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Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird


Introduced by Craig Shemin and Emilio Delgado (“Luis”)

Dir. Ken Kwapis. 1985, 88 mins. Digital projection. With Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz. Big Bird (performed by Carol Spinney, subject of the acclaimed new documentary I Am Big Bird) made his big-screen debut 30 years ago in Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird. Featuring a cast of Sesame Street regulars as well as a star-studded array of cameo guests including Chevy Chase, John Candy, and Waylon Jennings, the movie follows Big Bird’s journey back to Sesame Street after a well-intentioned social worker places him within a family of birds, far away from his friends. Emilio Delgado plays Luis on Sesame Street, a role he has held since 1971.

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