Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

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Released 2011

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Released:
2011
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PG
One of the most recognized and beloved Muppets, Elmo has delighted children for years. In this look behind the puppet, we meet charming puppeteer Kevin Clash, who secured a job at Jim Henson's Children's Television Workshop and imbued Elmo with his winnin

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  • 70

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    The film, by Constance Marks, is a little light on details of Mr. Clash's personal life once he broke through, but otherwise this is a winning tale of the persistence and creativit...

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    A documentary as gentle as its subject: the story of a boy who realized his dream and, on the film's evidence, received a lot of encouragement and support along the way.

  • 70

    Variety

    All in all, the pace -- although buoyed by Joel Goodman score -- is rather plodding until Clash's life story intersects with that of the little red guy, at which point it lifts off...

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