Mo Willems thinks the entire world could use a good deal additional kindness appropriate now.
“We are definitely dwelling in pretty tough and pretty troubled moments,” the beloved children’s e-book author and illustrator explained to HuffPost. “There’s a extraordinary quantity of unkindness in the entire world, but it’s crucial for us to take care of ourselves and all those close to us. And just to soar up and down and be ridiculous.”
Embracing our enjoyable and ridiculous sides is pretty substantially a topic of his 1st stay-motion particular, “Mo Willems and The Storytime All-Stars Present: Do not Let The Pigeon Do Storytime!” ― which debuts on HBO on Thursday. Filmed last calendar year at the Kennedy Centre, the family members particular functions readings and sketch comedy by stars like Anthony Anderson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rachel Dratch, Cameron Esposito, Tony Hale, Greta Lee, Tom Lennon, Natalie Morales and Oscar Nunez.
“I hope it will be a spark for creative imagination, for developing stuff ― also just for getting foolish,” Willems explained. “One explanation we’re using superstars and getting them soar up and down and be ridiculous is for the grown-ups seeing this to feel, ‘If Rachel Dratch or Anthony Anderson can do this, why not I?’ It’s a prospect for hopefully all people in the calendar year can get inspired to go through and be performative with their storytimes.”