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I AM BIG BIRD is a documentary about Caroll Spinney, who has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969.
I AM BIG BIRD is a documentary about Caroll Spinney, who has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969.
1,976 backers pledged $124,114 to help bring this project to life.

Week 2 Thoughts From I AM BIG BIRD: A Movie By Fans, For Fans!

Hi everyone!

We’re going to keep this update short, but we just wanted to thank you. A quarter of the way through our campaign, we’re almost at 37% of our goal—that makes us feel pretty great!

The response from Caroll's fans has been incredible. This outpouring of support is why we turned to Kickstarter in the first place.  It lets us interact with fans on a whole new level.  With Kickstarter, we're not tied to making the movie that an investor demands of us, rather we are free to make a film that honors Caroll's work and is true to who he is.  In essence, Kickstarter lets us make the movie the fans want to see--and as fans ourselves, that is crucial to us.

You’ve already done so much by pledging and we can’t thank you enough.  But since you’ve pledged, you obviously want to see this movie get made.  How can you help us do that? Tell your friends and family about the project.   Blog about it.  Tweet about it. Post flyers in the subway about it (not really, that might be illegal).

This campaign is only going to succeed if people know about I AM BIG BIRD so anything you can do to spread the word about the film is crucial.

And we’ll do our part too.   Do you have a blog and want to do a piece on the film?  Contact us and we’ll either do an interview or provide you with content to use there (we’ll also then share that blog and hopefully get you more traffic).  No outlet is too big or too small!  We’ll help however we can!

Finally, to celebrate our one week Kickstarter anniversary, here’s another clip from the film in which Caroll rehearses for a Christmas special with Michael Bublé.  We think you'll agree that it’s pretty charming. Enjoy!

Much love,


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    1. Copper Pot Pictures Creator on July 25, 2012

      Hi Carolyn!

      Caroll says: "We're getting a private concert!" to which Michael responds, "I feel like I'm getting the same thing!" Is that what you mean? Mr. Buble was really amazing and it was so cool to see them working together!

      Thanks for your interest!


    2. Carolyn D. Wiesner on July 25, 2012

      What did Carroll say near the end there? "I feel like I'm..."