A plug for Mo Willems

One person who doesn’t need a plug on Cartoon Brew is Mo Willems. Successful animator turned popular children’s book author, Willems now returns to animation with two new short films based on his books.

This Saturday afternoon at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass. Mo will be premiering two new animated shorts based on his books, produced by Weston Woods: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! – animated by Pete List with Willems voicing the Pigeon and Jon Scieszka as the Bus Driver; and Knuffle Bunny Too – animated by Karen Villarreal with the voices of Willems, his wife and daughter as the family. For more info on this Saturday’s film screening and book signing, go to the museum’s website.


  • Gerard de Souza

    I took a small night course in Children’s Writing and for one class we had to bring in and discuss a favorite, an old book and a new book. Well I discovered the pigeon book as my new one. I read through it at the library. When I tried to share it aloud I could barely make it through from laughing so hard.

  • David Levy

    Mo Willems has been an inspiration to me ever since Linda Simensky brought him to our class at SVA in 1995. He showed us a handful of his NYU student films and some shorts he had made for Sesame Street. I was blown away by his talent, and its been amazing to see him become a household name all these years later with his wonderful books. I love how his books have, in turn, spawned animated films. Congrats on the new films, Mo! Can’t wait to see them.

  • Paul

    They should have never cancelled Sheep in the Big City. Oh well, there were some good Kids Next Door episodes anyway…

  • http://tomboycomics.blogspot.com Emily

    Those pigeons books are hilarious. I look forward to seeing the new animation.