Year: 1999
USA & UK: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa L Williams, Sonia Manzano, Roscoe Orman, Fran Bill, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Dave Goelz, Joseph Mazzarino, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Martin P Robinson, David Rudman, Carroll Spinney, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz, Alison Bartlett-O'reilly, Ruth Buzzi, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Bib McGrath
Director: Gary Halvorson
Country: USA
USA: 90 mins
UK: 73 mins
USA Rated: G
UK Certificate: U
USA Release Date: 1 October 1999
UK Release Date: 19 May 2000


Elmo loves his well-worn blue blanket more than anything in the whole world. They are inseparable, and Elmo has promised Blanket that they will be together forever. He is able to keep his promise until Zoe, Elmo's very best friend in the whole world, asks to hold his blanket. Elmo snatches it back and steadfastly refuses. He's not sharing. A tug-of-war breaks out, and neither of them see Telly flying toward them on his new roller blades. He shoots into the blanket and with it wrapped around his head careers down Sesame Street with Elmo in hot pursuit. The chase ends at Oscar's trash can where Big Bird tells Elmo that Oscar sneezed on his blanket, tossed it into his can and left. Elmo attempts to retrieve his treasured blanket from the trash can which gets caught on a nail. He tugs on it, and finally, with one giant yank, the blanket, nail and boards all fly off and Elmo and his blanket are sucked down a colorful, swirling tunnel into Grouchland, the yuckiest place on earth. Thus begins a journey that takes Elmo on an action-packed adventure into a fun-filled, far-away land full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the greedy Huxley, who flies through Grouchland in his giant flying machine, The Huxocopter.