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Must Watch: Being Elmo

Apr23

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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.

Being Elmo is about 90 minutes and can be found on iTunes and Netflix. It’s also available for sale on DVD now.

Here’s the Being Elmo movie trailer:

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7 Responses to “Must Watch: Being Elmo”

  1. jL Apr 23 at 9:36 am Reply Reply

    I loved this documentary! My twins have just started loving Elmo in the past few months and watching this made me love him too.

  2. Meg Apr 23 at 3:28 pm Reply Reply

    Oh, yes. And also make sure your have some tissues handy because dangit, there’s a lot of love in that film.

  3. Becky Apr 23 at 3:40 pm Reply Reply

    We loved this! And Elmo :)

  4. Jadzia@Toddlerisms Apr 23 at 3:50 pm Reply Reply

    This one has been on my list a long time.  I think Elmo is to kids of today, what Mr. Rogers (*sniff*) was to kids of the ’70s.  Unconditional love.

  5. Becky T Apr 25 at 7:27 am Reply Reply

    Loved this documentary! It definitely softened my stance on Elmo (I’m more of a Big Bird person). I really love that Kevin now takes the time to mentor young kids interested in puppetry because of the great mentor he had in Kermit Love.

  6. Candace Apr 27 at 9:46 am Reply Reply

    Loved this as well!! Both myself and the hubby were teary eyed after Elmo was visiting with the little girl from Make a Wish. It is a great great way to spend 90  minutes one evening :)

  7. Lesley Apr 28 at 4:46 pm Reply Reply

    I just watched this and really enjoyed it too. It did make me sad that his own daughter was craving time with him and his job making other kids happy always took him away from her. :(

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