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In 1959, he started his own studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day. He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was "WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}", a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included "WesternAnimation/SelfDefenseForCowards" and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.

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In 1959, he started his own studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day.resided till his death . He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was "WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}", a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included "WesternAnimation/SelfDefenseForCowards" and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.


Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924 - died April 16, 2020) is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.

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Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924 - died April 16, 2020) is was an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.


Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924 -- died April 17, 2020) is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.

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Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924 -- - died April 17, 16, 2020) is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.


Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924) is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.

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Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924) 1924 -- died April 17, 2020) is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.


In 1959, he started his own studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day. He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was "WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}", a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included "WesternAnimation/SelfDefenseForCowards" and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.

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In 1959, he started his own studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day. He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was "WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}", a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included "WesternAnimation/SelfDefenseForCowards" and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.


'''Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch''' (born August 8, 1924) is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.

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'''Eugene Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch''' Deitch (born August 8, 1924) is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.







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!!Gene Deitch on TV Tropes:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Flebus}}'' (1957)
* ''WesternAnimation/TomTerrific'' (TV series, 1957-59)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}'' (1960)
* WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry (1961-1962), revival of series discontinued in 1957
* ''WesternAnimation/SelfDefenseForCowards'' (1962)
* ''WesternAnimation/HeresNudnik'' (1964)
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToAvoidFriendship'' (1964)
* ''WesternAnimation/AliceOfWonderlandInParis'' (1966)

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In 1959, he started his own studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day. He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was ''WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}'', a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included ''Self-Defense for Cowards'' and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.

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In 1959, he started his own studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day. He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was ''WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}'', "WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}", a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included ''Self-Defense for Cowards'' "WesternAnimation/SelfDefenseForCowards" and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.


In 1959, he started his own studio studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day. He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was ''WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}'', a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included ''Self-Defense for Cowards'' and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.

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In 1959, he started his own studio studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day. He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was ''WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}'', a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included ''Self-Defense for Cowards'' and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.


In 1956, Deitch took his talents to the {{Terrytoons}} studio, where he became supervising director. There, he was known for bringing some well-needed creative punches to the studio; among his notable works a series of made-for-TV shorts starring WesternAnimation/TomTerrific, as well as shorts featuring new characters like WesternAnimation/SidneyTheElephant, Clint Clobber and Gaston Le Crayon. Among the films he supervised was ''Sidney's Family Tree'', which was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward in 1958. His tenure at Terrytoons was short-lived however, and that same year, he was fired from the studio.

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In 1956, Deitch took his talents to the {{Terrytoons}} Creator/{{Terrytoons}} studio, where he became supervising director. There, he was known for bringing some well-needed creative punches to the studio; among his notable works a series of made-for-TV shorts starring WesternAnimation/TomTerrific, as well as shorts featuring new characters like WesternAnimation/SidneyTheElephant, Clint Clobber and Gaston Le Crayon. Among the films he supervised was ''Sidney's Family Tree'', which was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward in 1958. His tenure at Terrytoons was short-lived however, and that same year, he was fired from the studio.


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* MissingEpisode: Several of his works have been lost and found...
** His directorial debut ''Howdy Doody and His Magic Hat'' was missing for many years; Howdy's creator, "Buffalo" Bob Smith, felt it was unfaithful to the source material and ordered all prints to be destroyed. Deitch managed to keep a 16mm print for himself, but he lost in in Prague. A 35mm print was found at the Library of Congress in 2010, and was presented to the public for the first time on Blog/CartoonBrew.
** His short-lived satirical comic strip ''Malý Svet'' (translation: ''Small World'') was cancelled after the editors at ''Květy'' magazine caught on to the anti-Communist messages, and remained hidden and unknown for years [[http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/gene-deitchs-lost-small-world-comic-strip/ until they were republished (and translated) on Jerry Beck's Cartoon Research website]].
** A twelve-minute version of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', created with [[NoBudget practically no budget]], was only shown once, as it was made so William Snyder can keep the film rights to the Tolkien stories as per his contract with his estate. The film was rediscovered by Snyder's son and posted online in 2012.
* OldShame: Deitch considers his ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts to be this, mainly because he and his staff didn't quite get the gag-driven nature of the original shorts.
* ProductionPosse: Even after his move to Prague, Deitch still had help from his posse in New York, including storymen Larz Bourne and Eli Bauer, and voice artists Allen Swift and Lionel Wilson.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** In 1958, he collaborated with Jules Feiffer on a TV pilot called '"Easy Winners'', about a group of feisty kids. A pilot film was created, but Deitch was booted from Terrytoons before the series could get off the ground.
** In 1960, he and Allen Swift created a TV pilot titled ''Samson Scrap and Delilah'' and caught the eye of distributor Screen Gems. They turned down their offer to buy it after reading the contract, which said that Screen Gems would own the rights to it and other properties they might create, and it was instead released as a theatrical short by Paramount Pictures.
** In 1966, he produced a pilot called ''Terr'ble Tessie'' (a GenderFlipped version of his short-lived comic strip ''Terr'ble Thompson''), about a girl who could travel back in time to help historical figures. [[DescendedCreator Detch himself voiced]] [[CrossDressingVoices the title character]].
** He was originally to write a feature-length version of ''Literature/TheHobbit'' for Snyder while he still had the film rights, but the plans fell through.
** Deitch also wrote a treatment for a feature based on ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', working closely with author E.B. White. According to him, the package with the storyboards he sent to the producers was returned unopened.


