Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird
Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 2, 1985
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter Goodman
New York Times

By and large, the script by Tony Geiss and Judy Freudberg and the direction by Ken Kwapis don't strain for yuks; what they seek, and more often than not attain, is a tone of kindly kidding.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The series' core values are faithfully reflected in the film.

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Fred Topel

Great family adventure with favorite characters.

Rachel Wagner

A real gem.

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TV Guide

Good work from Sandra Bernhard, director Paul Bartel, and Hollywood favorites John Candy and Chevy Chase, as well as some fine moments with Kermit, the Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert, Grover, and many of the other Muppets.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

If you have kids, check this one out for nostalgia's sake and a chance for them to see the Children's Television Workshop in its younger years.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Can't go wrong with a film that features Snuffleupagus!

Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
A movie I watched probably two million times as a child, I am now able to pass it on to my daughter. Hilarious performances from Dave Thomas and Joe Flaherty… More
Aj V
A hilarious and cute kids movie that the whole family can enjoy. I loved this as a kid.
Megan S
This was one of my absolute favorite movies when I was little and I still love it. I haven't seen it in a while so hopefully it'll still be great… More
Michael Edwards
You can't possibly hate on the muppets, or sesame street, you have to admit everybody, and i mean everybody, and i mean EVERYBODY, yes you too reading this… More
Lucas Martins
Just like the Muppets Movies and Toy Story franchise, Follow The Bird is a good exemple of a cute and sentimental message of importance to have friends. Ken… More
Jay Hutchinson
I vaguely remember this as a favorite film as a toddler, so I was delighted to find it on Netflix Instant Watch. Though extraordinarily arbitrary at times, you… More