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Gene Deitch

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. He continues to direct from his longtime adopted home of Prague.

"Best known as the creator of 'Tom Terrific' from Captain Kangaroo, Deitch is 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