Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

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Director: Gary Halvorson

Cast: Gary Halvorson, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, Stephanie D'Abruzzo

     
 

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One of the most popular characters on Sesame Street gets his own movie in this family comedy. Playful Elmo (voice of Kevin Clash) loves his blue blanket and would never want to lose it. So when it gets spirited off to parts unknown in the midst of a tug-of-war with one of his friends, Elmo sets out to find it and ends up in the grumpy kingdom of Grouchland,…  See more details below

Overview

One of the most popular characters on Sesame Street gets his own movie in this family comedy. Playful Elmo (voice of Kevin Clash) loves his blue blanket and would never want to lose it. So when it gets spirited off to parts unknown in the midst of a tug-of-war with one of his friends, Elmo sets out to find it and ends up in the grumpy kingdom of Grouchland, where Huxley (Mandy Patinkin) and the Queen of Trash (Vanessa Williams) rule over a dark and ill-mannered domain. Along with Elmo, several other favorite Sesame Street characters appear, including Oscar the Grouch (Carroll Spinney), Ernie (Steve Whitmire), and Bert (Frank Oz).

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
It's refreshing to see a beloved TV character -- in this case, the fuzzy red Muppet tyke of "tickle-me" fame -- make such a delightful splash with his feature film debut. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland begins when Elmo's security blanket falls into Oscar the Grouch's trash can. The familiar can proves to be the passage to Grouchland, where garbage abounds and a motley assortment of delightfully messy Muppet monsters (and a few humans) sing, dance, and indulge in bad behavior. There, with the help of his "Sesame Street" pals, Elmo must retrieve his blanket from the clutches of Huxley (Mandy Patinkin), a dastardly villain who, like our hero, has some important lessons to learn about sharing. Highlights include Patinkin's showstopping number about the glories of greed and the appearance of sexy songstress Vanessa Williams as the Queen of Trash. Bert and Ernie narrate, stopping the film whenever things get too scary to offer reassurances that everything's going to be all right. You would have to go back to The Muppets Take Manhattan to see these fuzz balls on such a wildly imaginative big-screen outing.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/21/1999
UPC:
0043396041684
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
G
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:13:00
Sales rank:
11,694

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio & video; Making-of featurette; Introduction by Elmo and Bug; Production notes; Animated and interactive menus; Audio: English 5.1 [Dolby Digital] and 2-channel [Dolby Surround]; Subtitles: English; Talent files; Theatrical trailers; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Clash Elmo,Grouch Cab Driver,Grouch Jailer,Pestie
Fran Brill Pestie,Prairie Dawn,Zoe
Stephanie D'Abruzzo Grizzy,Pestie
Dave Goelz Humongous Chicken
Joseph Mazzarino Bug
Martin P. Robinson Pestie,Telly
David Rudman Baby Bear,Caterpillar,Collander Stenchman,Ice Cream Customer,Pestie
Steve Whitmire Ernie,Football Stenchman,Ice Cream Vendor,Parrot,Stuckweed
Frank Oz Bert,Cookie Monster,Grover
Mandy Patinkin Huxley
Vanessa Williams Queen of Trash
Sonia Manzano Maria
Roscoe Orman Gordon
Carmen Osbahr Rosita
Alison Bartlett O'Reilly Gina
Ruth Buzzi Ruthie
Emilio Delgado Luis
Loretta Long Susan
Bob McGrath Bob
Harland Williams Actor
Jerry Nelson Count,Grouch Cop,Grouch Mayor,Pestie
Carroll Spinney Big Bird,Oscar the Grouch
Drew Allison Additional Muppet Performer
Bill Barretta Additional Muppet Performer
John Boone Additional Muppet Performer
B. Lee Bryan Additional Muppet Performer
Leslie Carrera Additional Muppet Performer
Lisa Consolo Additional Muppet Performer
Jodi Eichelberger Additional Muppet Performer
Rowell Gormon Additional Muppet Performer
Mark Harrison Additional Muppet Performer
Rob Killen Additional Muppet Performer
Bruce Lanoil Additional Muppet Performer
Bob Lynch Additional Muppet Performer
Ed May Additional Muppet Performer
Tim Parati Additional Muppet Performer
Annie Peterle Additional Muppet Performer
Andy Stone Additional Muppet Performer
Lisa Sturz Additional Muppet Performer
Kirk Thatcher Additional Muppet Performer
Matt Vogel Additional Muppet Performer
Matt Yates Additional Muppet Performer

