Must Watch: Being Elmo
When my nine-year old son summarized Being Elmo as inspiring, I knew that this documentary was a sure-fire hit to recommend to you all.
It tells the story of Kevin Clash, the young boy who dreamed and worked hard to become a puppeteer at Sesame Street. But, to his own surprise (and that is what makes him so great!) Kevin is the brilliant actor behind the beloved Elmo.
Yet more reasons to love Being Elmo are it’s also a story about the importance of dreams, opportunities, mentorship and hard work.
Also, there’s wonderful behind the scene footage of Sesame Street from today and decades past. If your young ones still think the Muppets are real, I would hold off on showing the movie and let the magic live a little longer.
Here’s the Being Elmo movie trailer: