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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mandy Patinkin was a last-minute replacement for the original actor who was to play Huxley. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Huxley is shown from the front, he appears to be wearing his hair slicked back (which is Mandy Patinkin's signature haircut.) However, from every other angle, he is actually wearing it parted down the middle. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Together Forever
Written by Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher
Produced by Jeff Elmassian and Siedah Garrett
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Great fun for kids and grownups alike
2 January 2000 | by artdoag-2See all my reviews

I bought this movie for my friend's 2 year old son for Christmas, but I couldn't resist the urge to watch it myself. The story, characters, and songs were pretty cute, I must admit. The underlying message, that sharing is good, may seem juvenile in scope simply because it is a Sesame Street production and includes blue and red fuzzy monsters and talking turnips, but applies to everyone. Being a 21 year year old, I particularly liked the scene where Vanessa Williams emerged in a pretty provacative outfit made of trash (yeah!). Nevertheless, EIG contains a valuable theme that I wish more people would follow. Teletubbies and Pokemon have stomped their way into our culture, but are a mere fad, and the more reserved and prestigious Sesame Street has not lost a step. Oscar, Elmo, Big Bird, and Maria (woo-hoo!) will remain long after the Teles and Pokes have run their course. That's what makes SS so unique.


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