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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey ()


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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.

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Narrator (voice)
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Himself - Puppeteer
Tau Bennett ...
Himself
Fran Brill ...
Herself - Puppeteer
Carson Carr ...
Guy Eating Cake #2
George Clash ...
Himself
Gladys Clash ...
Herself - Mother
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Himself
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Herself - Co-Founder - Sesame Workshop
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Cheryl Henson ...
Herself - President - Jim Henson Foundation
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Kermit Love ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Herself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Puppeteer
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Luis Rodriguez (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Captain Kangaroo (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Stu Kerr ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Harold Hooper (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Maria (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Bob McGrath ...
Bob Johnson (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Matt Robinson ...
Gordon Robinson (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Don Sahlin ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Constance Marks

Written by

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Philip Shane ... (written by) &
Justin Weinstein ... (written by)

Produced by

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Corinne LaPook ... producer
Constance Marks ... producer
James J. Miller ... producer (as James Miller)

Music by

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Joel Goodman

Cinematography by

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James J. Miller ... (as James Miller)

Film Editing by

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Philip Shane
Justin Weinstein

Editorial Department

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Anne Alvergue ... additional editor
Mirabelle Ang ... post production supervisor
Evan Anthony ... colorist / on-line editor
Todd Holmes ... additional editor
Jonathan Liebert ... digital cinema mastering
Constantine Limperis ... additional editor / producer for post production
Roger Matthews ... assistant editor
Kristen Nutile ... additional editor

Sound Department

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Jay Fisher ... sound editor
Ken Hahn ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Tyler Kakac ... special effects

Animation Department

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Carson Carr ... animator

Music Department

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Kevin Bluhm ... music editor
Michael Croiter ... musician

Other crew

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Adam Chazen ... post production assistant
Chris Cliadakis ... archival researcher
Michael Donaldson ... clearance counsel
Steve Kullback ... post production consultant
David Magdael ... publicist
Chris Perez ... clearance counsel (as Christopher L. Perez)
Robert Stein ... legal services
Anne Stulz ... publicist
Steven W. Wallace ... publicist (as Steven Wallace)

Thanks

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Ria Borzak ... thanks
Rickey Boyd ... thanks
Ewan Gotfryd ... thanks
Mike Halsey ... thanks
Mark M. Magner ... thanks (as Mark Magner)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The film traces Kevin Clash's rise from his modest beginnings in Baltimore to his current success as the man behind Elmo, one of the world's most recognizable and adored characters. Millions of children tune in daily to watch Elmo, yet when Kevin walks down the street he is not recognized. Pivotal to the film is the exploration of Jim Henson's meteoric rise, and Kevin's ultimate achievement of his goal to become part of the Henson family of puppeteers. In addition to puppeteering Elmo, Mr. Clash is arguably the creative force behind today's Sesame Street, producing, directing and traveling around the globe training other puppeteers. Includes interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Carroll Spinney, Joan Ganz Cooney, Marty Robinson, Fran Brill, and Bill Barretta. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Inside Elmo (United States)
  • История Элмо: Приключение кукловода (Russia)
  • Elmo, en mupp full av kärlek (Sweden)
Runtime
  • 80 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $22,963, 23 Oct 2011

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