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OCTOBER 7, 2011

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey


Big, bearlike Kevin Clash is the animating presence behind the little red monster we call Elmo—and that makes the new, buzzed-about documentary Being Elmo a pretty endearing film. (In limited release this fall.)

Clash was obsessed with puppets from an early age—and endured a whole lot of ribbing as he sewed, crouched, and kidded his way toward Sesame Street and Elmo—and the links between his personality and Elmo’s keep the film from getting too cloying. But as you’ll see, the trailer alone is almost too charming to take.

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