Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mickey's Unseen Hand...


On this day in 1971, Ub Iwerks passes away in Burbank, California. Other than Walt Disney, he was the one most responsible for the creation of Mickey Mouse. He was a legendary animation pioneer and helped Walt turn the animation medium into the art form it is today. Animation fans the world over truly owe this great man a world of thanks.

Steamboat Willie toots his horn for you, Ub...

2 comments:

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Thanks for sharing the Ub info.

A lot of people may not be familiar with all of Ub's additions, inventions and contributions to the Disney Company and animation, as a whole.

And also, the fact that Ub ventured out on his own many times and always came back to Walt. And Walt never said a thing. Makes you wonder what might have happened during those early days in Kansas and at 2719 Hyperion.

Rae! said...

Great info thanks for sharing!!!