Bob Kurtz

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This article is about the animator and director. For the sportscaster, see Bob Kurtz (broadcaster).
Bob Kurtz
Born United States
Alma mater Chouinard Art Institute
Occupation Director, animator

Bob Kurtz, founder of Kurtz & Friends Animation, is a director, producer, artist, and designer who primarily works in films and TV commercials.[1] He attended the Chouinard Art Institute. He has taught at the character animation program at the California Institute of the Arts.

Selected filmography[edit]

Director / writer / designer / producer[edit]

Harold And His Amazing Green Plants" 1984

sequences theaterical feature films


  • The Way Things Work (3D-3 screen experience at Sony's Metreon)
  • Chevron ("Dinosaur" commercial)
  • Clubhouse (network ID's for German children's channel) (designer only)
  • Junior (network ID's for German children's channel) (designer only)
  • Sesame Street ("My Various Me's" and "More Moths" animated sequences)
  • Schoolhouse Rock! Earth ("Tiny Urban Zoo" scene)



Winner of over 250 major awards including:[citation needed]

  • Peabody Award
  • Emmy Award
  • Annie Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Clio Awards
  • International Festival of Short Films - Annecy, France
  • U.S. Television & Film Festival - New York
  • Ottawa/Hamilton Canadian International Animation Festival
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Society of Illustrators - New York
  • London Television Advertising Awards
  • Andy Awards
  • Telly Awards


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