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Cathryn Aison is an artist & animator from New York who produced several films for SESAME STREET in the 1970s.

Aison retired in 2012 at the age of 72 as the Art Director for Vintage & Anchor Books, a paperback division of Random House where she had worked since 1988. Following retirement, she pursued printmaking at New Yorks Art Students League.

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Picture EKA Description
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Episode 0778 (1975) Street Bunny

A rabbit crosses the STREET, & almost gets run over.

Script by CTW. Aison animated the film (with assistance from her brother-in-law Martin Abrahams) & built the soundtrack with film editor Jonathan Pontell. Aison’s sister voiced the spelling rabbit, & Conrad Bromberg played the driver.

Juice Pops
Episode 1193 (1978) Snack

A mother and child make juice popsicles.

Music by Charles Gross; animation assisted by Susan Rose; child’s voice provided by Aison’s daughter Courtney.

Duckling Dress
EPISODE 1195 (1978) Zip

A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.

Music by Charles Gross; narration by Aison’s son Patrick.

Toon from tadpole to Frog
EPISODE 1232 (1979) Birth of FROG

How do FROGS make even more FROGS? The birth & growth of a FROG is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown FROG hops in the middle of a field & calls out, "Hey, KERMIT!"

Music by Charles Gross; Aison as the voice of the FROGS; child’s voice provided by Aison’s daughter Courtney.

Geometry of Circles 1 - Circle with Flower
Episode 1392 (1979) Geometry of Circles

2-&-a-half minute film split into 4 shorter segments.

Music by Philip Glass.

SandwichConfusion
Episode 1715 (1982) Tuna Lunch

A girl tries to describe what kind of sandwich she wants, but her dad keeps misunderstanding her.

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