The Blue Bird

Starring: Shirley Temple Director: Walter Lang
Rating 4.0
56 ratings
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Item:  FOXS 2238189D

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English, Spanish, French
    • Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Previews

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Product Description:

Shirley Temple stars in this fairy tale about imaginary lands and the true values of kindness and happiness. The journey begins when Mytyl (Temple) captures a unique bird in the royal forest, then refuses to pass it on to her bedridden best friend. That night, Mytyl is visited in a dream by a fairy who sends her and her brother, Tytyl (John Russell), on a quest for the bluebird of happiness. Accompanied by their pet dog and cat, Mytyl and Tytyl set out on an adventure into the past, the future, and the Land of Luxury--only to find the bluebird in a most unexpected place. Much like THE WIZARD OF OZ, which was released the previous year, THE BLUE BIRD begins with a black-and-white prologue, then switches to lavish Technicolor when the children enter fantastic lands, a transformation that highlights the film's dazzlingly magical soul.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Classic | Family (General) | Fantasy | Recommended

Production Notes:

  • Filmed in lavish Technicolor and released one year after The Wizard of Oz. Like "Wizard", this film began with a black-and-white prologue before shifting to color.
  • Film was theatrically re-issued in 1995.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.0
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Rating 4.5 The Blue Bird Movie Lover: from San Marcos, CA -- January, 6, 2011

Recently, I DVRed this film on the FOX Movie Channel, and I had quite forgotten how much I missed seeing it (the last time that I DID watch it on television was, I believe, about thirty-five years ago[!]). Now, at least, I can "kinda, sorta" understand the symbolism and metaphor(s) used in this truly forgotten gem of a movie.

Who'd have thought that it was made to rival "The Wizard of Oz" that came out the preceding year!


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  • Sales Rank: 95,716
  • UPC: 024543381877
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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