Grouchland to retrieve his blanket, he meets some unusual characters there. He meets a girl grouch who his nothing like the others. Very kind, very neat, and very cooperative. Mostly grouches hate cooperation, even Oscar can bend the rules of his kind. When he was a resident there, he knew what it's like. So he got the grouches there to change their attitude's, and their ways a bit. Anthor character in the movie is the Queen of Trash(Vanessa L. Williams). I liked the part where Elmo had to do 100 Raspberries. She was also a friendly person there. This movie deals with sharing, while "Follow that Bird" deals with diversity. This movie is very good for kids, as well, and other generations to come. Rating 3 out of 5 stars!


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