TV Movie | Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »
According to "I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story", the filmmakers had an attachment to Ouyang Lianzi, who played Xiao Foo, and they bid her a tearful but restricted goodbye at their airport, and they never saw her again as much as they hoped. Her name in English is Lisa Ouyang.
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.
Brian Muehl originally provided the voice of Telly when this special originally aired. But on the DVD release, Muehl's voice was replaced with Martin P. Robinson's.
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