Mo Willems (b. 1968) is an animator and writer who has worked in both capacities on Sesame Street, and directed the opening for "Elmo's World". As a writer, Willems contributed scripts from seasons 24 through 33. He created many animated segments starring Suzie Kabloozie, as well as other inserts, and wrote and directed the home video release The Alphabet Jungle Game.
In a 2010 interview, Willems remembered getting hired at Sesame Street:
Outside of Sesame Street, Willems created the Cartoon Network series Sheep in the Big City (which at several times featured Sesame Street cast members Joey Mazzarino, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Fran Brill, Ruth Buzzi and Jerry Nelson). He also wrote for Codename: Kids Next Door, and created "The Off-Beats" shorts for Nickelodeon.
Willems has since shifted to writing and illustrating children's books, including Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Leonardo the Terrible Monster.
Sesame Street writing credits
- Galehouse, Maggie. "Catching up with children's author Mo Willems", Chron.com. February 10, 2010.
- episode scripts