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Ub Iwerks: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom

Ub Iwerks: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom 1 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jeff Kurtti “Anyone with even a passing knowledge of animation history knows the name Ub Iwerks,” Leonard Maltin says, “He is the man who almost single-handedly animated Walt Disney’s pioneering sound cartoons ‘Steamboat Willie’ and ‘The Skeleton Dance.’ His granddaughter Leslie titled her documentary feature ‘The Hand Behind the Mouse’ with good reaso Continue Reading

Disney Legend – Ubbe Eert Iwerks

Disney Legend - Ubbe Eert Iwerks 2 Ubbe Eert Iwerks was born on March 24, 1901 in Kansas City, Missouri.   He’s the father to Disney Legend Don Iwerks and David L. Iwerks and grandfather to film producer Leslie Iwerks along with his other grandchildren Chris, Larry, John and Kathie Iwerks.  In 1919, Ub would meet Walter Elias Disney while the two worked together at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio in Kansas City.  Together they would eventually ope Continue Reading

Fifteen Fun Facts About Mickey Mouse

Fifteen Fun Facts About Mickey Mouse 3 As most Disney fans know, the 18th was the birthday of Mickey Mouse.  That was the day Steamboat Willie debuted and Mouse as we know him was born.  Not to be left out, this was also the birth of 2 other Disney characters Minnie Mouse and Pete. On the birthday, Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager put out these 15 facts about Mickey on the Disney Parks Blog, and I wanted to share them with all. Mickey M Continue Reading

Walt Wednesday: Oswald The Lucky Rabbit

Walt Wednesday: Oswald The Lucky Rabbit 4 Before Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks created a character that was going to be their main star. In 1927, because of cost and technical restrictions, Disney and his chief animator Ub Iwerks decided to end their work on the Alice Comedies series in search of new creative opportunities. Coincidentally, Universal Studios wanted to get into the cartoon business and needed a cartoon character of its own. S Continue Reading

Ubbe Eert Iwerks – Disney Legend

Ubbe Eert Iwerks - Disney Legend 5 Ubbe Eert Iwerks was born on March 24, 1901 in Kansas City, Missouri.   He’s the father to Disney Legend Don Iwerks and David L. Iwerks and grandfather to film producer Leslie Iwerks along with his other grandchildren Chris, Larry, John and Kathie Iwerks.  In 1919, Ub would meet Walter Elias Disney while the two worked together at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio in Kansas City.  Together they would eventually ope Continue Reading
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