Academy Award-winning animator Gene Deitch defined the dominant animation style of the 1950s as the Creative Director of CBS/Terrytoons, where he created Tom Terrific and Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog for The Captain Kangaroo Show.
"Best known as the creator of 'Tom Terrific' from Captain Kangaroo, Deitch [was] also an Oscar-winning director with more than a thousand cartoon films to his credit." — Los Angeles Times
"Deitch achieves what only the greatest cartoonist can — a deep spiritual resonance with minimal representation." — New York Press