PERFORMER Elizabeth Banks
DEBUT 2017
DESIGN Michael Lapinski designer

The Bird-Lady appears in The Magical Wand Chase. She takes Abby's wand, mistaking it for a stick to build her nest with, and is chased by the group. While on the run, she inadvertently transforms herself into an elephant and a human (though retains her pink feathers). Once the confusion has been cleared, the gang invites her to build her nest on Sesame Street (with the end credits revealing her nesting atop the street sign).

The character was performed using a motion capture device, with Rickey Boyd as the digital puppeteer.[1] Elizabeth Banks provides the voice for the character in her animated and elephant form, and appears in-person when she turns into a human. Peter Linz operated the character in her elephant form.


  1. Paws As Hands: SESAME STREET_The Magical Wand Chase, Michael Lapinski, November 15, 2017.

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