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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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27 April 2012 (UK) See more »
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 »
8 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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  (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
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
80 min

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Great film with an equally great story behind it, 11 July 2011
Author: adzazz1988 from United States

'Being Elmo' is not only a great flashback into your childhood growing up with Sesame Street, but a truly inspiring and amazing story behind the man who has dedicated his life to one of the most loved characters from the show. It was nothing like I expected it to be. It's not a childish rewind on the history of puppets, but instead a wonderful display of determination and dedication on Clash's part and just a great documentary made by the entire crew. Definitely recommended for everyone. Hopefully this film and its crew will get all of the praise and attention it so rightfully deserves. You will without a doubt be left inspired and moved by Clash's journey.

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