Don't Eat the Pictures

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  • 1983
  • 1 hr
  • 8.0  (256)

Don't Eat the Pictures is a 1983 TV movie that stars a host of performers such as Caroll Spinney, Martin P. Robinson, and Frank Oz. The movie is based on the story of Sesame Place, a theme park located in Pennsylvania, and its collection of Egyptian artifacts. The movie follows Spinney's character, Big Bird, as he and his friends from Sesame Street unexpectedly find themselves locked inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City overnight.

The Sesame Street characters soon discover they are not alone in the museum, as they encounter a group of ghosts who have been trapped there for centuries. The ghostly inhabitants, who are also the spirits of ancient Egyptians, tell Big Bird and his friends that they need their assistance in order to be freed from their confinement.

The ghostly Egyptians explain that their spirits are trapped within the museum and they are only able to enter and leave their tombs in the form of projections. Their eternal resting place is threatened by forces afraid of the power of the ancient artifacts of the Egyptian collection. The spirits require the Sesame Street team's help in searching the museum for the missing pieces of an ancient tablet to complete a puzzle that will set them free.

As the Sesame Street characters explore the museum alongside the ghosts, they begin to learn about the history and culture of ancient Egypt. They discover that the artifacts on display in the museum are not only beautiful but also hold great importance to the customs and beliefs of the ancient civilization. The characters gain a newfound appreciation and respect for the ancient Egyptians.

As they search the museum's many galleries, the Sesame Street team encounters a multitude of artifacts and art pieces that spark big bird's imagination. With the help of his friends, from Cookie Monster to Bert & Ernie, he learns more about the magnificent exhibits and their importance to the ancient Egyptian people.

During their search for the missing pieces of the ancient tablet, the Sesame Street team stumbles upon a hidden room that the museum hasn't opened to the public. Inside, they find a collection of ancient Egyptian toys and games. The Sesame Street team is fascinated by these relics and they play with a few of them, which brings the ancient toys to life.

As they continue searching through the museum, they discover more secrets that the museum has hidden from the public. They uncover a hidden world of ancient knowledge and customs that would have been lost, were it not for their daring quest to uncover the ancient puzzle.

Throughout their mission, the Sesame Street gang develops a deeper understanding and appreciation of the ancient Egyptian's deep-seated beliefs and customs. They even gain knowledge about the traditions of Pharaohs and their rule over their people.

In the end, the Sesame Street team encounters a gruesome obstacle. They must face off against the forces endangering the ancient exhibit in order to rescue the trapped spirits. They get the pieces they need to complete the puzzle from the artifact attacked by the forces, free the trapped spirits, and thus earn the title, "Protectors of the Ancient Egyptian Artefacts and Culture".

Don't Eat the Pictures is a fun adventure that combines education with entertainment. The movie is a thrill ride for watchers of all ages, as Big Bird and his friends encounter historical figures, paintings, and artifacts of the Egyptian culture. The film provides a unique and captivating perspective on the remarkable culture of ancient Egyptian civilization, which makes it a must-watch for anyone interested in ancient history.

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    8.0  (256)