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Willard Bowsky (1907–1944)

Motion picture animator best known for his contributions to the Popeye the Sailor cartoons of the 1930s. Born in New York City, Bowsky joined the Fleischer Studios in the late 1920s and quickly became one of its star artists, winning promotion to animator at age 23. His drawing skills and instinctive feel for jazz rhythms made him an asset on such... See full bio »

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Gulliver's Travels Animation Department
Mr. Bug Goes to Town Animation Department
Beware of Barnacle Bill Animation Department
Little Dutch Mill Animation Department


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 1952 Big Bad Sindbad (Short) (animation director - archive footage, uncredited) / (animator - archive footage, uncredited)
 1950 Popeye Makes a Movie (Short) (animator - archive footage, uncredited)
 1944 Spinach Packin' Popeye (Short) (animation director - archive footage, uncredited) / (animator - archive footage, uncredited)
 1942/I Eleventh Hour (Short) (animator)
 1942 Volcano (Short) (animator)
 1942 The Arctic Giant (Short) (animator)
 1941 Mr. Bug Goes to Town (director of animation)
 1941 Swing Cleaning (Short) (animator)
 1941 Quiet! Pleeze (Short) (animator)
 1940 Mommy Loves Puppy (Short) (animator)
 1940 Sneak, Snoop and Snitch (Short) (animator)
 1940 King for a Day (Short) (animator)
 1940 Fightin Pals (Short) (animator)
 1940 Wimmin Is a Myskery (Short) (animator)
 1940 Onion Pacific (Short) (animator)
 1939 Gulliver's Travels (director of animation)
 1939 Wotta Nitemare (Short) (animator)
 1939/I Small Fry (Short) (animator)
 1938 A Date to Skate (Short) (animator)
  Betty Boop (TV Series short) (animator - 17 episodes, 1930 - 1938) (animation director - 5 episodes, 1932 - 1938)
- Sally Swing (1938) ... (animation director - uncredited) / (animator)
- Happy You and Merry Me (1936) ... (animation director - uncredited) / (animator)
- We Did It (1936) ... (animation director - uncredited) / (animator)
- Betty Boop's Life Guard (1934) ... (animator)
- Red Hot Mamma (1934) ... (animator)
 1938 Bulldozing the Bull (Short) (animator)
 1938 Plumbing Is a 'Pipe' (Short) (animator)
 1938 Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh (Short) (animator)
 1937 I Never Changes My Altitude (Short) (animator)
 1937 Morning, Noon and Night Club (Short) (animator)
 1937 The Paneless Window Washer (Short) (animator)
 1936 Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (Short) (animator)
 1936 The Spinach Roadster (Short) (animator)
 1936 Hold the Wire (Short) (animator)
 1936 Let's Get Movin' (Short) (animator)
 1936 I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski (Short) (animator)
 1935 Adventures of Popeye (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Time for Love (Short) (animator)
 1935 You Gotta Be a Football Hero (Short) (animator)
 1935 Dizzy Divers (Short) (animator)
 1935 Pleased to Meet Cha! (Short) (animator)
 1935 Be Kind to 'Aminals' (Short) (animator)
 1935 Beware of Barnacle Bill (Short) (animator)
 1934 We Aim to Please (Short) (animator)
 1934 The Dance Contest (Short) (animator)
 1934 Little Dutch Mill (Short) (animator)
 1934 The Two-Alarm Fire (Short) (animator)
 1934 Shiver Me Timbers! (Short) (animator)
 1934 She Reminds Me of You (Short) (animator)
 1934 Shoein' Hosses (Short) (animator)
 1934 Lazybones (Short) (animator)
 1934 The Man on the Flying Trapeze (Short) (animator)
 1934 Let's You and Him Fight (Short) (animator)
 1933 Wild Elephinks (Short) (animator)
 1933/II I Like Mountain Music (Short) (animator)
 1933 Blow Me Down! (Short) (animator)
 1933 Boo, Boo, Theme Song! (Short) (animator)
 1933 Down by the Old Mill Stream (Short) (animator)
 1933 Boilesk (Short) (animator)
 1933 Song Shopping (Short) (animator)
 1933 Popular Melodies (Short) (animator)
 1933 Reaching for the Moon (Short) (animator)
 1932 Time on My Hands (Short) (animator)
 1932 Betty Boop, M.D. (Short) (animator)
 1932 I Ain't Got Nobody (Short) (animator)
 1931 Twenty Legs Under the Sea (Short) (animator)
 1931 By the Beautiful Sea (Short) (animator)
 1930 Sky Scraping (Short) (animator)
 1930 My Gal Sal (Short) (animator)
 1930 Swing You Sinners! (Short) (animator)
 1930 Wise Flies (Short) (animator)
 1930 Come Take a Trip in My Airship (Short) (animator)
 1930 La Paloma (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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Willard G. Bowsky

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