Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Two of the most famous (and in my opinion, best) characters on the beloved kids’ show Sesame Street are played by Connecticut resident Caroll Spinney. He has had this role for the entire length of the show, making him one of the few original puppeteers. That’s why there is a new documentary all about him called “I Am Big Bird”.
I think this documentary looks great because it pulls on the heartstrings like crazy. Everyone has a soft spot for Sesame Street. It’s been around for 45 years and most people I know watched it when they were little.
The movie is available on demand and on itunes right now. It’s also currently playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, but will be released to more select theaters May 15th.
Here is the trailer:
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