The Blue Bird
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Based on a play by Maurice Maeterlinck, this fantasy stars Shirley Temple as a young girl who leaves home in search of happiness (The Blue Bird of Happiness) and meets up with many interesting characters on her adventure. After she journeys all over Fantasia, she comes to find the bird at her very own home. This Technicolor feature received Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Shirley Temple fantasy has some scares, outdated ideas."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"It's not at all a bad movie -- it's just not a lot of fun."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Lavishly elaborate, but too leaden and allegorical for childre, this 1940 Fox fantasy was one of Shirley Temple's biggest commercial flops."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Colorful, but failed attempt to emulate fantasy world of "Wizard of Oz," starring Shirley Temple."
‑ Steve Crum,
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