Okay, there may have been a similar thread created for this but I thought I would start a new one. I absolutely adore this film. It was sooo well done and the writing, performing, art direction/camera work, and authenticity are great. I wish that there have been more Sesame Street films like this. Elmo in Grouchland pales in comparison to the first film. It just looked too cartoony. Whereas FTB captured the same sort of (Muppet) reality that the first Muppet films did. Did that even make sense? All the characters were well used and they seemed to make the best of everyone. They never underwrote the Muppet characters, they all got a chance to shine on screen in some way. Also, I loved the Count's car! I want it so bad. hehe. Even the familiar Muppet characters that aren't in the main focus of the film can still be seen and recognized on the street. I noticed so many old pals that I never noticed there before til i watched yesterday. Two-Headed Monster, Sherlock H., Mumford and so many others were in windows or in crowds of people and part of the overall atmosphere. Herry and Grungetta only had a line each but atleast they had their brief cameos. One thing I wondered about though. I wonder why Luis didn't have a bigger role in it. Gordon, Olivia, Linda and Maria had the biggest roles in the film as they were the humans that went on the trip, and atleast Bob had a very significant role as the sort of planner/organizer. Susan and Luis were there and had some lines but not in the film much at all. Surprising. I would expect Susan to maybe have more to do. Aside from Willy (Who said nothing), Luis is the one who was just sort of there. He probably had the least amount of lines. Of course all the human cast were wonderful regardless of their role size. For most of them it was probably their first feature film experience. The acting of the Muppets were also very impressive. It went way beyond what we are used to seeing on tv for an hour a day. They seemed to have more depth. More emotional. (Of course this movies plot is beyond numbers and letters) Especially Big Bird of course, but even Oscar showed parts of his character that we aren;t used to. When Big Bird says goodbye to him, Oscar almost looks shocked "Thats the nicest thing you've ever said to me." and then he brushed his forhead. Also, look at the close up of him in the scene where Bird leaves. He looks down and sort of cocks his head to the side. Ever wonder what he was actually thinking about? The subject matter of race is also hinted at in the movie. One of the main themes. Acceptance and being okay with living in a world where everyone is different. Birds don't have to live with other birds to have a family. Sesame Street is the best family anyone could have. Incidentally, Bert and Ernie in the plane was histerical. Loved it, but why did Bert have to bring his bottlecaps with him? What did you all think of the movie? Lets talk about it!