The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

G   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Family

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A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.




  • Elmo and Zoe
  • Director Gary Halvorson
  • Mandy Patinkin co-stars as Huxley
  • Vanessa L. Williams co-stars as the queen of Trash
  • ELMO!
  • When a tug-of-war with friend Zoe sends Elmo's beloved, fuzzy blue blanket into a faraway world known as Grouchland - full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley - Elmo summons all of his courage and determination to rescue his cherished keepsake.

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2 January 2000 | artdoag-2
Great fun for kids and grownups alike
I bought this movie for my friend's 2 year old son for Christmas, but I couldn't resist the urge to watch it myself. The story, characters, and songs were pretty cute, I must admit. The underlying message, that sharing is good, may seem juvenile in scope simply because it is a Sesame Street production and includes blue and red fuzzy monsters and talking turnips, but applies to everyone. Being a 21 year year old, I particularly liked the scene where Vanessa Williams emerged in a pretty provacative outfit made of trash (yeah!). Nevertheless, EIG contains a valuable theme that I wish more people would follow. Teletubbies and Pokemon have stomped their way into our culture, but are a mere fad, and the more reserved and prestigious Sesame Street has not lost a step. Oscar, Elmo, Big Bird, and Maria (woo-hoo!) will remain long after the Teles and Pokes have run their course. That's what makes SS so unique.

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,255,033 3 October 1999

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