Fran Brill

Fran Brill

Fran Brill (born September 30, 1946) is an actress and puppeteer who worked on Sesame Street beginning in 1970. She was the first female puppeteer hired by Jim Henson, outside of wife Jane Henson. She is best known for performing Prairie Dawn and Zoe. Brill retired from performing in September 2014.

  • Title: Fran Brill
  • Popularity: 6.458
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1946-09-30
  • Place of Birth: Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Homepage: http://franbrill.com/
  • Also Known As: Frances Joan Brill, Frances Brill
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Fran Brill Movies

  • 1979
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    Being There

    Being There

    7.6 1979 HD

    A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Peter Sellers

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  • 2011
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    Sesame Street: Elmo's Music Magic

    Sesame Street: Elmo's Music Magic

    10 2011 HD

    Kids will discover the magic of music along with Elmo in this delightful DVD. It features a special story where Elmo finds that with a wave of Abby's...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Stephanie D'Abruzzo

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  • 2003
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    Sesame Street: Zoe's Dance Moves

    Sesame Street: Zoe's Dance Moves

    1 2003 HD

    Hear those tapping feet on Sesame Street? It's Zoe getting a whirlwind introduction to the world of dance -- with some special help from Paula Abdul....

    Genre:

    Cast: Paula Abdul

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  • 2011
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    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

    7.3 2011 HD

    Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Whoopi Goldberg

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  • 1991
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    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    7.5 1991 HD

    The story focuses on a family of anthropomorphic rabbits, the widowed mother rabbit cautioning her young against entering a vegetable garden grown by...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Carol Burnett

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  • 1980
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    Amber Waves

    Amber Waves

    8.5 1980 HD

    A drifter stranded in Kansas accepts a job offer from a wheat harvester who, in desperation over his cancer and financial woes, attempts suicide but...

    Genre: TV Movie

    Cast: Dennis Weaver

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  • 1998
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    Sesame Street: Elmopalooza!

    Sesame Street: Elmopalooza!

    5.8 1998 HD

    Jon Stewart hosts the Sesame Street Muppets' 30 year celebration, but Elmo steps in when things go awry.

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Jon Stewart

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  • 1996
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    Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet

    Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet

    6 1996 HD

    Do The Alphabet is a 1996 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation, with a framing sequence starring Big Bird and Baby Bear.

    Genre: Music

    Cast: Caroll Spinney

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  • 2006
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    Sesame Street: Elmo's Potty Time

    Sesame Street: Elmo's Potty Time

    6.9 2006 HD

    Join Elmo as he reminisces about his potty training journey and guides viewers as they embark on theirs. Elmo and his Sesame friends give helpful,...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 2009
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    Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story

    Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story

    2 2009 HD

    This look at the contributions of Jim Henson and his early Sesame Street collaborators (including Frank Oz, Fran Brill, and Caroll Spinney) shows...

    Genre:

    Cast: Jim Henson

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  • 1984
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    Old Enough

    Old Enough

    6.4 1984 HD

    The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Sarah Boyd

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  • 2007
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    Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown

    Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown

    6.9 2007 HD

    Sesame Street characters help Elmo count down the days leading up to Christmas.

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1991
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    What About Bob?

    What About Bob?

    6.9 1991 HD

    Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Bill Murray

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  • 2017
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    Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched

    Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched

    8.2 2017 HD

    Five of the original Muppet performers come together for the first time ever to share behind-the-scenes secrets of the Muppets. Includes rare...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Frank Oz

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  • 2003
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    Sesame Street: Sesame Sings Karaoke

    Sesame Street: Sesame Sings Karaoke

    0.5 2003 HD

    Get ready for a musical Sesame Street Muppet ® extravaganza! Something’s in the air on Sesame Street that makes everyone want to sing! Elmo...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1991
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    Hyde In Hollywood

    Hyde In Hollywood

    1 1991 HD

    A closeted gay movie director/actor in 1939 finds himself the target of the vicious and unscrupulous attacks by a gossip columnist reporter who goes...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Julie Boyd

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  • 1993
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    Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years: A Musical Celebration!

    Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years: A Musical Celebration!

    7.3 1993 HD

    Muppets, monsters, friends and family - they're all invited to a very special sing-along on the most famous street in the world! Released to coincide...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Caroll Spinney

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  • 1982
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    Oh, Boy! Babies!

    Oh, Boy! Babies!

    1 1982 HD

    Boys learn to take care of babies.

