Irra Verbitsky

Irra Verbitsky (left) with John Canemaker in 2009.

Irra Verbitsky (b. 1939) is an independent animator who contributed several films to Sesame Street. Verbitsky is also partner in a Polestar Studios with Don Duga. Verbitsky is actually now a professor at the School Of Visual Arts in New York.

Sesame Street Filmography

Picture Title/Topic Earliest Known Appearance Description
1845s Lost Kitty Episode 1845 A girl goes around the city to look for her lost kitty, and sees its image in a variety of signs and in nature.
BabyBird Baby Bird Episode 1858 A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest.
Catfollowsqueak Curious Cat Episode 1899 A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
2040c Fruta Manzana Episode 2040 Fruta Manzana sings about being happy and healthy.
3958o Rabbits Episode 2208 Several rabbits try to pull a carrot out of the ground.
Twelvia Twelvia Episode 2234 The story of Twelvia.
RINNNGGG A Clock Episode 2244 Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, a boy sneezing, traffic horns honking, a helicopter, a police sirens, a motorcycle, and rain.
Fruta.Garbage Fruta Manzana Episode 2358 Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
3164n Dr. Frankenstein Episode 2481 Igor listens as Dr. Frankenstein names body parts in creating another Igor.
Rosesarered Roses Are Red Episode 2483 A peasant tries to woo a pretty girl by reciting the famous "Roses are Red" poem. The lines are fed to him by a poet behind a bush, whom the girl eventually runs off with.
BusStop.Verbitsky Bus Stop Episode 2505 A woman displays a BUS STOP sign to a crowd.
Magician.badday Magician's Bad Day Episode 2609 A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
Irra.Camera R2-D2 Episode 2956 A tour of a TV studio, with set decoration, camera adjustment, etc., setting up for a taping with an R2-D2-like robot.

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