ⓘ Gene Deitch

Gene Deitch

ⓘ Gene Deitch

Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch was an American illustrator, animator and film director. His movie Munro won an Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1961. It was the first short made outside of the United States to receive an Oscar.

Deitch was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has three sons: Kim, Simon, and Seth. They are artists and writers for comics. Deitch was married to Zdenka Deitch.

Deitch died in Prague on April 16, 2020 of bowel obstruction, at the age of 95.


1. Other websites

  • "How to succeed in animation" Archived 2015-10-22 at the Wayback Machine - a long teaching online book by Gene Deitch
  • The 65 Greats in my 65-year animation career
  • Biography of Gene Deitch from the Cartoon Hall of Fame of ASIFA-Hollywood Archived 2012-05-04 at the Wayback Machine
  • Gene Deitch official site
  • Howdy Doody lost work
  • Gene Deitch on IMDb