Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird

1985

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird

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The first film to be adapted from the popular children's television series Sesame Street, Follow That Bird follows the story of Big Bird after a social worker (Sally Kellerman) takes him away from Sesame Street to live with a family of birds in Illinois. Unhappy in his new surroundings, Big Bird attempts to hitchhike back home to Sesame Street. Over the course of his journey he meets a number of odd and charming characters, in the form of cameos by Chevy Chase, Sandra Bernhard, Waylon Jennings, Dave Thomas and John Candy. The music for this engaging family film was written by Van Dyke Parks and Lennie Niehaus.

Cast

Sandra Bernhard
as Grouch Waitress
John Candy
as State Trooper
Chevy Chase
as Newscaster
Jim Henson
as Kermit the Frog/Ernie
Frank Oz
as Cookie Monster/Bert/Grover
Paul Bartel
as Grouch Cook
Joe Flaherty
as Sid Sleaze
Waylon Jennings
as Truck Driver
Dave Thomas
as Sam Sleaze
Sally Kellerman
as Miss Finch
Eddie Deezen
as Donnie Dodo
Richard Campbell
as Boy with Apple
Liston Bates
as Rescue Boy
Tawny Richard
as Rescue Girl
Adrian McCalla
as Kid at Map
Shawna Stoll
as Airline Announcer
Kathryn Mullen
as Feathered Friend's Magistrate/Grouch Diner Patron
Richard Hunt
as Gladys the Cow/Feathered Friends Owl
Jerry Nelson
as Count von Count/Herry Monster
Laraine Newman
as Mommy Dodo
Cathy Silvers
as Marie Dodo
Eddie Dreezen
as Donnie Dodo
Brian Hohlfeld
as Daddy Dodo
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Critic Reviews for Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird

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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.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Graham J Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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