Frank Moser

Born in Oketo Kansas, 1886
Died October 2, 1964 in Dobbs Ferry, New York

*Occupation/Title:*
Director, Animator and Producer

*Bio Summary:*
Known as the “Speed Demon” of Animation; completing over 200 drawings a day of finished animation. Before he studied art in New York, Frank Moser was a cartoonist for the Des Moines Register. In New York 1916, Frank Moser finds work at Hearst Studios. Moser worked alongside Paul Terry at Van Beuren Studios. However, in 1928 Van Beuren Studios takes over Paul Terry’s operation and fires him. Frank Moser follows Terry and the two start Terrytoons in 1929. Frank is responsible for more than half of the animation produced.

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*Education/Training:**
Art Students League of New York and Nation Academy of Design

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*Miscellaneous:* Also Famous for Hudson River Landscape paintings.

*Filmography:*
Director (203 titles)
1945 Christmas Toyshop (short) (archive footage - uncredited)
1937 Play Ball (short)
1936 The Sailor's Home (short)
1936 The Busy Bee (short)
1936 Rolling Stones (short)
1936 A Wolf in Cheap Clothing (short)
1936 Off to China (short)
1936 Barnyard Amateurs (short)
1936 Home Town Olympics (short)
1936 Alpine Yodeler (short)
1936 The 19th Hole Club (short)
1936 The Feud (short)
1935 The Mayflower (short)
1935 Ye Olde Toy Shop (short)
1935 Southern Horse-pitality (short)
1935 Aladdin's Lamp (short)
1935 A June Bride (short)
1935 Football (short)
1935 Foiled Again (short)
1935 Hey Diddle Diddle (short)
1935 Circus Days (short)
1935 Birdland (short)
1935 Chain Letters (short)
1935 The Foxy-Fox (short)
1935 Amateur Night (short)
1935 Moans and Groans (short)
1935 King Looney XIV (short)
1935 Opera Night (short)
1935 A Modern Red Riding Hood (short)
1935 The Runt (short)
1935 Five Puplets (short)
1935 Flying Oil (short)
1935 Old Dog Tray (short)
1935 The Moth and the Spider (short)
1935 Fireman, Save My Child (short)
1935 Peg Leg Pete, the Pirate (short)
1935 The Bull Fight (short)
1935 What a Night (short)
1935 The First Snow (short)
1934 The Dog Show (short)
1934 South Pole or Bust (short)
1934 Jack's Shack (short)
1934 Tom, Tom the Piper's Son (short)
1934 Hot Sands (short)
1934 The Magic Fish (short)
1934 The Black Sheep (short)
1934 Jail Birds (short)
1934 Why Mules Leave Home (short)
1934 Mice in Council (short)
1934 Busted Blossoms (short)
1934 Irish Sweepstakes (short)
1934 My Lady's Garden (short)
1934 See the World (short)
1934 Slow But Sure (short)
1934 Pandora (short)
1934 The Lion's Friend (short)
1934 The King's Daughter (short)
1934 Just a Clown (short)
1934 Joe's Lunch Wagon (short)
1934 A Mad House (short)
1934 The Owl and the Pussycat (short)
1934 The Last Straw (short)
1934 Rip Van Winkle (short)
1934 Holland Days (short)
1933 The Sunny South (short)
1933 In Venice (short)
1933 Little Boy Blue (short)
1933 Robinson Crusoe (short)
1933 The Village Blacksmith (short)
1933 Beanstalk Jack (short)
1933 A Gypsy Fiddler (short)
1933 Fanny's Wedding Day (short)
1933 Pick-necking (short)
1933 Grand Uproar (short)
1933 Hypnotic Eyes (short)
1933 Fanny in the Lion's Den (short)
1933 The Old Can Mystery (short)
1933 The Banker's Daughter (short)
1933 King Zilch (short)
1933 Cinderella (short)
1933 Tropical Fish (short)
1933 Pirate Ship (short)
1933 Romeo and Juliet (short)
1933 Oh! Susanna (short)
1933 Who Killed Cock-Robin (short)
1933 Down on the Levee (short)
1933 The Tale of a Shirt (short)
1933 Hansel and Gretel (short)
1933 Robin Hood (short)
1933 Jealous Lover (short)
1932 Ireland or Bust (short)
1932 Hollywood Diet (short)
1932 Toyland (short)
1932 The Forty Theves (short)
