Being Elmo [DVD] [2011]

  • SKU: 4817964
  • Release Date: 04/03/2012
  • Rating: PG
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Special Features

  • Some thoughts from the Filmmakers
  • Sundance Premiere Q&A with Kevin and the Filmmakers
  • Tau performs in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Interview with John Tartaglia
  • Trailer
  • Director's Bio
  • Closed Captioned


Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Most American parents are very much aware of Elmo, the child-like fuzzy red Muppet on Sesame Street who has become a favorite among the show's youthful audience. But far fewer people know the name Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who brings Elmo to life, and filmmaker Constance Marks introduces viewers to the man behind the Muppet in this documentary. Clash, a big and burly-looking man with a large reserve of shyness, was born and raised in Baltimore and was something of a loner in his youth, but found a way to express himself when he discovered puppetry. In his teens, Clash began building his own puppets (once destroying one of his father's coats to use as material for his latest project), and showed a remarkable talent for the art. Clash worked on a variety of television shows and movies before being hired to work on Sesame Street, where he formulated his most famous character. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey offers a backstage look at Clash's life and times, a look into his working methods, and insight into how he informs Elmo's personality and uses the character to send a positive message to the world. Being Elmo received its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Kevin Clash
    Kevin Clash
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    Whoopi Goldberg - Narrator
  • Frank Oz
    Frank Oz
  • Rosie O'Donnell
    Rosie O'Donnell
  • Fran Brill
    Fran Brill

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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    I've never walked out of a theater so full of tears before as this film is just truly amazing. The story behind Kevin Clash is one that can inspire anyone who has a dream. - As I sit here and try to think of how to describe this film, of why to tell people to go see it, of why I think this small release to theaters should be turned into a full release to theaters around the world, I sit and try to tell myself what to say, but the truth is… I can not find words to put down to describe the tears that flowed down my cheeks, the smile that covered my face, the breath being stolen right from me with every touching moment. This movie is a masterpiece. Not just for fans of the puppet world, but for anyone who has had a dream.

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