'''Gene Deitch''' is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.

Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924) got his start in 1953 at the New York branch of [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]], which primarily produced commercials and industrial films. It was there that he made his directorial debut with ''Howdy Doody and His Magic Hat'', an pilot short for a scrapped theatrical series based on the ''Howdy Doody'' TV show. It was also there that he began his association with voice artist Allen Swift, who performed all the voices for the cancer PSA ''Pump Trouble''. He and Swift would be best friends up until the latter's death in 2010.

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'''Gene '''Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch''' (born August 8, 1924) is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning animator and director.

Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924) He got his start in 1953 at the New York branch of [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]], which primarily produced commercials and industrial films. It was there that he made his directorial debut with ''Howdy Doody and His Magic Hat'', an pilot short for a scrapped theatrical series based on the ''Howdy Doody'' TV show. It was also there that he began his association with voice artist Allen Swift, who performed all the voices for the cancer PSA ''Pump Trouble''. He and Swift would be best friends up until the latter's death in 2010.


Deitch got his start in 1953 at the New York branch of [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]], which primarily produced commercials and industrial films. It was there that he made his directorial debut with ''Howdy Doody and His Magic Hat'', an pilot short for a scrapped theatrical series based on the ''Howdy Doody'' TV show. It was also there that he began his association with voice artist Allen Swift, who performed all the voices for the cancer PSA ''Pump Trouble''. He and Swift would be best friends up until the latter's death in 2010.

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Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924) got his start in 1953 at the New York branch of [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]], which primarily produced commercials and industrial films. It was there that he made his directorial debut with ''Howdy Doody and His Magic Hat'', an pilot short for a scrapped theatrical series based on the ''Howdy Doody'' TV show. It was also there that he began his association with voice artist Allen Swift, who performed all the voices for the cancer PSA ''Pump Trouble''. He and Swift would be best friends up until the latter's death in 2010.


In 1959, he started his own studio studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day. He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was ''Munro'', a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included ''Self-Defense for Cowards'' and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.

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In 1959, he started his own studio studio behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he still resides to this day. He started a partnership with William L. Snyder of Rembrandt Films to make films for him; their first project was ''Munro'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}'', a story by cartoonist Jules Feiffer about a four-year-old boy drafted into the Army . It went on to win the AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm in 1960. In the 1960s, Deitch directed shorts featuring characters from a variety of clients, such as some TV shorts starring ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and ComicStrip/KrazyKat for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, and, perhaps his most widely-known work, a series of 13 theatrical ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts for Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. Among his independent projects included ''Self-Defense for Cowards'' and a theatrical series of shorts starring the character Nudnik, which Ditch considers his most personal work.


