Tribeca Film acquired U.S. rights to I Am Big Bird,  a docu it will release theatrically and on VOD day-and-date in the first quarter of 2015. Directed and produced by Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker, pic focuses on Carroll Spinney, who has spent his life as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch and shows no sign of retiring at age 80.

“Big Bird is one of the iconic figures in American television and this portrait of the man inside, Caroll Spinney, is simultaneously joyful and fascinating,” said Tribeca Film GM Todd Green. “Dave and Chad weave together years of archival footage to create a truly revealing look at the man inside the Big Bird suit.”

Preferred Content repped the film.