On the night of 17 April in Prague (Czech Republic) on 96-m to year of life died a famous American animator, Director and producer gene Deitch, the Agency Associated Press, said the publisher of Deutsch Peter Himmel.
He did not mention the cause of death multiplier.
Deutsch was born in 1924 in Chicago. According to the Agency, in 1959, he went to Prague, where he was to spend about 10 days. There he met his future wife and continued to live in the then capital of Czechoslovakia.
In 1960, Deitch received the “Oscar” for best animated short film. In addition, it was nominated for an award Academy award in the same category in 1964.
In the 1960s, under the leadership of Deutsch was filmed 13 episodes of the animated series “Tom and Jerry”. He also created several series of “Popeye”.