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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey -- Beloved by millions of children, Elmo is a global icon. However, few people know the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster: Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary follows the Clash's remarkable career as a puppeteer.
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey -- Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet, Kevin Clash, the heart and soul of Elmo.

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Philip Shane (written by) &
Justin Weinstein (written by)
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27 April 2012 (UK) See more »
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The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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(69 articles)
Sesame Street's Kevin Clash Resigns as Elmo
 (From PEOPLE.com. 20 November 2012, 8:55 AM, PST)

DVD Review - Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)
 (From Flickeringmyth. 27 July 2012, 7:36 AM, PDT)

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A Truly Wonderful Person! See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bill Barretta ... Himself - Puppeteer
Fran Brill ... Herself - Puppeteer
Carson Carr ... Guy Eating Cake #2
Gladys Clash ... Herself - Mother

Kevin Clash ... Himself

Joan Ganz Cooney ... Herself - Co-Founder - Sesame Workshop

Arsenio Hall ... Himself (archive footage)
Cheryl Henson ... Herself - President - Jim Henson Foundation

Jim Henson ... Himself (archive footage)

Hugh Jackman ... Himself (archive footage)
Kermit Love ... Himself (archive footage)

Rove McManus ... Himself (archive footage)

Rosie O'Donnell ... Herself (archive footage)

Frank Oz ... Himself (archive footage)

Regis Philbin ... Himself (archive footage)
Martin P. Robinson ... Himself - Puppeteer

Caroll Spinney ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Constance Marks 
 
Writing credits
Philip Shane (written by) &
Justin Weinstein (written by)

Produced by
Corinne LaPook .... producer
Constance Marks .... producer
James J. Miller .... producer (as James Miller)
 
Original Music by
Joel Goodman 
 
Cinematography by
James J. Miller  (as James Miller)
 
Film Editing by
Philip Shane 
Justin Weinstein 
 
Sound Department
Jay Fisher .... sound editor
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Hahn .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Tyler Kakac .... special effects
 
Animation Department
Carson Carr .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Anne Alvergue .... additional editor
Mirabelle Ang .... post production supervisor
Evan Anthony .... colorist
Evan Anthony .... on-line editor
Todd Holmes .... additional editor
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Constantine Limperis .... additional editor
Constantine Limperis .... producer for post production
Roger Matthews .... assistant editor
Kristen Nutile .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Kevin Bluhm .... music editor
Michael Croiter .... musician
 
Other crew
Adam Chazen .... post production assistant
Chris Cliadakis .... archival researcher
Michael Donaldson .... clearance counsel
Steve Kullback .... post production consultant
David Magdael .... publicist
Christopher L. Perez .... clearance counsel
Robert Stein .... legal services
Anne Stulz .... publicist
Steven Wallace .... publicist
 
Thanks
Ria Borzak .... thanks
Rickey Boyd .... thanks
Mike Halsey .... thanks
Mark M. Magner .... thanks (as Mark Magner)
 

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Rated PG for some mild language including a brief drug reference
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80 min
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Features Labyrinth (1986)See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Truly Wonderful Person!, 10 November 2011
Author: liz22193 from Virginia via Dundalk, MD

I knew Kevin in High School (Dundalk Sr High) back in Baltimore County Maryland, although he probably doesn't remember me. We were in music class together and he was I think, 2 years ahead of me. Nobody in our school could say anything negative about Kevin. From day one, he was hard working and driven, but also the sweetest, kindest and funniest boy in class.

I remember a school concert once, the chorus was on stage sitting on the risers and Kevin was in front of us; but behind the piano with some of his own puppet creations. Kevin was putting on a short show for the audience when he accidentally hit his head (fairly hard) on the back of the piano. Teenagers, being what they are, started laughing and giggling behind Kevin, but the audience had no idea what had happened. We could tell Kevin was hurting, the gestures his body was making behind that piano emphasized his discomfort in a very comical way. Kevin continued on with his show without missing a beat, a puppet change or a line of dialogue. Even at that age, he was a professional.

Kevin played one of the leads in our schools production of "Guys and Dolls", he was Skye Masterson. I think every girl in the High School fell at least a little in love with Kevin during that show. You may know Kevin as the voice of Elmo and other puppet characters, but when he sings, EVERYONE stops to listen! I'm proud to have known Kevin, even if it was just in passing. I enjoy telling people, "I went to High School with Elmo" and watching their reactions as I proudly tell them about Kevin. Kevin Clash's life story is truly an inspiration. Though there might have been a few rough spots here and there, Kevin is proof that anyone, no matter what their circumstances, can make their dreams come true.

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