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Sesame Street - Big Bird in China
Sesame Street - Big Bird in China
Actors: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
Director: Jon Stone
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2004     1hr 15min


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Actors: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
Director: Jon Stone
Creators: Caroll Spinney, Jon Stone, David Liu, Kuo Bao-Xiang, Tish Sommers, Joseph A. Bailey
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Comedy, Family Films, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Kids & Family
Studio: Sesame Street
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/10/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

My memories of Big Bird
Lisa Ou | Hong Kong | 03/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am so delighted to see this movie finally in DVD. Feel very proud as I played the role Xiao Foo 24 years ago. Few interesting things I would like to share with people who love this movie:
- Xiao Foo didn't understand a single word of English when acting. I am local Chinese and do not start a second language until age of 9. All script was recited by memories.
- We filmed the movie in 3 cities: Beijing(the Great Wall, animal sculpture), Guilin(the Glass Chessboard, headless buffalo),Suzhou(the story teller). These are still the most beautiful tourist highlights of China.
- We had harsh time when filming the Great Wall, cause it was always packed with tourists. We eventually filmed it at 4:00am in the morning.
- China has changed a lot since then. We no longer dressed like the crowd in the movie. Major cities are well developed.
- Xiao Foo never acted in any movies after that. She grew up in Beijing, attended universities in Canada, now working for a top US investment bank in Hong Kong.
- Xiao Foo lost contact with Big Bird, Barkley and the Crew right after the movie. But to her, this movie is always the most precious memory."
Older than 12, and still love the movie
KSL | 04/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I credit this movie, along with Big Bird in Japan, for my current love for oriental culture and lifestyle. The sheer beauty of these movies is a great way for kids to become aquainted to China. The footage of the mountains, temples, and other wildlife in this movie is breath-taking, plus cultural examples, such as the clip of the citizens doing Ta'i Chi. The music is also very good. I begged my parents to tape it when i was little, only a few years old. I am 14 now, and am not embarassed to say that I will still watch them occasionally when I am bored just to see the the beauty of the Orient. They are on an old tape with other movies, so I am happy to find that these are available for purchase, and will do so ASAP. To anyone who has an interest in foreign culture or wishes to immerse their child in a new culture- Big Bird in China and Japan is an excellent way to do it and instill lasting loves for culture and memories in your child."
20 year old still remembers and loves it
J. Vincent | Pullman, Washington USA | 05/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just now remembering again this film from my childhood while writing a college take-home final for an honors Asian studies class, I am extremely grateful that my mom played this for me when I was a child. I'm now beginning to realize from where my deep respect of Asian cultures comes, and appreciating the folks at Sesame Street for my young enlightenment. I recommend this for all parents, and anyone who loves Sesame Street. Almost 21 years old, I am going to buy this film and watch it again. (along with "Don't Eat the Pictures"(1969) Buy this DVD for every child you know!"
Wonderful Movie
Jade | TX | 08/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was adopted from China when I was only 3 days old, and as a child I loved the movie Big Bird in China. It is great at showing the different areas of Beijing and what China is like. I am now 17 and it may sound pathetic, but I still love the movie. I recently returned from my frist trip back to China and the first movie I watched was Big Bird in China. It was a movie I constantly talked about around my friend Lindsey, who came with me to China. The story line is amazing. I HIGHLY recommend the movie to ANYBODY! It is definately a movie that people of all ages can enjoy."