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Ub Iwerks Ultimate Inventor

Ub Iwerks Ultimate Inventor
December 21, 2019
Dec 21, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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Disney legend, author, and son of Ub Iwerks, Don Iwerks will be in the gallery for a rare one day event answering questions and giving a slide show presentation about his new book, Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks by Don Iwerks.

The book release is timed just after the debut of the highly-anticipated new TV streaming series “The Imagineering Story” which was created by Don Iwerks’ Academy Award-nominated daughter, Leslie Iwerks, and appears on the new Disney+.

The book showcases the half-a-century career of Ub Iwerks, a self-taught animator who became an exceptional draftsman, prolific innovator, and all-around technical genius who directly collaborated with Walt to create some of the most loved moments throughout film and theme parks. Ub Iwerks is most-often remembered as the animator who worked directly with Walt Disney and first drew Mickey Mouse, but he was so much more. . . . he was Walt's ultimate inventor!

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ABOUT Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks by Don Iwerks

Gorgeous never-before-published photographs and fascinating personal memories celebrate the half-a-century career of Ub, a self-taught animator who became an exceptional draftsman, prolific innovator, and all-around technical genius who directly collaborated with Walt to create some of the most loved moments throughout film and theme parks.

Even before the creation of Mickey, Walt established a reputation as a technical leader in Hollywood and frequently relied on the counsel, expertise, ingenuity, and creativity of a kindred spirit, lifelong friend,
and fellow virtuoso: Ub Iwerks. Up till now, Ub and his many technical inventions and techniques have been largely unknown by the general public. His illustrious career consisted of dozens of innovative contributions, large and small, to both animated and live-action motion pictures, as well as the fields of optics, film processes, and special effects. He was also the major force behind the design of special cameras, projectors, electronics, and audio for theme park projects, and much more.

The high standard set by Walt and Ub continues to inspire artists and technicians within The Walt Disney Company as they explore new avenues of quality entertainment. Here is a one-of-a-kind appreciation to an extraordinary man and an outstanding career, a record of his many inventions and accomplishments, and a tribute from a grateful son to his remarkable father.