Ishu Patel (b. 1942) is an award-winning animation film director/producer and educator. Over a period of twenty-five years at the National Film Board of Canada, he developed animation techniques and styles to support his themes and vision.

In the early 1980s, he created several 15-second sand animal animation shorts, as well as storybook number animation shorts, for Sesame Street. Some of the shorts also appeared on Sesame Park.

Picture Title/Topic Earliest Known Appearance Description
It's a Crocodile Episode 1663 A crocodile is formed out of sand.
It's a Squirrel Episode 1736 A squirrel is formed out of sand.
It's a Whale Episode 2122 A whale is formed out of sand.
It's a Giraffe Episode 2238 A giraffe is formed out of sand.
Two wizards
Two Wizards Two wizards carry a number 2 to their castle
Four Genies Episode 2244 Four genies carry the number 4 to the palace.
Five Ghosts Episode 2255 Five ghosts carry the number 5 to the haunted house.
It's a Snail Episode 2752 A snail is formed out of sand.
It's a Monkey Episode 2861 A monkey is formed out of sand.
It's an Owl An owl is formed out of sand.
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