Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

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Original title Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Category Documentary, Family
UK Release Date
Production year 2011
Production Country
Directors Constance Marks
Cast Bill Barretta, Frank Oz, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, Joan Ganz Cooney, Arsenio Hall, Jim Henson, Hugh Jackman, Kermit Love
Distributor Dogwoof Film Distribution

Synopsis

Beloved by millions of children around the world, Elmo is an international icon. However, few people know the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster: Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY follows Clash's remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop. As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Clash had very different aspirations from his classmates—he wanted to be a part of Henson's team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true. Featuring interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and Clash himself, filmmaker Constance Marks' insightful and personal documentary tells the story of one of the world's most adored and recognizable characters and the visionary behind the icon.