Elmo 11 Hand Puppet
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Elmo, Baby Fats Domino, Benny Rabbit, Billy Idle, Chip Cat, Clementine, Hoots the Owl, Kingston Livingston III, Mario, Paul Pencil, Warren Wolf, Watson, Wolfgang the Seal, Natasha, Mel, Counting Crows Lead Singer, Additional Muppets Elmo also appeared in several international co-productions such as 5, Rue Seasame in France, Sesamstrasse in Germany, Sesamgade in Denmark, Sesamstraat in the Netherlands, and The Fruchester Hotel in the British co-production. Controversy Related to Elmo’s Character On May 19, 2012, Clash was presented with an honorary degree from Washington & Jefferson College. 
Clash resigned from Sesame Workshop on November 20, 2012, and released a statement saying, "Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work 'Sesame Street' is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately".  Sesame Workshop also released a statement: "Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin's personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from 'Sesame Street'."  They stated that other puppeteers had been trained to serve as Clash's understudy and would take over his roles on the show.  Clash worked on the first film version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in 1990 and the sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, which was dedicated to Henson, in 1991, voicing Master Splinter.   He performed in several productions with Jim Henson Productions, including as the Muppet Clifford in The Jim Henson Hour (1989), [note 1] and performing the puppetry for Frank Oz's characters ( Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Sam the Eagle, and Animal) in Muppet Treasure Island (1996).  Clash performed in the films Muppets from Space (1999) and The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005), and the TV series Muppets Tonight (1996—1998), in which he reprised Clifford, who served as the show's host. He performed characters and worked behind the scenes on the sitcom Dinosaurs. 
In 2015, Clash moved to Los Angeles to work on other Jim Henson Company productions, including The Happytime Murders and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, performing Lyle and Mr. Bumblypants in the former and Aughra in the latter. [ citation needed] During 2011, there were eight or nine different Elmo puppets on the set at all times. Only one Elmo was with rods, and this one was puppeteered by Kevin Clash and secondary puppeteers. There was also a remote control Elmo puppet and another puppet for the blue screen.
Moore, Frazier (November 21, 2012). "Kevin Clash: Elmo left behind on 'Sesame Street' as actor exits". The Washington Times. Associated Press . Retrieved December 10, 2012. Clash, Kevin, Gary Brozek, and Louis Henry Mitchell (2006). My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-7679-2375-8 Elmo is a beloved red muppet from the Sesame Street show. He is a red furry monster with a falsetto voice, portrayed by Kevin Clash from 1985 to 2012 and Ryan Dillon from 2013 to the present. He is well-known for having illeism and hosting the last five-minute segment on Sesame Street. Today, we are going to talk about the best Elmo puppet, his origins, history, voice actors, and much more.Davis, Michael (2008). Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. New York: Viking Penguin. ISBN 978-0-670-01996-0 According to the show, this legendary muppet is three and a half years of age, and his birthday is on February 3rd. What is really curious and interesting about Elmo is that he generally avoids pronouns about himself, and he chooses to refer to himself in the third person.