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Big Bird in Japan (1988)

Not Rated | | Family | TV Movie 16 January 1989
While visiting Japan, Big Bird wanders off from a guided tour bus in Tokyo, and is lost until a Japanese woman helps him get to where he needs to go. The woman, however, is hiding a secret.

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... Big Bird (voice)
Brian Muehl ... Barkley
Maiko Kawakami ... Kaguya-Hime
Masayuki Katô
Akira Murayama
Kumiko Hironaka
Hikojirô Matsumura
Fukami Harue
Mariko Hirano ... Mariko Shimizu
Akiko Nemoto ... Akiko Shimizu
Yôko Haruta ... Tour Guide
... Narrator (Bamboo Princess story) (voice)
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While visiting Japan, Big Bird wanders off from a guided tour bus in Tokyo, and is lost until a Japanese woman helps him get to where he needs to go. The woman, however, is hiding a secret.

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$250,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Big Bird: You know, it's weird. She shows up out of nowhere, helps me and Barkley, and then just disappears. And I don't even know her name. Maybe she's the Lone Ranger?
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Version of Kagee eiga: Kaguya hime (1942) See more »

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Moon, Moon
Words and Music by Carol Hall
Performed by Maiko Kawakami (uncredited)
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True Children's Classic
16 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I used to love this movie when I was a kid, and it really got me interested in Japanese culture. I still love it, in fact. It introduces you to the absolutely beautiful landscapes of Japan, and really immerses the viewer into Japan's rich culture and heritage. It also taught me that "ohiyo" means "good morning." The premise of the story is that Big Bird gets separated from his tour group, and ends up wandering around Japan, whilst his Sesame Street compatriots attempt to find him. It introduced me to Japanese myth and folklore, which do this day truly fascinates me. Whether you have young kids, or are a young kid at heart, Big Bird in Japan is a true classic.


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