The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
  • G
  • 1h 13m
  • 1999
Certified Fresh77%
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Join Elmo in his biggest adventure yet! Co-starring Vanessa Williams and Mandy Patinkin. Elmo and his beloved blue blanket are inseparable. When Oscar carelessly tosses the fuzzy blanket into his trash can, Elmo dives in after it. He is suddenly plunged into Grouchland, the land of Grouches, stinky garbage and the greedy Huxley (Mandy Patinkin) who hasn't learned how to share. Elmo and all his friends from Sesame Street embark on a fun-filled adventure with one mission: to rescue Elmo's blanket. On the way, Elmo encounters a giant chicken and even the Queen of Trash (Vanessa Williams) herself! It's a grouch-loving good time filled with fun, sensational songs and all of your favorite characters!
© 1999 Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Co. Medien KG and SPE German Finance Co. Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh77%
Critics Consensus: This fun and moral tale entertains both first-time Seasame Street watchers and seasoned veterans.
L.A. Weekly
Hazel-Dawn Dumpert

The film is nothing if not benign, but its merits are moot for those above 7 or so.

June 17, 2017
Globe and Mail
Liam Lacey

How does it end? With a headache, of course, from all those cheering children.

June 17, 2017
Miami Herald
Phoebe Flowers

It's difficult for even the cynic in the audience to resist giggling at the sight of a grown man a...

June 16, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Steven Rea

Older kids weaned on Sesame Street might get a kick of nostalgia at the sight of Big Bird, Maria,...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sesame Street fans will love this sweet movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that everything is topsy turvy when Elmo ventures into Grouchland, so a certain understanding of what is (and isn't) acceptable behavior is needed to get the humor fully -- hearing the pleasure with which the Grouches tell each other to get lost is funny only if you know it's not really OK. There are a few mildly perilous/tense moments that could upset sensitive or very young viewers, and some kids may be concerned that Elmo doesn't seem to have any parents and could need some reassurance.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Educational Value
Positive Messages
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:October 1, 1999
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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