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
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.
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.
Fruta Manzana
Episode 2040
Fruta Manzana sings about being happy and healthy.
Episode 2208
Several rabbits try to pull a carrot out of the ground.
Episode 2234
The story of Twelvia.
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.
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.
Fruta Manzana
Episode 2358
Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Cousin Canny
Episode 2375
A trash can in the park dictates a letter about the scenery that surrounds her.
Dr. Frankenstein
Episode 2481
Igor listens as Dr. Frankenstein names body parts in creating another Igor.
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.
Bus Stop
Episode 2505
A woman displays a BUS STOP sign to a crowd.
Magician's Bad Day
Episode 2609
A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
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.