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Sundance 2011: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

3 February 2011 11:13 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

“one of the most sincere portraits of a creative genius…”

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011)

Directed by Constance Marks

2011, USA

To children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon and a household name. The puppet who characteristically avoids pronouns, referring to himself in the third person and known as the “Little Red Menace” by Sesame Street traditionalists, has found fame in regular mainstream television and movies. He’s become a regular guest on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, appeared on Martha Stewart Living and Martha, The Tony Danza Show, and was even on a special episode of Oprah called The Faces Behind The Famous Names. He starred in the theatrically-released motion pictures Elmo in Grouchland, Elmo Saves Christmas and appeared in a fifth-season episode of The West Wing. He is so well known that Elmo is the only non-human or puppet ever to testify before the U. »

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