THE ADVENTURES OF ELMO IN GROUCHLAND (Theatrical Release USA 1999)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland—average children’s fare—does not work as adult/child share entertainment. Unfortunately, Mandy Patinkin’s work does not stand out in this film as it usually does in his other works.

Storyline

Elmo loses his blanket and goes in search of it.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Gary Halvorson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Stephanie Allain, Martin G. Baker, and Brian Henson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include:
Elmo/Pestie/Grouch Jailer/Grouch Cab Driver (Voice of Kevin Clash), Huxley (Mandy Patinkin), Queen of Trash (Vanessa Williams), Maria (Sonia Manzano), Gordon (Roscoe Orman), Zoe/Pestie/Prairie Dawn (voice of Fran Brill), Grizzy/Pestie (Voice of Stephanie D’Abruzzo), Humongous Chicken (voice of Dave Goelz), Bug (Voice of Joey Mazzarino), Count/Pestie/Grouch Mayor/Grouch Cop (Voice of Jerry Nelson), and Rosita (Voice of Carmen Osbahr).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The movie can serve as fill-in time fare for children, but if the parent looks for higher quality entertainment, this film does not fit that description.

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