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Follow That Bird (1985)

G
88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
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$2,415,626
Gross (US & Canada)
$13,961,370
Gross (World)
$13,961,370
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Aug 2, 1985 (United States)

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79 cast members
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Caroll Spinney
Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch / Bruno the Trashman (voice) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch / Bruno the Trashman (voice)   See fewer
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Jim Henson
Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice) Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)   See fewer
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Frank Oz
Cookie Monster / Bert / Grover / Additional Muppets (voice) Cookie Monster / Bert / Grover / Additional Muppets (voice)   See fewer
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Richard Hunt
Gladys the Cow / Feathered Friends Owl / Additional Muppets / Grouches (voice) Gladys the Cow / Feathered Friends Owl / Additional Muppets / Grouches (voice)   See fewer
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Kathryn Mullen
Feathered Friend's Magistrate / Grouch Diner Patron / Little Girl / Additional Muppets (voice) Feathered Friend's Magistrate / Grouch Diner Patron / Little Girl / Additional Muppets (voice)   See fewer
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Jerry Nelson
Count von Count / Herry Monster / Additional Muppets (voice) Count von Count / Herry Monster / Additional Muppets (voice)   See fewer
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Paul Bartel
Grouch Cook Grouch Cook   See fewer
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Sandra Bernhard
Grouch Waitress Grouch Waitress   See fewer
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John Candy
State Trooper State Trooper   See fewer
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Chevy Chase
Newscaster Newscaster   See fewer
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Joe Flaherty
Sid Sleaze Sid Sleaze   See fewer
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Waylon Jennings
Truck Driver Truck Driver   See fewer
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Dave Thomas
Sam Sleaze Sam Sleaze   See fewer
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Laraine Newman
Mommy Dodo (voice) Mommy Dodo (voice)   See fewer
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Brian Hohlfeld
Daddy Dodo (voice) Daddy Dodo (voice)   See fewer
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Cathy Silvers
Marie Dodo (voice) Marie Dodo (voice)   See fewer
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Eddie Deezen
Donnie Dodo (voice) Donnie Dodo (voice)   See fewer
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Sally Kellerman
Miss Finch (voice) Miss Finch (voice)   See fewer
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Linda Bove
Linda Linda   See fewer
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Roscoe Orman
Gordon Gordon   See fewer
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Alaina Reed-Hall
Olivia (as Alaina Reed) Olivia (as Alaina Reed)   See fewer
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Alyson Court
Ruthie Ruthie   See fewer
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Richard Campbell
Boy with apple Boy with apple   See fewer
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Liston Bates
Rescue Boy Rescue Boy   See fewer
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Tawny Richard
Rescue Girl Rescue Girl   See fewer
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Adrian McCalla
Kid at Map Kid at Map   See fewer
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Shawna Stoll
Airline Announcer Airline Announcer   See fewer
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Martin P. Robinson
Mr. Snuffleupagus / Telly Monster / Board of Birds / Grouch Diner Patron (voice) Mr. Snuffleupagus / Telly Monster / Board of Birds / Grouch Diner Patron (voice)   See fewer
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Bryant Young
Mr. Snuffleupagus (assistant) Mr. Snuffleupagus (assistant)   See fewer
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Fred Garver
Barkley (voice) (as Fred Garbo Garver) Barkley (voice) (as Fred Garbo Garver)   See fewer
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Cheryl Wagner
Miss Finch Miss Finch   See fewer
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Patricia Leeper
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Gord Robertson
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Jeff Weiser
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Shari Weiser
Marie Dodo (performer) Marie Dodo (performer)   See fewer
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Tim Gosley
Honker Honker   See fewer
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Noel MacNeal
Board of Birds / Madame Chairbird (voice) Board of Birds / Madame Chairbird (voice)   See fewer
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Bob Stutt
Board of Birds (voice) (as Robert Stutt) Board of Birds (voice) (as Robert Stutt)   See fewer
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Nikki Tilroe
Board of Birds (voice) Board of Birds (voice)   See fewer
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Lee Armstrong
Board of Birds (voice) Board of Birds (voice)   See fewer
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Rob Mills
Board of Birds (voice) (as Robert Mills) Board of Birds (voice) (as Robert Mills)   See fewer
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John Pattison
Board of Birds (voice) Board of Birds (voice)   See fewer
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Frank Meschkuleit
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Matthew Pidgeon
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Tom Vandenberg
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Ron Wagner
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Karen Valleau
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Gus Harsfai
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Charlotte Levinson
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Peter McCowatt
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Myra Fried
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Sandra Shamas
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Terry Angus
Additional Muppet Performer / Extra / Honker (puppeteer) (voice) Additional Muppet Performer / Extra / Honker (puppeteer) (voice)   See fewer
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Stephen Brathwaite
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Francine Anderson
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Martine Carrier
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Michael Frey
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Patricia Lewis
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Carolanne McLean
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Brian Moffatt
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Jani Lauzon
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Kevin Clash
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Pam Arciero
Grundgetta / Additional Muppet Performer (voice) Grundgetta / Additional Muppet Performer (voice)   See fewer
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Ella Collins
20 Minute Workout Gymnast (archive footage) (uncredited) 20 Minute Workout Gymnast (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sharon Hasfal
20 Minute Workout Gymnast (archive footage) (uncredited) 20 Minute Workout Gymnast (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Hawley
Big Bird's Buddy (uncredited) Big Bird's Buddy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alison Hope
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Nerise Houghton
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Réjane Magloire
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Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Rose
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6.8 / 10 | 4,241 votes