Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (commonly shortened to Follow That Bird) is a 1985 American musical road-comedy film, directed by Ken Kwapis, starring many Sesame Street characters (both puppets and live actors). This was the first of two Sesame Street feature films, followed in 1999 by The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.
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Share Big Bird Visits the Dodos is a 1985 Sesame Street storybook that adapts part of the story of the film Follow That Bird. Big Bird goes to stay with the Dodos in Oceanview, Illinois, but finds that he misses his friends back on Sesame Street.
In the scene where the Dodos and Big Bird are arriving at Canary Road, they turn left in the street. It shows that their bird house is on the left side. However, when pulling into the driveway, they are turning right.
Big Bird visits the dodos : based on the movie Sesame Street presents: Follow that bird! featuring Jim Henson's Sesame Street Muppets Item Preview
Follow That Bird! is a storybook adaptation of the 1985 movie, Follow That Bird. The book follows Big Bird 's adventures, as he's adopted by the Dodos and then finds his way back to his home on Sesame Street.
After being sent to live with a family of dodos, Big Bird runs away from home and begins to make his way back towards Sesame Street. All of his old friends, including Bert, Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and the Count, set out to search for him, and their rescue mission turns into one big adventure as they follow Big Bird across the country.
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At the beginning of the film, the members of the Feathered Friends' Board of Birds (consisting of the Madame Chairbird, a sparrow, a turkey, a puffin, a robin, and an owl) discuss their situation about Big Bird and hope that they can find a bird family to put him with. The group's social worker Miss Finch (performed by Cheryl Wagner and voiced by Sally Kellerman) is sent to Sesame Street to find Big Bird a worthy bird family and bring him to the selected family. After leaving Sesame Street, New York City, New York, Miss Finch brings Big Bird to the fictional town of Oceanview, Illinois to live with a family of dodos. The dodos all think very poorly of non-birds, even saying he should have a bird as a best friend instead of Mr. Snuffleupagus (who is currently watching over Big Bird's nest). This causes him much distress. When Big Bird runs away from his new home and ends up on the news, Miss Finch tells Kermit the Frog that she will reclaim him. His friends back on Sesame Street also...
1. Caroll Spinneyas Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bruno the Trashman 2. Jim Hensonas Kermit the Frog, Ernie 3. Frank Ozas Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster 4. Jerry Nelsonas Count von Count, Herry Monster, Biff 5. Richard Huntas Gladys the Cow, Feathered Friends Member 6. Martin P. Robinsonas Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Grouch Diner Patron, Poco Loco 7. Cheryl Wagneras Miss Finch (performer) 8. Tim Gosleyas Homer Honker 9. Fred Garver as Barkley, Feathered Friends Parrot, Owl 10. Trish Leeper...
Humans of Sesame Street
1. Bob McGrathas Bob Johnson 2. Roscoe Ormanas Gordon Robinson 3. Linda Boveas Linda 4. Emilio Delgadoas Luis Rodriguez 5. Sonia Manzanoas Maria Figueroa 6. Alaina Reedas Olivia Robinson 7. Loretta Longas Susan Robinson 8. Kermit Loveas Willy
1. Joe Flahertyas Sid Sleaze 2. Dave Thomasas Sam Sleaze 3. Alyson Courtas Ruthie 4. Benjamin Barrett as Floyd
The movie was filmed on location in Ontario, Canada (Bolton, Schomberg and Georgetown), and at Toronto International Studios in 1984. The street set was built to look more realistic in this movie. The expanded street set includes a music store, a fire station, an auto body shop, a family clinic, a bakery, a bookstore and a grocery store. Early on, the Sesame Street people noticed that Oscar's trash can on the set was too new and clean looking, so the crew had to bang it up to make it dirty. According to Noel MacNeal, after filming the footage of Big Bird on the farm with the kids, the filmmakers discovered that the film was badly scratched and unusable. The actors, crew and performers had to return to the same location, but it was months later, and it happened to be winter. Many of the green leaves the audience sees are spray-painted, and after each take, the kids would run to put their coats on. Also: while filming Bert and Ernie's "upside-down world" song, Jim Henson and Frank Oz...Sound: Bryan Day, Michael LaCroixSupervising Sound Editors: Richard L. Anderson, Charles L. CampbellSound Editors: Allan Bromberg, Steve Bushelman, Paul Timothy Carden, Warren Hamilton, Bob O'Brien, Mark Pappas. Allan Schultz, Sherman WazeAssistant Sound Editors: Michael Murphy, Stephanie D. Singer"The Grouch Anthem" – Oscar, Grouch chorus"Ain't No Road Too Long" – Waylon Jennings, Gordon, Olivia, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Grover, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Oscar, Maria, Telly, Olivia, Miss Finch, Honker"One Little Star" – Big Bird, Olivia, Mr. Snuffleupagus"Easy Goin' Day" – Big Bird, Ruthie, Floyd
The film opened on August 2, 1985. The film was a critical success upon its release. The Orlando Sentinel called the film "a flip and funny 'road picture' for children that doesn't let its kind heart get in the way of its often biting wit." Walter Goodman observed in The New York Times that "by and large, the script by Tony Geiss and Judy Freudberg and the direction by Ken Kwapisdon't strain for yuks; what they seek, and more often than not attain, is a tone of kindly kidding." On Rotten Tomatoes, it currently has a "Certified Fresh" rating of 91%.
The film was first released on VHS and Laserdisc in 1986. The film would get re-released onto VHS three times by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment starting in 1993, then a second time in 1999, and then again in 2002. A DVDrelease followed in 2004, which was later re-issued as a special "25th Anniversary Edition" in 2009, with new bonus features and cover art. While there has yet to be a Blu-ray Disc release of the film, it was once available for streaming on Netflix, albeit sporadically.Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird at the Internet Movie DatabaseSesame Street Presents Follow That Bird at the TCM Movie DatabaseFollow That Bird on Muppet Wiki, an external wiki
The First Sesame Street Movie Ever. After being sent to live with a family of dodos, Big Bird runs away from home and begins to make his way back towards Sesame Street. All of his old friends, including Bert, Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and the Count, set out to search for him, and their rescue mission turns into one big adventure as they ...
Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (commonly shortened to Follow That Bird) is a 1985 American musical road-comedy film, directed by Ken Kwapis, starring many Sesame Street characters (both puppets and live actors).
Jun 25, 2012 · Well, given that Follow That Bird premiered in 1985, 15 years worth of kids would make a nice large audience, and they probably wouldn't mind a trip back to Sesame Street. But, the tone of the movie would be a little different. Gone are the blatant educational sketches or whimsical animated inserts.