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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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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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2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(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)

User Reviews:
Excellent story of a man's voice we've all heard 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)
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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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References "Captain Kangaroo" (1955)See more »

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25 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Excellent story of a man's voice we've all heard, 11 July 2011
Author: ichazz from United States

Great documentary about the lovable man behind the voice of Elmo. It's really inspiring to see someone not only come into success from such a humble beginning, but also to be so focused from childhood at one goal.

I personally enjoyed how intertwined his career was with other puppeteers Frank Oz and Jim Henson. The way Kevin tells his stories about working with his childhood idols was so down to Earth and without pretension that I felt like I was hearing it first hand from a friend. By the end of the doc you'll feel like you've known Kevin for years, not just 90 minutes.

10 stars, I hope this gem gets the attention it deserves

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