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!