The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999)

The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Leslie Iwerks Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Shana Hagan Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ron Stark Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Leslie Iwerks Producer n/a 3 3000001
Leslie Iwerks Director n/a 2 2000001
Stephen Myers Editor n/a 172 7000001
Seth Flaum Editor n/a 172 7000002
David Bach Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Warren Kleiman Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Warren Kleiman Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Louis Febre Music n/a 120781 8000002
John Debney Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kelsey Grammer Narrator n/a 120790 1000014
Dave Smith Actor n/a 1 1000013
Ollie Johnston Actor n/a 1 1000005
Marc Davis Actor n/a 1 1000006
Tippi Hedren Actor n/a 1 1000004
John Lasseter Actor n/a 1 1000003
Chuck Jones Actor n/a 1 1000002
Leonard Maltin Actor n/a 1 1000007
Russell Merrit Actor n/a 1 1000008
Don Iwerks Actor n/a 1 1000012
Virginia Davis Actor n/a 1 1000011
Mark Kausler Actor n/a 1 1000010
Richard Edlund Actor n/a 1 1000009
Roy E Disney Actor n/a 1 1000001
A look at the life of animation innovator Ub Iwerks, creator of the Mickey Mouse character. Iwerks' contribution to the history of animation and film is examined through interviews with fellow animators Chuck Jones and film historian Leonard Maltin. Born to a poor family in Kansas City, Iwerks met collaborator Walt Disney at 18, and eventually moved to California to work for Disney's new movie studio. After creating Disney's first hit character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Iwerks came up with Mickey Mouse and the "Silly Symphonies" series. Falling out with Disney, Iwerks worked independetly for several years, before returning to the company late in his life. In addition to the many characters Iwerks created, he was also a technical pioneer, helping to develop new cameras and photographic processes for animated films.