I Am Big Bird

I Am Big Bird

The Caroll Spinney Story

DVD - 2015
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For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, features extraordinary footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces his journey from bullied child to childhood icon.
Alternative Title: Caroll Spinney story
Publisher: New York, NY : Tribeca Film, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: B SPINNEY CAROLL
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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duane767
Mar 27, 2017

Touching and a trip back to many of our childhoods. It was great to hear the story behind the man behind Big Bird.

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BridgettM
Jan 01, 2017

Carroll Spinney is Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. I love Sesame Street and the Muppets, so I was predisposed to liking this documentary. I think even those who are not familiar with Sesame Street will appreciate Spinney's talents and brilliance as well as his approach to life and his work. The film did a good job of trying to show the whole person, his sunny and dark days.

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daysleeper236
Jul 04, 2016

I laughed and I cried. This documentary is full of pure love for Big Bird and the man who brought him to life.

OhioToon Apr 30, 2016

This was a really great video to watch. Being a puppeteer myself it's nice to know how other puppeteers got started and what they did/have done. The music is beautiful and a must to listen to and purchase.

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Jennie_d05
Mar 21, 2016

This is a sweet documentary about the puppeteer who is responsible for the beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird. His life has been devoted to, and greatly enriched by his Muppet persona. I found it to be a deeply personal look at the man inside the suit, and the early years of Sesame Street.

Such a touching story about one of the most iconic children's characters in educational TV. Maybe I'm sentimental, but I don't think we'll ever need a documentary about Dora the Explorer or Spongebob. There is just something different about a talented artist pouring his heart and soul into his work, doing the job that he was born to do. I was teary-eyed quite a few times during this story! And I'm also glad that Caroll Spinney has an apprentice so Big Bird will hopefully live on for a long, long time.

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cdemare
Jan 16, 2016

Very enjoyable. Grew up in the 70's watching Seasame Street. Fun to see how Big Bird was born. My elementary aged kids enjoyed it as well.

LPL_IlkaI Jan 07, 2016

A lovely portrait of Caroll Spinney, the man behind Big Bird, and Oscar the Grouch. An insightful look into the early days of Sesame Street, Spinney's career, and the opportunities afforded to him by playing one of the most loved children television characters of all time. A treasure to enjoy for those young at heart!

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PatEe
Jan 04, 2016

About 20-30 minutes too long and not really all that interesting. You start to think the world is insane after while, worshipping a big yellow bird.

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Davidf05
Dec 23, 2015

The Man Behind Big Bird:
Carroll Spinney!
Great Documentary.

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Jul 04, 2016

daysleeper236 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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