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Tom & Jerry is life’s best analogy! RIP Gene Deitch

You created cartoon legacy! Your fan for life!
|| By Elsie Gabriel

Gene Deitch, an American Oscar-winning illustrator, animator, film director and producer has died. He was 95.

His Czech publisher, Petr Himmel, told The Associated Press Deitch died unexpectedly during the night from Thursday to Friday in his apartment in Prague’s Little Quarter neighborhood. No further details were given.

Deitch’s movie “Munro” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1960. He was also nominated for the same award twice in 1964 for “Here’s Nudnik” and “How to Avoid Friendship.”

Earlier, he had created the “Tom Terrific” series, while the “Sidney’s Family Tree,” which he co-produced was nominated for an Academy Award in 1958.

He received the Winsor McCay Award for his lifelong contribution to animation in 2004.

Tom and Jerry is an American animated franchise and series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Best known for its 161 theatrical short films by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the series centers on a friendship/rivalry ,a love-hate relationship between the title characters Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse.

The dynamic friendship between Tom and Jerry draws a brilliant analogy with the relationships we share with everyone in our lives.

Life is like a complex maze with quite a few hurdles which is brilliantly illustrated in the Tom &Jerry cartoons show. Both performed so well, that the lessons learned from watching them will be endured for life. Their characters brought reel life situations to real life!

We juggle with problems of multiple nature but somehow learn to meet them head on when we least expect them. Tom and Jerry create those crazy chases in the most eccentric string of events in the shows which comes across as exactly what happens to the best of us in real life.

No matter how many times Tom fails to catch Jerry, he never quits. He tries again with bigger and more crazy ideas to catch him. Jerry is also a challenging inspiration.

Tenacious cat Tom is forever on the tail of his elusive friend Jerry the mouse, and
No amount of flying frying pans, tricks, traps or hurdles stopped Tom in his timeless pursuit of Jerry.

It could be pure love. It could be friendship. Whatever the word we use for the relationships we have, there is nothing more fulfilling than having a person who understands you like Tom & Jerry!

Ever since childhood, I have been their die hard fan. Tom & Jerry taught me to infuse life with action. To create your destination. Never stop trying. Life is not perfect. Size or status doesn’t matter, if you are a good human being, life is rewarding and fulfilling, that’s all, simply put!!

Now, where were we….let’s get back to the chase…….smashhhh…..chase……smashhhhhh

Feature Image Courtesy: https://odishabytes.com/

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