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'I Am Big Bird': EW review

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I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
87 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/06/15
performer:
Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jim Henson
director:
Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker
genre:
Documentary, Biography, Drama

We gave it a B+

Nearly every day for the past 45 years, one man has put on an eight-foot-tall yellow suit and gone to work as Big Bird. His name is Caroll Spinney, and he’s the silver-haired subject of this loving documentary about a puppeteer who’s brightened the lives of countless children weaned on Sesame Street. Out of costume, Spinney is as impossibly sunny as his alter ego (with none of the crankiness of his other incarnation, Oscar the Grouch). At 80, he has no plans to hang up his feathers—welcome news for kids and parents everywhere. B+