Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, as we've reported numerous times, is a critically-acclaimed, audience-adored documentary about Kevin Clash, the man behind/beneath Elmo. As the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this documentary is obviously extremely loved and popular. Since it was first released for viewing at film festivals, Muppet fans everywhere have been clamoring for a wide-release of the film. Well, our clamors have been answered! Submarine Entertainment has picked up the film for release in theaters all over the country in hopes to have it considered for the 2012 Academy Award nomination. Alongside that, Being Elmo has also been sold to New Video for DVD and digital distributions. ITVS and Independent Lens have distribution rights to the film for the first TV window, in which PBS already has rights to air the documentary. (via deadline.com)
So, whatever your feelings on the little red guy, this is incredibly exciting news for Being Elmo and everyone involved in the film, including our friends Kevin Clash, Connie Marks, and Corinne LaPook. Congratulations to the entire Being Elmo team and we absolutely can't wait to (finally) see the documentary!
But... until then, please enjoy The Muppet Mindset's interview with the awesome Kevin Clash and his pal Elmo:
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier