Sunday, April 26, 2015

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey


Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.
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12/15/2011
Carrie Rickey: Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, the film about the moppet who became a Muppeteer is about the power of imagination and emotional connection. It is, like Sesame Street, a captivating story for viewers of all ages. » Read more
10/27/2011
Carrie Rickey: Kevin Clash, an African American kid from a working-class Baltimore neighborhood, did not create the beloved Sesame Street puppet Elmo. » Read more

12/15/2011
Carrie Rickey: Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, the film about the moppet who became a Muppeteer is about the power of imagination and emotional connection. It is, like Sesame Street, a captivating story for viewers of all ages. » Read more
10/27/2011
Carrie Rickey: Kevin Clash, an African American kid from a working-class Baltimore neighborhood, did not create the beloved Sesame Street puppet Elmo. » Read more

MPAA rating:
PG
for some mild language including a brief drug reference
Cast:
Kevin Clash; Bill Barretta; Caroll Spinney; Frank Oz; Martin P. Robinson; Whoopi Goldberg; Joan Ganz Cooney; Rosi O'Donnell; Fran Bill
Directed by:
Constance Marks
Genre:
Documentary
Running time:
01:16
Release date:
2011
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