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Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 4+

Big Bird finds his true home in this warm tale.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that little ones might be confused about why the "Feathered Friends" take Big Bird away from his home on Sesame Street and place him in a home with another family. The social-worker-as-villain concept might seem a bit odd to anyone who has adopted a child, but Big Bird does end up in his rightful, colorful place: on Sesame Street.

  • Families can talk about what a family is. Does every family look the same? Can friends be family, too? Why is Big Bird tempted to live with the Dodo's? Is Miss Finch a bad person? Is she helping Big Bird, or harming him?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Friends become family in this heartwarming film. The Sleaze Brothers are not such nice guys, locking Big Bird in a cage and making him sing for money!

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Locking Big Bird in a cage is sad, but not violent, per se.

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: The Sleaze Brothers yell at each other, saying "Shut up!" Sam Sleaze says "Check the gams on that butterball," when he sees Big Bird for the first time.

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    Consumerism: True Value hardware sign. The Sleaze Brothers are out to make money at all costs.

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue