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Follow That Bird (1985)

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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director:

Ken Kwapis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch / Bruno the Trashman (voice)
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Frank Oz ... Cookie Monster / Bert / Grover / Additional Muppets (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Gladys the Cow / Feathered Friends Owl / Additional Muppets / Grouches (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ... Feathered Friend's Magistrate / Grouch Diner Patron / Little Girl / Additional Muppets (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Count von Count / Herry Monster / Additional Muppets (voice)
Paul Bartel ... Grouch Cook
Sandra Bernhard ... Grouch Waitress
John Candy ... State Trooper
Chevy Chase ... Newscaster
Joe Flaherty ... Sid Sleaze
Waylon Jennings ... Truck Driver
Dave Thomas ... Sam Sleaze
Laraine Newman ... Mommy Dodo (voice)
Brian Hohlfeld Brian Hohlfeld ... Daddy Dodo (voice)
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Storyline

Eccentric and lovable Big Bird lives a very carefree life with his friends on Sesame Street. But his happiness is cut short when a strict social worker named Miss Finch sends Big Bird away to live with a wacky family of Dodo birds. After a long week and feeling homesick, Big Bird decides that he has had enough and sets out back to Sesame Street. Word gets around and Big Bird is totally unaware that his friends are in search of him. But Big Bird better watch out because both Miss Finch and two unsuccessful carnival owners are also after him for their own purposes. Written by Blazer346

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Taglines:

It's Big Adventure! It's Big Laughs! It's Big Bird on the Big Screen! See more »


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the last feature film featuring Jim Henson and Richard Hunt. See more »

Goofs

When Big Bird, Ruthie, and Floyd are singing "Easy Goin' Day," in the shots of the water pump taken from Big Bird's side of the trough Floyd is holding a reddish-orange watering can directly under the spout, but in the reverse shots of Big Bird from Floyd's side, it is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, would you please rise for the Grouch Anthem.
Oscar the Grouch: No, no, no! With the Grouch Anthem, you stay sitting down! Down in front there!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the Count counts the crew members. At the end of the closing credits, the Count gives a final tally. See more »


Soundtracks

Grouch Anthem
By Jeff Pennig, Jeff Harrington, and Stevan Pippin (as Steve Pippin)
Performed by Caroll Spinney (uncredited) and Grouch Chorus
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What a great childrens film that is fun for parents too!
4 October 2002 | by Michael1958See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film for children ages 8 and under. Parents of children that age will be very grateful for a childrens film which has zero bathroom humor or any other crudity. Now I am no prude, but in a day and age when young children are treated to scenes of wart hogs with gas (Lion King) or the sight of a dog hiking it's leg to relieve itself with a commentary(Homeward Bound), it is just nice to have something completely harmless for the little ones. I had to comment because this film deserved more than just to have a listing of: In Memory of Waylon Jennings. This film is a credit to the wonderful creativity of people like Jim Henson, who put quality children programs ahead of the easier, poorly made childrens fare.

Michael


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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,415,626, 4 August 1985

Gross USA:

$13,961,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,961,370
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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