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Also Known As: Ubbe Ert Iwerks Died: July 7, 1971
Born: March 24, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: animator, director, special effects artist

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Animator who collaborated intermittently with Walt Disney after the pair met in 1919 while working in a Chicago art studio. Iwerks received on-screen credit ("drawn by") for early Disney cartoons and was instrumental in creating Mickey Mouse. He also supervised the special effects for Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963).

Animator who collaborated intermittently with Walt Disney after the pair met in 1919 while working in a Chicago art studio. Iwerks received on-screen credit ("drawn by") for early Disney cartoons and was instrumental in creating Mickey Mouse. He also supervised the special effects for Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Cartoon seq dir
3.
  Skeleton Dance, The (1929) Director
4.
  Plow Boy, The (1929) Director
5.
  Terrible Toreador, El (1929) Director
6.
  Mickey's Follies (1929) Director
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  Barnyard Battle, The (1929) Director
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  Barn Dance, The (1929) Director
9.
  Cat's Away, The (1929) Director
10.
  Jazz Fool, The (1929) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Plane Crazy (1928) Animator
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1914:
Left grammar school and went to work in a bank
1919:
Met Walt Disney while working for a commercial art firm
1920:
Formed Iwerks-Disney Studio, a freelance operation which folded after one month
1928:
Designed the original Mickey Mouse (then Mortimer Mouse) in "Steamboat Willie"
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