Ub Iwerks - The Forgotten Man of Disney DocumentaryTube

Iwerks was responsible for the design of the character, while Disney came up with the personality, mannerisms, and the voice of Mickey. And then the wrong decision came, as Iwerks left Disney in 1930 to work on his own studio. After five years, the studio fall apart, and in 1940, Iwerks came back to Disney.…

Ub Iwerks - D23

Ub Iwerks was known at Disney for his animation genius and technical wizardry—as well as his unusual name. In February 1929, Walt Disney and his New York distributors were extremely pleased with Ub’s animation on the Mickey Mouse cartoons, about which Walt wrote a letter to his wife, Lilly: “Everyone praises Ubb’s artwork and jokes at his funny name,” he wrote.…

Walt Disney - Wikipedia

Iwerks revised Disney's provisional sketches to make the character easier to animate. Disney, who had begun to distance himself from the animation process, provided Mickey's voice until 1947. In the words of one Disney employee, "Ub designed Mickey's physical appearance, but Walt gave him his soul."Awards: 26 Academy Awards, (22 competitive, 4 ……

Ub Iwerks - Biography - 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.…