The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Elmo dives into Oscar the Grouch's trash can after a series of accidents sends the furry red monster's special blanket into Grouchland. To rescue his beloved blankie, Elmo must face the evil Huxley with help from the Queen of Trash.
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- Gary Halvorson
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Extras include a cute making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew (human and otherwise), the theatrical trailer (plus trailers for six other children's films), Dolby Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, and English subtitles. But the film transfer is 1.33:1 pan-and-scan.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that everything is topsy turvy when Elmo ventures into Grouchland, so a certain understanding of what is (and isn't) acceptable behavior is needed to get the humor fully -- hearing the pleasure with which the Grouches tell each other to get lost is funny only if you know it's not really OK. There are a few mildly perilous/tense moments that could upset sensitive or very young viewers, and some kids may be concerned that Elmo doesn't seem to have any parents and could need some reassurance.
- Sexual Content
- The Queen of Trash is a curvaceous, sensual woman. Huxley is shown in his boxer shorts and an undershirt.
- Some perilous moments -- like a rollerblading scene and falling down a tunnel -- that might put little ones on the edge of their seat. The villain, Huxley, is a selfish meanie who sends Elmo into a dark tunnel after stealing his blankie. But Elmo asks his friends in the audience for help and escapes the dark place.
- Grouches aren't models of friendly language. Part of their "charm" is saying "scram," "yuck," and "go away!"
- Social Behavior
- As per usual, the friends on Sesame Street come in many colors, shapes, and sizes, and everyone pretty much gets along (except for the grouchy characters in Grouchland, of course).
- Elmo has lots of toys in his room, including some Fisher Price classics and a poster of Tiger Woods. Huxley sings a song about things that he wants to take from other people in which he names brands like Atari and Ferrari. There's a reference to Starbucks, though it's called "Tarbucks."
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it