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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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Technical Specs

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Sesame Street set was recreated on the EUE/Screen Gems sound stage rather than using the original. The set was built fully raised so that the puppeteers could stand while performing rather than crouching below "street level." See more »

Goofs

When Huxley is pleading with Bug, trying to convince him that he will change, he is sticking his hand through the top of the basket, but in order to allow for this, the basket would have had to come on to Huxley from underneath him, yet Elmo catapulted it onto Huxley from the top, so therefore, he would have been unable to move his hands, especially considering the fact that Huxley had both of his arms down when the basket landed on him. 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

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Make It Mine
Written by Martin Erskine and Seth Friedman
Produced by Martin Erskine
Performed by Mandy Patinkin
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
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A decent film for kids, and those kids at heart who miss the street
2 October 2000 | by cjh48870See all my reviews

Previous reviewers have been right in stating that this film pales in comparison to 1985's "Follow That Bird", but then again it is hard to beat perfection! Anyway this movie definitely has more of an appeal for kids than it does for adults (although there is some decidedly adult references that'll fly over kids heads slipped in for good measure). Anyone who feels nostalgic for the street and who wants to see how the adult actors and muppet characters are doin these days should also be interested. *lol* There are also some good celebrity cameos thrown in, although not nearly as many as there were in "Follow That Bird".The bottom line is that this is a decent movie, and i'd definitely reccomend renting it or watching it on tv.


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