Kevin Clash

Elmo's at the cineplex and I'm tickled!

Elmo's at the cineplex and I'm tickled!

Watch out, Margaret Thatcher. Move over, J. Edgar. Scoot over to the nearest subway grating, Marilyn Monroe. Elmo is back to claim his box office throne, as you recently heard from our very own cuddly Annie J. Howell.

It’s all thanks to Kevin Clash, the Baltimore-born man with a knack for sticking his hand up cloth creatures and making them sing, laugh, cry, and annoy in the most adorable ways. Most specifically, he’s known for doing Elmo the red monster from Sesame Street, and now they’re both stars of a film guaranteed a nomination for Furriest Documentary…

BEING ELMO – there will be tears

BEING ELMO – there will be tears

Constance Marks and Philip Shane’s BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY pulls at the heartstrings like a skilled marionettist. Winner of the 2011 Special Jury Prize at Sundance, this film continues to prove that audiences are hungry for documentary content that inspires. (See BUCK, another success story.) It’s highly likely that if you see this film, the incredible story of how puppeteer Kevin Clash not only realized his dream of working with Jim Henson but also ended up creating one of the most beloved childhood characters of all time, you will choke up…

Elmo makes a pregnant woman's day at Sundance Film Festival

Elmo makes a pregnant woman's day at Sundance Film Festival

This adorable video of Elmo (and Kevin Clash, the man behind the lovable puppet) greeting a delighted pregnant audience member at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEERS JOURNEY has been going viral. This is unsurprising because the Internet loves Elmo…and I strongly suspect Elmo loves it back. Gah, I can’t wait…