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Ruth Kissane (1929–1990)

Ruth was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Hugh Hershey Kissane and Ruth Elizabeth (Forry) Kissane. She was a highly respected animator in Hollywood. She worked in all the major studios, including Disney, Playhouse Pictures, Bill Melendez Productions, Film Roman, and Chuck Jones Enterprises. Ruth was best known for her work on the Peanuts TV specials. ... See full bio »

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Watership Down Animation Department
Heavy Metal Animation Department
Garfield: His 9 Lives Animation Department
A Boy Named Charlie Brown Art Department


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 1990 Hollywood Dog (TV Movie) (animator)
 1990 The Bones and Muscles Get Rhythm (Short) (animator)
 1990 The Brain and Nervous System Think Science (Short) (animator)
 1990 The Heart and Lungs Play Ball (Short) (animator)
 1989 Garfield's Babes and Bullets (TV Short) (animator)
 1988 Garfield: His 9 Lives (TV Movie) (animator - segment "In the Garden") / (layout artist - segment "In the Garden")
 1984 I Love the Chipmunks Valentine Special (TV Short) (layout artist)
 1983 Martha Ann and the Mother Store (Short) (animator)
 1983 Peter and the Magic Egg (TV Movie) (animator)
 1983 Alvin & the Chipmunks (TV Series short) (layout artist - 13 episodes)
- Baseball Heroes/May the Best Chipmunk Win (1983) ... (layout artist)
- Swiss Family Chipmunks/Santa Harry (1983) ... (layout artist)
- The Bully Ballet/Alvin... and the Chipmunk (1983) ... (layout artist)
- Angelic Alvin/The Trouble with Nanny (1983) ... (layout artist)
 1983 CBS Library (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Wrong Way Kid (1983) ... (animator)
 1982 Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody (TV Short) (animator)
 1982 Stanley, the Ugly Duckling (TV Short) (animator) / (character designer) / (layout artist)
 1981 The Reluctant Dragon (Short) (animator)
 1981 Heavy Metal (animator - segments "B-17", "Taarna")
 1981 The Pink Panther in 'Pink at First Sight' (TV Short) (animator)
 1980 Gnomes (TV Movie) (animator)
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (TV Short) (animator)
 1978 The Fisherman and His Wife (Short) (animator)
 1978 Watership Down (animator)
 1977 A Doonesbury Special (Short) (animator)
 1977 Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (TV Series) (layout artist - 1978)
 1976 Everybody Rides the Carousel (animator)
 1975 WOW Women of the World (Short) (animator)
 1975 The Tiny Tree (TV Short) (animator)
 1975 The Hoober-Bloob Highway (TV Movie) (animator)
 1974 Freedom 2000 (Short) (animator)
 1974 I Told 'Em Exactly How to Do It... (Short) (animator)
 1974 The Legend of John Henry (Short) (animator)
 1970 The Rainbow Bear (Short) (animator)
 1969 It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (graphic blandishment)
 1968 He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (graphic blandishment)
 1967 You're in Love, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (graphic blandishment)
 1966 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (graphic blandishment)
 1966 Charlie Brown's All Stars! (TV Movie) (graphic blandishment)
 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas (TV Short) (graphic blandishment)
 1965 Girl to Woman (Documentary short) (animator)
 1963 The Great Rights (Short) (animator)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (animator: titles - uncredited)
 1962 The Alvin Show (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Theodore's Dog (1962) ... (animator)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

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