TV Movie | Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with some Chinese schoolchildren, ... See full summary »
According to 'Carroll Spinney' in his autobiography, he created the concept after working on Bob Hope on the Road to China (1979). But Spinney does not get a writing credit.
We're off to find the Phoenix!
Grover: I thought Phoenix was in Arizona.
When Barkley sniffs the hand-cart, he has the sand-glass around his neck a full 19 minutes before Xiao Foo places it around his neck.
The DVD release cuts out all lines of Big Bird looking for someone who speaks "American" (i.e. English). This amounts to a minute of footage excised.