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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

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Critic Consensus: This fun and moral tale entertains both first-time Seasame Street watchers and seasoned veterans.

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Elmo loves his fuzzy, well-worn blue blanket better than anything in the whole world. In fact, they are inseparable...a perfect team. Elmo would never let anything happen to it-until a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his beloved blanket into a faraway land and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo summons all of his courage and determination and sets off on an action-packed rescue mission that plunges him into Grouchland-a place full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley. Elmo also learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened.

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Cast

Vanessa L. Williams
as Queen of Trash
Carroll Spinney
as Oscar the Grouch
Steve Whitmire
as Stuckweed
Ruth Buzzi
as Ruthie
Drew Allison
as Additional Muppet Performer
John Boone
as Additional Muppet Performer
B. Lee Bryan
as Additional Muppet Performer
Lisa Consolo
as Additional Muppet Performer
Jodi Eichelberger
as Additional Muppet Performer
Rowell Gormon
as Additional Muppet Performer
Rob Killen
as Additional Muppet Performer
Bruce Lanoil
as Additional Muppet Performer
Bob Lynch
as Additional Muppet Performer
Ed May
as Additional Muppet Performer
Tim Parati
as Additional Muppet Performer
Annie Peterle
as Additional Muppet Performer
Andy Stone
as Additional Muppet Performer
Lisa Sturz
as Additional Muppet Performer
Matt Vogel
as Additional Muppet Performer
Matt Yates
as Additional Muppet Performer
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Critic Reviews for The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (15)

The film is nothing if not benign, but its merits are moot for those above 7 or so.

Full Review… | October 1, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

How does it end? With a headache, of course, from all those cheering children.

March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Older kids weaned on Sesame Street might get a kick of nostalgia at the sight of Big Bird, Maria, the Count and all.

January 1, 2000
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Silly, sweet movie.

January 1, 2000
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Preschoolers will be tickled by The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Variety
Top Critic

The Jim Henson folks, who earlier this year gave us Muppets from Space, come up with another winner.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

½

You can't say crap about the muppets, sesame street, or elmo

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

½

I never really was a fan of elmo, even growing up as a kid, but now that I look back on this film that I did see in theatres, I find it quite good. I am still not a fan of elmo, but besides that fact, it's pretty good!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

½

A fairly wonderful outing for Elmo. Never my favorite character, but who can resist his charm? Elmo is probably best suited as the lead in such a film. He has the most wiggle room, personality wise. It's great to see The Count and Cookie Monster popping up, even if they are used too briefly. Patinkin makes a very decent villain, and doesn't have to embarrass himself too much. Obviously, this is for very young children, but the trademark Sesame Street humor, enjoyed by all, remains in tact. The biggest problem is Burt and Ernie's constant interruptions, constantly giving away what happens. Damn those two!

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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