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Martin Taras (1914–1994)

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Known For

The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings Animation Department
Wizards Animation Department
Fritz the Cat
Fritz the Cat Animation Department
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 1983 The Berenstain Bears Play Ball (TV Movie) (animator - as Martin B. Taras)
 1982 Heidi's Song (additional animator - as Marty Taras)
 1982 The Berenstain Bears' Comic Valentine (TV Movie) (animator - as Martin B. Taras)
 1981 Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City (TV Short) (animator - as Martin B. Taras)
 1981 The Berenstain Bears' Easter Surprise (TV Movie) (animator - as Martin B. Taras)
 1979-1980 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (animator - 3 episodes)
- The Trouble with Miss Switch (1980) ... (animator - as Marty Taras)
- The Incredible Detectives (1979) ... (animator - as Marty Taras)
- The Puppy's Great Adventure (1979) ... (animator - as Marty Taras)
 1979 The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (TV Series) (animator - as Marty Taras, 1979)
 1979 A Family Circus Christmas (TV Movie) (animator)
 1978 The Lord of the Rings (animator)
 1977 Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (TV Series) (layout artist - 1977-1979)
 1977 NBC Special Treat (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- It's a Brand New World (1977) ... (animator)
 1977 Wizards (animator - as Martin B. Taras)
 1975 Chicken Soup with Rice (Video short) (animator - as Marty Taras)
 1975 Tubby the Tuba (animator)
 1975 Really Rosie (TV Movie) (animator - as Marty Taras)
 1974 The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (animator - as Marty Taras)
 1973 Heavy Traffic (animator)
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Popeye Meets the Man Who Hated Laughter (1972) ... (animator - as Marty Taras)
 1972 Fritz the Cat (animator)
 1968-1970 Spider-Man (TV Series) (animator - 32 episodes)
- Trip to Tomorrow (1970) ... (animator)
- Down to Earth (1970) ... (animator)
- Specialists and Slaves (1970) ... (animator)
- Revolt in the Fifth Dimension (1970) ... (animator)
- Rhino/The Madness of Mysterio (1970) ... (animator)
 1967 Tough Macduff (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Jerkules (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 The Zap Sap (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Hugo Here, Hugo There (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 The Baffling Bluffs of Hugo a Go-Go (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 The Atom Boom (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Watch My Smoke (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Sandman Sam (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Yo Yo A Go Go (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Presto-Chango-Hugo (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 The Rotten Rainmaker (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Hugo's Hoke (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Slow Down! Speed Up! (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 The Devilish Device (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 The Time Stopper (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 The Super Trap (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Hugo for Mayor (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 The Shady Shadow (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Stupidman (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 Bat Patrol (TV Short) (animator)
 1967 M.P.F.T.B.R.M. (TV Short) (animator)
 1966 Potions and Notions (Short) (animator)
 1966 Throne for a Loss (Short) (animator)
 1966 The Defiant Giant (Short) (animator)
 1966 I Want My Mummy (Short) (animator)
 1966 Trick or Cheat (Short) (animator)
 1966 Op, Pop, Wham, and Bop (Short) (animator)
 1965 Tally Hokum (Short) (animator)
 1965 The Itch (Short) (animator)
 1965 A Leak in the Dike (Short) (animator)
 1964 A Tiger's Tail (Short) (animator)
 1964 Call Me a Taxi (Short) (animator)
 1964 Laddy and His Lamp (Short) (animator)
 1964 Sailing Zero (Short) (animator)
 1964 Panhandling on Madison Avenue (Short) (animator)
 1964 Whiz Quiz Kid (Short) (animator)
 1963 The Pig's Feat (Short) (animator)
 1963 Harry Happy (Short) (animator)
 1963 One Weak Vacation (Short) (animator)
 1963 Good Snooze Tonight (Short) (animator)
 1963 Beetle Bailey (TV Series) (animator - 4 episodes)
- The Bull of the Ball (1963) ... (animator)
- The Blue Ribbon (1963) ... (animator)
- 'V' for Visitors (1963) ... (animator)
- 60-Count 'em-60! (1963) ... (animator)
 1963 The New Casper Cartoon Show (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Small Spooks (1963) ... (animator)
- A Visit from Mars (1963) ... (animator)
 1962 One of the Family (Short) (animator)
 1962 Yule Laff (Short) (animator)
 1962 Take Me to Your Gen'rul (Short) (animator)
 1962 The Hat (Short) (animator)
 1962 Popcorn and Politics (Short) (animator)
 1962 Hi Fi Jinx (Short) (animator)
 1962 Home Sweet Swampy (Short) (animator)
 1962 Without Time or Reason (Short) (animator)
 1961 Hound About That (Short) (animation director - uncredited) / (animator)
 1961 Goodie, the Gremlin (Short) (animator)
 1961 The Lion's Busy (Short) (animator)
 1960-1961 Popeye the Sailor (TV Series) (animator - 16 episodes)
- A Mite of Trouble (1961) ... (animator)
- Hamburgers Aweigh (1961) ... (animator)
- The Cure (1961) ... (animator)
- My Fair Olive (1961) ... (animator)
- Popeye Thumb (1961) ... (animator)
 1959 Katnip's Big Day (Short) (animator - archive footage, uncredited)
 1956 Pedro and Lorenzo (Short) (animator)
 1956 Swab the Duck (Short) (animator)
 1956 Sleuth But Sure (Short) (animator)
 1955 Kitty Cornered (Short) (animator)
 1955 Poop Goes the Weasel (Short) (animation director - uncredited) / (animator)
 1955 Git Along Li'l Duckie (Short) (animator)
 1955 Robin Rodenthood (Short) (animator)
 1954 No Ifs, Ands or Butts (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1954 Rail Rodents (Short) (animator)
 1954 Candy Cabaret (Short) (animator)
 1954 Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (Short) (animator)
 1954 Surf and Sound (Short) (animator)
 1953 Drinks on the Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1953 Better Bait Than Never (Short) (animator)
 1953 Of Mice and Magic (Short) (animator)
 1952 Clown on the Farm (Short) (animator)
 1952 Cat Carson Rides Again (Short) (animator)
 1951 Scout Fellow (Short) (animator)
 1951 Cat-Choo (Short) (animator)
 1951 Slip Us Some Redskin (Short) (animator)
 1950 Mice Meeting You (Short) (animator)
 1950 Quack-a-Doodle Do (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1949 The Big Flame Up (Short) (animator)
 1949 Hep Cat Symphony (Short) (animator - as Marty Taras)
 1948 Snow Place Like Home (Short) (animator)
 1947 All's Fair at the Fair (Short) (animator)
 1947 The Baby Sitter (Short) (animator)
 1947 Naughty But Mice (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1947 Popeye and the Pirates (Short) (animator)
 1947 A Scout with the Gout (Short) (animator)
 1946 Chick and Double Chick (Short) (animator)
 1946 Rodeo Romeo (Short) (animator)
 1946 House Tricks? (Short) (animator)
 1945 Man's Pest Friend (Short) (animator)
 1945 Mess Production (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 Ants in Your Pantry (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Carmen's Veranda (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Mighty Mouse Meets Jekyll and Hyde Cat (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 The Butcher of Seville (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Pandora's Box (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Martin B.Taras | Martin B. Taras | Marty Taras

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