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    Cast: Claude Brooks

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  • 1994
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    Muppet Sing Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green

    Muppet Sing Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green

    1 1994 HD

    Muppet Sing-Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green was released direct to video in 1994. A collection of Muppet songs is put together in this fun Karaoke...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Bill Barretta

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  • 2019
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    Sesame Street: 50th Anniversary Celebration!

    Sesame Street: 50th Anniversary Celebration!

    9.4 2019 HD

    C is for Celebrate! Join host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the residents of Sesame Street - human and monsters alike - to celebrate 50 years of learning,...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Sonia Manzano

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  • 2005
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    Sesame Street: Big Bird Sings!

    Sesame Street: Big Bird Sings!

    10 2005 HD

    Big Bird may not be able to fly, but he can sing. He joins Snuffy to spend some time looking through Bird's scrapbook and all the reminiscing leads...

    Genre:

    Cast: Caroll Spinney

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  • 1988
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    Midnight Run

    Midnight Run

    7.219 1988 HD

    A bounty hunter pursues a former Mafia accountant who embezzled $15 million of mob money. He is also being chased by a rival bounty hunter, the...

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Robert De Niro

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  • 1996
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    Sesame Street: Kid's Guide to Life: Learning to Share

    Sesame Street: Kid's Guide to Life: Learning to Share

    1 1996 HD

    Like most kids, Elmo sometimes had trouble taking turns and sharing his toys. Even with his best friend Zoe. With a little help from Sesame Street...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1984
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    The Muppets Take Manhattan

    The Muppets Take Manhattan

    6.5 1984 HD

    When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find...

    Genre: Romance

    Cast: Jim Henson

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  • 1994
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    The World of Jim Henson

    The World of Jim Henson

    6.8 1994 HD

    Episode of Great Performances about Jim Henson

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Jim Henson

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  • 1970
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    The Great Santa Claus Switch

    The Great Santa Claus Switch

    6.2 1970 HD

    Santa Claus and his elves are ready to deliver presents to children everywhere but Cosmo Scam has hatched a plan to kidnap Santa and take his place!...

    Genre: Adventure

    Cast: Art Carney

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  • 2020
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    Muppet Guys Talking: A Special Conversation to Honor Jim Henson

    Muppet Guys Talking: A Special Conversation to Honor Jim Henson

    1 2020 HD

    On Saturday 16 May 2020, the cast of the Muppet Guys Talking documentary - Frank Oz, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta - reteamed via Skype...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Frank Oz

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  • 1999
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    Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs

    Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs

    5 1999 HD

    Elmo is trying to make a Top Ten Countdown list for the radio station, but everyone keeps trying to share their favorite song with him. Meanwhile,...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 2001
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    Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs 2

    Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs 2

    4 2001 HD

    Join Elmo and his Sesame Street pals in the second volume of Kids' Favorite Songs, as Elmo travels up and down Sesame Street asking kids to sing...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1993
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    Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration

    Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration

    6 1993 HD

    Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration is a special produced forSesame Street’s 25th anniversary. Released in a slightly different form on...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Caroll Spinney

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  • 2002
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    Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie's Word Play

    Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie's Word Play

    8.5 2002 HD

    It's time to learn to read, Sesame Street style! Bert, Ernie, and friends are putting on a new play and some of your favorite words are the stars!

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Steve Whitmire

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  • 2009
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    Sesame Street: Bedtime with Elmo

    Sesame Street: Bedtime with Elmo

    6 2009 HD

    It's bedtime on Sesame Street! Just like all little kids, Elmo and Abby would rather make funny faces and sing silly songs than go to sleep

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1997
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    Sesame Street: Fiesta!

    Sesame Street: Fiesta!

    5.7 1997 HD

    The loveable Sesame Street characters congregate on FIESTA! to sing some of their favorite songs. As always a few humans are along for the ride as...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1997
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    Sesame Street: Quiet Time

    Sesame Street: Quiet Time

    6 1997 HD

    Quiet Time is a Sesame Street video released on April 1, 1997. Big Bird wants to find out what to do at "quiet time." He asks his friends for...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Caroll Spinney

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  • 1998
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    Sesame Street: The Alphabet Jungle Game

    Sesame Street: The Alphabet Jungle Game

    6 1998 HD

    Elmo, Zoe and Telly are exploring the Alphabet Jungle, where letters grow on trees. Every letter from A to Y leads them on an animated alphabet...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 2003
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    Sesame Street: Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs

    Sesame Street: Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs

    10 2003 HD

    After working hard, Grover has finally gotten a job as a waiter at the hot restaurant in town, Planet Storybook. Now, he can help kids learn about...

