Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
 General Information
Every day, millions tune in to Sesame Street to see one of the world’s most adored and recognizable characters — a furry red three-and-a-half year-old monster named Elmo. Yet, with all of Elmo’s fame, the man behind the icon is able to walk down the street without being recognized.
Meet Kevin Clash.
As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Kevin had very different aspirations from his classmates — he wanted to be a puppeteer. More specifically, he wanted to be part of Jim Henson’s team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true.
Combining amazing archival footage with material from the present day, filmmaker Constance Marks explores Kevin's story in vivid detail and chronicles the meteoric rise of Jim Henson in the process. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and including interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, this insightful and personal documentary offers up a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson legacy.
Also includes Bike Race, a short animated film to round out the 90 minute episode.
Original broadcast date: April 5, 2012
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- Video Codec: x264
- Video Bitrate: 3083 kbps
- Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1 (16:9)
- Video Resolution: 1280x720
- Framerate: 29.970 fps
- Audio Codec: AC-3
- Audio Bitrate: 384 kbps 48 KHz
- Audio Channels: 6
- Audio Language: English
- Run-Time: 01:26:24
- Size: 2.12 GB
- Source: 1080i ATSC OTA
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PBS.Independent.Lens.Being.Elmo.A.Puppeteers.Journey.HDTV.x264.AC3.MVGroup.Forum.mkv (2181.75 Mb) Subtitles: [eng]