The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is a 1999 American musical adventure comedy film directed by Gary Halvorson in his feature film debut. This was the second of the two theatrical feature films to be based on the children's television series Sesame Street, after Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985). It stars Mandy Patinkin and Vanessa Williams alongside Muppet performers Kevin Clash, Caroll Spinney, Steve Whitmire, and Frank Oz.
One day, Elmo plays with his blanket in his bedroom in his apartment. He spills orange juice on his blanket and takes it to the laundromat. Afterward, he runs into his friend Zoe. Zoe wants to hold the blanket, but Elmo does not consent to sharing it, resulting in a tug of war that causes it to rip. Upset, Elmo declares to Zoe that she is not his friend anymore. Telly Monster, rollerskating out of control, comes and accidentally swipes the blanket, leading to a chase around Sesame Street. The blanket ends up falling into the hands of Oscar the Grouch, who sneezes on it and drops it in his trash can. Unwilling to wait for Oscar to return, Elmo dives into the bottom of the trash can, where he finds his blanket snagged on a door.
|contentLocation||New York City|
|genre||adventure comedy fantasy|
|keywords||arrest big bird caterpillar chicken cookie monster elmo fall garbage dump gordon gordon robinson greedy man help landfill laundromat maria maria figueroa rodriguez morning only way orange juice oscar the grouch out of control police officer rollerskating sesame street steal telly monster trash can trespass tug of war vacuum cleaner zoe|
|producer||Alex Rockwell Marjorie Kalins|
|publisher||Columbia Pictures Industries Sony Pictures Releasing|
|theme||children's children's adventure children's comedy musical comedy|