Tribute to Gene Deitch – Passed away at 95 | Director Tom & Jerry | Popeye


A small tribute to the legend “Gene Deitch” who is a Oscar winning illustrator, Animator and Director of World’s Most Famous Cartoon “Tom & Jerry” and “Popeye”

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Eugene Merril Deitch was an American-Czech illustrator, animator, comics artist, and film director. Based in Prague since 1959, Deitch was known for creating animated cartoons such as Munro, Tom Terrific, and Nudnik, as well as his work on the Popeye and Tom and Jerry series.

Deitch, one the directors behind one of world’s most popular cartoons, Tom and Jerry, died in his apartment in Prague, his Czech publisher, Petr Himmel, told The Associated Press.

Born on August 8 in 1924, in Chicago, Deitch, whose full name was Eugene Merrill Deitch, was known for directing some of the most popular animator cartoons, including Popeye the Sailor Man, Munro, Tom Terrific and Nudnik.

He had directed 13 episodes of Tom and Jerry and multiple episodes of the Popeye the Sailor series.

Deitch arrived in Prague in 1959 on a 10-day trip, where he fell in love with his future wife, Zdenka, and decided to settle down in the Czechoslovakian capital. He created some of his best works while living in Prague.

Deitch’s won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1960 for his film Munro. He also received nominations for the same category twice in 1964 for Here’s Nudnik and How to Avoid Friendship.

Another series, Sidney’s Family Tree, which he had co-produced, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1958.

He received the Winsor McCay Award for his lifelong contribution to animation in 2004.

Deitch is survived by his wife and three sons from his first marriage. All his three sons are cartoonists and illustrators


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  2. 😢When i was little I had no friends but i always stayed in my house and watched Tom And Jerry and I always said "These are my best friend forever".. But now when I heard the director died at the age of 95 i almost cried..But,I was smiling inside "I Cannot repay Tom and Jerry for Sharing Their Happiness with me"

  3. When i was a kid I used To Watch this Everyday When the Director Died I cried

    Thank You For Making us Laugh And God Bless 🙁

  4. Salute for you sir me big your 😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  5. Thank you gene without you my childhood will not be perfect, Tom and jerry very popular in vietnam and the world

  6. Tom and Jerry has taught us to enjoy every moment of our life ❤️😊 and of course friendship is for lifetime….. Thanks Gene for making the humanity smile 😊😀

  7. There whould be no Tom without Jerry and vice versa. But there whould be no Tom & Jerry without Gene Deitch. So i love them all ❤

    My kids my wife my parents my brothers my Friends the whole wide world love you all ❤ 🌍

    Your work is timeless and loved by many generations and many to come.
    Thank you sir for your awsome creativity 🙌
    Rest in peace


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