4 comments on “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011)

  1. I haven’t seen this documentary but I would like to at some point. One thing that amazed me was when I learned that Kevin Clash also played the role of Splinter in the live action Ninja Turtles movies. Crazy.

    • I was watching Labyrinth with friends and got a bit giddy when I saw Kevin Clash’s name on the credits. It’s a rare film about Hollywood that showcases a man who genuinely loves what he does. It’s easily one of the top documentaries out there and I’m sad I didn’t see it sooner!

  2. While it was a good portrait of the undoubtable talent of “Kevin Clash”, I found myself being frustrated by how frequently it seemed like he wasn’t the most intresting of people to profile, especially as it glosses over any potential drama in his life, as you picked up on in your review. I guess I would have prefered it if it had instead focused on the Muppet studios and thier various offshoots than one puppeteer, as these parts proved to the most enjoyable, much like the vintage footage of Elmo, when he still had his caveman voice.

    Still as you pointed out, he is a man who has clearly sacrificed everything just to do somthing he clearly loves.

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