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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.

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Elmo / Pestie / Grouch Jailer / Grouch Cab Driver (voice)
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Maria
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Fran Brill ...
Zoe / Pestie / Prairie Dawn (voice)
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Grizzy / Pestie (voice)
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Humongous Chicken (voice)
Joey Mazzarino ...
Bug (voice) (as Joseph Mazzarino)
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Carmen Osbahr ...
Rosita (voice)
Martin P. Robinson ...
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Baby Bear / Fat Blue / Caterpillar / Pestie / Collander Stenchman / Ice Cream Customer (voice)
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Storyline

Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination and courage and heads off on an action-packed rescue mission that plunges him into Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley. Along the way, Elmo learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened. Written by Anonymous

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The Good, The Bad and The Stinky.


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1 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bodzio w Krainie Mruków  »

Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,255,033 (USA) (3 October 1999)

Gross:

$11,634,458 (USA) (12 December 1999)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a scene near the beginning, there is a hotel called 'the furry arms' in which, Cookie Monster is serving food, and there is a blue puppet patron attending. These are all featured in Jim Hensons 'Furchester hotel' See more »

Goofs

When Elmo is being taken to see the queen of trash the head and back of a puppeteer can be seen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ernie: [Ernie hums, then turns to the audience] Hi there everybody! Welcome to the movie. Hey, we're so glad you came. Now...
Bert: [Bert appears, wearing a bath towel and showering cap] Ernie, Ernie.
Ernie: Hm?
Bert: Listen, I'm going to take a shower. Have you seen my antibacterial soap?
Ernie: No, Bert, I haven't.
Bert: Oh, now where did I...?
Ernie: Now, this movie you're about to see is all about Elmo.
Bert: Who are you talking to?
Ernie: The audience, Bert. They're right there.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, Bert and Ernie are on the screen. The credits start and Bert says "Ooh, credits! I want to see who did the catering." See more »

Connections

Spoofs Wonder Woman (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Together Forever
Written by Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher
Produced by Jeff Elmassian and Siedah Garrett
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A family film for all
21 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is one of the few films to come around this year that is for the whole family. It can be for the kids because the characters are so likable (especially Elmo played by Kevin Klash) and it can be for the parents because they remember the lovable characters they used to watch as a child. Along with a good story, great characters, and better than good songs, this film teaches kids many things (like sharing and friendship) and of course the Sesame Street characters are always a delight to see on the screen.


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