Elmo Paper

Submitted By fredrick_harp
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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011) Watching Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey was very touching to me. What I found best about this documentary was that Kevin Clash dedicated his puppet shows to children that were blind, sick, or disabled. Kevin’s strong passion to keep smiling faces on children helped me pick this video. I picked this film because one day I want to work with children and help brighten their world. As a child I fell in love with Elmo and I adored him greatly. Everything I owned from pajamas to tennis shoes was Elmo. This documentary showed viewers how successful Kevin Clash was with making his career a success. It showed how he strived to meet his passion, by reaching out to the producers of Sesame Street and talk shows. “Smiling faces was all I wanted to see”, says Kevin. He realized at nine years old that his dream was to work with puppets. Kevin was always looking for a way to keep the kids at his mother’s daycare entertained, so he hosted a puppet show in his backyard. Kevin’s dream came true when he got to visit the Muppet Makers. Kevin later got to train the cast of Sesame Street in the French version, and later on became the producer and executive director of Sesame Street. While watching this film my smile was as long as the Mississippi River. The families of the children felt inspired and says that it is a very important part of their lives. Young children actually learn from watching Elmo and playing with the toys. Tickle Me Elmo has sold millions nationwide, and is still popular