New Sesame Street 3-D Film for Universal Studios Japan The Orlando Sentinel announces that Sesame Street characters such as Big Bird and the Cookie Monster are starring in a 3-D film being made for a coming attraction at Universal Studios Japan. "We're making a great movie here," said Kevin Clash, who provides the popular red Elmo's high-pitched voice. Clash admits to a certain bias--having played Elmo for 16 years. Although the 20-minute film isn't a likely Academy Award nominee, Universal officials have been keeping its plot and the name of the new Japanese attraction under wraps during production during the past two weeks. That's because no announcement of the new attraction has been made in Japan, and marketing officials want to preserve the surprise. Production on the $7 to $10 million project wraps up today.