Explained: Who was Gene Deitch, known for his work on Tom ...
On Thursday (April 16), Eugene “Gene” Merril Deitch, the Oscar-winning American director, illustrator, animator, and comic artist, died in Prague. He was 95. Deitch was known for his work on the highly admired animated series ‘Tom and Jerry’ and ‘Popeye the Sailor’, as well as for being the creator of cartoons such as Munro, Tom Terrific, and Nudnik.
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