Friday, December 16, 2011

Being Elmo


This documentary is the inspirational story of a young boy from a working class family who dreamed of being a great puppeteer.  Kevin Clash grew up glued to the TV and fascinated by shows like Sesame Street.  He idolized Jim Henson and his crew and marveled at how they made their puppets so lifelike and so seamless.  With hard work, determination, and good luck he got to fulfill his dream and work with his idols.  His name is unfamiliar to us but his alter ego, Elmo, is one of the most popular muppets of all time.  This is his story.

Grade: B+

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