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Follow That Bird Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by BEAR, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Do you mean when Big Bird says "Sesame Street has been brought to you today by the letters W and B?" I know Warner Brothers helped produce the film.

    Correct me if that's not what you're referring to. :)
  2. Count von Count

    Count von Count Active Member

    Yeah you'r right. But it all-so says WB on the dvd. I guess it's to show who produce it. Now Correct me if I'm wrong I don't know.
  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Ohhh right. Yeah it is to show who produce it. :)
  4. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    Yeah, when you watch the movie, the W and B Big Bird inflates morph into the Warner Bros. "WB" on the traditional Warner Bros. shield.

    Convincing John
  5. Count von Count

    Count von Count Active Member

    Does it saw Henson Coma. in any of it?
  6. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Active Member

    I heard that's one of the top agendas for the government.

    As for the movie, it's played on HBO several times and I've seen it on youtube. It's a great movie. I still get choked up on several scenes:

    1.) When Big Bird tells everyone goodbye and the little girl runs up and says bye, followed by everyone saying goodbye and Maria saying that they love Big Bird, followed by Oscar in his trashcan looking sad knowing he'll miss Big Bird too.

    2.) The "One Little Star" song, especially when it's Snuffy's turn to sing.

    3.) The imaginary Snuffy and Big Bird hugging in the hayfield.

    4.) The "I'm A Blue Bird" song.

    5.) Big Bird coming back on Sesame Street at the end and everyone welcoming him back.

    6.) Big Bird hugging the real Snuffy at the end of the movie.

    Things that made me laugh:

    1.) Cookie Monster eating Gordon's car. He just implies that "he's growing monster". Uh huh.....

    2.) Ernie and Bert's constant bickering with each other, especially while singing "Upside Down World".

    3.) Grover always upstaging everyone when he's Super Grover

    4.) The whole Bad Eats Don't Drop In cafe scene was hilarious

    5.) The Do Do family and Kermit realizing they really are just that

    6.) Oscar and Homer Honker sleeping while the rest of the gang are trying to rescue Big Bird from being locked up in the cage
  7. muppetfan89

    muppetfan89 Member

    I just finished watching it and I have to say, after watching it made me apperciate the director of the film, Ken Kwapis. I've always liked his work, but after this again, I respect him alot as a director. For one thing, you can tell just by watching this that he didn't direct it, the way he would, and he didn't make it his movie, but he directed it in the way a Sesame Street movie was meant to be, which is very important. He also did an excellent job not only directing, the actors, puppeteers, and the story, but you can also he's an artistic director, becuase there are some great camera shots, that he composed.
  8. Chris Casino

    Chris Casino New Member

    Follow that Bird was the very first movie I ever saw at the movies. I was four. I loved it. I watched the movie in parts on YouTube recently and, much to my surprise, twenty-three years later, I still got the same warm feeling in me when Big Bird got home than I did at the time.

    Favorite songs:

    Ain't No Road Too Long
    One Little Star
    Easy Goin' Day.

    I had never noticed this but it seemed to be an allegory against racism, what with the Dodos and Miss Finch saying he couldn't be happy with no other birds around and Daddy Dodo saying about Snuffy, "Your best friend should be a bird because you're a bird." Those Dodos were a square bunch.
  9. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Yeah, similar story lines have happened on the show with Baby bear and Big Bird and Gina and Savion.
  10. AAO

    AAO Member

    Luckily, the movie's tone sugarcoats the entire "racists" plot... it's there, but you don't really see it unless you dig deep.. that's what I found so great about it... Plus, it was just an amazing movie..
  11. Belldandy

    Belldandy New Member

    So very sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I too had been wondering about the connection between the Belleville News-Democrat and the movie. I used to live in Belleville and thought it was so neat to see that paper in the movie. I finally stumbled upon the answer....Ken Kwapis grew up in Belleville :)


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