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    Ubbe Ert Iwwerks (March 24, 1901 – July 7, 1971), known as Ub Iwerks ( / ˈʌb ˈaɪwɜːrks / UB EYE-wurks ), was an American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, known for his work with Walt Disney Animation Studios in general, and for having worked on the development of the design of the character of …

    • Animator, cartoonist, film producer, special effects technician
    • 1919–1971
    • Mildred Sarah Henderson, ​ ​(m. 1927⁠–⁠1971)​
    • 2, including Don Iwerks
  2. Ub Iwerks, original name in full Ubbe Ert Iwwerks, (born March 24, 1901, Kansas City, Mo., U.S.—died July 7, 1971, Burbank, Calif.), American animator and special-effects technician who, among many other achievements, brought the world-renowned cartoon character Mickey Mouse to life. Iwerks was the son of an immigrant German barber.

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  3. Jul 7, 2021 · Fifty years ago today, an animator named Ub Iwerks died. He was never a household name, but he is responsible for some of Disney's greatest special effects, and he designed Mickey Mouse....

  4. Mar 24, 2017 · Ubbe Iwwerks was born on March 24, 1901 in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1919, while working at the Pesmen-Rubin Commercial Art Studio, he met a young, ambitious artist who had just returned from World War I service in France with a knack for showmanship and a bold, entrepreneurial spirit. This artist’s name was Walt Disney.

  5. › name › nm0412650Ub Iwerks - IMDb

    Ub Iwerks worked as a commercial artist in Kansas City in 1919 when he met Walt Disney who was in the same profession. When Disney decided to form an animation company, Ub Iwerks was the first employee he had due to his skill at fast drawing as well as being a personal friend.

  6. The high-spirited, mischievous mouse debuted in Steamboat Willie, a short film designed and animated by Ub Iwerks, the chief animator with the then-nascent Walt Disney Company, with direction from Walt Disney. They cast Mickey Mouse as a shipmate on a steamboat captained by a surly cat. Scheduled to be the opening for a feature-length film ...

  7. Jun 9, 2022 · American animator and special-effects technician Ub Iwerks created the cartoon character Mickey Mouse alongside Walt Disney and changed the course of animated movie history forever. Born Ubbe Ert Iwwerks in 1901 in Kansas City, Missouri, ‘Ub Iwerks’ showed a talent and passion for drawing from a young age.

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