Gene Deitch, director of animated shows, including several parts of the Tom and Jerry cartoon, passed away in Prague. Gene Deitch, a multi-faceted animator, cartoonist, filmmaker, director, and producer, won the Oscar for this. The death of Gene Deitch has been confirmed by the Czech Republic’s leading publisher, Peter Hemmel. He is reported to have died at an apartment in Prague’s Prague area. No further details have been released.
In 1960, he won the Academy Award for his Munro short film. He was also nominated for his 1964 film Nutnick and How to Avoid Friendship. The Tom and Jerry series, which he created in 1958, was nominated for an Academy Award. Jean Deutsch was born on August 8, 1924, in Chicago, USA. In the year 1959, he came to Prague. During his 10 days there, he joined hands with his future wife, Tenka. He also directed 13 episodes of the Tom and Jerry show and the Bob the Sailor Series. In 2004, he was awarded the Winsor McGhee Award for excellence in animation. It is noteworthy that Gene Deitch has 3 sons who specialize in animation.