I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story—terrific, heart-catching, WOW! documentary—turns itself into a loving piece of art that really works to capture the spirit and drive of the man under the suit of Sesame Street’s Big Bird and the puppeteer work of Oscar the Grouch. The heart-driven interviews and excellent pacing of archival footage place the documentary in a class of its own, well worth watching. Kudos for great sequencing by Directors Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker.

Storyline

The story of the man who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Clay Frost and Joshua Johnson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Frank Oz (Self), Additional Muppets/Self (Jim Henson), Self (Steve Whitmire), Self (Sonia Manzano), Self (Caroll Spinney), Self (Roscoe Orman), Self (Fran Brill), Self (Alison Bartlett), Self (Jerry Nelson), Self (Dave Goelz) and Self (Eric Jacobson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film from its opening scene marks it as a good addition to the family home video library. Thank you to the late Caroll Spinney for making us laugh, cry. and think about simple, important things in life.

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