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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

ISBN: B0064NLPV0

Title: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Author: ART PERFORM DVD BEI / PG

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Beloved by millions of children around the world, Elmo is an international icon. However, few people know the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster: Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, ‘Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey’ follows Clash’s remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

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Beloved by millions of children around the world, Elmo is an international icon. However, few people know the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster: Kevin Clash.

Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY follows Clash’s remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop. As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Clash had very different aspirations from his classmates – he wanted to be a part of Henson’s team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true.

Featuring interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and Clash himself, filmmaker Constance Marks’s insightful and personal documentary tells the story of one of the world’s most adored and recognizable characters and the visionary behind the icon.

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