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Ub Iwerks (1901–1971)

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. When Charles Mintz raided Disney's animation studio and stole the rights... See full bio »


(age 70) in Burbank, California, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

The Birds Visual Effects
Lady and the Tramp Visual Effects
Sleeping Beauty Visual Effects


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 1936 Little Boy Blue (Short) (animator - as U.B. Iwerks)
 1936 Tom Thumb (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Simple Simon (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Sinbad the Sailor (Short) (animator - as U.B. Iwerks)
 1935 Mary's Little Lamb (Short) (animator)
 1935 Little Black Sambo (Short) (animator - as U.B. Iwerks)
 1933 Bulloney (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 The Music Lesson (Short) (animator)
 1932 The Goal Rush (Short) (animator)
 1932 Circus (Short) (animator)
 1932 Stormy Seas (Short) (animator)
 1932 Puppy Love (Short) (animator)
 1932 Fire! Fire! (Short) (animator)
 1932 The Milkman (Short) (animator)
 1931 Spooks (Short) (animator)
 1931 Africa Squeaks (Short) (animator)
 1931 Jail Birds (Short) (animator)
 1931 The Village Specialist (Short) (animator)
 1931 Movie Mad (Short) (animator)
 1931 The New Car (Short) (animator)
 1931 Ragtime Romeo (Short) (animator)
 1931 Laughing Gas (Short) (animator)
 1931 The Soup Song (Short) (animator)
 1930 Minnie's Yoo Hoo (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Puddle Pranks (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Cuckoo Murder Case (Short) (animator)
 1930 Little Orphan Willie (Short) (animator)
 1930 The Village Barber (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Flying Fists (Short) (animator)
 1930 Fiddlesticks (Short) (animator - as 'Ub' Iwerks)
 1930 The Cactus Kid (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 The Merry Dwarfs (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 The Haunted House (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 Hell's Bells (Short) (animator)
 1929 Jungle Rhythm (Short) (animator)
 1929 Springtime (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 El terrible toreador (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 The Skeleton Dance (Short) (animator)
 1929 Wild Waves (Short) (animator)
 1929 The Jazz Fool (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 The Plowboy (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 Mickey's Follies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 Mickey's Choo-Choo (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 The Karnival Kid (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 The Barnyard Battle (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 When the Cat's Away (Short) (animator)
 1929/I The Opry House (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 The Barn Dance (Short) (animator)
 1928 The Gallopin' Gaucho (Short) (animator)
 1928 Sleigh Bells (Short) (animator)
 1928 Tall Timber (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1928 Poor Papa (Short) (animator)
 1928 Oh What a Knight (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1928 Plane Crazy (Short) (animator)
 1928 Steamboat Willie (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1928 Ozzie of the Mounted (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1928 Ride 'Em Plowboy (Short) (animator)
 1928 Sagebrush Sadie (Short) (animator)
 1928 Bright Lights (Short) (animator)
 1928 Africa Before Dark (Short) (animator)
 1927 Rickety Gin (Short) (animator)
 1927 The Banker's Daughter (Short) (animator)
 1927 The Ocean Hop (Short) (animator)
 1927/II All Wet (Short) (animator)
 1927/I Great Guns (Short) (animator)
 1927 Oh Teacher (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1927 Alice in the Big League (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice the Beach Nut (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice the Whaler (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice's Medicine Show (Short) (animator)
 1927 Trolley Troubles (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice in the Klondike (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice's Channel Swim (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice's Picnic (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice's Knaughty Knight (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice's Three Bad Eggs (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice's Circus Daze (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice's Auto Race (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice in the Alps (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice the Collegiate (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice at the Rodeo (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice at the Carnival (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice Foils the Pirates (Short) (animator)
 1927 Alice the Golf Bug (Short) (animator)
 1926 Aladdin's Vamp (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1926 Alice the Lumberjack (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice's Brown Derby (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice's Spanish Guitar (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice Helps the Romance (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice Cuts the Ice (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice the Fire Fighter (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice in the Wooly West (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice's Monkey Business (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice Charms the Fish (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice's Mysterious Mystery (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice's Little Parade (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice's Balloon Race (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice's Orphan (Short) (animator)
 1926 Alice on the Farm (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice in the Jungle (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Rattled by Rats (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Plays Cupid (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice the Jail Bird (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Chops the Suey (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice's Tin Pony (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Picks the Champ (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Wins the Derby (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Is Stage Struck (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Loses Out (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice's Egg Plant (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Solves the Puzzle (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Gets Stung (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice the Toreador (Short) (animator)
 1925 Alice Cans the Cannibals (Short) (animator)
 1924 Alice the Piper (Short) (animator)
 1924 Alice and the Three Bears (Short) (animator)
 1924 Alice Hunting in Africa (Short) (animator)
 1924 Alice Gets in Dutch (Short) (animator)
 1924 Alice the Peacemaker (Short) (animator)
 1924 Alice's Day at Sea (Short) (animator)
 1923 Alice's Wonderland (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1922 Cinderella (Short) (animator)
 1922 The Four Musicians of Bremen (Short) (animator)
 1922/II Little Red Riding Hood (Short) (animator)
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Alternate Names:

'Ub' Iwerks | U.B. Iwerks | Ub. Iwerks | Ubbe Iwerks


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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He co-created (with Walt Disney), designed, and animated the first version of Mickey Mouse in 1928. See more »

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