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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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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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Ichi, Ni, San
Words and Music by Carol Hall
Performed by Mariko Hirano (uncredited), Akiko Nemoto (uncredited), and Caroll Spinney (uncredited)
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I love this movie!!
14 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have loved this movie since I was a kid!! It's classic Sesame Street genius! You get to learn some Japanese: "Ohio means 'Good morning,' that's my favorite one." You also get to hear the very interesting story of The Bamboo Princess. It's so great, and there are excellent shots of Japan. Big Bird and Barkley are traveling all over Japan, because they got separated from their tour group, so it really gives the viewer a chance to see some areas of Japan. The two befriend a young woman, who is leaving Japan the same time they will be. They go along with her to say good-bye to her friends. Along the way, they learn some Japanese words and customs and get to eat yummy Japanese food. It's an excellent movie to watch when your a kid or if you have kids or whenever. It's so cute.


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