Director of Tom and Jerry, Gene Deitch is dead

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Director of Tom and Jerry, Gene Deitch is dead, he died on Thursday night at his apartment in Prague.

The death of the 95 year old was confirmed by his Czech publisher,
Petr Himmel.

Gene, whose full name was Eugene Merrill Deitch was best known for creating animated cartoons such as Munro, Tom Terrific, Nudnik, as well as Popeye.

He was also nominated for the same award twice in 1964 for Here’s Nudnik and How to Avoid Friendship.

He is survived by his wife and three sons from his first marriage, who are all writers and artists for alternative comics.

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