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The Blue Bird

1940 Rated G 1hr 28m

Distraught when their father goes off to war, moppets Mytyl (Shirley Temple) and Tyltyl (Johnny Russell) set out to find the bluebird of happiness in this lavish fantasy. Accompanied by their beloved pets (played by Gale Sondergaard and Eddie Collins), the siblings journey to the past and the future, only to discover the joy they seek in the present. The film received Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects.

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Movie Details

1941 Academy Award®
  • Best Cinematography Color nominee
  • Best Visual Effects nominee
General audiences. All ages admitted.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.