Gene Deitch, who gave Tom and Jerry to the world, passed away, breathed his last in Prague

Gene Deitch, who gave Tom and Jerry to the world, passed away, breathed his last in Prague

Gene Deitch died at 95

Oscar-winner Gene Deitch, who introduced the world to the power of animation, has died at the age of 95. Gene Deitch was an animator, producer and excellent film director. Gene Deitch got the most recognized due to the famous cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. In addition, his film Munro won the Academy Award in 1960 for Best Animated Short Film. Gene Deitch was nominated for this award for the second time in 1964 as well.

According to news agency AP, Gene Deitch died on Thursday-Friday night in his apartment in Prague. He died suddenly and no further information has been received about this. Gene Deitch had previously created the Tom Terriff series, while she co-produced ‘Sidney’s Family Tree’. Both series were nominated for the 1958 Academy Award.

Directed 13 Episodes of Tom and Jerry

Gene Deitch was born on 8 August 1924 in Chicago. He reached Prague in 1959. Here he came to spend only 10 days, but what did he know that here he will get a future wife. After falling in love with Judenko, Gene Deitch established his new home in Czechoslovakia.

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After this Gene Deitch directed 13 episodes of Tom and Jerry. He also directed a few episodes of the popeye the sailor series. Gene Deitch decided to stay in Prague in 1989 after the anti-communist revolution in Czechoslovakia and Czech. In 2004, Gene Deitch was awarded the Winsor McCay Award for her incomparable contribution to animation.

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