Follow That Bird

Follow That Bird (1985)

It's Big Adventure! It's Big Laughs! It's Big Bird on the Big Screen!

  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
  • Release Date: 1985-08-02
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 81 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Henson Associates
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ken Kwapis
star 6.3/10
From 81 Ratings


Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker, who thinks it would be better for him to live with other birds. 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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  • Caroll Spinney

    as Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch / Bruno the Trashman (voice)
  • Jim Henson

    as Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
  • Frank Oz

    as Cookie Monster / Bert / Grover / Additional Muppets (voice)
  • Richard Hunt

    as Gladys the Cow / Feathered Friends Owl / Additional Muppets / Grouches (voice)
  • Kathryn Mullen

    as Feathered Friends Magistrate / Grouch Diner Patron / Little Girl / Additional Muppets (voice)
  • Jerry Nelson

    as Count von Count / Herry Monster / Additional Muppets (voice)
  • Paul Bartel

    as Grouch Cook
  • Sandra Bernhard

    as Grouch Waitress
  • Waylon Jennings

    as Truck Driver
  • Laraine Newman

    as Mommy Dodo (voice)
  • Eddie Deezen

    as Donnie Dodo (voice)
  • Sally Kellerman

    as Miss Finch (voice)
  • Cathy Silvers

    as Marie Dodo (voice)
  • John Candy

    as State Trooper
  • Chevy Chase

    as Newscaster
  • Joe Flaherty

    as Sid Sleaze
  • Dave Thomas

    as Sam Sleaze
  • Brian Hohlfeld

    as Daddy Dodo (voice)
  • Linda Bove

    as Linda
  • Emilio Delgado

    as Luis
  • Loretta Long

    as Susan
  • Sonia Manzano

    as Maria
  • Bob McGrath

    as Bob
  • Roscoe Orman

    as Gordon
  • Alaina Reed Hall

    as Olivia
  • Kermit Love

    as Willy
  • Alyson Court

    as Ruthie
  • Richard Campbell

    as Boy with Apple
  • Liston Bates

    as Rescue Boy
  • Tawny Richard

    as Rescue Girl
  • Adrian McCalla

    as Kid at Map
  • Tanya Marie Cook

    as Tanya
  • Shawna Stoll

    as Airline Announcer
  • Martin P. Robinson

    as Mr. Snuffleupagus / Telly Monster / Board of Birds / Grouch Diner Patron (voice)
  • Bryant Young

    as Mr. Snuffleupagus (Back Half)
  • Fred Garver

    as Barkley (voice)
  • Cheryl Wagner

    as Miss Finch
  • Patricia Leeper

    as Mommy Dodo / Board of Birds (voice)
  • Gord Robertson

    as Daddy Dodo
  • Jeff Weiser

    as Donnie Dodo
  • Shari Weiser

    as Marie Dodo
  • Tim Gosley

    as Honker / Board of Birds
  • Noel MacNeal

    as Board of Birds (voice)
  • Bob Stutt

    as Board of Birds (voice)
  • Nikki Tilroe

    as Board of Birds (voice)
  • Lee Armstrong

    as Board of Birds (voice)
  • Rob Mills

    as Board of Birds (voice)
  • John Pattison

    as Board of Birds (voice)
  • Benjamin Barrett

    as Floyd
Writing Judy Freudberg Writer
Writing Tony Geiss Writer
Directing Ken Kwapis Director
Production Patricia Churchill Associate Producer
Sound Van Dyke Parks Music
Art Carol Spier Art Direction
Production Tony Garnett Producer
Sound Lennie Niehaus Music
Production Linda Francis Casting
Production Joan Ganz Cooney Executive Producer
Editing Evan Landis Editor
Camera Curtis Clark Director of Photography
Production Stuart Aikins Casting
Sound Steve Buckingham Music Supervisor