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Gene Deitch

Gene Deitch was an animator at UPA. He later joined Terrytoons in 1955. He created characters like "John Doormat", "Clint Clobber", "Gaston Le Crayon", "Sidney", and "Foofle". In early 1958, his theatrical cartoon Sidney's Family Tree (1958) was nominated for Academy Award. In August, 1958, he was fired from Terrytoons, and in 1960, he moved to ... See full bio »

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 2006 Diary of a Spider (Video short)
 2006 Emily's First 100 Days of School (Video short)
 2005 I Lost My Bear (Short)
 2005 Diary of a Worm (Short)
 2003 Bark, George (Video short)
 1992 Dick Bruna (TV Series)
 1991 The Nudnik Show (TV Series)
 1990 The Emperor's New Clothes (Short)
 1990 The Pigs' Wedding (Short)
 1987 In the Night Kitchen (Short)
 1982 The Hat (Short)
 1981 Moon Man (Short)
 1979 Smile for Auntie (Short)
 1977 Charlie Needs a Cloak (Short)
 1977 Strega Nona (Short)
 1975 The Swineherd (Short)
 1975 Where the Wild Things Are (Short)
 1974 Harold's Fairy Tale (Short)
 1973 A Story, a Story (Short)
 1973 Changes, Changes (Short)
 1973 Patrick (Short)
 1972 The Three Robbers (Short)
 1971 The Dream World (Short)
 1971 The Foolish Frog (Short)
 1970 Rosie's Walk (Short)
 1969 Drummer Hoff (Documentary short)
 1969 The Happy Owls (Short)
 1969 The Giants (Short)
 1967 Big Sam & Punky (Short) (uncredited)
 1967 Nudnik's Nudnickel (Short)
 1967 Nudnik on a Shoestring (Short)
 1966 I Remember Nudnik (Short)
 1966 Zlateh the Goat (Short)
 1966 Good Neighbor Nudnik (Short)
 1966 Nudnik on the Beach (Short)
 1966 Who Needs Nudnik?? (Short)
 1966 From Nudnik with Love (Short)
 1966 The Hobbit (Short)
 1966 Nudnik on the Roof (Short)
 1966 Welcome Nudnik (Short)
 1965 Home Sweet Nudnik (Short)
 1965 Drive On, Nudnik (Short)
 1965 Here's Nudnik (Short)
 1964 How to Avoid Friendship (Short)
 1963 Krazy Kat (TV Series) (31 episodes)
- Collector's Item (1963)
- No Such Luck (1963)
- Folly the Leader (1963)
- A Kat's Tale (1963)
 1962 How to Win on the Thruway (Short)
 1960-1962 Popeye the Sailor (TV Series) (supervising director - 28 episodes)
- Canine Caprice (1962) ... (supervising director)
- Roger (1962) ... (supervising director)
- Tooth Be or Not Tooth Be (1962) ... (supervising director)
- Which Is Witch (1961) ... (supervising director)
- Spoil Sport (1961) ... (supervising director)
 1962 Carmen Get It! (Short)
 1962 Sorry Safari (Short)
 1962 Anatole (Short)
 1962 Tall in the Trap (Short)
 1962 Dicky Moe (Short)
 1962 Calypso Cat (Short)
 1962 Landing Stripling (Short)
 1962 Mouse Into Space (Short)
 1962 Samson Scrap and Delilah (Short)
 1962 High Steaks (Short)
 1961 The Frowning Prince (Short)
 1961 It's Greek to Me-ow! (Short)
 1961 Down and Outing (Short)
 1961 Munro (Short)
 1961 Switchin' Kitten (Short)
 1959 The Fabulous Firework Family (Short) (supervising director)
 1959 Gaston's Mama Lisa (Short) (supervising director)
 1959 Foofle's Train Ride (Short) (supervising director)
 1959 Another Day, Another Doormat (Short) (supervising director)
 1959 The Flamboyant Arms (Short) (supervising director)
 1959 The Tale of a Dog (Short) (supervising director)
 1959 Clobber's Ballet Ache (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Sidney's Family Tree (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Signed, Sealed, and Clobbered (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Gaston's Easel Life (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Old Mother Clobber (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Camp Clobber (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Dustcap Doormat (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Sick, Sick Sidney (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Gaston, Go Home (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Springtime for Clobber (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 The Juggler of Our Lady (Short) (supervising director)
 1958 Gaston's Baby (Short) (supervising director)
 1957 Depth Study (Short) (supervising director - uncredited)
 1957 Tom Terrific (TV Series)
 1957 It's a Living (Short) (supervising director)
 1957 Flebus (Short) (supervising director)
 1957 Clint Clobber's Cat (Short) (supervising director)
 1957 Gag Buster (Short) (supervising director)
 1957 Shove Thy Neighbor (Short) (supervising director)
 1957 A Bum Steer (Short) (supervising director)
 1957 Gaston Is Here (Short) (supervising director)
 1957 The Bone Ranger (Short) (supervising director)
 1957 Topsy TV (Short) (supervising director)
 1954 Pump Trouble (Short)
 1949 Building Friends for Business (Short) (uncredited)
 1949 The Mite Box (Short) (uncredited)
 1947 Wings for Roger Windsock (Short) (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He created "Terr'ble Thompson" comic strip until he joined Terrytoons.

Alternate Names:

G. Deitch

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