The Oscar-winning animator of the popular cartoon show, ‘Tom and Jerry’, passed away at the age of 95 recently. Gene Deitch won 3 Oscar nominations throughout his life and the news of his demise was revealed by his publisher, Petr Himmel. Don’t you miss coming back from school and tuning in to watch Cartoon Network’s most popular show, back in the day?
Tom and Jerry has been a favourite for everyone growing up at the start of the 20th century. Tom’s ridiculous attempts at catching Jerry was a delight to watch and grow up to. The show had 162 episodes aired between 1940 to 2004 and in the year 2006, another show called ‘The Tom and Jerry Tales’ was released.
Deitch was responsible for direction 13 episodes of this popular children’s show. Did you also know that he directed an animated a few episodes of another cartoon show called ‘Popeye: The Sailor Man’? Fans all over the world have mourned his death with sweet posts and messages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Thank you Sir Gene Deitch, for making ours childhood so fun I believe, future generations will be loving the show because there's not a single person present who didn't liked watching the iconic 'Tom and Jerry' and Popeye Cartoons
🙏🏻Rest in peace🙏🏻 #GeneDeitch #TomandJerry pic.twitter.com/IlIymdQ4ij
— Tushit Kamble (@kambletushit) April 21, 2020
Gene Deitch, the creator of Tom & Jerry has left for the Heavenly Creator. You added so much happiness to all our lives, no matter how young or old. Salute and Respect. #RIPGeneDeitch pic.twitter.com/vkysgNy4El
— Francis Joseph (#StayHome ) (@Francis_Joseph) April 21, 2020
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😥 Oscar winning animator, comics artist and film director Gene Deitch passes away at the age of 95. Gene Deitch was known for creating animated cartoons such as Munro, Tom Terrific, and Nudnik, as well as his work on the Popeye and Tom & Jerry series. It's very difficult to find someone who hasn't seen 'Tom & Jerry' or 'Popeye The Sailor Man' in their childhood. These are not just cartoons but the most beautiful memories of our lives, something we owe to Gene Deitch and his legacy. Thank you #GeneDeitch for making our childhood awesome. #AwaisDraws @umairnajeebkhan I draw this by using Umair Najeeb's Art style.
And we’re sure you’ll agree with us when we say that the cartoons of today do not stand a chance in comparison to the number of hilarious shows we grew up with? We have all the ‘Tom and Jerry’ episodes lined up to watch in the weekend. Do you? If you’re looking to go back in memory lane, check out all the available episodes on YouTube.