March 16, 1962 |
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Education||School of Visual Arts|
|Occupation||Executive Producer, CEO|
|Awards||Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Animated Series, Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design|
Don Moody (born March 16, 1962) is the executive producer and creator of several children’s television shows. He is most commonly known for Creating and Executive Producing WordWorld, a three-time Emmy Award winning  animated series that airs in over 90 countries around the world, in 12 different languages.
Moody began his career as a fine artist, then founded Moody Communications, a Manhattan-based advertising agency that serviced a variety of accounts in entertainment, internet technology, telecommunications, and fashion. Moody handled the branding, advertising, merchandising and licensing business for accounts such as Lucas Films, Disney, Mattel, Nine West and Sprint PCS.
Moody then entered the world of television production with the American Broadcasting Company, where he worked as an associate producer on the shows All My Children, One Life to Live, and Loving (TV series).
When Don Moody discovered his wife was pregnant, Don created WordWorld, a multimedia property designed to capture children’s imaginations at a young age and foster a love of words and reading.
Under Moody's direction WordWorld has evolved into a three-time Emmy Award winning children's television show, licensed consumer products, and interactive mobile apps. The television series is broadcast in 12 languages and supports English Language Learning (ELL) around the world. A rigorous third-party study funded by the DOEd demonstrates WordWorld is an effective early literacy tool for preschoolers. WordWorld was the recipient of $20 million in grant funding by the US Department of Ed.
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- “WordWorld Picks Up Two Emmys” Licensing.biz.
- “DON MOODY, EMMY AWARD WINNING TV PRODUCER” Mario Armstrong's Blog.
- “Education Improvement Programs” Department of Education.
- "‘WordWorld’ improves literacy" TimesUnion
- Don Moody, in partnership with WTTW National Productions, launches third season of Emmy Award-winning series WordWorld