Gene Deitch, Oscar-winning illustrator and animator of ‘Tom & Jerry’ and ‘Popeye’, dies at 95

Gene Deitch was nominated for three Academy Awards. He won an Oscar in 1961 for 'Munro', a nine-minute long Czechoslovak-American comedy. Oscar-winning illustrator and animator Gene Deitch, best known for directing popular cartoons like Tom & Jerry and Popeye died at the age of 95, in Prague Thursday. Deitch’s death was reportedly not related to coronavirus. In … Continue reading Gene Deitch, Oscar-winning illustrator and animator of ‘Tom & Jerry’ and ‘Popeye’, dies at 95