I Am Big Bird

July 23, 2012 10:34pm
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This seems like a fun Kickstarter project that I found earlier today – a group of filmmakers are putting together a documentary about Caroll Spinney, the man behind the feathers of Big Bird (and Oscar the Grouch) for the last 43 years…

I’ve seen a handful of clips on YouTube about him and he seems like he’d just be a really fun guy to be around … I suppose you’d kind of have to be if you’re in the business of children’s television! Of course, probably the most moving one I’ve ever seen was when Big Bird sang It’s Not That Easy Being Green at Jim Henson’s memorial service … though the Bluebird of Happiness part of Follow That Bird was quite the tear-jerker, too, as I do recall!  😥

Anyways, it looks like it could be an interesting watch and I’m always on the lookout for more behind-the-scenes footage with the original Muppet performers!

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