* LimitedAnimation
* MissingEpisode: Several of his works have been lost and found...
** His directorial debut ''Howdy Doody and His Magic Hat'' was missing for many years; Howdy's creator, "Buffalo" Bob Smith, felt it was unfaithful to the source material and ordered all prints to be destroyed. Deitch managed to keep a 16mm print for himself, but he lost in in Prague. A 35mm print was found at the Library of Congress in 2010, and was presented to the public for the first time on Blog/CartoonBrew.
** His short-lived satirical comic strip ''Malý Svet'' (translation: ''Small World'') was cancelled after the editors at ''Květy'' magazine caught on to the anti-Communist messages, and remained hidden and unknown for years [[http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/gene-deitchs-lost-small-world-comic-strip/ until they were republished (and translated) on Jerry Beck's Cartoon Research website]].
** A twelve-minute version of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', created with [[NoBudget practically no budget]], was only shown once, as it was made so William Snyder can keep the film rights to the Tolkien stories as per his contract with his estate. The film was rediscovered by Snyder's son and posted online in 2012.
* OldShame: Deitch considers his ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts to be this, mainly because he and his staff didn't quite get the gag-driven nature of the original shorts.
* ProductionPosse: Even after his move to Prague, Deitch still had help from his posse in New York, including storymen Larz Bourne and Eli Bauer, and voice artists Allen Swift and Lionel Wilson.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** In 1958, he collaborated with Jules Feiffer on a TV pilot called '"Easy Winners'', about a group of feisty kids. A pilot film was created, but Deitch was booted from Terrytoons before the series could get off the ground.
** In 1960, he and Allen Swift created a TV pilot titled ''Samson Scrap and Delilah'' and caught the eye of distributor Screen Gems. They turned down their offer to buy it after reading the contract, which said that Screen Gems would own the rights to it and other properties they might create, and it was instead released as a theatrical short by Paramount Pictures.
** In 1966, he produced a pilot called ''Terr'ble Tessie'' (a GenderFlipped version of his short-lived comic strip ''Terr'ble Thompson''), about a girl who could travel back in time to help historical figures. [[DescendedCreator Detch himself voiced]] [[CrossDressingVoices the title character]].
** He was originally to write a feature-length version of ''Literature/TheHobbit'' for Snyder while he still had the film rights, but the plans fell through.
** Deitch also wrote a treatment for a feature based on ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', working closely with author E.B. White. According to him, the package with the storyboards he sent to the producers was returned unopened.

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* LimitedAnimation
* MissingEpisode: Several of his works have been lost and found...
** His directorial debut ''Howdy Doody and His Magic Hat'' was missing for many years; Howdy's creator, "Buffalo" Bob Smith, felt it was unfaithful to the source material and ordered all prints to be destroyed. Deitch managed to keep a 16mm print for himself, but he lost in in Prague. A 35mm print was found at the Library of Congress in 2010, and was presented to the public for the first time on Blog/CartoonBrew.
** His short-lived satirical comic strip ''Malý Svet'' (translation: ''Small World'') was cancelled after the editors at ''Květy'' magazine caught on to the anti-Communist messages, and remained hidden and unknown for years [[http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/gene-deitchs-lost-small-world-comic-strip/ until they were republished (and translated) on Jerry Beck's Cartoon Research website]].
** A twelve-minute version of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', created with [[NoBudget practically no budget]], was only shown once, as it was made so William Snyder can keep the film rights to the Tolkien stories as per his contract with his estate. The film was rediscovered by Snyder's son and posted online in 2012.
* OldShame: Deitch considers his ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts to be this, mainly because he and his staff didn't quite get the gag-driven nature of the original shorts.
* ProductionPosse: Even after his move to Prague, Deitch still had help from his posse in New York, including storymen Larz Bourne and Eli Bauer, and voice artists Allen Swift and Lionel Wilson.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** In 1958, he collaborated with Jules Feiffer on a TV pilot called '"Easy Winners'', about a group of feisty kids. A pilot film was created, but Deitch was booted from Terrytoons before the series could get off the ground.
** In 1960, he and Allen Swift created a TV pilot titled ''Samson Scrap and Delilah'' and caught the eye of distributor Screen Gems. They turned down their offer to buy it after reading the contract, which said that Screen Gems would own the rights to it and other properties they might create, and it was instead released as a theatrical short by Paramount Pictures.
** In 1966, he produced a pilot called ''Terr'ble Tessie'' (a GenderFlipped version of his short-lived comic strip ''Terr'ble Thompson''), about a girl who could travel back in time to help historical figures. [[DescendedCreator Detch himself voiced]] [[CrossDressingVoices the title character]].
** He was originally to write a feature-length version of ''Literature/TheHobbit'' for Snyder while he still had the film rights, but the plans fell through.
** Deitch also wrote a treatment for a feature based on ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', working closely with author E.B. White. According to him, the package with the storyboards he sent to the producers was returned unopened.
LimitedAnimation


Deitch got his start in 1953 at the New York branch of [[ColumbiaCartoons UPA]], which primarily produced commercials and industrial films. It was there that he made his directorial debut with ''Howdy Doody and His Magic Hat'', an pilot short for a scrapped theatrical series based on the ''Howdy Doody'' TV show. It was also there that he began his association with voice artist Allen Swift, who performed all the voices for the cancer PSA ''Pump Trouble''. He and Swift would be best friends up until the latter's death in 2010.

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Deitch got his start in 1953 at the New York branch of [[ColumbiaCartoons [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]], which primarily produced commercials and industrial films. It was there that he made his directorial debut with ''Howdy Doody and His Magic Hat'', an pilot short for a scrapped theatrical series based on the ''Howdy Doody'' TV show. It was also there that he began his association with voice artist Allen Swift, who performed all the voices for the cancer PSA ''Pump Trouble''. He and Swift would be best friends up until the latter's death in 2010.

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