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"I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story" documentary in development

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Phillip, Mar 23, 2012.

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  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    The "I Am Big Bird" Kickstarter campaign is officially over. There are a total of 1976 backers and $124,115 pledged. Congratulations to Copper Pot Pictures and special thanks to every fan who became a backer!
  2. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Dear, Copper Pot!

    Are we ever going to see footage of Carrol's performance of Baby Monster/Prototype-Elmo?
  3. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Are we also going to have new footage from the Muppet characters as well that are only created for the film and bonus features?
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yorick and panmanthe2nd like this.
  5. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    It's too bad the press Big Bird got this year was due to political jokes instead of the great new film that we are all looking forward to, "I Am Big Bird"! But at least Caroll got the last laugh: Big Bird and Sesame are still on, and Caroll and Big Bird were on SNL being lighthearted about it (and family friendly and funny at the same time, proving once again that this can be done)!
  6. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    I will buy and love this film! :wisdom:
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  7. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I'm getting the film, too! :wisdom:
  8. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    With less than a year to go, Copper Pot must be in the editing stage at this point I guess. Hopefully we will see a release date come Spring. Plus, those of us who donated to the film should get alerts on when our DVD's and Blu-Rays will come. I'm really getting excited about this film.

    Also, I wonder which select theaters the film will be shown? :wisdom::grouchy:
  9. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    i cant wait either :)
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ohhhh! I forgot about this! I'm bad. >< Then again, it's been a little while since we've heard any updates.

    I'm still really looking forward to this.
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  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've been wondering how filming and editing has been by now. We haven't heard anything about it in a few months. I assume it's still going to be released somehow.
  12. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    i just cant wait to hear carrolls life story coming from him and more behind the scenes stuff
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    They're still doing some interviews; they were at the old MS studios a week or so ago.
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  14. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    the place they filmed muppet studios for TM2011?
  15. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    ...no, the England studios.
  16. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

  17. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    In a letter, Caroll mentioned to me that the documentary was set for a September release. That's all I know. Though I suppose the date could easily change.
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  18. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see all of the never before seen footage!
  19. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

  20. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    What a coincidence! My birthday has a September release date!
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