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      Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird

      1985, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 28m

      12 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Big Bird (Caroll Spinney) loves spending his days on Sesame Street with all of his different friends. However, social worker Miss Finch (Sally Kellerman) feels that Big Bird should live in an environment with only birds like himself. When she sends him to live with a family of dodos in Illinois, Big Bird cannot help but think of his friends back home. Deciding Sesame Street is the place for him, Big Bird begins an adventurous journey back to where he truly belongs.

      • Rating: G

      • Genre: Kids & family, Comedy, Adventure

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Ken Kwapis

      • Producer: Tony Garnett

      • Writer: Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Distributor: Warner Bros.

      • Production Co: Warner Brothers, Children's Television Workshop (CTW)

      • Sound Mix: Surround

      Cast & Crew

      Paul Bartel
      Sandra Bernhard
      John Candy
      Chevy Chase
      Joe Flaherty
      Waylon Jennings
      Dave Thomas
      Caroll Spinney
      Joan Ganz Cooney
      Lennie Niehaus
      Van Dyke Parks
      Stevan Pippin
      Curtis Clark
      Evan Landis
      Carol Spier

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      • Jan 30, 2013

        The Sesame Street gang makes their big screen debut in the children's film Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird. After Big Bird attempts to live with a bird family, he grows homesick for Sesame Street and tries to finds his way back with the help of some friends. Aside from the usual Sesame Street characters, there are featured cameo performances from Chevy Chase, Dave Thomas, Sandra Bernhard, and John Candy. Overall the film is rather bland, and the comedy's quite tame. Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird has some fun moments and some interesting characters, but it's held down by an overly simplistic story that's not very engaging.

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      • Jul 29, 2012

        One of the best adaptations of a children's television series, "Follow That Bird" is a film I grew up with as a kid and still remember huge portions of the film to this day, making it memorable, even after more than a decade. A perfect showcase of the television show, Sesame Street, this film is reminiscent of The Muppets in all of the greatest ways.

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      • Nov 20, 2011

        A movie I watched probably two million times as a child, I am now able to pass it on to my daughter. Hilarious performances from Dave Thomas and Joe Flaherty and a huge list of great cameos. This is one of the essential kid's movies.

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      • May 15, 2011

        Just like the Muppets Movies and Toy Story franchise, Follow The Bird is a good exemple of a cute and sentimental message of importance to have friends. Ken Kwapis made in is picture your best work until now.

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