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 Theme / EKA Description
Fruta Manzana
Episode 1231
Fruta Manzana sings about being happy and healthy.
Lost Kitty
Episode 1231
A girl goes around the city to look for her lost kitty, and sees its image in a variety of signs and in nature.
Episode 1473
Several rabbits try to pull a carrot out of the ground.
Real Life Sounds
Episode 1483
Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, a boy sneezing, traffic horns honking, a helicopter, police sirens, a motorcycle, and rain.
Cousin Canny
Episode 1486
A trash can in the park dictates a letter about the scenery that surrounds her.
Episode 1676
The story of Twelvia.
Baby Bird
Episode 1858
A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest.
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.
Roses Are Red
Episode 2058
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.
Fruta Manzana
Episode 2255
Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Exercising Beaver
Episode 2269
A beaver does his exercises, while his friends make fun of him. He then uses his strength to save his friends when the dam breaks.
Dr. Frankenstein
Episode 2293
Igor listens as Dr. Frankenstein names body parts in creating another Igor.
Episode 2410
A tour of a TV studio, with set direction, camera adjustment, etc., setting up for a taping with an R2-D2 like robot.
Magician's Bad Day
Episode 2449
A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
Bus Stop
Episode 2505
A woman displays a BUS STOP sign to a crowd.