A meddling social worker sends poor Big Bird off to Ocean View, Illinios, for the comforts of family life with his "own kind," the Dodos. But Big Bird is a disaster as a Dodo and, lonely and homesick, he soon sets off on f... more »oot for Sesame Street. Can his old friends find him before he runs "afowl" of trouble en route?« less
Sarah C. (sassy16125) from GREENVILLE, PA Reviewed on 12/12/2010...
Love it!! This was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid and now I can share it with my kids.
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Jenn T. from FAIR OAKS, CA Reviewed on 9/4/2009...
This was a favorite of mine growing up and now my little girl gets to enjoy it!
Margaret Dybala | Pearland, Texas United States | 06/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would like to recommend this movie to anyone who knows what it is to sit through 20 sequential showings of the same film because of a 5-year-old's obsession. This movie is the only one that none of us mind seeing over and over again. The story is genuinely funny and moving (Big Bird is taken away from Sesame Street and adopted by Dodos) and wants to go home. Meanwhile, the folks on Sesame Street are trying to find him to bring him home. And finally, a very funny couple of "Sleaze Brothers" have kidnapped him to turn him into the Blue Bird of Happiness for their 10-rate carnival. This is very well done and performed with genuine love by a very talented set of actors. See it -- enjoy! "
A Message From Mr. Movie Buff
L.C. | 08/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe I'm the first one reviewing this! The first Sesame Street Movie is about a meddling social worker, Miss Finch, who is convinced that Big Bird would be happier with his "own kind." After she convinces Big Bird of this, he travels to Oceanview, Illinois, to meet his new family, "The Dodos." But Big Bird doesn't seem to fit in, and is so lonesome and homesick, he sets off on foot for Sesame Street. That's when all of his friends from Sesame Street jump in, and start searching for Big Bird, who is also being chased by Miss Finch, and the Sleeze Brothers, who are just what their names suggest! Just when his friends almost find him, the Sleeze Brothers kidnap Big Bird, and Big Bird's friends show up to rescue him, in an exciting climax! I saw this at the theater when I was very little, loved it, and have owned three copies since! All your old Sesame Street pals, memorable music, and guest star cameos by John Candy, Chevy Chase, and Sandra Bernhard, make this movie a sensation!P.S. Maybe now that I've broken the ice, it'll make some of you other fans come forward too."
One of the best sesame street films ever!
M. M. Jones | Chapel hill NC | 06/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I admit I'm 27 not a parent & still ove this movie. I saw it with my best friend when I was little. So it could be sentiment of that. You get to see the classic Charictors in some of their great momments! Including that it starts with the grouch national anthem sung by Oscar.
Its good humor, good songs ok quite corny at times but also quite sweet. It shows the whole gang out to help their friend find his way home. With a few embedded lessons like bad things can happen if you accept rides from strangers. Without terrifying them. Showing that family is not just who you look like but who you love. Especially good lesson for adopted children. that friends are valuable family too.
quite frankly I think that No elmo is a major plus! Remember when Kermit the frog was a big hit? Mr Sniffaluffagus & my personal favorite cookie monster. Those who remember those good old days will love this film."
Sesame Street At It's Absolute Best!
Emily | Fredericksburg, VA, USA | 09/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Without question, this is vintage Sesame Street of the highest quality! As a child of the 80's, maybe I'm a little biased, but this is definitely a movie for parents and all fans of Sesame Street and/or Jim Henson and/or anything from the 80's!
This has been one of my favotite movies ever since I was five years old, and I still love it! (I am now 19.) I still feel so sad for Big Bird when he and the others sing "One Little Star", and I still tap my feet and sing along to "Ain't No Road Too Long."
This is a timeless movie with a sweet message that is still relevant almost twenty years later. It is also absolutely hilarious! Fans of Sesame Street will love the "inside" jokes peppered throughout the film.
Buy this movie! You won't regret it!"