Being Elmo

Kevin Clash  Actor Whoopi Goldberg  Actor Frank Oz  Actor Cheryl Henson  Actor Rosie O'Donnell  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG
Contains:Drug Content,Mild Language

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Being Elmo

Theatrical Release Date: 2011 10 21 (USA - Limited)

UPC: 767685264041

Studio: New Video Group

MPAA Rating: PG   Contains:[Drug Content, Mild Language]

Summary: 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

Category: Film, TV & Radio

Awards: Film Presented – Sundance Film Festival Film Presented – SXSW Film Presented – Hot Docs International Film Festival

Features: cc

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
Director's Bio

Being Elmo

Format: DVD

Release Date: 04/03/2012

Audio: DD2 Dolby Digital Stereo

Runtime: 76 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Region: Universal Compatability

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Being Elmo
1. Introducing Kevin [2:40]
2. Turner Station [3:48]
3. Jim Henson and Sesame Street [4:37]
4. Sibling Rivalry [4:14]
5. Most Likely to be a Millionaire [3:26]
6. Meeting Kermit Love [3:56]
7. The Jim Henson Stitch [11:03]
8. Captain Kangaroo Audition [11:44]
9. Getting Sesame Street [10:00]
10. Tickle Me Elmo is a Hit [5:08]
11. Henson Memorial [5:21]
12. Being Happy [9:44]

Cast and Crew: Constance Marks  Director 
Constance Marks  Producer 
James Miller  Producer 
Joel Goodman  Composer (Music Score) 
Justin Weinstein  Screenwriter 
Philip Shane  Screenwriter 
Corinne LaPook  Producer 
Kevin Clash  Actor 
Whoopi Goldberg  Actor 
Frank Oz  Actor 
Cheryl Henson  Actor 
Rosie O'Donnell  Actor 
Joan Ganz Cooney  Actor 
Carroll Spinney  Actor 
Fran Brill  Actor 
Martin P. Robinson  Actor 
Bill Barretta  Actor 

Country: USA