May 11, 2020
We dip into the Cartoon Modern era of the Golden Age as we pay tribute to the late Gene Deitch, a true animation original. His sense of appealing design and humor made him a perfect match for animation, but he was not without controversy or critics. From his battles at Terrytoons, to his simultaneously reviled and revered work on Tom & Jerry and Popeye, to his humble masterpieces of Tom Terrific and Nudnik, we dissect what made the mark Gene left on animation history so remarkable.
Cartoons discussed: It's a Living, Sick Sick Sidney, Old Mother Clobber, the Tom Terrific TV series, The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit, Dicky Moe, "From Way Out", "Partial Post", "Potent Lotion", "Dog Gone Dog Catcher", and Welcome Nudnik!