Ub Iwerks

Animator, Director, Special effects artist
Animator who collaborated intermittently with Walt Disney after the pair met in 1919 while working in a Chicago art studio. Iwerks received on-screen credit ("drawn by") for early Disney cartoons and was instrumental in ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1901 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Director (20)

Alice's Wonderland 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Auto Song 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Hells Bells 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Merry Mannequins 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Movie Mad 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Oh, What A Knight 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Porky's Super Service 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Room Runners 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Skeleton Frolic 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Spite Flight 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Stratos Fear 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Technocracked 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

The Headless Horseman 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

The Barn Dance 1928 (Movie)

(Director)

Chinaman's Chance (Movie)

(Director)

Humpty Dumpty (Movie)

(Director)

Jack and the Beanstalk (Movie)

(Director)

Spooks (Movie)

(Director)

The Milkman (Movie)

(Director)

What a Life (Movie)

(Director)
Visual Effects & Animation (9)

The Three Lives of Thomasina 1963 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

The Parent Trap 1961 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Pollyanna 1960 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Ten Who Dared 1960 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Johnny Tremain 1957 (Movie)

special photographic effects (Special Effects)

The Barn Dance 1928 (Movie)

(Animator)

Song of the South (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Steamboat Willie (Movie)

(Animator)

The Reluctant Dragon (Movie)

(Special Effects)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954 (Movie)

special photographic processes (Photography)
Actor (1)

Plane Crazy 1927 (Movie)

animator (Actor)
Other (8)

The Birds 1963 (Movie)

(special effects) (Technical Advisor)

Sleeping Beauty 1958 (Movie)

special processes (Other)

White Wilderness 1957 (Movie)

special processing (Other)

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier 1955 (Movie)

special processes (Other)

Lady and the Tramp 1955 (Movie)

special processing (Other)

Peter Pan 1953 (Movie)

special processing (Other)

Cinderella 1950 (Movie)

special processing (Other)

Plane Crazy 1927 (Movie)

(Other)

Biography

Animator who collaborated intermittently with Walt Disney after the pair met in 1919 while working in a Chicago art studio. Iwerks received on-screen credit ("drawn by") for early Disney cartoons and was instrumental in creating Mickey Mouse. He also supervised the special effects for Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963).

Milestones

1928

Designed the original Mickey Mouse (then Mortimer Mouse) in "Steamboat Willie"

1920

Formed Iwerks-Disney Studio, a freelance operation which folded after one month

1919

Met Walt Disney while working for a commercial art firm

1914

Left grammar school and went to work in a bank

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