BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY (2011 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Being Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey features terrific interviews to gain multiple insightful viewpoints into the life and talent of Kevin Clash, the mind and man behind the famous puppet, Elmo. It’s fun for the entire family to examine the mechanisms behind making Elmo work. The documentary is exceptionally well done and should not be missed.

Storyline

The documentary covers Kevin Clash’s early ventures into puppeteering to meeting with Sesame Street’s Jim Henson to his creation of the lovable Elmo character.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Constance Marks for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Corinne LaPook, Constance Marks, and James J. Miller for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Bill Barretta), Herself (Fran Brill), Guy Eating Cake #2 (Carson Carr), Herself (Gladys Clash), Himself (Kevin Clash), Herself (Joan Ganz Cooney), Himself (Arsenio Hall), Herself (Cheryl Henson), and Himself (Jim Henson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This documentary is well worth the ticket. It’s art serving real human needs and inspires individual pursuit of dreams, especially in the world of artistic, creative endeavor.

Ben Meyers

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