The Incredibly Complex Mechanics Of Being Big Bird

It turns out, Big Bird isn’t as simple as he looks.

Designing Big Bird and his movements take serious thought and dedication.

Big Bird is surprisingly very low tech and disorienting. Legendary puppeteer Caroll Spinney, fishing wire, a script, and a monitor are all the wonderful things that make up Big Bird.

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