If Being Elmo doesn't fill you with joy then you might want to ask Oz for a heart. This is the truly inspiring, uplifting and magical story of Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo. The film traces his life from making puppets at home as a child, to his early career working on a local children's tv show... and then all the way to working with Jim Henson and eventually commanding Sesame Street. It's such a captivating and touching story and I found myself amazed at some of the footage that was captured of Clash as a teenager. Clearly his parents identified a unique talent and put as much of it to record as possible. Clash comes across as a man dedicated to the human spirit and it shines through his characters, most obviously Elmo. Watching him interact with children all over the world is a really beautiful thing to see and amazingly the kids pay no attention to him talking beside Elmo. They see past it and that is a testament to his craft. I hope lots of people see this wonderful film because it spreads love & happiness like a rash. You feel it all over you and here lies the film's biggest problem... it's not long enough. I wanted to spend more time with Kevin & Elmo. Who wouldn't?