Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.
- Constance Marks
- Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg
A documentary as gentle as its subject: the story of a boy who realized his dream and, on the film's evidence, received a lot of encouragement and support along the way.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 11.03.2011
Watching Clash realize his dream is gratifying, and the behind-the-scenes Muppets stuff is fun.Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, 12.15.2011
A marvelous movie.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 11.10.2011
The most interesting part of this lively, likable documentary is the journey.Mark Feeney, Boston Globe, 11.16.2011