Inside Big Bird: Witness how one of Sesame Street’s most-loved residents comes alive

(image via Pinterest (c) Sesame Workshop)

 

Big Bird is one of Sesame Street‘s most beloved characters, the perfect embodiment of sweet childlike innocence, playfulness and an eagerness to learn.

For much of his time on Sesame Street, he was given life by Caroll Spinney, a charming man who devoted much of his life to his friendly feathered companion and who was responsible for the richness of Big Bird’s characterisation.

This beautiful partnership was captured in the charming documentary I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story, from which the following clip has been taken.

It gives us insight into what literally makes Big Bird tick and it will leave with renewed appreciation for the amount of work that went into making this delightful denizen of Sesame Street such a joy for children young and old.

(source: Laughing Squid)

 

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