1932 Hook and Ladder No. 1 (short)
1932 College Spirit (short)
1932 Farmer Al Falfa's Birthday Party (short)
1932 Southern Rhythm (short)
1932 Burlesque (short)
1932 Sherman Was Right (short)
1932 Farmer Al Falfa's Ape Girl (short)
1932 Spring Is Here (short)
1932 Cocky Cock Roach (short)
1932 The Mad King (short)
1932 Bluebeard's Brother (short)
1932 Farmer Al Falfa's Bedtime Story (short)
1932 Romance (short)
1932 Woodland (short)
1932 Radio Girl (short)
1932 Bull-ero (short)
1932 Ye Olde Songs (short)
1932 Play Ball (short)
1932 Peg Leg Pete (short)
1932 The Spider Talks (short)
1932 Noah's Outing (short)
1932 The Villain's Curse (short)
1931 Aladdin's Lamp (short)
1931 Summer Time (short)
1931 The Lorelei (short)
1931/II China (short)
1931 The Black Spider (short)
1931 Jingle Bells (short)
1931 Around the World (short)
1931/II The Champ (short)
1931 Jesse and James (short)
1931 Canadian Capers (short)
1931 Jazz Mad (short)
1931 Her First Egg (short)
1931 By the Sea (short)
1931 Blues (short)
1931 2000 B.C. (short)
1931 A Day to Live (short)
1931 The Sultan's Cat (short)
1931 The Fireman's Bride (short)
1931 Sing, Sing Song (short)
1931 Clowning (short)
1931 The Explorer (short)
1931 Quack, Quack (short)
1931 Go West, Big Boy (short)
1931 Club Sandwich (short)
1931 Popcorn (short)
1931 Razzberries (short)
1930 Pigskin Capers (short)
1930 Golf Nuts (short)
1930 Salt Water Taffy (short)
1930 Scotch Highball (short)
1930 Jumping Beans (short)
1930 Fried Chicken (short)
1930 Irish Stew (short)
1930 Dutch Treat (short)
1930 French Fried (short)
1930 Chop Suey (short)
1930 Monkey Meat (short)
1930 Kangaroo Steak (short)
1930 Bully Beef (short)
1930 Hungarian Goulash (short)
1930 Codfish Balls (short)
1930 Swiss Cheese (short)
1930 Hawaiian Pineapples (short)
1930 Roman Punch (short)
1930 Indian Pudding (short)
1930 Pretzels (short)
1930 Spanish Onions (short)
1930 Hot Turkey (short)
1930 Caviar (short)
1929 Cabaret (short)
1929 Enchanted Flute (short)
1929 Sweet Adeline (short)
1929 Snapping the Whip (short)
1929 Land o' Cotton (short)
1928 Gridiron Demons (short)
1928 Alaska or Bust (short)
1928 Our Little Nell (short)
1928 The Huntsman (short)
1928 Coast to Coast (short)
1928 Barnyard Lodge Number One (short)
1928 On the Ice (short)
1928 The Good Ship Nellie (short)
1928 The Broncho Buster (short)
1921 The Wars of Mice and Men (short)
1921 Kitchen, Bedroom, and Bath (short)
1921 Dashing North (short)
1921 $10,000 Under a Pillow (short)
1921 By the Sea (short)
1921 Circumstantial Evidence (short)
1921 Clean Your Feet (short)
1921 Ma's Wipe Your Feet Campaign (short)
1921 Getting Theirs (short)
1920 Fifty-Fifty (short)
1920 Bud and Susie Join the Tecs (short)
1920 The Great Clean Up (short)
1920 The North Pole (short)
1920 Bud and Tommy Take a Day Off (short)
1920 Romance and Rheumatism (short)
1920 Play Ball (short)
1920 Down the Mississippi (short)
1920 Mice and Money (short)
1920 The New Cook's Debut (short)
1920 Bud Takes the Cake (short)
1920 The Kids Find Candy's Catching (short)
1920 Handy Mandy's Goat (short)
1916 Kid Casey the Champion (short)
1916 Parcel Post Pete: Not All His Troubles Are Little Ones (short)
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*Bibliographic References: *
http://classiccartoons.blogspot.com/2006/09/early-terrytoons-introduction.html
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F10A15FF3F59147A93C0A9178BD95F408685F9
http://www.toontracker.com/terry/terry1.htm
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0608487/bio
http://www.rarebit.org/wiki/Frank_Moser

*Contributors To This Listing:
Raquel Rodriguez

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