    Genre:

    Cast: Frank Oz

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  • 2021
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    Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

    Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

    7.4 2021 HD

    Take a stroll down Sesame Street and witness the birth of the most influential children's show in television history. From the iconic furry...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Joan Ganz Cooney

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  • 1989
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    Dog City: The Movie

    Dog City: The Movie

    8 1989 HD

    This parody of film noir and gangster flicks takes us through the dangerous town of Dog City, teeming with colorful Muppet Dog characters. Rowlf the...

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Jim Henson

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  • 1994
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    Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

    Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

    7 1994 HD

    Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! was a 1994 TV special that aired on ABC to celebrate Sesame Street's 25th...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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  • 1975
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    The Muppet Introduction

    The Muppet Introduction

    1 1975 HD

    "Janice introduces "the person who will introduce the person who will introduce the next speaker," P. Fenton Cosgrove, who brings on Sam the Eagle,...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Jim Henson

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  • 1975
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    Just a Few Announcements

    Just a Few Announcements

    1 1975 HD

    "Before the Muppets begin their meeting, Janice reads a series of announcements." (Muppet Wiki)

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Fran Brill

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  • 2003
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    Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic

    Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic

    1 2003 HD

    It's the Sesame Street Film Festival!

    Genre: Adventure

    Cast: Fran Brill

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  • 1987
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    The No Show

    The No Show

    10 1987 HD

    McGruff, Drew Barrymore, and a rag tag band of kids make a rock video about "saying no to drugs."

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Drew Barrymore

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  • 1999
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    The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

    The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

    6.2 1999 HD

    Elmo loves his fuzzy, well-worn blue blanket more than anything in the whole world. However, when Elmo's blanket gets sucked through a colorful,...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1993
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    Sesame Street Stays Up Late!

    Sesame Street Stays Up Late!

    1 1993 HD

    It's New Year's Eve on Sesame Street and around the world! Anchorman Elmo and the Monster News Network provide special reports showing us the New...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Alison Bartlett

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  • 2015
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    I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

    I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

    7.4 2015 HD

    A documentary about Caroll Spinney who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. At 78-years-old, he has no intention of...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Caroll Spinney

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  • 1996
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    Sesame Street: Imagine That!

    Sesame Street: Imagine That!

    1 1996 HD

    Telly and Zoe take refuge from the rain in Finders Keepers and while away the rainy day using their imagination. While they wait for the rain to...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Martin P. Robinson

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  • 1994
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    Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo

    Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo

    7.5 1994 HD

    The Best of Elmo is a 1994 Sesame Street video originally released on VHS as part of the "My Sesame Street Home Video" series. In this video, Elmo...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1996
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    Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas

    Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas

    6.2 1996 HD

    Can there be such a thing as too much Christmas? Find out... when a magical Christmas wish is granted and Elmo gets to see what the world would be...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Maya Angelou

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  • 2008
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    Sesame Street: Love the Earth!

    Sesame Street: Love the Earth!

    4 2008 HD

    Papa Bear takes Baby Bear, Elmo and Zoe on a hike in Bear National Park so that they may earn a Bear Scout badge by spotting a Blue-Feathered...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 2022
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    Jerry Nelson: A Celebratory Birthday Animatic

    Jerry Nelson: A Celebratory Birthday Animatic

    1 2022 HD

    'Today (July 10) is Jerry Nelson's birthday! To celebrate, artist Zach Kenny has taken an incredible audio tape from 1999 of over three dozen Muppets...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Dave Goelz

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  • 1975
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    Muppet Picker Upper

    Muppet Picker Upper

    1 1975 HD

    Consists of the shorts "The Muppet Introduction", "Just a Few Announcements" and "Sell, Sell, Sell".

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Fran Brill

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  • 1993
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    Muppet Sing Alongs: Billy Bunny's Animal Songs

    Muppet Sing Alongs: Billy Bunny's Animal Songs

    1 1993 HD

    Billy Bunny sings his way across the forest where he runs across a swamp full of frogs, a cave filled with rapping bears, and a singing porcupine.

