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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey PG

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 16 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 3, 2012
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: New Video Group
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Some thoughts from the Filmmakers
    • Sundance Premiere Q&A with Kevin and the Filmmakers
    • Tau performs in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    • Interview with John Tartaglia
    • Trailer
    • Director's Bio
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Featured: , &
Directed by
Narrated by
Composition by
Director of Photography:
Hosted by &

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh95%

Total Count: 78


User Ratings: 10,137
Rating: 3/4 -- It's a humane story about how, sometimes, our dreams can take us to places we might only have, well, dreamed of. Full Review
Washington Examiner
Jan 4, 2019
BEING ELMO is a likable documentary that tells the story of Mr. Clash's single-minded pursuit of puppet excellence...
New York Times
Oct 21, 2011
It's to to the credit of this moving and engaging film and its affable subject that, in deconstructing the 'seamless' Muppets, it only increases their magic.
Sight and Sound
May 1, 2012
[A] marvelous movie. It's a documentary about Kevin Clash, who became the voice and operator of Elmo...who is without a doubt the most beloved Muppet of his time.
Entertainment Weekly
Nov 10, 2011
Rating: 2.5/4 -- [Clash is] portrayed as a mild-mannered, kind, giving, supremely talented soul, with a deep love for the puppet he animates and the children who love him. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Mar 16, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- What a terrific bunch of guys the Muppets/Sesame Street creators are, not just spiritually, but technically. Full Review
Financial Times
Apr 26, 2012
Rating: A- -- Contrary to popular belief, The Muppets wasn't the best Muppet movie this year. That distinction goes to this 80-minute doc on puppeteer Kevin Clash, who has given voice and life to Sesame Street's widely popular character Elmo for almost 30 years. Full Review
San Antonio Current
Dec 31, 2018

Product Description:

Most American parents are very much aware of Elmo, the child-like fuzzy red Muppet on SESAME STREET who has become a favorite among the show's youthful audience. But far fewer people know the name Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who brings Elmo to life, and filmmaker Constance Marks introduces viewers to the man behind the Muppet in this documentary. Clash, a big and burly-looking man with a large reserve of shyness, was born and raised in Baltimore and was something of a loner in his youth, but found a way to express himself when he discovered puppetry. In his teens, Clash began building his own puppets (once destroying one of his father's coats to use as material for his latest project), and showed a remarkable talent for the art. Clash worked on a variety of television shows and movies before being hired to work on SESAME STREET, where he formulated his most famous character. BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY offers a backstage look at Clash's life and times, a look into his working methods, and insight into how he informs Elmo's personality and uses the character to send a positive message to the world. BEING ELMO received its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.


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  • Sales Rank: 11,705
  • UPC: 767685264041
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