Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch has sadly passed away aged 95. The Oscar-winning illustrator passed away at his apartment in Prague.

Gene, who’s full name was Eugene Merrill Deitch, directed 13 episodes of beloved children’s cartoon Tom and Jerry and some from the series Popeye.
After being discharged for medical reasons, the illustrator then based himself in Prague from 1959 and his career took off. His movie Munro won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1960.

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