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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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Director:
Writers:
Philip Shane (written by) &
Justin Weinstein (written by)
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Release Date:
27 April 2012 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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(74 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)

Raggedy Ann and Andy are Puppets of the Muppets
 (From kidspickflicks. 25 July 2012, 9:16 AM, PDT)

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Feel-Good Story That Proves Nice Guys Don't Always Finish Last See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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

Bill Barretta ... Himself - Puppeteer
Fran Brill ... Herself - Puppeteer
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
 
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 The Muppets on Puppets (1970) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Feel-Good Story That Proves Nice Guys Don't Always Finish Last, 29 March 2012
Author: Sean Lamberger from Bradenton, FL

The super-sweet story of Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind Elmo and a variety of other characters, which doubles as a heartwarming look back at the attitudes and atmosphere behind the scenes with Jim Henson's troupe in the glory days. Clash is a master at his craft, a by-product of spending every afternoon since childhood with an arm inside a furry marionette, and when he's not on the air with the cast of Sesame Street, he's contentedly passing that knowledge on to the next generation. It's an attitude he inherited from Henson and his close associate Kermit Love, who took Kevin under their wing and showed him the ropes without any pretense or hesitation. Too often we're too concerned with job security to share the intimate details of our craft with others, least of all the rising young stars, but Love and Henson adopted Clash with selfless warmth and care, a lesson he hasn't forgotten and continues to roll forward to others today. They're a perfect embodiment of everything the Muppets have stood for, complete with a contagious smile that didn't leave my face for hours.

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