Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)


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Movie Info

Also known as Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, this film features the beloved yellow bird in a search for the true meaning of home. Placed with some heartless foster parents, Big Bird escapes and tries to find his way back to Sesame Street, running into interesting people and strange adventures on the way.

Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss, Judith Freudberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 26, 2002
Warner Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

By and large, the script by Tony Geiss and Judy Freudberg and the direction by Ken Kwapis don't strain for yuks; what they seek, and more often than not attain, is a tone of kindly kidding.

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

If you have kids, check this one out for nostalgia's sake and a chance for them to see the Children's Television Workshop in its younger years.

Full Review… | April 18, 2009
7M Pictures

The series' core values are faithfully reflected in the film.

Full Review… | April 10, 2009
Aisle Seat

Good work from Sandra Bernhard, director Paul Bartel, and Hollywood favorites John Candy and Chevy Chase, as well as some fine moments with Kermit, the Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert, Grover, and many of the other Muppets.

Full Review… | May 15, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Can't go wrong with a film that features Snuffleupagus!

October 19, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Great family adventure with favorite characters.

July 14, 2003

Audience Reviews for Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird

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.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

This was one of my absolute favorite movies when I was little and I still love it. I haven't seen it in a while so hopefully it'll still be great when I see it again. Yup...still awesome!

Megan S

Super Reviewer


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.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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