A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Friends become family in this heartwarming film. The Sleaze Brothers are not such nice guys, locking Big Bird in a cage and making him sing for money!
Violence & Scariness
Locking Big Bird in a cage is sad, but not violent, per se.
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The Sleaze Brothers yell at each other, saying "Shut up!" Sam Sleaze says "Check the gams on that butterball," when he sees Big Bird for the first time.
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Products & Purchases
True Value hardware sign. The Sleaze Brothers are out to make money at all costs.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that little ones might be confused about why the "Feathered Friends" take Big Bird away from his home on Sesame Street and place him in a home with another family. The social-worker-as-villain concept might seem a bit odd to anyone who has adopted a child, but Big Bird does end up in his rightful, colorful place: on Sesame Street. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
True to the Jim Henson-era Sesame Street productions, this feature is filled with laughs and great cameos. Chevy Chase, John Candy, Dave Thomas, and Merle Haggard all bring their talents to the colorful cast. If only the social worker wasn't such a dodo herself, this feature would be close to perfect. But a happy ending to an epic journey is satisfying every time. Great choice for Sesame Street fans.
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