G | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
Mandy Patinkin was a last-minute replacement for the original actor who was to play Huxley.
Hi there, everybody! Welcome to the movie. Hey, we're so glad you came. Now...
Bert: Ernie, Ernie.
Bert: Listen, I'm going to take a shower. Have you seen my antibacterial soap?
Ernie: No, Bert, I haven't.
Bert: Oh, now where did I...?
Ernie: Now, this movie you're about to ...
During the laundromat scene, Elmo proceeds to put his Blanket into the dryer. Moments later, the scene changes to Big Bird pushing his laundry cart of singing socks towards the camera, and you can clearly see in the background, Elmo is dancing, and he is completely away from the dryers. However, it then cuts back to Elmo just as he starts the dryer.
At the end of the movie, Bert and Ernie are on the screen. The credits start and Bert says "Ooh, credits! I want to see who did the catering."
$3,255,033 (USA) (3 October 1999)
$11,634,458 (USA) (12 December 1999)