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A Day in the Life of OSCAR THE GROUCH (1981).

Bill Davis is an animator & illustrator who has produced inserts for SESAME STREET. Davis also provided illustrations for 3 SESAME STREET books: The Amazing Mumford Presents the Magic Weather Show, Put & Play Magic Show & A Day in the Life of OSCAR THE GROUCH.

As an animator, Davis, with his wife Colleen Davis, operates Artbear Pigmation, a New York-state independent studio which has been in business since 1972. For Childrens Television Workshop, in addition to SESAME STREET inserts, Davis designed & produced animated footage of Ernie & Bert, & occasionally other characters, for use in the opening titles for international series, including Shalom SESAME & Sesam, luk dig op.

His animation of Keith Harings artwork (specifically "Exit", "1-10" & "What Comes Next?") was featured in ToonSeum's exhibit "Animating Haring!"[1]


  1. Kurt Shaw, "Keith Harings artwork getting a move on", Pittsburgh Tribune, January 22nd, 2012.

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