Being Elmo Film: A Puppeteer’s Journey

by - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Believe me or not? Since young when I grew up in Singapore, Sesame Street is my favourite channel. Some of the character that I like are Elmo and Cookies Monster! Guess what? Elmo movie gonna come out soon.


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ABOUT SESAME STREET
In 1969, a little street filled with laughter, learning and promise launched a revolution in children’s television. Sesame Street stands out as the most thoroughly developed and researched preschool television program and media offering, with a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the development of the whole child. Sesame Street has introduced generations of children to information and experiences ranging from nutrition and space exploration to lessons about cooperation, friendship and diversity with the help of the beloved Muppets including Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Honored with more Emmy® awards than any other television show in history, Sesame Street continues to set the gold standard for excellence in educational media, giving children the best head start in school and life.

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization, produces local Sesame Street programs that are seen in over 140 countries. Beyond television, Sesame Street content is created for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesamestreet.org



ABOUT THE FILM
Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

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REVIEWS

“CRITICS' PICK! A winning tale of the persistence and creativity behind one of the most famous and fuzziest faces in the world.”
- Neil Genzlinger, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Go see the film and you'll understand what I mean and why the film won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance this year.”
- Deborah Stambler, HUFFINGTON POST

“Superb! One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. The subject is fantastic, the interviews are fantastic...”
- Jenika Katz, FLIXIST.COM

“A classic American tale... A generous, heartwarming story. For any adult feeling overwhelmed by bad news and dark times, your antidote is right here.”
- Elizabeth Weitzman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

“Inspiring... Deeply Moving... Even committed Elmo-haters may be converted by the time the closing credits roll.”
- Noel Murray, A.V. CLUB

“Being Elmo is a rare documentary that will delight viewers of all ages and cultures world wide for years to come. Being Elmo is one of the most sincere portraits of a creative genius who doesn't get the recognition he deserves.”
- Jason Elsbury, SOUND ON SIGHT

“The documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, which should make Kevin Clash a household name, is an INSPIRING AND JOYOUS celebration of art, skill, determination and making kids happy.”
- Kyle Smith, NEW YORK POST

“Of all the fur-swathed celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival this year, none holds a candle to Elmo... The squeaky-voiced muppet moved fans to tears Sunday at the world premiere.”
- Julie Makinen, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Production values are top-notch, particularly the cinematography by James Miller and Joel Goodman's energetic, fanciful score. Being Elmo is a rare documentary that will connect across generations and cultures to delight viewers worldwide for years to come.”
- Justin Lowe, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Look for Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey to have a Michael Moore-style box-office-pumping effect.”
- Andrew Pridgen, SALT LAKE MAGAZINE

“THE ONE FILM THAT REALLY STOLE MY HEART AT SUNDANCE was Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, the inspiring and heartwarming story of Kevin Clash, the voice and genius behind one of the world's most iconic children's personality.”
- Raffi Asdourian, THE FILM STAGE

“It is impossible to come out of this documentary about Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo, without wanting to hug someone.”
- Jada Yuan, VULTURE/NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Melts My Heart - it is a tender look at the life of a man who has brought joy to so many children, sometimes at the expense of his own, and a truly inspiring story of success.”
- Ethan Anderton, FIRSTSHOWING.NET

“Without fanfare, and without many of the bells and whistles that have become the go-to elements of documentary storytelling, Connie Marks has filled her film with Clash's larger-than-life impact, and shared a story so compelling, and so replete with positivity, that any distributor who can harvest its audience, is sure to reap long tail rewards... and many, many hugs.”
- Elliot V. Kotek, JUNTO BOX

“Being Elmo tells the story of Kevin Clash, whose love of puppets would lead him to work for his idol, mentor and friend Jim Henson and all the amazing folks that work with Sesame Street and the Muppets. The amazing documentary showcases how Kevin's never-ending desire to stick with his passion would lead to iconic status of a little red puppet named Elmo. Its A POWERFUL AND MOVING DOCUMENTARY that easily is ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF 2011. GO SEE THIS UTTERLY CAPTIVATING FILM.”
- PEARL SNAP DISCOUNT BLOG


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