The Blue Bird(Movie, 1940)

1h 23min | Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
The Blue BirdRating: 2.9/5 (with 1212 votes)
The Blue Bird is a 1940 B&W and Technicolor American fantasy film directed by Walter Lang. The screenplay by Walter Bullock was adapted from the 1908 play of the same name by Maurice Maeterlinck. Intended as 20th Century Fox's answer to MGM's The Wizard of Oz, which had been released the previous year, it was filmed in Technicolor and tells the story of a disagreeable young girl (played by Shirley Temple) and her search for happiness. Despite being a box office flop and losing money, the film was later nominated for two Academy Awards. It is available on both VHS and DVD. ()
Movie poster of The Blue Bird

Where to watch The Blue Bird (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Blue Bird" is currently available on 1 providers. The Blue Bird can be rented on Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).


Awards & Nominations for The Blue Bird

Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color Academy Award for Best Special Effects

About The Blue Bird

An ungrateful girl and her little brother are transported in their dreams by a fairy to a wonderland, tasked with finding the mythical blue bird of happiness, meeting friends and foes along the way.

Watch Movies & Series on Amazon Prime Video Today!

Enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows/series, over two million songs ad free, free shipping, exclusive deals and more with Amazon Prime. Start your 30-day free trial today. After that, only $12.99/month or $119 annually; Prime Video standalone is available for just $8.99/month.

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Based on the work of: Ernest Pascal
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 10 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Ukrainian (UK)
Status: Released
Release date US: 01/15/1940
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"A kék madár"
Keywords: bird

Movie recommendations for The Blue Bird

If you like The Blue Bird then you might also like the following movies:

Eaten Horizons

Certification unknown

1950 | 3.0/5 | 3min


Certification unknown

1955 | 3.8/5 | 1h 45min

The Cowboy and the Lady

Certification unknown

1938 | 3.2/5 | 1h 31min

Warszawa 1956

Certification unknown

1956 | 3.1/5 | 7min


Certification unknown

1949 | 3.5/5 | 1h 27min

Down to the Sea in Ships

Certification unknown

1949 | 3.5/5 | 2h


Certification unknown

1991 | 2.9/5 | 1h 35min

Nurse Edith Cavell

Certification unknown

1939 | 3.4/5 | 1h 37min

Similar movies as The Blue Bird

These movies are similar to The Blue Bird (story/era etc.):



1985 | 3.5/5 | 2h 1min



1972 | 2.2/5 | 1h 31min

Other movies with this title: The Blue Bird (1908), The Blue Bird (1918), The Blue Bird (1976), The Blue Bird (2008)

WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:120524, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/04/2021