Follow That Bird (1985)

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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker named Miss Finch. Unhappy, he runs away from there, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.




  • Caroll Spinney in Follow That Bird (1985)
  • Follow That Bird (1985)
  • Tanya Marie Cook in Follow That Bird (1985)
  • Martin P. Robinson and Caroll Spinney in Follow That Bird (1985)
  • Caroll Spinney in Follow That Bird (1985)
  • Caroll Spinney in Follow That Bird (1985)

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Ken Kwapis


Tony Geiss, Judy Freudberg

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16 October 2005 | TOMNEL
| Jim's overlooked classic!
stars: Dave Thomas and Joe Flaherty. cameos: Waylon Jennings, Chevy Chase, Sandra Bernhard, John Candy and others.

Muppeteers: Carol Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar.

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover and Cookie Monster.

Jim Henson as Ernie and Kermit the frog.

Martin P. Robinson as Telly and Snuffolupogous.

Jerry Nelson as the Count.

Richard Hunt as Gladys, Sully, Elmo and others.

Great movie! It's about a group of birds deciding that Big Bird is lonely and relocating him with an adopted Bird family. Because he doesn't like the family, he runs away. Kermit the frog comes on the news telling everyone and Maria, Gordon, Oscar, The Count, Telly, Grover, Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert and many others go searching for him by car, by helicopter and by flying(Super Grover). Great family fun for everyone. Even though it is based on an educational TV show, there isn't any numbers or learning here. It's got some really fun and funny moments and will has a sentimental value in my heart! rated G. 84 mins. my rating-A minus.

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Did You Know?


When Big Bird leaves Sesame Street, a sad classical music is playing; it is Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo". It was used in a short film (called "Sad Flower Film" by fans) in an early episode of the show, and after being featured in several episodes through the years, that short film was featured in Sesame Street: Farewell Mr. Hooper (1983) (Episode #1839), directly after the segment where Big Bird is told by the people of Sesame Street of Mr. Hooper's (Will Lee's) passing, which augmented its sad atmosphere. With that in consideration, the song may have been selected as a fan service, to similarly permeate the sad, dramatic atmosphere of Big Bird leaving Sesame Street.


Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, would you please rise for the Grouch Anthem.
Oscar the Grouch: No, no, no! With the Grouch Anthem, you stay sitting down! Down in front there!


When the State Trooper tells the Sleaze Brothers they can tell their version of their story to the judge Sid cries and Sam turns his head away from the Trooper but in the next shot when the Trooper tells Sid to be a man Sam's head is turned directly at the Trooper and in the next shot his head is turned away from the Trooper when he tells Sid to shut up and turns his head back to the Trooper.

Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the Count counts the crew members. At the end of the closing credits, he gives a final tally.


Working On My Atitude
Troy Seals and Eddie Setser
Performed by Ronnie Milsap


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Adventure | Comedy | Family | Music

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,415,626 4 August 1985

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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