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Ub Iwerks

Ub IwerksAKA Ubbe Ert Iwwerk

Born: 24-Mar-1901
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Died: 7-Jul-1971
Location of death: Burbank, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Cartoonist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First to animate Mickey Mouse

Animated the first Mickey Mouse cartoons, beginning in 1928 with Plane Crazy (which he completed alone in two weeks). After having a falling out with Walt Disney, he quit to work for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1930-33, where he animated the ribald adventures of the Mickey Mouse-esque Flip the Frog. Returned to Disney in 1940 as a special effects artist.

Wife: Mildred Sarah Henderson (m. 5-Jan-1927, d. 1996, 2 children)
Son: Don Iwerks (b. 1929)
Son: Dave Iwerks

    High School: (dropped out)

    Disney Animator (1940)
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animator (1930-33)
    Disney Animator (1928-30)
    Disney Legend 1989

Is the subject of documentaries:
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story, 1999

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