Follow That Bird

1985 G 1h 28m DVD

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Follow That Bird

1985 G 1h 28m DVD
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After the Feathered Friends Society decides that Big Bird should be living with "his own kind," he's shipped to a new home with the Dodo family. But homesick and lonely, Big Bird flies the coop on a cross-country journey back to his friends. Getting back to Sesame Street won't be easy though, as he runs afoul of a sleazy duo who wants to clip his wings. A flock of celebrity cameos includes John Candy and Chevy Chase.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, Portuguese
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 4+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 4+
  • Caroll Spinney
  • Chevy Chase
  • Emilio Delgado
  • Frank Oz
  • Jim Henson
  • John Candy
  • Sandra Bernhard
  • Big Bird
  • Waylon Jennings
  • Dave Thomas
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age 4+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that little ones might be confused about why the "Feathered Friends" take Big Bird away from his home on Sesame Street and place him in a home with another family. The social-worker-as-villain concept might seem a bit odd to anyone who has adopted a child, but Big Bird does end up in his rightful, colorful place: on Sesame Street.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Locking Big Bird in a cage is sad, but not violent, per se.


The Sleaze Brothers yell at each other, saying "Shut up!" Sam Sleaze says "Check the gams on that butterball," when he sees Big Bird for the first time.

Social Behavior

Friends become family in this heartwarming film. The Sleaze Brothers are not such nice guys, locking Big Bird in a cage and making him sing for money!


True Value hardware sign. The Sleaze Brothers are out to make money at all costs.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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