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Gene Deitch

Gene Deitch

Artist/animator/director, Tom Terrific!, Nudnik

Chicago born, Hollywood raised, New York made, Prague matured, once considered revolutionary, but now certainly retro, Gene Deitch has lucked out, being continuously employed in animation, without pause, for 65 years. He’s had plenty of recognition, lots of failures, working always with down-market dollars while stubbornly trying to wrestle the envelope, attested to by at least one Oscar win and a long shelf full of other golden tsotskes. Gene is known for such classic animated series as Tom Terrific! and Nudnik and for his work with the famed animation studio UPA and TV pioneers Terrytoons. For more info, visit