I AM BIG BIRD (2015)
Caroll Spinney, the actor and puppeteer who portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street over five decades, died on December 8, 2019, at age 85.
I AM BIG BIRD features extraordinary footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces his journey from bullied child to childhood icon, beloved by generations. This documentary paints a loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, and as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.
Like with Mr. Rogers and Jim Henson, the world is a better place because of Caroll Spinney, a man who’s name and face where not as well known as the characters he played.