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Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird Details


The first film to be adapted from the popular children's television series Sesame Street, Follow That Bird follows the story of Big Bird after a social worker (Sally Kellerman) takes him away from Sesame Street to live with a family of birds in Illinois. Unhappy in his new surroundings, Big Bird attempts to hitchhike back home to Sesame Street. Over the course of his journey he meets a number of odd and charming characters, in the form of cameos by Chevy Chase, Sandra Bernhard, Waylon Jennings, Dave Thomas and John Candy. The music for this engaging family film was written by Van Dyke Parks and Lennie Niehaus. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:August 2, 1985


Carroll Spinney
as Big Bird
Carroll Spinney
as Oscar
Jim Henson
as Ernie
Jim Henson
as Kermit the Frog
Frank Oz
as Bert
Paul Bartel
as Grouch Cook
Sandra Bernhard
as GrouchyWaitress
John Candy
as State Trooper
Chevy Chase
as Newscaster
Dave Thomas
as Sam Sleaze
Laraine Newman
as Mommy Dodo
Brian Hohlfeld
as Daddy Dodo
Cathy Silvers
as Marie Dodo
Eddie Deezen
as Donnie Dodo
Sally Kellerman
as Miss Finch
Joe Flaherty
as Sid Sleaze
Loretta Long
as Susan
Linda Francis
Frank Oz
as Cookie Monster
Frank Oz
as Grover
Benjamin Barrett
as Floyd
Alaina Reed
as Olivia
Emilio Delgado
as Luis
Alyson Court
as Ruthie
Jerry Nelson
as Principal Muppet Performer
Sonia Manzano
as Maria
Bob McGrath
as Bob
Linda Bove
as Linda
Richard Campbell
as Boy with Apple
Roscoe Orman
as Gordon
Kathryn Mullen
as Principal Muppet Performer


Ken Kwapis
Tony Garnett
Tony Geiss
Van Dyke Parks
Composer (Music Score)
Stanley Warnow
Evan Landis
Carol Spier
Art Director
Patricia Churchill
Associate Producer
Elinor Rose Galbraith
Set Designer
Bryan Day
Sound/Sound Designer
Colin Chilvers
Special Effects
Stuart Aikins
Linda Francis