Filmography

This is an evolving list of the projects Art Babbitt worked on throughout his life.  (Release dates are in parentheses.)

TERRYTOONS

  • “Swiss Cheese” (5/18/30) – trainee animator [1]
  • “Codfish Balls” (6/1/30) – trainee animator [1]
  • “Hungarian Goulash” (6/15/30) – trainee animator [1]
  • “Bully Beef” (7/13/30) – trainee animator [1]
  • “Kangaroo Steak” (7/27/30) – animator [1]
  • “Monkey Meat” (8/10/30) – animator [1]
  • “Chop Suey” (8/24/30) – animator [1]
  • “French Fried” (9/7/30) – animator [1]
  • “Dutch Treat” (9/21/30) – animator [1]
  • “Irish Stew” (10/5/30) – animator [1]
  • “Fried Chicken”(10/19/30) – animator [1]
  • “Hot Tomales” (aka “Jumping Beans”) (11/2/30) – animator [1]
  • “Scotch Highball” (11/16/30) – animator [1]
  • “Salt Water Taffy” (11/30/30) – animator [1]
  • “Golf Nuts” (aka “All Day Suckers”) (12/14/30) – animator [1]
  • “College Capers” (aka “Pigskin Capers”) (12/28/30) – animator [1]
  • “Popcorn” (1/11/31) – animator [1]
  • “Club Sandwich” (aka “Dancing Mice”) (1/25/31)- animator [1]
  • “Razzberries” (2/8/31) – animator [1]
  • “Go West Young Man” (aka “Go Wes,t Big Boy”) (2/22/31) – animator [1]
  • “Quack Quack” (3/8/31) – animator [1]
  • “The Explorer” (3/22/31) – animator [1]
  • “Clowning” (4/5/31) – animator [1]
  • “Sing Sing Song” (aka “Sing Sing Prison”) (4/19/31) – animator [1]
  • “The Fireman’s Bride” (5/3/31) – animator [1]
  • “The Sultan’s Cat” (5/17/31) – animator [1]
  • “A Day to Live” (5/31/31) – animator [1]
  • “2000 B.C.” (6/14/31) – animator [1]
  • “Blues” (6/28/31) – animator [1]
  • “By the Sea” (7/12/31) – animator [1]
  • “Her First Egg” – animator [1]
  • “Jazz” (aka “Jazz Mad”) (8/9/31) – animator [1]
  • “Canadian Capers” (8/23/31) – animator [1]
  • “Jesse and James” (9/6/31) – animator [1]
  • “The Champ” (9/20/31) – animator [1]
  • “Around the World” (10/4/31) – animator [1]
  • “Jingle Bells” (10/18/31) – animator [1]
  • “The Spider” (aka “The Black Spider”) (11/1/31) – animator [1]
  • “China” (11/15/31) – animator [1]
  • “The Lorelei” (11/29/31) – animator [1]

(more Terrytoons are likely to have had Babbitt’s mark but are unconfirmed)

AUDIO-CINEMA

  • “Buster Brown Shoes” spot [“Sole Mates”?](1932) – animator (dir. F. Lyle Goldman) [2]

DISNEY

[There is no supporting evidence that Babbitt worked on Lonesome Ghosts (1937) or They’re Off (1948)]

WARNER BROS STUDIOS

LOU BUNIN PRODUCTIONS

UPA

ACADEMY PICTURES

  • “The Principles of the Gas Turbine Engine” (1953) – director [2]
  • Various live action P.R. films (for PanAm, Ford, G.E., McGraw-Hill, etc.) – director [2]
  • Sal Hapatica spot – director [2]

STORYBOARD, INC.

QUARTET FILMS

INDEPENDENTLY

HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTIONS

  • Various animated commercials (1964-1973) [1] – director

THE HUBLEY STUDIO

RICHARD WILLIAMS STUDIO

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Sources:

  1. Original Production Drafts/Artwork
  2. Primary-source recollections
  3. Original studio meeting transcripts
  4. Verified in Silly Symphonies by Russel Merritt and J. B. Kaufman
  5. Testimony in NLRB hearings
  6. Screen Credits
  7. unverified
  8. J. B. Kaufman, as quoted in Walt’s People Volume 3.
  9. Verified by Of Mice and Magic by Leonard Maltin

One Response to Filmography

  1. Peter Fraser says:

    Excellent. . . excellent and so true to who Art was. My father Hugh Fraser (Disney Animator 1935-1953) a couple years in business and then1960s-1985 with H&B. My uncle was Jack Kinney (he was married to my mom’s older sister(his first wife) and he introduced my mom to my dad. What a great blog. Hoo Haw.

    YES. YES. YES. Nine Old Men were good, some great, but there were so many others of equal or more talent. Art, and Bill Tytla, Ham Luske, Fergey, Dick Lundy (yeah and my dad as well) and others, and probably the most talented of all, Freddie Moore. Funny, they all knew who could cut the mustard.

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