    Genre:

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1980
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    Look Back in Anger

    Look Back in Anger

    4 1980 HD

    Jimmy is a self-loathing and frustrated musician who works at a candy shop. He takes out his rage on his long suffering wife and his business partner...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Malcolm McDowell

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  • 2014
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    Sesame Street: M is for Mystery

    Sesame Street: M is for Mystery

    1 2014 HD

    There are mysteries afoot on Sesame Street! Grab your detective hat and join your furry friends to solve these whodunits! When items beginning with...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 2008
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    Sesame Street: Abby in Wonderland

    Sesame Street: Abby in Wonderland

    1 2008 HD

    Follow Abby and Elmo down the rabbit hole in this enchanting re-imagining of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Elmo the Rabbit is late, late, late...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

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  • 1996
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    City Hall

    City Hall

    5.9 1996 HD

    The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Al Pacino

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  • 1999
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    Doug's 1st Movie

    Doug's 1st Movie

    5.4 1999 HD

    Doug and his pal Skeeter set's out to find the monster of Lucky Duck Lake. Though things get really out of hand when some one blurts out that the...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Thomas McHugh

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  • 1989
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    The Song of the Cloud Forest

    The Song of the Cloud Forest

    1 1989 HD

    Milton, a lonely golden toad whose species are on the verge of extinction, finds himself in two minds when he realizes that his only potential mate...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Dave Goelz

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  • 2024
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    Sesame Street

    Sesame Street

    7.1 2024 HD

    On a special inner city street, the inhabitants—human and muppet—teach preschoolers basic educational and social concepts using comedy,...

    Genre: Kids

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 2002
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    Sheep in the Big City

    Sheep in the Big City

    6.5 2002 HD

    Sheep in the Big City is an American animated television series which ran on Cartoon Network for two seasons, from November 17, 2000, to April 7,...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Kevin Seal

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  • 1993
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    The Jim Henson Hour

    The Jim Henson Hour

    9.2 1993 HD

    The Jim Henson Hour was developed as a showcase for the Jim Henson Company's various puppet creations, including the popular Muppet characters. This...

    Genre: Family

    Cast: Jim Henson

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  • 1994
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    Dog City

    Dog City

    5.3 1994 HD

    Dog City is a television series that was produced by Nelvana Limited and Jim Henson Productions and aired on FOX from September 26, 1992 to January...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Ron White

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  • 1969
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    Sesame Unpaved

    Sesame Unpaved

    1 1969 HD

    Genre: Kids

    Cast: Kevin Clash

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  • 1987
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    My Little Pony

    My Little Pony

    6.4 1987 HD

    Ponyland is the home of all your favorite classic Little Ponies. Together, they live a life of games, songs and harmony with allies like the...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Jennifer Darling

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  • 2011
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    Law & Order: Criminal Intent

    Law & Order: Criminal Intent

    7.571 2011 HD

    The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio

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  • 1970
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    Sesame Street: Play with Me Sesame

    Sesame Street: Play with Me Sesame

    5.5 1970 HD

    Play with Me Sesame is a children's television series spun off from Sesame Street, featuring Sesame Street characters such as Bert, Ernie, Grover,...

    Genre:

    Cast: Steve Whitmire

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  • 1999
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    Doug

    Doug

    7.2 1999 HD

    Doug Funnie experiences common predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington, Virginia.

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Thomas McHugh

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  • 2024
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    Law & Order

    Law & Order

    7.4 2024 HD

    In cases ripped from the headlines, police investigate serious and often deadly crimes, weighing the evidence and questioning the suspects until...

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Sam Waterston

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  • 1994
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    Dog City

    Dog City

    5.3 1994 HD

    Dog City is a television series that was produced by Nelvana Limited and Jim Henson Productions and aired on FOX from September 26, 1992 to January...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Ron White

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  • 2024
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    Law & Order

    Law & Order

    7.4 2024 HD

    In cases ripped from the headlines, police investigate serious and often deadly crimes, weighing the evidence and questioning the suspects until...

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Sam Waterston

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  • 2024
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    Law & Order

    Law & Order

    7.4 2024 HD

    In cases ripped from the headlines, police investigate serious and often deadly crimes, weighing the evidence and questioning the suspects until...

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Sam Waterston

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  • 2024
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    Law & Order

    Law & Order

    7.4 2024 HD

    In cases ripped from the headlines, police investigate serious and often deadly crimes, weighing the evidence and questioning the suspects until...

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Sam Waterston

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  • 2006
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    Reading Rainbow

    Reading Rainbow

    8.4 2006 HD

    Journey to exciting places and build a lasting connection with your favorite books. Each episode centers on a theme from a book, or other children's...

    Genre: Kids

    Cast: LeVar Burton

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