Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.

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Being Elmo offers a rare peek inside the world of the Muppets by going inside one of its most famous characters and seeing who’s in control. Analyzing the development of the character through the life story of its creator, this unique story should inspire students to pursue their dreams and passions.

The film explores the following themes, which were drawn from the NYS Social Studies and English Standards: