I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dave LaMattina/Chad N. Walker
  • Written by: Dave LaMattina

Documentary about Caroll Spinney, the original puppeteer of Sesame Street's Big Bird, now 81. The archive material is heartwarming and Spinney's glass-half-full attitude to life shines through, but it entirely lacks drama; the complete absence of any major setbacks wears a little thin after a while.

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I Am Big Bird

27 Apr 20152 stars

Drama-free documentary about Sesame Street stalwart Caroll Spinney

The second Muppet documentary of late, Dave LaMattina and Chad N Walker’s film follows Constance Marks’ 2011 effort, Being Elmo. While Marks’ film looked at Kevin Clash, the man behind Sesame Street’s beloved furry red monster, I Am Big Bird plays like…

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