Arthur (Art) Bartsch

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Arthur (Art) Bartsch

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February, 1971


Bartsch spent his entire career at Terrytoons. He started working at the studio in the 1940s, becoming a director in 1958. Throughout his career he worked on numerous animations starring studio’s most celebrated characters: Sydney the Elephant, Sad Cat, Stanley the Lion, and Cleo the Giraffe, among others.

Career outline

He began as a background artist in the 1940′s and was elevated to director in 1958. He was asked to direct a new cartoon Sidney the Elephant. In 1960 he worked on the first Sidney the Elephant cartoon to be filmed in CinemaScope titled Hide and Go Sidney.   


  • Lenburg, Jeff. Who’s Who in Animated Cartoons. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2006.
  • Maltin, Leonard. Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.

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