Technical Credits
Gary Halvorson Director
Stephanie Allain Executive Producer
Martin G. Baker Executive Producer
Christopher Baker Set Decoration/Design
Alan E. Baumgarten Editor
Timothy M. Bourne Co-producer
J. David Brighthill Asst. Director
Alan Caso Cinematographer
Alan Cassie Production Designer
Seth Cirker Asst. Director
Frederic Clark Asst. Director
Kevin Clash Co-producer
William Glenn Davis Art Director
Barbara S. Davis Costumes/Costume Designer
John Debney Score Composer
Brad Dechter Musical Arrangement
Victoria Ellis Costumes/Costume Designer
Ron Eng Sound Editor
Miranda Garrison Choreography
Leonard T. Geschke Sound Editor
Michael Green Camera Operator
Chip Hackler Camera Operator
Scott G.G. Haller Sound Editor
Brian Henson Executive Producer
Andy Hill Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan Hook Set Decoration/Design
Marjorie Kalins Producer
Mitchell Kriegman Screenwriter
Joseph Mazzarino Screenwriter
Howard S.M. Neiman Sound Editor
Alex Rockwell Producer
Carl Rudisill Sound Mixer
Polly Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Ticknor Sound Editor
Helen Williams Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:47]
2. Elmo's favorite thing [1:45]
3. "Together Forver" [3:24]
4. Zelly [1:55]
5. Runaway blanket [:51]
6. Super Grover [1:46]
7. Oscar's not home [1:25]
8. "Have a nice trip." [1:05]
9. "Welcome To Grouchland" [3:03]
10. Huxley [5:00]
11. Grizzy [1:51]
12. Mt. Pickanose [1:18]
13. "Take The First Step" [3:55]
14. Against the law [1:17]
15. Tunnel trap [1:22]
16. Fire flies [1:33]
17. Huxley's blanket [1:38]
18. "Mine" [5:02]
19. Construction Zone [2:40]
20. Trespassing [:43]
21. "I See A Kingdom" [3:04]
22. Ultimate challenge [5:54]
23. Secret weapon [4:03]
24. Grouch potatoes [2:06]
25. "Look inside." [2:32]
26. In Huxley's clutches [2:05]
27. Basket case [2:31]
28. Friends forever [6:09]

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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BethanyEM More than 1 year ago
This is the only Elmo video out that is really set up like a movie - not just skits from Sesame Street strung together. There are numerous songs that, sadly, keep sticking in my head. My 25 month old loves this movie so much he often wakes up saying, "Watch Elmo"? It's well produced and has some great sets that beat the Elmo's World ones out of the water. We love it!
mommyof1 More than 1 year ago
This is the first Elmo movie my Husband and I were very disappointed in. Our 2yr old daughter loves Elmo. We bought this movie for a long trip hoping to make it easier on her to be in the car. Usually you can't get her attention while a Elmo DVD is playing, but the first time we played this movie in the car for her, she became upset and unconsolable. We had to stop the car and change the movie out. We noticed right away from listening to it that it was not your normal/typical Elmo movie. It seemed to be dark, gloomy and depressing. I personally don't care much for Oscar the "grouch",but that is exactly what your getting when you buy this movie. Elmo in "grouch land". The characters are all negative and grouchy. I understand the direction they were going with the idea of not being selfish, but to a 2yr old, they don't. This was tasteless, and could have been approached in a different way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie should come with a warning. This is not the usual Elmo. His trip to Grouchland is NOT fun! My grandson 2 1/2 loves Elmo and I bought this DVD for when he comes to see me. He sat there and cried and cried and shook his head about how bad Mandy Patankin was to take Elmo's blankey! We shut the movie off and I threw it away. I spoke with a niece and she had the same experience with her children and this movie. We agree that there should be a warning about this story and to be aware that some children may not take it well. We didn't think we'd have to watch an Elmo first to see if it was appropriate!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't agree less with the previous review. We love this Elmo movie and so does our 19 month old daughter. She gets so excited when Elmo addresses the audience and is glued to the screen for the whole movie. Mandy Patinkin is hysterical in this, and the point of his "evil" character is to teach kids to share. We love this movie and play it often