Jean Dech, one of the directors of the legendary cartoon character ‘Tom and Jerry’ has died. He was 95 years old. Publisher Petro Himel confirmed the news of his death on Twitter.
Confirming the same information, the UK-based media Mirror reported that the Oscar-winning illustrator died in his flat in Prague on Thursday.
Jean was not only the director of Tom and Jerry, but also the director of the popular cartoon series Papaya the Sailor.
Jean is one of the eight directors in the Tom and Jerry series. He directed the series in the 1981-82 season. Jean was the last of the eight directors to die.
Jean Deutsch wanted to be a doctor. After failing a medical examination in 1944, he entered the art world with that dream on his feet. Initially hired as a designer at North American Aviation. That is why he has to take training as a pilot.
The unique success of Jean’s creative work coincided with 1956. At that time, he was nominated for an Oscar for the film ‘Sydney Family Tree’. Four years later, his film Monroe won an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category.
In 1974, he was nominated for an Oscar in the same category for ‘Nadnik’ and ‘How to Avoid Friendship’. Jean Dech is the creator of all the famous cartoon characters like Sydney Elephant, Gaston Le Crayon, Clint Clover, and Terrible Thompson.