Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Big Bird finds his true home in this warm tale.

G 1985 88 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 5+

Slightly More Mature Themes than the Show

While the premier Sesame Street Movie is a great little film, it presents more mature themes than your typical episode would. Big Bird deals with a sense that he doesn’t belong, along with feelings of depression, fear, and even experiences kidnapping and peril (which is not typical). My daughter first watched this at age 5, and had many questions about why the social worker was after Big Bird, and even found her scary. After watching it twice she’s grown to love it, but she had a lot of difficult questions along the way. I saw this movie at her age and went through much the same set of emotions, and was lucky enough to have thoughtful parents guiding me through it, as I tried to do for her. Otherwise, it is a fun, funny adventure story that older kids who lay no longer be into Sesame Street might enjoy!

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age 3+

this is my movie.

I'll always cherish this movie. its so fun to see. a movie from my child hood that stays in my heart.

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