DVD Review - Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, 2011.

Directed by Constance Marks.


A documentary on the man behind the Muppet - Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash.

I have little doubt in my mind that The Avengers will end up being my favourite movie of the year, but one film has come really close to taking the top spot in the form of Jason Segel’s attempt to bring The Muppets back into the public eye. But there was another Muppet related movie that made the headlines at film festivals around the world last year and did well amongst some film critics during its very small theatrical run a few months back. That film was Constance Mark’s documentary on Muppet legend Kevin Clash – the puppeteer behind Elmo.

The documentary charts Clash’s childhood obsession with the work of Jim Henson and his desires to be a puppeteer. From creating his very first puppet
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