85) Ub Iwerks
Animator and Special Effects Technician who Brought Mickey Mouse to Life
Born: 24 March 1901, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
Died: 7 July 1971, Burbank, California, United States of America
Original Name: Ubbe Iwerks
He became friends with Walt Disney at the age of eighteen and they began working together in 1920.
Ub opened his own studio in 1930 and brought many innovations to the field including the multi-plane camera.
Ub closed his studio in 1936 and then returned to Disney in 1940 where he would remain until his death.
He received three special Academy Awards for his work in technical innovation and helped bring some of the attractions at both Disneyland and Disney World to life.
Find a Grave Marked
Located In My Personal Library:
The Disney Book by Jim Fanning
The Rough Guide to Film Musicals by David Parkinson