I Am Big Bird is to be released on DVD following its success at numerous international film festivals such as Montclair Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and AFI Docs.
Spectrum’s I Am Bird Bird is also released digitally on May 15th. Puppeteer and cartoonist Caroll Spinney has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street since the inaugural season back in 1969 – and shows no sign of stopping yet. Combining compelling interviews with fellow puppeteer cronies and fascinating material from Carroll’s personal archives, I Am Big Bird illuminates the dynamic portrait of an unknown man whose Sesame Street characters, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, have influenced generations of children.
An icon of popular culture for over 40 years, beak and feathers weaving a path through American history; Caroll’s stories are the stuff of legend. And, as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.
I Am Big Bird also features Frank Oz, Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Matt Vogel and is directed by Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker, and is released on DVD on June 1st and also on download from May 15th, and click on the packshot for the full-size image.
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