The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Elmo in Grouchland US DVD cover
Release Date 1999
Region various
Distributor Columbia Pictures
No. of Discs 1
Running Time 73 Minutes
Tech. Specifications Widescreen (international releases only), Full Screen
Audio English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), English 2.0 (Dolby Surround)
Subtitles English
Bonus Material Introduction with Elmo and Bug, Making-of featurette, Trailers
Unused Content Unknown

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is a second feature film for the Sesame Street series.

Back cover summary

Elmo and his beloved blue blanket are inseparable. When Oscar carelessly tosses the fuzzy blanket into his trash can, Elmo dives in after it. He is suddenly plunged into Grouchland - the land of Grouches, stinky garbage and the greedy Huxley (Mandy Patinkin) who hasn't learned how to share. Elmo and all his friends from Sesame Street embark on a fun-filled adventure with one mission - to resuce Elmo's blanket. On the way, Elmo encounters a giant chicken and even the Queen of Trash (Vanessa Williams) herself! It's a grouch-loving good time filled with fun, sensational songs and all of your favorite characters!

Scene Selections

Special Features

  • Making-of Featurette
  • Introduction by Elmo and Bug
  • Production Notes
  • Talent files (not present on disc and as visual cover only)
  • Theaterical Trailers

Elmo and Bill Introduction cutscene

Elmo and Bill nearby Oscar's trash can introduce the viewer to the adventures they'll journey in Grouchland. As part of the movie's intro scene, Elmo introduces his friend named Bill the Bug (which is simply called Bug) on his first time in the location of Sesame Street. Before they get excited and Bill laughs, they shout their expressions about the Grouchland adventures. After Bill mentions "Elmolicious" even though he meant to say "Elmo let's just adventure", Elmo asks Bill what Elmolicious means and he's not sure what it is. The introduction wraps up with them proceeding and Elmo's mouth transiting to black screen.

Home Video releases

The introduction scene is released on most DVDs of the film, But on VHS it's included on the original and the 2nd United States releases. Although it reads "Introduction by Elmo and Bug" on the DVD bonus, the insect is called "Bill the Bug" when the name "Bill" was given to the puppet on his third and recent Sesame related media in Panwapa that debuted the year after he returned on the 2006 episode for Season 37 of Sesame Street.

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Region 1

VMGM menus
VSTM menus



Movie Intro


  • All the extras present on the disc are stored as video manager (VMGM) menus which cannot be accessed by title search function.
  • This movie for the U.S. DVD does not have any reprints or Blu-ray released yet.

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